Friday, August 26, 2011

Secrets to Finding Cheap Domestic Flights

Puerto Princesa Underground River, Palawan by Sem Paradeiro

At one time, flying was considered an exciting and glamorous travel experience. Now it is seen as more of a major hassle than an exciting adventure. The airlines keep raising the rates on tickets. The planes themselves are packed. Over the years, the cost of everything has gone up. The good news is that, even though times are hard, there is no reason that you should think that you have to pay the high prices that are usually advertised. Getting a cheap flight is definitely possible when you need to travel. These tips will help you get cheaper flights the next time you travel. A good local spot would be Kayangan Lake and you'll definitely love it there. One thing you can do is ask about age related discounts. Students, young children, and senior citizens can often get discounts for their tickets. Children under a certain age may even be allowed to fly free. College students can usually get good travel deals as well. Be sure to ask about any specials when you purchase your tickets. Asking never hurts and worst case scenario is that there aren't any deals. You won't be denied a ticket for asking about available discounts. The most direct method to finding a cheap domestic flight is by asking for discounts.

LianZhou Underground River by nermaleggycowiemuggy

People who fly mid-week can often get cheap domestic flights. Discounts are sometimes given by airlines to travelers who stay over on Saturday. Flying between Tuesday morning and Thursday night will usually enable you to get the cheapest fare. That's because the largest number of travelers prefer to travel during the weekend.

Most people work during the week. This means that fewer tickets tend to be sold weekdays. Needing to fill each flight is what makes the tickets cheaper. If you are willing to fly at unpopular times, you can get the best deals. Going to El Nido is easy. One alternative people sometimes forget is driving instead of flying. When you drive, you don't have to check any baggage, wait in line or go through security, which often makes up for any time you'd otherwise lose. You could even be saving money by driving, if you have a car that gets good gas mileage and gas prices haven't gone up too much (though this affects airfares too). If you can share the driving and costs with someone else, you can really save money, and probably enjoy your trip more as well. Even if this falls outside the topic of cheap flights, it's still an alternative that can save you money! Long drives can be an adventure!

Puerto Princesa Underground River, Palawan by Sem Paradeiro

Finding cheap domestic flights isn't that hard.

Just remember that, if you want to save money, you have to be willing to look a little harder than the average person. The same principle applies to any product or service you buy. What's really different about booking a flight than buying an automobile or flat screen TV? Travel arrangements are major purchases. Saving money on travel requires some thought and careful planning. There is no reason to pay through the nose to be able to take the kids to the beach.