Air travel has become an essential part of your life. It helps you reach your destination in the shortest period of time. But, air travel can be costly if you are not careful. Airfares keep changing from time to time. Many a time people travelling on the same flight, pay different fares to reach the same destination. You can get discounts on flight tickets at any time of the year. All you have to do is follow simple tricks, every time you book your flight tickets.
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Before booking your flight tickets, compare the prices of your trip, by using comparison sites like Kayak or Google Flights. These websites give you a detailed listing of flights to your destination, along with the prices offered by the various airlines. Instead of selecting the specific date of departure, select the entire month, to know the cheapest dates to travel. Comparing various airlines, helps you book flight tickets at the cheapest rate.
The best way to get discounted airfare, is to plan and book your tickets as early as possible. The ideal time to book your flight tickets is somewhere between 45-90 days, before the date of departure. But, make sure you do not book too early.
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3. Use incognito mode while comparing prices
Every time you visit flight booking websites, your cookies and server details, are automatically recorded with these portals. So, when you visit the same website the next time, the website server reads your details and shows a higher airfare. You can avoid this by using private browsing mode or Incognito mode in browsers. If you are using the browser in normal mode, make sure you clear all the cookies.
4. Don't book your flight tickets on weekends
Airfares are priced on the basis of demand and supply. So, when demand is more and supply is less, airfares will automatically go up. Hence, booking flight tickets on weekends is never a good idea.
Airfares usually go up on Fridays and start falling on Mondays or Tuesdays. Usually, Wednesdays and Thursdays will have the cheapest airfares during the week.
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5. Book your tickets using the airline website
There are a number of travel booking websites which makes air ticket booking, really easy. You should be very careful while booking tickets through these websites. Even though these websites offer good discounts, when you pay the final amount, you will end up paying higher than what was shown in the beginning. This is because they include service charge at the time of preparing your final bill. So, it is better to visit the official website of the airline, and book your tickets there. "Be Wise, Get Rich".
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