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In addition to the cost of your accommodation, the other major expense for any vacation is the flight. However, if you plan things properly, you can save a bundle as well as making sure that you get the dates you need.
If you have to book a flight for any time during the holidays, or you have to be somewhere important at a certain time, such as a wedding or a pre-planned vacation, then you will want to start looking around early. In the past few years, airlines have been cutting their capacity to many destinations. The end result is that there are going to be fewer seats available – especially around the holidays.
Obviously, the more flexible you are with dates, the more chance you are going to have to save money. In fact, there are lots of last minute deals that you can get for a fraction of the original price if you are not worried about dates and times and you are able to leave last minute. However, if you need to be somewhere on a certain date (a cruise, for example), then it is a good idea to book at least 6 weeks in advance.
Travel experts say that the best time to book a flight online is Monday or Tuesday. That’s because airlines tend to lower their prices near the beginning of the week and raise them near the end. To get started, you may want to use a site like Kayak in order to do a comprehensive fare search. It will return a list of the best available flights at the best price.