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To increase your chances of getting the lowest fare available, read the tips below. Don't be afraid to experiment -- try selecting different airlines, dates, and departure times.
Make your reservation early
Many discount fares require that you make a reservation at least 14 days in advance and if you know ahead of time when you will be traveling you should reserve your tickets up to 5 months ahead  before your trip to get the best airfare. The best international fares often require you to make reservation at least 90 days in advance. Airlines sell only a limited number of seats at the lowest fares. When those seats sell out, the price goes up. Making a reservation as soon as you know your travel dates increases your chances of finding a fare you can live with.
Fly on a weekday
Flights on Monday Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday usually have the lowest fares. Sometimes (but not always) fares are higher on Monday and Friday than on other weekdays. Saturday flights occasionally have discount fares, but, as a rule, it's more expensive to fly on a weekend than a weekday.
Stay over a Saturday night
Most low fares require that you stay over at least one Saturday night before your return flight. However, some fares may only require you to stay a minimum of three or four days.
Stick to one airline
It's almost always less expensive to use only one airline for a trip. In some cases, booking two airlines can cost hundreds of dollars more.
Experiment with dates and times
If you don't at first succeed, try an earlier or later flight. To get the lowest roundtrip fare, it must be available on both the departing and return flights you select. If the fare is sold out on either of these, the price you end up with will be much higher. Try an earlier or later flight if you can't find the fare you want, or, if possible, consider flying on another day.
Fly into nearby airports
For example, when traveling to Los Angeles (LAX), you may want to consider flying into the Burbank (BUR), Orange County (SNA), or Ontario (ONT) airports. Similarly, the cost of a trip to San Francisco (SFO) might be reduced by flying into San Jose (SJC) or Oakland (OAK), while travel to Miami (MIA) may be less expensive if you fly into Ft. Lauderdale (FLL).

For big cities, multiple airport city codes allow us to search for the lowest fare available at all metropolitan airports. Here are a few cities where this feature is valid:

  • New York City (NYC)
  • Washington, D.C. (WAS)
  • Chicago (CHI)
  • London (LON)
  • Paris (PAR)
  • Dallas (QDF)
  • Houston (QHO)

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