Updated: Jun 17, 2018
Travel agents have their secrets. Travel consolidator websites found their own niches. There’s no reason the average consumer can’t feel as empowered when wanting to book their own airline tickets. Let’s discuss a few strategic moves that will make the person in seat 7B envious.
Clear out your cookies. Did you know that sometimes when scouting out a price as the day goes on, booking sites will show an old price? It is a trick to get you to buy now versus waiting until tomorrow. Clearing out your cookies can help you track the real price in real-time.
Flying with the family? Consider splitting up your seats when possible. Grouping tickets may increase your cost. Also, compare pricing between two one-way tickets and the round-trip cost.
Spoke-Hub Model. We’ve all heard of an airline hub. Delta has Atlanta. United has Newark. American has Dallas. Often times, there are multiple hub cities per airline. The spokes are the routes out of each hub. If you live close enough to a hub, airline tickets could be cheaper than if you travel out of your home airport. You may also want to check out flying into a hub and then to your final destination for a more desirable price tag.
Shopping for flights can be laborious. Plenty of options with an invisible countdown clock ticking down in the background. You’re guaranteed to break a sweat. Next time, try these tricks.
If you have any suggestions or tips you would like to add, don’t hesitate to send me a quick email. Happy Travels!
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