Summer is officially here, and that means people around the world are packing up to travel. This also means it is peak travel season and the most expensive time of the year to board a plane.
Folks in the travel-industry divide the year into three seasons: peak season (mid-June through August), shoulder season (April through mid-June and September through October), and finally, off-season (November through March).
If you like planning a few months ahead, then here are some good tips for finding cheaper domestic airfares courtesy of Rick Seaney - an airline travel expert and the co-founder of FareCompare.com (an airfare comparison shopping site):
Originally posted on Fox News Lifestyle, Seaney notes that August 28th marks the start of the cheaper flights. He advises to look for significant price-drops in these early days of autumn, and again when fares drop in October and early November.
For those folks planning to travel abroad to Europe, prices will generally start to drop right around September 10. Airfare prices will continue to decrease until early to mid-December! Seaney then notes that those prices will then jump again in time for the Christmas/New Year’s travel period.
The travel expert also suggests you try these tips when flying:
Fly cheaper Days: Flying on days like Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday will save you some money!
Fly Cheaper Airports: For those of you who live in Los Angeles... think traveling out of Burbank Airport vs. LAX. Which airport will offer you cheaper airfares?
Keeping an eye out on baggage fees: Ultra cheap discount airlines often charge for all bags and may actually charge a higher price for carry-ons! So always keep an eye out on that!
Hopefully these tips were helpful! A big shoutout to Ryan Seaney - visit his website FareCompare.com for more tips on traveling this summer!
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