Tips and Tricks on Buying Plane Tickets

A Curse, or a Blessing?

Purchasing plane tickets can be overwhelming. Do you pick Expedia? Kayak? Hitlist App? Or do you go straight to AA.com because you’re a frequent flyer? Too many choices can be either a curse or a blessing.

Recently, I was looking at plane tickets for my sisters bachelorette at the end of February and here is what I discovered:

  1. Clearing your history can (sometimes) make airline prices drop drastically… Drastically meaning almost $100 – no joke!! #Blessed.
  2. Booking separate one way tickets to your destination there and back can (sometimes) be cheaper than booking a roundtrip.
  3. Going on different airline websites and booking one way tickets can be cheaper than going through Expedia or Kayak… If you have the patience to search that is.

For example: I went on Southwest.com and found a one way ticket that was $80 and then went on Spirit.com to find a one way ticket back that was $100.  On the other hand, Kayak was showing me tickets for $210 and this way I got tickets for $180 and saved $30, which equals to about two weeks worth of savings on coffee #SeriouslyBlessed. Then again, thats not always the case. Research research research!

Other Ways to Save

Like I’ve mentioned previously in my blogs. It’s usually best to search for flights on Tuesday or Wednesday, but that’s not always the case. Keep researching throughout the week to find the best deals. Also, Hitlist app is a great blessing for your wallet; especially if you’re on a budget like me and eat Taco Bell 5 times a week… But I mean, thats usually by choice.

Lastly, become a member of an airline to get deals and steals. I’m an AA frequent flyer, which means I have group 1 boarding and free baggage check-in and so much more!

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There are other airlines with great benefits such as Southwest and Virgin America. It all depends on your needs and the airlines you’re most comfortable with. Research and find your true love.

“Adventure is worthwhile.”

Till next time,

-Aki

 

 

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