Ready for your holiday travel season? Me either, but here it comes anyway. This year, I'm going to be a little more prepared. Instead of overpaying for my plane tickets, I did a little research and dug up some Things to help save a little of my hard-earned money. Since all of us can use a little extra cash for stocking stuffers and such, I thought I'd share what I learned with you:
- Plane ticket prices can change as often as three times a day. As crazy as it sounds, it's true. But you can track fares with web sites like Yapta, which will alert you when a fare you're watching drops.
- The best time to buy is 6-8 weeks out and discounted tickets are usually offered at the beginning of the week. So don't wait until Friday to book your flight.
- Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the cheapest days to buy and the cheapest days to fly. Saturday is cheaper than Sunday, which is the most expensive day to fly.
If you shop smart for your holiday tickets, you can save some dough for more important Things. Like a book, a blanket and some earbuds to make the flight as easy on you as it is on your wallet.
See you next week,