How To Get The Best Deal On Every Airfare You Buy

How To Get The Best Deal On Every Airfare You Buy

How to Save $800 or more on a long-haul flight...

…and many other amazing bargains, nifty shortcuts,
surprising facts, and cunning tricks I’ve discovered
during my many years of traveling the world dirt cheap.

Dear Reader,

I’ll never forget the look on the fellow’s face sitting next to me when he discovered he had paid $725 more than me for the same ticket. I’m afraid it ruined the poor guy’s flight.

It’s a typical airborne conversation I’ve had dozens of times. As International Living’s Special Product's Editor I travel a lot. When you travel as much as I do you’d have to be brain-dead not to pick up a few tips on how to do it better… saving a lot of money, time, and aggravation.

Let’s start with money…

Call me thrifty if you want… (my wife, Suzan, says I’m a little too obsessed with getting the best deal) but it’s always bugged me that on any given flight some people are paying two, three, and four times more than others. I was on a flight not long ago where seat prices ranged from $719 to $3,218—in the same section of the plane!

I can’t think of another business where you can save so much money with so little effort. A ticket price can change seven times a day—snagging it on a dip rather than peak is the easiest money you’ll ever make.

I could go on and on about the tricks of the trade and the bargains I’ve snagged in my 26 years of hard-core travel—and that’s just what I do in this new 65-page report.

I call it How To Get The Best Deal On Every Airfare You Buy. And that’s exactly what you get. You’ll see how to get astounding prices when booking plane tickets, the best websites to use, some tricks that will lower your final purchase price, special quirks particular to the world’s biggest airlines and their websites…as well as how to get the best deals on rental cars, hotels, and how to make the most of your frequent flyer miles (everyone should have at least one frequent flyer program they are a member of…trust me, they are worth signing up for) .

It’s not War and Peace but I guarantee it won’t put you to sleep… and it will pay for itself 10 times over every time you travel.

Why I Wrote This Traveler’s Self-Help Guide Now

If all you had to do was go online to Travelocity and click on the lowest price that popped up, there would be no need for my new report.

A year or two ago, outperformed just about everyone in the game. Today, it’s not even in the running. (In fact, for international flights Travelocity now gives consistently higher fares and a poor selection of flights.)

The travel business, particularly the airline industry, is changing constantly. Many of the little tricks I used only two years ago to get cheaper airline tickets just don’t work anymore. In fact, some of my formerly most reliable strategies now get me higher prices rather than lower.

So if you want to know what’s working now, all you need is my quick-reading special report. It’s got every tip, hint, trick, and time-saver that are working for me right now.

Here are just a few of the highlights you won’t want to miss:

  • The single most important money-saver for any trip. (You’ll find this little gem on page 15 of my report.)
  • How to save hundreds on your next trip by going to your local library. Hint: look for a British newspaper (see page 9).
  • • How social media can turn out top deals. Discover the hottest deals available in real time (page 9).
  • Still using a travel agent? That’s fine, but make sure you ask these nine simple questions for a much better deal (page 13).
  • Have four hours to spare and wouldn’t mind pocketing an easy $800? Try these tips to getting voluntarily bumped on an oversold flight (page 55).
  • Just two of the eight big travel websites give you complete flexibility with your travel dates. See which ones on (page 16).
  • How a good system can save you money every time (page 18).
  • How to make the most of flight apps on your mobile. Including one that allows you to check or book flights, hotels, and rental cars…all in one go (page 9).
  • Why you should always check with the airline’s vacation branch before you book (see page 10).
  • The critical difference between a web-based travel service and a travel search engine (page 14).
  • Want to know how good (or lousy) a seat is before you choose it? This one-of-a-kind website tells you the pros and cons of every seat on every plane in the sky (see page 31).
  • How to drag out your stopover to spend a day or two in a city you love without paying for another flight (page 54).
  • The last place you want to be when your flight has just been canceled (and where to go immediately instead). You’ll find this on page 56.
  • How to get a refund of the price difference if the cost of your ticket drops—A handy hint that the airlines don’t want you to know about (page 29).
  • How to get more out of your frequent flyer program…and why I book my frequent flyer tickets eight months in advance (page 41).
  • What are the world’s best credit cards for travelers. Plus, discover how you can gain thousands of air miles and points without going near a departure lounge (page 45).
  • A handy travel search engine that has a new approach to selling hotel rooms…one that can save you a lot of money (page 48).

I’ve crammed this report with every little trick of the trade I’ve discovered in years of constant travel. Even if you’ve traveled as much as I have, I bet you’ll find a few ideas in this next section that you’ve never tried before…

Advanced Techniques for Black Belt Travelers

Here’s where I reveal street-smart tips for true road warriors. But anyone can use these ingenious money—and time-savers again and again. Here are the sorts of moves I’m talking about:

Same flight, different flight numberDifferent airlines often team up to sell the same flight. The seats are the same but the fares can be night and day. I recently saw a difference of $3 00 between LAN Ecuador and LAN Chile on a flight to Santiago, Chile , for an economy seat in the same aircraft. There’s only one way to be sure you don’t get snared in this trap, and you’ll see it in How to Get the Best Deal on Every Airfare You Buy.

One of the Most Fascinating
Travel Sites I’ve Found

Nothing is more irritating than buying a ticket, only to have the price drop the next week. This revolutionary free service not only finds low fares but tells you whether they are heading up or down in the future.

Developed by a University of Washington computer science professor, its sophisticated algorithms mine enormous data sets of 175 billion airfares to predict future trends.

Break it down—On one trip I saved over $300 by booking separate flights on a trip from Miami to Nassau and then on to Los Angeles rather than buying a single ticket…and both prices were from the same airline.

Try your own "bait and switch"If you land a bargain fare only to find yourself wishing that you had a more convenient return flight, here’s how to change to a better flight at the overseas end of the trip. I’ve done this even when the flight was "sold out" at my rate in the U.S.

Double round tripsAnother angle I’ve used many times is to book one round-trip ticket to the airline’s hub city, and another round-trip to my final destination. For no logical reason, this comes out cheaper and I can usually check my baggage all the way through even though I bought separate itineraries.

Change your country of origin—Some websites will give you different prices depending on which country you say you’re in when you enter the site. (As far as I can tell, they don’t check your Internet address to see where you really are—and if they do, they don’t stop you from buying the better deal).

Getting the Most Value When Dealing
With Airlines Directly

Here I show you how to zip through the websites of the major U.S. and international carriers and zoom in on the best spots and features.

Delta, for example, gives you a lot of choices with respect to your date variations—even allowing you to select by “flexible weekend travel”.

United Airlines has an advanced search feature on the home page allowing you to search within a seven-day date range

Using Air France’s flexible date system I reduced a fare of $1,515 to $908. I’ll also show you how to get the most value from the websites of Copa, Delta, Iberia, LAN, and Southwest Airlines.

When a "Bucket Shop" Is Your Best Bet

Sometimes you can do better by not using the likes of Expedia and Travelocity.

You can score deep discounts on every airfare you buy—more than 50% at times—by dealing with charters, tour operators, bucket shops, and other consolidators. It is just as easy to deal with these agents as with your neighborhood travel agent or online service.

When you can’t get a good price on a flight, these alternatives can really shine. Consolidators buy large quantities of tickets before the flight, for a fixed price. They are not bound by advance fare rules and restrictions, so if they want to slash prices, they can. A consolidator could still be selling cheap seats even when they’re no longer available from the airlines themselves.

In How To Get The Best Deal On Every Airfare You Buy, I’ll show you five consolidators that offer great online service.

Don’t Dismiss Charters

Charter operators arrange flights and hotels on heavily traveled routes. Because they move such large numbers of travelers, they get huge discounts.

Charters and tours look especially good when you’re booking the whole package. If you want to book a vacation package to a specific and popular place, this may be the best deal you can find. On page 33 you’ll see my four favorite air charter and tour providers.

Cheap Tickets for Seniors and Students

While these discounts aren’t as common as they used to be, it’s a different matter overseas. Some foreign air carriers still offer senior discounts, and I’ve seen them go as high as 50% off the best price you’d get otherwise.

Did you know that travelers up to age 25 can apply for youth discounts, whether they are students are not? You’ll get my four favorite online resources in How To Get The Best Deal for digging up deep discounts for younger travelers.

Traveling with a Pass

The most convenient way to travel extensively in a specific country or region is with a travel pass. Plus it can cost half as much as you’d pay if you bought each fare individually. For instance, you can get a flight from London to Moscow at just $95.

I run down all the major travel passes now available… the best pass to visit all of Europe… the best for Brazil…Asia…everywhere and anywhere you might want to go.

You’ll also see when to consider an around-the-world ticket. It might not see logical, but an around-the-world airfare is often cheaper than a round-trip. You’ll find three respected operators specializing in such tickets in How To Get The Best Deal On Every Airfare You Buy.

Car Rental Tips

One thing I’ve learned after spending more hours than I care to recall waiting at the car-rental counters around the world is this: Don’t believe online car-rental prices.

It pays to check all the "add-on" costs as they can end up pushing the price of your rental sky high…and in some cases you may not even need all of the extras. I’ll explain in detail on page 55.

Also, always re-check your rental booking before departure if you haven’t prepaid. I recently saved over $100 on a 10-day car rental by rechecking the price and finding it lower than when I’d reserved it. I simply booked the new one and canceled the old.

This Report Will Save You Big Bucks

I close out my "traveler’s Bible" with a look at some of the tips and tricks that every traveler should know about. I’ve included all my own secrets and I also persuaded some of the staff at International Living to share their own money-saving tips too (not an easy task, believe me…they like to keep all their bargain secrets to themselves). These are all tried and tested means of getting the best price for your airline ticket.

Finally, you get a handy list of phone numbers and website addresses for the biggest U.S. domestic carriers and major international carriers. These cover 99% of the flights you’ll ever take.

We are selling How To Get The Best Deal On Every Airfare You Buy for $19.95. In my humble opinion, that’s less than the value of any one of the tips you’ll find in its pages. I’m so confident you’ll be pleasantly surprised by all the money-saving tips this little book contains includes, I’ll give you a 30-day, no-hassle, money back guarantee. If for any reason you’re not completely satisfied with the information you find in How To Get The Best Deal on Every Airfare You Buy , call us within 30 days and we'll refund your purchase, no questions asked. (Please not that this is an electronic product).

Bottom line: If you get on a plane, rent a car, or spend a night in a hotel anytime in the next 12 months, you should arm yourself first with How To Get The Best Deal On Every Airfare You Buy.

Finally, about that $800 saving on a long-haul flight. Yes, it’s for real…(and yes, there is a small catch)…and I tell all about it on page 15 of How To Get The Best Deal On Every Airfare You Buy.

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