One thing you should prepare for when you start planning your trip is that flights will likely be more expensive than you might typically expect. In addition to trying to recoup lost revenue during the pandemic, airlines are reeling from skyrocketing fuel costs and lingering travel restrictions. However, there are still ways you can get the best deals, even if it’s just on a relative basis:
- Travel on off-peak days, typically Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.
- Compare prices at low-cost airlines, but factor in all ancillary costs.
- If your ticket is flexible, continually recheck prices for rebooking opportunities.
- Consider flying into or out of alternate airports.
- Take a redeye or fly at unpopular hours.
- Use reward air miles, if possible.