Tips For Nabbing Cheap Air Tickets

Tips For Nabbing Cheap Air Tickets

Joelle Alcaidinho
Jul 14, 2011

Everyone loves a vacation and we at Unplggd are no exception. With Summer travel in full swing, vacation planning with a budget in mind has been on our minds all season. If you are like us and still searching for inexpensive tickets to faraway destinations then read on for some tips we've gleaned from our own shopping process.

Sources For Air Travel deals:

1) Airfarewatchdog: Like most travel websites they have a tool to search for fares, but unlike many other sites, deals are the focus. We follow these guys on Twitter so that we're in the loop when a new airline fare sale drops.

2) Bing: As much as we have been accused of being Apple and Google fans here we do love the travel search tools that Bing offers. We have found the price predictions and rate indicators to be very handy in deciding if that deal is really as good as we think it is.

3) Kayak: We love the clean look of their site and app and how incredibly easy it is to see at a glance the various fare prices a month at a time. It's great seeing more than just a 3 or 2 day window on flights especially when looking for the cheapest fare and dates are flexible. It is rather awesome to save hundreds of dollars by simply adjusting your vacation by a few days.

4) The Airlines: While it might seem a little obvious, we would be remiss not to mention subscribing to the mailing lists of our favorite airlines and following them on Twitter. The airlines are usually the first ones to announce their sale fares and while keeping up with all of them is a bit more legwork, snagging the sale fare before it vanishes makes it all well worth it.

What are your tips for snagging cheap tickets?

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