Travel is expensive, but you can find better rates if you do a little legwork yourself. You might need to be flexible on travel dates or consider using different airlines for each leg of the flight. Use a phone app called “Hopper” to help track prices and get suggestions on when to buy. Not every airline is searched on Expedia, such as Southwest. You’ll need to use the Southwest site or app to locate those flights.
Last minute flights can be more expensive, so be resourceful when searching all the cheap airfare sites. Try different dates, travel times and nearby airports to find better deals. Some say it’s better to book trips during the beginning of the week rather than during the weekend. If you have miles saved up in a rewards program, consider using some to cut down on the cost of your flight.
Air travel comes with a premium cost, but if you search diligently and look for deals online, you might find a deal that will find you happily in the clouds.