Air Travel Suggestions
One frequently asked question is, "when should I book my airfare
to get the best deal?"
It might be easier to know when the prime lending rate will hit a low,
since the Federal Reserve Board at least follows some logic. In
contrast, the airlines seem to enjoy confusing the vacationing public.
Don't forget to arrange your air travel IN ADVANCE. If you wait
until just a few weeks before your trip you might get a good deal...but
you might not. The best advice is to check with the airlines (or
your travel agent) often, then lock in a good deal when it comes up.
Sometimes travel agents are given advanced information on an airlines
pricing plans -- especially for highly traveled times like Summer and
the Christmas holidays. You may even be able to talk your travel
agent into doing a periodic check for you. I know of some agents
that have been so well "trained" that they've even called the
customer, unsolicited, when a good deal to their favorite destination
has come up.
Internet services such as Travelocity.com and Priceline.com would be
worth some surf time, too, as you plan your trip. I don't have any
personal experience with these companies, but I've heard positive comments
If you're interested in trying to use some of the online services to
find a good deal, this information shared by Jennifer Ledford (SPRSTR5366@cs.com),
will be valuable:
I was just reading the section on finding a good deal on airline tickets.
You mentioned Priceline.com and Travelocity.com, but not Cheaptickets.com.
From personal experience, I've found better deals at Cheaptickets. For
example, I just purchased round trip tickets from Seattle to Orlando
at Cheaptickets. These tickets were $130 less per ticket than
Travelocity. For a family of four that's big savings. Anyway, I thought
I'd give you a "heads up", and maybe you can pass this info
onto your fans.
MousePlanet now offers Online
Booking! Click on the link to make your own hotel, rental
car, and other reservations! You can also
do a search for the best airfares!
Looking for More Information On Airfares?
The websites for the sites mentioned
on this page (in alphabetical order) are: