Buying airfare for your cruise vacation can be a daunting task. If we let it be. It does not have to be and proof of that is in a new article from Independent Traveler all about buying air.
In Tips On Finding Cheap Airfare, IndependentTraveler breaks it down into 10 easy travel tips that can be applied to any airfare buy.
Maybe the whole idea of air makes you put off the task until a convenient time that never comes. Then you’re stuck with whatever can be had at whatever price is being charged at the time. With tips that tell how to shop around and when to buy, they have us off to a good start. Easy to follow travel tips apply to most situations and make for a great roadmap to successful and nearly painless airfare buying.
Check just this one tip:
4. Know When to Buy
The hardest part of booking a flight is knowing when to stop tracking fares and make that final purchase. If you’re flying within the U.S. or to select international destinations, Bing Travel (Bing.com/travel) can help you reach that decision, offering fare predictions for most major cities. Just plug in your itinerary and the site will advise you either to book now or to wait, depending on whether the fare is expected to rise or drop. Another useful site is the aforementioned Kayak.com, which offers fare history graphs for domestic and international flights, allowing you to see whether your fare is headed in an upward or downward direction.
Finally, keep in mind that many airlines launch fare sales on Tuesdays — so if you decide to buy on a Monday, you may be gnashing your teeth when your destination goes on sale the next day.
Take a look at Independent Traveler’s 10 Easy Ways To Save On Your Flight and enjoy the process.
Check these tips too from Peter Greenberg, another great source of travel tips and information.