If you are a US citizen, then today is voting day. Make sure you vote and make your voice heard!
It would be nice if we could vote for cheap airfares but that is not the case.
What we can do is shop smart. Be clever travel consumers.
Vote for cheaper fares with your wallet!
My number one rule for finding lower airfares (and all travel deals) is to BE FLEXIBLE.
Be flexible about …
- where you buy airfares. Cheapest fare may be on airline’s website, or booking website, or through a travel agent. There is NEVER one best source for all cheap fares.
- which airports you use. Search fares from a range of airports at point of departure AND arrival. I call this the alternate airport strategy.
- when you fly. Fares can vary widely even for flights on the same day–but definitely for flights on different days of the week and travel seasons. For instance, the peak holiday travel season may start on December 20 and cheaper fares will be found on December 19.
Of course, these are just a few basic strategies for finding cheaper airfares. Much more detailed and specific strategies and tips–for cheaper fares and other travel components–can be found at McCool Travel.
A fantastic source for up-to-date airfare information is Airfarewatchdog.com. George Hobica, the founder, wrote a great article, How to Find Cheap Airfares in Any Season, published today on the Huffington Post.
Remember to vote today–in your local elections and when looking for cheap airfares.
Charles McCool is an independent consumer travel advocate.
© 2011, Charles McCool