Saturday, April 27, 2013



Google flights is my best friend. Taken from the website mentioned below, "In 2011, Google purchased ITA, the company that powers airline comparison shopping for sites like Travelocity, Priceline, and Expedia. Their intent was to incorporate flight searches into Google, and that's exactly what they did."

Once there, you first select your home airport and go from there. The key is fiddling with the dates, and if you are flexible, the location. As you move the days around the prices will vary. IT'S THE BEST. It is always cheaper to book your plane tickets as far in advance as possible. It is important to remember that prices increase or decrease with peak and slow seasons. 

Do not book through the airline comparison shopping sites (sites like Travelocity, Priceline, and Expedia). Those should be used to help you find good deals, but then book your actual flight by going directly to that airline's website. My sister went to Africa for three months and had booked through one of those websites, while there my mom had a headache trying to change her flight around because she was dealing with the airline, and the online site she had booked it with. I would avoid the middleman for that reason. 

- I have never seen Allegiant included on google flights so its always good to check if they have cheaper flights to your desired destination.
- Always take into consideration luggage costs when purchasing a ticket. (One reason I love Southwest- no luggage charges!)

Happy Hunting!

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