For most people, trying to get a good rate on airfare is a necessity. Most people spend the bulk of their vacation dollars on airfare. So it’s a good idea to put in the time necessary to finding a better deal.

There are a few things to keep in mind while you’re researching that will save you a good bit of money. So these tips will help with getting better prices.

Be as flexible as you can

If you can leave a few days earlier or later, you can often save significantly, because cheaper tickets may still be available on a less popular day. Try to avoid the days most business people like to travel. For example, Tuesdays and Wednesdays can be much less expensive days to fly than any other day.

Look into consolidated airline tickets

Consolidators buy tickets in bulk and sell them at a discounted rate to help airlines fill seats up. You can find ticket consolidators in your newspaper’s travel section or online at sites like Hotwire.

You should be aware of the fact that consolidated airline tickets have more restrictions than others, but could be a really good buy if you’re willing to live with those restrictions. It’s best to find out what those restrictions are so you’ll know if you’d like to go that route or not.

Be aware of hidden costs

Ticket prices are often published without ticketing fees, airport taxes, security surcharges, etc., which can raise your costs by 10 to 20 percent. Know these fees before you buy your tickets to avoid any surprise. Read all fine print before giving up your money. It can mean the difference in getting a really good hotel or a cheap motel.

Check out ticket prices online

Ticket prices can be less than 10 percent or more if you purchase them online. Several online travel websites also offer package deals for vacations that include flights, so be sure to shop around and prices vary from website to website.

If you need cheap airline tickets, these tips work pretty well, as well as the other tips you can find online. The trick is to take the time to research well before you buy the tickets. You can often get good prices if you take your time finding out what’s available.…

Whether you want to enjoy sun and surf or a winter wonderland, you can find a Priceline airline ticket to suit your needs. Priceline airline tickets are available to buy online at any time of the day. It is faster and more efficient to purchase tickets on Priceline. From this highly acclaimed website, you can find flights, hotels, cruises, packages, car rentals and more! It’s easy. All you have to do is enter the name of the airport to which you will be flying, the name of the airport you are coming from, the dates you wish to fly, the number of tickets you wish to purchase and the class in which you wish to fly (Coach, Business or First). Press the Submit button and you are on your way!

Looking for a cheap way to fly anywhere in the world? With Priceline airline tickets, finding a great discount is a quick and simple process. No matter what time of year you wish to travel, how many people you are taking with you or the length of time you want to stay away, Priceline has everything you need to get there with money left in your wallet!

Suggested prices and flights will be automatically generated for you and from here you can choose which Priceline airline ticket you wish to purchase. If you choose to travel in the off season, you will save extra money, though any time is a good time to fly with Priceline! You can also search by specific airline, if you have a particular one in mind. But that’s not all.

In addition to your Priceline airline ticket, you will also be able to search top-rated restaurants, tourist attractions, beaches, shopping districts and more! There is so much to see on Priceline, you’ll want to take special vacations more often! Traveling never sounded so good and with so many different options to save money, there is no better time to book a flight or better yet, an entire vacation package.

Priceline airline tickets gives vacation travelers the inside track to the cheapest travel deals and discounts available today. With the Internet private search technology and negotiating power, priceline time after time delivers more ways to save on hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages, cruises and airline tickets than anyone else. This remarkable booking option where you can now choose your precise flight and time for great savings or “Name Your Own Price” and save even more! It just takes is a little more flexibility with your travel plans. When you can fly any time during the day and are able use any major airline – you can save a bunch of cash with priceline!…

Anew dogfight in the air is helping travellers book air tickets at very cheap rates even as analysts say it could send airline industry profits into a further tailspin.

India’s cash-strapped discount airlines are trying a new pricing trick to fend off a growing challenge from full-service competitors who are invading their territory.

Low-cost carriers, or LCCs, typically allowed passengers to pay less for a ticket if they book a month before the day of travel. Prices climbed from then on. These early booking discounts are being discontinued—and prices have been dropped irrespective of when you buy an airline ticket.

In June, for example a Delhi Mumbai flights ticket was available on average for Rs3,500 if it was bought for a journey within the next 30 days but was offered at Rs2,500 if booked more than a month before the flight.

On Wednesday, the lowest all inclusive Delhi-Mumbai ticket for next week was sold at Rs2,453 for GoAir and exactly the same if booked for 2 October, that is a month in advance. The next day fares on the same sector are available for Rs3,029.

“It (the business model) is getting defeated today when you are dumping fares,” said M. Thiagarajan, managing director, Paramount Airways Pvt Ltd, adding that tickets were being sold on average at least a quarter below their cost for the airline. It was as if the airlines were bent on “chasing bankruptcy”, he said.

The mad rush to undercut comes before the launch of several economy flights by full service airlines such as Jet Airways (India) Ltd (under the Jet Konnect brand) which added to excess capacity in what is the leanest period for the industry—the July-September quarter—in terms of passenger traffic, a Mumbai-based aviation analyst with a domestic brokerage firm said. He did not want to be named as he is not authorized to speak with the media.

Jet Konnect was launched in May and has been steadily increasing flight frequency to take, as one Jet official who did not speak on record said, “the war to the LCCs”.

Konnect will increase its daily flights to 180 in October from 135 currently. Air India too has announced it plans to launch its domestic economy service Air India Express from later this month and is converting 10 Airbus A320 aircraft.

SpiceJet Ltd’s CEO said his yields are getting affected because of this new pricing. “Our current yields are the lowest in 24 months,” said Sanjay Aggarwal.

“Certain airlines are getting panicky finding too many seats going empty. Nobody wants to do it but some are forced to do it because of cash flow issues—others follow sometimes,” Thiagarajan said adding that some airlines were pushing cheaper fares in the market forcing others to match them.…

Finding dirt cheap airfare is no myth. It is somewhat like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. You just have to have the right pieces at the right place. Let’s reckon with the pieces. Tactical planning is vital to achieve cheap airfare.

Flexible date to fly: The best way to save on tickets is to be flexible with your travel dates. A day before or a day after can mean a great difference. Travelling mid-week is most likely to be the cheapest.

Advance purchase: It is always a good idea to book your tickets At least 7days to 21 days in advance to save money. If you are traveling with short notice and miss the advance purchase requirement, we offer special online low fares without any Advance purchase requirement too.

Last Minute Travel: Normally Last Minute flights are very expensive, weather you are traveling Domestic or International. Due to our mass buying power and long term relationship with the Airlines you can save up-to 55% on all your last minute flight ticket. AirTkt.com offers over 3 million special Cheap Airfares  deals online for Last Minute travel.

Flexible Departure Airport: Search ticket prices for all surrounding airports to your city of origin and destination. It can be less expensive to arrive or depart from a surrounding airport or city. Do your math to see if you save or spend more money with this option. Airtkt.com is a airline consolidator and can provide you great online travel deals for all airports and cities, this includes small airports and cities also.

Round trips Vs one way: Sometime A roundtrip happens to be cheaper than two one-way trips, if you plan to return to your originating airport. You can find discounts on both one way and round trip tickets on our website.

Nonstop Vs 1 stop and two stop Flights: When traveling inside US, try choosing nonstop flights, the more stops you will have the more tax you would be paying, so your tickets would get expensive. However, on international flights if you choose one or two stop flights and if the layover time is more than 4 hours the flight tickets tend to be cheaper. You can search and save on all Cheap Airfares on our latest state of the art booking search engine.

Travel at odd time of the day: No one wants to travel in the middle of the night and so there is less demand for flights at odd times. If you don’t mind traveling at odd times, you may save a lot on flight tickets.

DO NOT TRAVEL IN FESTIVE SEASON: Travel has been divided into several seasons and it is advised, if you are looking for cheap air tickets avoid peek/festival seasons. The more demand the costlier the tickets tend to get. So be always flexible about you travel dates, a day before or a day after can mean a lot of price difference. WARNING: Avoid weekends, New Year and Christmas Eve and other such festive times.

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Airlines are responding to increasing U.S. and Canadian demand for service to Mexico by widening service options to the country’s many destinations. With greater air access, the airlines contribute to boosting international tourist arrivals.

During the past six months, a mix of major airlines and low-cost carriers in the United States and Canada have enhanced service schedules to different parts of Mexico through additional frequencies of existing routes and the launch of new services.

“That airlines across the board are increasing flight options to Mexico demonstrates the high degree of confidence the travel industry has in our country, and the interest travelers have in discovering Mexico for themselves. Mexicans are known around the world for their warmth and hospitality, and North American travelers will be welcomed with open arms,” said Magdalena Carral, CEO of the Mexico Tourism Board.

Expansion of air transportation inbound to Mexico is aligned with the goal of the Mexican government’s comprehensive, long-term tourism plan to increase the number of international visitors. With 21.9 million visitors in 2005, the country is ranked seventh as an international tourism destination according to World Tourism Organization figures released in June.

Among the airlines increasing flights is Delta Air Lines. In recent months, the Atlanta-based carrier initiated new non-stop service to Mexico destinations such as Acapulco, Merida, and Ixtapa from Atlanta; Mazatlan from Salt Lake City; and Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Frontier Airlines another carrier on the forefront to expand service to Mexico, has announced plans to launch round-trip service between Denver and Guadalajara. The service will mark the eighth Mexican city to be served by Frontier. The four weekly flights to Guadalajara, slated to begin Dec. 22, are part of Denver-based Frontier’s plans to increase its Mexican service by 30 percent during the peak winter holiday season; Frontier will add flight frequencies from Denver to Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas. Frontier announced that it will begin new, non-stop service between San Diego and Cancun with one flight weekly starting Dec. 16.

Adding three new Mexico routes this year, United Airlines’ most recent launch was in July connecting Chicago and Cancun. The carrier had initiated its Los Angeles-Cancun and Chicago’s-Puerto Vallarta routes in March. Together, United serves 16 routes between the United States and Mexico excluding two seasonal routes, Denver-Mexico City and Denver-Ixtapa, which run during the winter months. The new flights to Mexico are offered via the United and the airline’s low-cost counterpart, Ted.

Seasonal flight services to be added during the winter months will include American Airlines’ announced plans to start one round-trip, non-stop service weekly from JFK to Mexico’s San Jose del Cabo in the Baja California region, effective Dec. 16 through April 9, 2007. The legacy airline, which has been operating flights to the Mexico market since 1941, currently serves San Jose del Cabo with three flights daily from Dallas/Fort Worth, two daily from Los Angeles, and three weekly flights from Chicago.

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The internet has changed virtually everything.  Air travel is no exception.  It used to be that a good travel agent was the best way to plan and book your flight.  Now, thanks to the World Wide Web, you can make your travel plans from the comfort and convenience of your home computer.  Some people are hesitant to make bookings online because of security issues and their lack of familiarity with the whole process of online booking.  Here are a few things you can do to make your experience as trouble-free as possible.

1. Be flexible.  The majority of air travel done in the United States is for business or professional reasons.  Individuals who are traveling for business reasons tend to be less flexible in their travel dates and arrival/departure times.  However, if you are traveling for pleasure (vacation, holidays, etc…) you might be able to save some money by being flexible in a few key areas.  The first area you should be flexible in is your departing airport.  If you live in an area that only has one local airport you might not have a choice which airport you depart from.  But if you live in a large city there are usually two or three airports within driving distance from your home that you could depart from.  Be sure to check the prices of flights leaving from all airports within your area.  Keep in mind, the biggest airport might not be the cheapest.  Second, be flexible in your dates and times of departure.  Flights are typically cheaper that depart on weekdays as opposed to weekends or Fridays.  Also, overnight flights are in lower demand and are therefore less expensive.

2. Book in advance.  Last minute bookings are always the most expensive.  Airlines charge more money for last minute bookings because they cause more work for the airlines to process in time.  Try to book your flight four to six weeks ahead of time.  Many airlines will allow you to book earlier than that, but some airlines do not publish their flight itineraries until six weeks before the departure date.

3. Have your credit card information ready.  Online bookings are paid for exclusively with credit or debit cards.  Be sure to check and see which cards are accepted with the company you are making your online booking with.  Also, be sure that their site is protected from identity theft by companies such as VeriSign or Travel Guard.

4. Be sure to provide accurate information.  Websites can only process what you put into them.  If you do not provide accurate information for an online booking agency they can not process your purchase.  Be sure that your name, email address, flight information, and credit card information are all filled out accurately.

5. Confirm your purchase.  Many online booking agencies provide a phone number or support email address on their website so that you can confirm that your purchase was made.  Take five minutes to call or email the agency to make sure that …

Economy has slow down, many people lost their jobs and many more are in constant stress and are likely to lose their job. The budget for grocery has gone down too. It has become difficult to pay EMI’s of your car. You do need a break and a stress buster. There is nothing better than taking a holiday. But taking a holiday too has become expensive, and flight tickets being the most expensive part of a holiday. If you could save a considerable amount on Flight Tickets, you would automatically reduce the holiday bill by a great deal.

Let me tell you few tips on how to dig for cheap airfare.

My Dollar Saver Tips

Plan Ahead

Flight Tickets tend to be cheaper than usual when booked in advance. Usually booking 7 to 21 days ahead is good idea.

Flexible Travel Dates

There may be deals on some days, so to be flexible with the travel dates, a day before or a day after could save you hundreds of dollars.

Flexible departure time

Usually late night flights or early morning flights are cheaper than regular day flights. So if you don’t mind travelling at odd times, you could save good amount.

Do a survey

Do your little survey on which website gives you the cheapest fare, some consolidates may have better deals for you. Look at airkt.com

On a holiday take a Round Trip

If you are planning to take a holiday or a business trip take a round trip, round trips tend to be lot cheaper than two one way trips.

Fly in lean season

Air travel is divided in three seasons high, low, and shoulder. Consider the low season for your travel if it is possible, this can save you around 30% or more compared to high season at your Cheap Flight Tickets.…

With all the recent bad press regarding drug traffic related gang crimes in Mexico, one has to wonder if that Mexico vacation is still safe.

Peter Diaz, President of VoyageMonkey.com Online Travel, compares travel to Mexico with any travel within the United States.  Simply stated, “We all generally don’t take vacations to bad parts of Oakland California or South Central Los Angeles, yet we regularly hear about drug related crimes, gang violence and murders taking place right here in our own backyards.”  Yet we don’t question if travel in the United States is safe.

The facts are that travel to such popular Mexican destinations as Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun and other tourist spots in Mexico is generally safe.  Most of the Mexican crimes in the press have been in the border towns and some of the larger cities.  Victims are generally other gang members and authorities.  Statistically this is not unusual when compared to the United States.  The press has capitalized on these stories, as is expected.  The event becomes a story and every news network puts their own spin on it, for days, or weeks, or months.

Several years ago a young woman named Natalee Holloway was murdered in Aruba and the press capitalized on it.  Diaz says “Aruba is one on the safest places to travel to in the Caribbean.  I would not think twice about vacationing in Aruba.”  The Natalee Holloway story was rare to Aruba, but travel to Aruba was affected.  The Natalle Holloway story still receives some press.

Another recent story involved a young girl on a cruise ship that was sexually assaulted.  Unfortunately, the young girl was allowed to wander the ship alone, unsupervised, in this floating city of 3,000 people.  Something parents generally don’t allow back at home.  The event turned into stories about how United States laws don’t protect cruise ship passenger and how cruise lines will not properly investigate and report crimes.  The cruise industry was attacked by the press and the safety of all cruise ships was questioned.  Travelers were asking if cruise ships were safe.

These stories should remind us as travelers that we should always be alert and stay out of risks way at home and abroad.   When traveling anywhere, using good common sense will keep you safe.  Always keep your children in your sight.  Stay in resort hotels and keep to the tourist areas.  Don’t walk alone at night (take a cab), don’t accept rides with questionable transportation, and always keep the alcohol consumption down and stay away from illegal drugs.  Going out drinking and clubbing at night always carries some risks.  Leave the Rolex watch and the flashy bling bling at home.

Mexico has some great travel destinations, excellent beaches, and the dollar is strong against the peso.  Travel to Mexico is down so the deals are really good.  We say, take that Mexico vacation and enjoy yourself.  Any of the destinations that have been developed as resort areas will be safe.  The local …

Many people spend a good part of their life dreaming of visiting foreign lands. Their vision of visiting exotic places and meeting new people is always there but for one little problem in the back of their mind: The Cost. How on earth are they going to pay for such a trip? There’s so much planning and cost involved and just when they think they have it figured out the problem of paying just to get there raises its ugly head. If they could just find a cheap international air fare all the pieces would fall into place.

Of course what is cheap for one person may not be for another so in a sense this can be a subjective issue. But the fact remains that finding a good deal requires the same research tactics no matter who you are, it just up to the individual to decide whether the price they found is a good deal for them.

Because air fare prices are quite volatile and can change daily it can pay big savings to get as many different price quotes as possible. The point of this is simple, with so many airlines and travel sites vying for your travel dollars your chances of finding a deal are greatly enhanced if you can check all your options. Which options should you keep your eye out for? Here are some tips and trick to help you find a cheap international air fare.

One of the biggest ways to save on international flights is to travel during the off-peak seasons. During the height of peak vacation season airlines charge a high premium for their flights because the demand is there. Do a little research into your chosen destination and find out when the off-peak season is and chances are you will find some pretty good ticket deals.

You can also save money if you buy your tickets far enough in advance of your travel date, or at least to a point. If you try to purchase a ticket on an international flight more than 4 months before the flight you will most likely be charged the premium rate for that seat. The best time to look for cheap air fares are between 4 months out up around 14 to 21 days before you’re scheduled to leave. Airlines normally raise their prices significantly 14 days before a flight because by then most people who are traveling are set in their plans and will pay the premium price.

A last couple things to consider are flying into an alternate airport or trying one of the many discount airlines that are now starting to fly international flights. These are two more ways to save money when flying internationally.

Finding cheap international air fare can be done, you just have to do your research and know where to look. Once you know these things you will find you can travel and save money at the same time.…

One of the most frequented questions on my blog is if you need a passport to visit Hawaii. If you are a U.S. citizen the answer is no. Hawaii is the 50th U.S. state so there is no need for a passport. It is no different than from going from say, Nevada to California except the long flight of course.

Flying to Hawaii can be a very long trip if you haven’t planned right for it, especially if you have kids along. Flight times vary from around 6 hours from Los Angeles or San Francisco, 8 hours from Salt Lake City and around 12 hours from New York and as long as 17.5 hours from the UK.

To keep your kids busy bring along some books or a portable DVD player and a couple DVD’s to help keep them occupied. Make sure the DVD player is fully charged or has new batteries so it will last long enough for the flight. Don’t forget the headphones! People in the neighboring seats don’t want to hear the Barney song all through the flight. Most flights should have an in-flight movie to watch as well.

If you are bringing an infant be sure your car seat has the FAA approval sticker on it somewhere or you won’t be able to use it. Have an ample supply of diapers, wipes and powdered formula as well. A few dry snacks are also a good idea especially if your kids are picky eaters, they might not like the food served on the plane so bring something you know they will eat. You can bring fruits and vegetables on the plane and eat them there, but you cannot take them off the plane in Hawaii. Also be prepared to fill out the Agricultural form in flight so keep a pen handy.

I usually fly the red eye out of Las Vegas at 2 am so it is dark and much easier to sleep through the six to seven hour flight. The flights can get a little chilly since you are sitting in an air conditioned place for so long so bring a light jacket, you are likely to need one sometime during your Hawaii trip anyway, keep it handy in your carry-on.

The flight is a good time to reread any Activity brochures you may have picked up or to go over your itinerary to make sure you time is wisely spent, or just sit back and relax and prepare yourself for the slower lifestyle of Hawaii, after all you are going to Hawaii!…