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Don't get on a plane without the flight information in this Howcast series about air travel, which helps you make the most of your time in the sky.
You Will Need
- Internet access
- Credit card
Shop four months before the flight
Start shopping online and over the phone for tickets about four months before you want to fly out. Typically this is when airlines sell their cheapest seats.
Understand that prices fluctuate
Understand that prices fluctuate randomly during the day, due to sales and other factors. Tickets are not necessarily cheaper earlier in the week than later, but Saturdays are usually the cheapest day.
Sign up for e-mail alerts on travel, airport, and airline websites to keep up to date information on ticket prices.
Book your own connecting flights. Airlines will not sell tickets for connecting flights less than forty-five minutes apart, but you can buy two separate tickets that are often cheaper than one fare ticket.
Book your fight
Visit a particular airline's website or a booking website like Travelocity or Orbitz. Select the details of your flight, including the dates, destination, and whether you want a one-way or round-trip. Choose the best flight with the best price, and pay for your flight with a credit card.