If you've never booked a flight on your own before and are a little worried about how the whole thing works then you've come to the right place. We're going to provide you some booking advice you can which will ease your mind and place your worry on other things such as the weather or which swimsuit to pack in your suitcase.
The first thing you need to know about booking your flight is to do it early. If you know that you're going to be booking time off work for a vacation then you're going to want to start looking at prices today. The sooner you book your flight the cheaper it will be. Airlines reward passengers who book far in advance with lower ticket prices.
If you don't have the funds to book your flight six months in advance that's okay. However, what you can't do is book your flight the night before! Unless you find a ridiculously good seat sale for a next day flight you're going to be paying an arm and leg for a flight if you wait too long to book. That's especially true if you're booking during holidays such as Thanksgiving or Christmas. Airlines know holidays are popular times of the year for travellers and will use that information when setting prices for tickets. Don't be caught booking a flight at the last minute if you can avoid it.
Another piece of handy of advice we have for you is to shop around. There are plenty of websites where you can book plane tickets so take your time to compare prices. Sit down at the computer in your Scarborough condo and do a price check of competing websites. There are also websites such as Travelocity that will search all available airlines to bring you the best rates, not only for flights but hotels and car rentals as well. You might end up finding such a good deal by comparing flight prices that you can use the leftover money you saved to rent a limo to take you to the airport.
A couple of more cost saving tips we have are to book flights during the week and late at night. Weekend flights and flights during the morning and afternoon are pricier than weekday and red eye flights because more people are able to fly during those times because they don't have school or have to show up to their job. If you can arrange for transportation at the airport then booking a late or weekday flight is the way to go.
If you follow the advice we've provided you should be buckling up in your airplane seat in no time!