6 Tips for Finding the Best International Airfare

The Trip of a Lifetime

Planning an extended family vacation with excursions to lots of countries? It sounds amazing, but the total cost of your airfare can be impossibly high without some real planning. If your travel plans include stopovers in different countries, you’ll need to know the ropes.
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Book Your Flight Weeks in Advance

The key to finding the best deal on international airfare is to plan your flight as far in advance as you possibly can. Discounts can be enormous if you book your flight 30 days or more ahead of your planned departure. An added bonus, lodging and attraction tickets are often cheaper when purchased in advance too.

Check the Airlines Directly

Many of the cheapest international flights are found directly on the airline’s website. Airlines often offer non published fares on their international destinations, so it really pays to check them out. Search Kayak first, but always compare their best price with the airline website price before making your purchase.

Patronize the Small Airlines

Smaller airlines have less overhead and their airfare rates are often much cheaper. EasyJet for example offers some terrific deals on international flights. Since they refuse to pay a commission to travel agents, their airfare rates are almost always a little lower than the larger carriers. You might not get a meal or a movie, but you’ll almost always enjoy a cheaper flight.

Get the Package

Did you know that package deals for international flights are loaded with value?
Package plans that include airfare, accommodations, and attraction tickets offer spectacular discounts, and the all-inclusive packages (packages that also include meals and activities) are solid gold. Destination specialists like Airfare Planet and Qantas Vacations can help you save a lot of money if you’re willing to buy the package.

Stopovers are Good

Many times, the cheapest international flights go to passengers who book flights with multiple layovers. Though not as convenient as direct flights, they offer the best rates while giving you an opportunity to see more sites. If nothing else, multiple layovers offer a great way to experience more of the local flavors found near the airport.

Travel Light

Since most airlines are now charging for checked baggage, it’s wise to remember the savings of packing light. Take only what you need and consider purchasing other items locally when you arrive at your international destination.

Summary

Following the above tips should help you find a cheaper international flight. Enjoy your vacation! Remember that you’ll need to have your passport in order. Visit “Where to Get a Passport” if you need assistance in this regard.

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- airfare-now.com

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Airfare Ticket Prices are Subject to Supply/Demand Fluctuations

Airfare Ticket Prices are Subject to Supply/Demand Fluctuations

Did you know that discount airfare prices can change as often as three times each and every day?

The only time your discount airfare is truly locked is when you press that “buy-it-now” button and commit yourself to the airfare purchase. Until you book that cheap flight, your actual airfare prices will move up and down based entirely on whether seats sell out or remain open – the law of supply and demand.

Did you know that international airfare prices can change as often as five times per day?

Those airfare rates are actually more “fluid” than domestic airfare rates and can change up to five times per day. It’s a wild dance between the overall supply of seats versus the demand of seat buyers. It’s no surprise then that the Economics 101 theory on airfare pricing is this simple… the more travelers who want to fly to a particular location, the higher the airfare.

Maybe this will work in reverse when you’re searching for cheap flights!

Duh!

What Factors Affect Supply and Demand?

Weather related and seasonal issues, regional activities (conventions), high school and/or college graduation festivities, major sports events, and dozens of other factors go into the programming side of online discount airfare pricing.

Is There a Solution?

I recommend the Kayak search engine’s “my dates are flexible” option because it will take in all of the above factors and suggest the cheapest flights for your planned destination. Buying discount airfare is possible if you’re a flexible and diligent shopper.

There’s a Kayak engine on my right sidebar if you want to give it a go. Make sure you use the flexible dates option.

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Save on Airfare Secrets is the BEST material for both casual and business air travelers – all in one place for easy access too!”
- airfare-now.com

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Save up to 50% on Last Minute Fares at Hotwire!

Hotwire Airfare Deals

I just wanted to call your attention to the “Save up to 50% on Last Minute Fares at Hotwire!” area on my blog’s sidebar. This used to be a static set of links that I would change from time to time. It’s now, however, a live feed that should always be updating itself and always be current.

I hope you’ll find something there that will be useful to you!


Recommended Reading:
Save on Airfare Secrets is the BEST material for both casual and business air travelers – all in one place for easy access too!”
- airfare-now.com


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Airfare Secrets Exposed: How to Find the Lowest Fares Available Anywhere!


Airfare Secrets Exposed: How to Find the Lowest Fares Available Anywhere!
by Joel Leach, Matthew Wunder
ISBN: 9781882349180

I thought I’d share this book with you as a simple matter of good economics. This little gem retails for $50 but there are some nice used copies on Alibris for $5!

If you want to save 30% or more on established domestic and international airlines, I highly recommend the new, 3rd Edition of “Airfare Secrets Exposed.” The book has some super  tips on how to fly cheap as an air courier, tricks about buying and using air passes, using “airfare havens” to keep travel expenses to a minimum. It even gives advice on how to maximize frequent flyer earnings.

If you’re planning a flight soon, this book will surely save you some money! At my last check, there were only 4 copies of this available and only 2 of them were $5 – act quick!!


Recommended Reading:
Save on Airfare Secrets is the BEST material for both casual and business air travelers – all in one place for easy access too!”
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Travel for Free with Save on Airfare Secrets

Save on Airfare Secrets

Save on Airfare Secrets by Tony Morrison is an e-book that shows you how to save money on every aspect of traveling. The author, Tony Morrison, is a former airline ticketing agent who knows first hand all of the various tricks and loopholes in the travel industry, thus enabling you to get some massive discounts on airline tickets, hotel stays, rental cars, etc.

In the Save on Airfare Secrets e-Book you’ll learn…

  • The BEST way to buy tickets online,
  • How to earn FREE VOUCHERS and discount vouchers for tickets (it usually only takes a phone call to the agent and a couple of choice words)
  • How you can get access to insider and discounted promotion deals
  • Ways to get travel rewards without even flying
  • How you can get a whopping discount (up to 75%) off international flights
  • A novel idea on how to buy travel equipment at huge discounts
  • Advice on when you should book your flight (the specific time of day to get huge discounts)
  • Insider information that enables you to successfully bargain with the travel agent
  • How to use airline pricing experiments to your advantage

Save on Airfare Secrets reveals the ins and outs on how you can save hundreds of dollars off of your airfare tickets. The e-Book includes lots of unexpected bonuses that you can use to obtain discounted hotel rooms, car rentals, and cruises too!

Recommended Reading:
Save on Airfare Secrets is the BEST material for both casual and business air travelers – all in one place for easy access too!”
     – airfare-now.com

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Can You Get a FAIR FARE When Booking a Last Minute Flight?

It depends, of course, on where you’re headed, but getting a good fare for a last minute flight is usually a difficult task. There are certain times of the year, in fact, when it’s next to impossible to get an advance purchase flight - no matter what price you are prepared to pay. This is why travel industry insiders will always suggest that you book your flight early.

Booking your flights as far in advance of your trip as possible is definitely the safe way to go for obtaining cheap airline tickets to your destination. By securing your flight early, you are buying a seat while there are still plenty of seats available. Naturally, you will find that the airlines usually offer the cheapest airfares during this stage.

But What if I have to book last minute?

Booking a flight until the last minute usually means that there are very few seats left. When this happens, the airlines may charge a premium price for those seats that are left. My suggestion is to be vigilant with the TravelZoo E-Mail List. I don’t know how they do it, but TravelZoo’s list always has the best last minute fares.

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