Finding International Airfare Deals
Being flexible with your dates of travel and booking early are key to finding international airfare deals. Most major airlines release seats for sale about 11 months ahead of time, and even if you aren’t in a position to buy the ticket, keep an eye on the fare as it can fluctuate. In general, flying during the week is cheaper than flying at the weekend, and if you avoid peak travel times, such as winter in the Caribbean, or summer in Europe, the airfare can be less. It also pays to check alternate airports, such as Newark instead of JFK, or London instead of Paris. Low cost carriers have sprung up all over the world, and it’s worth checking each of them individually for a lower fare – remember that many low cost airlines don’t appear on the major travel or airfare sites.