Tips For Cheap Air Flights

cheap-airflightsWith the many websites out there offering cheap air flights, it is hard to know what is real and what is only illusion. Some websites do indeed offer low priced tickets while others may seem to offer those low rates until you see the bottom line. You may find a flight to Boston from the Los Angeles for under $100, but there are also restrictions that may limit your choices.

Below are a few things you need to know about cheap airfares.

  • All cheap airfares offer non-refundable, non-transferable, and no exchange tickets. Occasionally you can find an airline ticket you can at least apply to another trip if you know you will not be able to use the ticket, but there is a cost to this “exchange” usually it is $100 and whatever difference there may be in flight price. So be sure you will use the ticket for the trip you are purchasing or you will lose the savings.
  • There are taxes and fees that will be tacked on to the price of the flight. Some websites offer the full disclosure at the beginning when you are going to choose the ticket. Others wait until you are about to purchase the ticket to add additional fees. These fees may apply towards the credit card you are using or they could apply for buying from a discount site rather than directly from the airline.
  • Read everything on the page that has to do with the ticket. Read the small print and compare to other sites.
  • Be aware of a deal too good to be true. Some sites offer great airline discount tickets below $100, but this is only one way for a round trip ticket. You see you have to buy round trip with the site to get the great deal, but $69 is only one way, so the total would be double.
  • Research is the key to finding a cheap air flight. You need to research as many websites as time will allow determining, which site is the best. You will also want to pay attention to the dates you are flying on. If you can be flexible on the dates, chances are you will find a better flight.
  • Websites offering roundtrip for as low as $244 for Miami – Rome (i.e.below offers by Air France USA), you have specific dates you can fly. Most of these flights are offered only two weeks in advance. Therefore, you have to be careful that you are online as soon as the deal hits the web in order to take advantage and not miss the cheap air flights.

If you keep these guidelines in your mind as you search for cheap flights, you will be aware of the risks and pick your flight accordingly.

Great Sale Airfare Offers

Air France USA offers a number of great sale fares to Europe and beyond that are valid until the 31st of March 2010 (for example: $284* for New York-Madrid or $244* for Miami-Rome or $312* for New York to Paris or $302* for Washington to Milan).

Note *) : Air Fare priced above include fuel charge as of the 17th of March. Please note that all fares are calculated based on a RT airfare.

Up to 75%* off Business Class! Fly like a prince, save like a king! Ends 3/31

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