Bargain Airfares Still Out There

Nine tips for finding a great deal in a tough market
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2008 1:37 PM CDT
Travelers pull their suitcases through New York's Pennsylvania Station, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007. Americans packed up and headed to airports and train stations hours ahead of time Wednesday to get a jump...   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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(Newser) – Airfares are skyrocketing, but deals are still out there. The New York Times offers some pointers:

  1. Book directly with the airline.
  2. Sign up for private price cuts.
  3. Buy one ticket at a time.
  4. Make your computer do the work.

  1. Buy a package deal.
  2. Search for flights using alternate airports.
  3. Be flexible.
  4. Pay attention to ticket price fluctuations.
  5. Don't wait if you see a good deal.