1. Look Into Alternate Airports
Big cities often have more than one airport – look, for example, in New York, where you have the most famous JFK, but you also have LaGuardia, or London, where you have Heathrow, but also have Stansted. Why are we bringing this up?
Well, because airline ticket prices may often depend on the airport you chose to land. While doing online flight booking, if you have many airports to choose from, try looking at the prices of the less famous airport.
They are usually further away from the center of the city but they are also way cheaper (and sometimes you can save a significant amount of money).
Sometimes it can even pay off to fly to a different city (or even country: in Europe, for example, you can fly to Belgium if you want to go to some city in northern France) and then catch a train or a bus.
Maybe start a Google fare alert and keep your eye on their offers, as you might get a cheap flight to a place that is not where you want to go, but it’s near, and poof, you get your dream vacation for the cheapest price.
2. Browse The Web In Incognito Mode
Sometimes you search for a route and you get a price, and a moment later you search again and the price is different. “Why did the airline ticket go up?” you ask yourself. Well, it has been suspected that search engines might be showing higher prices for routes that you have searched before.
Basically, this lets them know you really want to go to the places you are searching constantly and therefore they assume you will be willing to pay something extra for that trip – and so they raise their prices.
Analysts at Airfare watchdog say that this is a myth, but the truth is that many people claim to have seen their airfares raise after searching for the route more than once.
Since you have nothing to lose, just do your research in incognito mode and check for yourself if this is one of the best ways to book a flight or not.