Discount Flights

Written by Rachel Arieff
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There are numerous ways to find discount airline tickets. The traditional way is to go through a travel agent. The upside to this method is that, if your travel agent is truly competent and interested in saving you money, he or she may be able to get you a great deal. The downside is that, unless you have a longstanding relationship with a trusty travel agent, many times this is not the case. Basically, the travel agent scenario boils down to a matter of faith, as you can never really know if your travel agent is interested in working for you or not.

Another method, and one that's extremely popular these days, is to use one of the many online ticket-booking engines. These services constantly advertise specials on discounted airline tickets. The good thing about these services is that you have an unlimited amount of information instantly available to you in order to comparison shop ticket prices. On most sites, you can get all the details on flights without any obligation to purchase. Then if you do decide to purchase, you can do so quickly and conveniently online.

Sources for Discount Airline Tickets

However, contrary to their very effective publicity campaigns, online ticketing sites aren't always the best source for the lowest-priced tickets. For one thing, the very language of travel websites can be tricky. For example, the word "special" is a term used to convey a new bargain. In reality, however, "special" simply means a special offer, without even having to qualify as economy or "PEX" price.

Airline websites are another place to search for discount flights. Just as with the other web-based ticket sellers, you must comparison shop wisely in order to get the best deals. However, both types of internet ticket sellers can help you in the process by sending you email alerts when a fare has dipped below a certain price, which you specify.

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