One of the first e-mails I look at each day is my Hawaii airfare alerts. This morning, I had to do a double take when I saw fares as low as $441 listed! I’ve been trying to determine the pattern and which particular airline has the deals. Northwest, Delta, and Continental all seem to be having fare sales below $500 from various cities across the US. (The FrugalTravelGuy has also confirmed this pattern.)
Here are some airfare sale shopping tips to help you find the best deals.
- Start with a flight search engine tool like Kayak.com that searches multiple airlines and discounters. Note that American Airlines results will not be displayed.
- In addition to your preferred local airport, consider flying from nearby airports. Sometimes you can save hundreds of dollars by driving a couple of hours to an alternative airport.
- Check fares directly on your favorite airline’s websites.
- After you see what sort of airfare only deals you can find, consider combining airfare with and without hotel on sites like Expedia.com, Travelocity.com, Orbitz.com, Hotwire.com, etc.
Happy airfare sale shopping. Let me know if you find any extra special deals.