There are steps that can allow you to be sure that you are buying tickets at the best possible price. The world’s commercial aviation experts delivered their tips to save on your next vacation.
There are several factors that have to do with the price that, finally, you end up paying for a seat in an airplane. From knowing when to book the trip to clearing how to look for prices, we show you the tips that Business Insider prepared and that can help you close a good deal.
1.- Every part of a house, clean your web browser Squeezing F5 or refreshing your page is not going to help you get better prices. Conversely, the more times you enter the page, the more “virtual demand” increases through the passages, which could inflate prices. To avoid this, clear your “cookies”. Cookies are information that is stored on your computer about your searches and your previous navigations. There are airline sites that use this information. Erase them, prevent them from knowing what you are interested in.
2.- Sign up for offer alerts Sites like “Airfare Watchdog” or “CheapAir.com” make it easy to see what the best prices are. In addition, they have the service of notice by email when the price of a passage that interests you falls. Simply enter your destinations and the experts of those sites are going to warn you in real time when offers are generated, so you can act fast.
3.- Follow the airlines in social networks Long ago that the airlines are using social networks to warn of the last minute offers. You are likely to find discounted prices on your accounts for these sites, rather than on your official pages. In this way, if you are attentive and have the resources on hand, you could achieve significant savings.
4.- Do not forget the official website of the airline Some airlines – and increasingly – are generating “digital private sales” for their customers visiting their sites. According to the Mashable website, airlines like Iberia or Qantas offer very low-cost flights on their sites, compared to the prices they have on travel agencies or pages.
5.- If you missed an offer, ask for a refund If you bought a flight at a regular price and then you see that the same tickets are on offer, you can approach your airline and ask for a refund. The Yapta site allows you, once you have purchased, to enter the data of your ticket and, in a case of any change in the price, you will receive an email. Not all airlines will agree to this request. Among the most flexible are Alaska Airlines, JetBlue, Virgin America, and US Airways. Anyway, you do not lose anything with asking.
6.- Use the 24-hour rule Most major airlines allow you to repent of a 24-hour flight without penalty. So if just when you have ready your bags you realize that there was a much better offer, we recommend interning it.
7.- Do not buy through the telephone service Avoid using the phone to buy tickets. Most airports charge for using this service. Charges can range from the US $ 50. Experts recommend that, if you do not have another alternative, consult how much is the charge for using this service.
8.- If you travel in a group, buy separate tickets If you travel with family, friends, or a group of colleagues, the recommendation of the experts is to buy tickets individually. Airlines usually limit the number of seats per flight that they are willing to sell at reduced prices. Therefore, when buying a lot, you could be running out of access to these promotions.
9.- Pretend that you are in another place Where you buy the ticket may affect its price. You can effectively change your place of residence from the main site of the airline. Business Insider shows you, for example, buying some tickets to the USA. From Japan could be up to 15% more expensive than making them from North America.
10.- Mix the airlines Buying with 2 or more airlines could be cheaper than taking all the scales and returns with it. In addition, of course, you could find flights with shorter and convenient waiting times. Websites like CheapAir.com and Kayak’s hacker tool give you the options of “play” to arm your flight as it suits you.
11.- Prefer smaller airlines One of SkyScanner’s experts recommends using smaller airlines because, in order to compete, they generally generate good deals.
- Fly early in the morning or late at night. Most people avoid traveling at extreme times. Therefore, generally the prices of the passages during the night or night are lower. Typically, it is recommended to buy flights early and at night for vacations and in the middle of the day if they are business routes.