It’s always nice to save a bit of cash, particularly when traveling. Flying is a very convenient mode of transportation due to speed, but it can also be quite expensive. If you’re flying for your vacation, there are ways to reduce expenses. Here are a few tricks to keep in mind.
First of all, if you can, fly during the off season. Tickets are more expensive when there is a greater demand; for example, the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, with a minor lull between them, most of the summer, and the approximate periods of spring break. Between these peak times – that is, fall, the post-New Year’s winter, and most of spring – the tickets tend to be cheaper. These times also tend to have less crowded flights, and fewer tourists at whatever your destination may be.
Secondly, try to fly on the less busy days of the week. The days that tend to be less popular are, again, cheaper and less crowded. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are generally the best times of the week to travel if you’re looking for a low-fare ticket.
Of course, these tricks do assume that you have a flexible schedule. If you do, choosing your travel times carefully may well help you save a good deal, whether you want to fly first class, business, or economy.