There are many ways to find a cheap plane ticket. Finding a cheap plane ticket means using the best resources available and timing your purchase correctly. You might also need to adjust your travel dates and subscribe to special fare alert notices. You can also rack up free travel miles and even fly for free by using credit cards that reward you with airline miles.
Subscribe to Cheap Plane Ticket News
Subscribe to online travel site newsletters. They will send you periodic notices like "LAX to Seattle, $99 round trip 48 hour sale" or perhaps "NY to London $555 through the month of May." Click the link in your email and you can get special sale prices whenever they're available
Name Your Price
Websites such as Priceline offer a service where you can check various travel dates and times, and it shows you a chart that allows you to pick a different, cheaper trip.
Save Your Miles
Many airlines have "travel miles" programs that don't expire. Even if you don't travel very often, they add up and you can use them for a discount or free plane tickets.
Airline Miles Credit Card
Visa and American Express have programs where users are rewarded with airline miles for every purchase.
Buying your tickets in advance is one way to save money on a cheap plane ticket.
Some last-minute travelers with great flexibility in their schedules report great bargains by buying tickets just prior to going on a trip.
Lisa Russell has been a freelance writer since 1998. She's been published in "Rethinking Everything Magazine," "Playdate" and "Home Educator's Family Times." She has a professional background in education, cosmetology and the restaurant industry. Russell studied early childhood education at Antelope Valley College, and is pursuing a degree in law.