Sunday, March 8, 2009

Tips to buy cheap air tickets?

Yahoo is running a nice article on tips for cheap air tickets. A couple of take aways from the articles were the obvious - 1. Patience, and 2. shop for odd day tickets.

One of the rather interesting things I found was that airline deals go out at particular times of the day. I am too lazy to type so here is an excerpt from the article: -
It's natural for travelers to book their flight when the workday is done or the kids are asleep. But the airlines are posting fares on their own schedule. They file fares to the computer system that shares them among Web sites and travel agents three times each weekday — 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern time. It's 5 p.m. Eastern on Saturdays and Sundays. That means fares can change at those times, so when you do see a fare at the price you're looking for, grab it.

Interesting read for frugal fliers.