Do you like to travel? Do you like paying high airfare? I didn't think so. Have you ever felt that the deal was really good and you thought you could only find one way cheap airfare to find out that the passenger sitting next to you only paid half what you did? It happens more often than you think.
Airlines seem to have their sleeves (or wings) up when pricing airfare. Knowing these tips, you can be the passenger that other jealousies are.
- # 1. You don't always have to buy straight from the airline. Many airlines advertise their prices through advertising and travel sites. They do not always advertise their lowest prices. When chatting with a travel agent, you can ask about one way cheap airfare. Travel agents have access to a large amount of information that is not available on travel sites. Newspapers may even contain information about really low airfare prices.
- # 2. Yes, you get a first class ticket for the bus fare. A lot of travel agencies know about these codes. Ask about different types of fares. These fares are usually coded "YUPP", "QUPP" or "Z". The code may be the bus seat that comes with the auto-upgrade, or you could get an insanely discounted first class seat. Couldn't ask hurt.
- # 3. Many airlines divide their seats into price categories. They usually have only a small number of seats at a bargain price, while other seats are categorized into high categories. Many times by the time an airline has advertised seats to the general public at a discounted price, discounted seats have already disappeared. Prices for other places in these other categories fluctuate as demand changes.