Post # 1
I’m looking for a cheap flight to go see our families for Christmas – I’m flying alone because Darling Husband has to work. The cheapest flight I’ve found includes a flight at 7am on Christmas – not ideal, but I’m flexible!
Any ideas of where I should look? Are there certain days of the week to check when flights are most likely to be discounted??
Post # 3
I like this site. You can’t book the fares from there (you need to go to the airline’s website once you want to book), but it allows you to play around with the days to see when it would be cheapest to fly.
There’s also http://www.kayak.com/ which allows you to set up alerts (like “let me know when this drops below $300”).
Old wives’ tale is that new airfares are usually loaded on Tuesday evenings so that’s the best time to look. I feel like I’ve also had good luck looking on Sundays, though.
Post # 4
I’d also try yapta.com. You can track the prices of the flights. I typically do this for a week or two (if I have the time) to see when/if the price fluctuates.
Post # 5
KAYAK! I just booked flights home for Christmas from Heathrow to St Louis for less than $800 using them. AMAZING.
Also check out http://www.cheapoair.com
Tuesdays and Wednesdays are usually the cheapest days to fly. I’m flying out on a Tuesday.
Post # 6
I also like Kayak but hear great things about hipmunk.com
There is some truth to the idea that fares are cheapest on Tueaday and Wed. I read the logic about sale fares being launched on Monday and competitors matching sales on Tuesday/Wed. I’ve also seen fares go up on the weekend so I now wait until mid week to book.
Post # 7
I use AirFare Watch Dog to be alerted of really good deals.
Post # 8
If you’re still looking for cheap flights, InsanelyCheapFlights.com has a coupon code running (ICF20) for up to $20 off