2. Search Often and Pounce When There’s a Deal
Fares fluctuate throughout the day, the number of seats offered at the lowest fares changes frequently, and someone might be holding the only seat at the lowest fare but not end up booking it—so it goes back into inventory, and then it will be yours. So if you don’t like the fare at 10:00 a.m., check at 2:00 p.m. or the next day or the next week and pounce when the fare is affordable. It’s easy to leave the browser page open and keep hitting “refresh.”
This is my number one tip for finding cheap airfare. Much like the stock market, any prediction that’s made on when and how much a flight price will drop is, at best, an educated guess, and at worst, an outright lie.
Past performance may indicate future results, but it absolutely does not guarantee it. If you see a price you like on a flight, book it immediately.