Secrets of Booking Travel : Airfare

I get a lot of questions about how we book travel, the tips and tricks we employ to get good deals and make all the necessary arrangements.  All this week I'll be revealing my process for booking travel from start to finish, focusing on a different part of the process each day.  So stay tuned every day this week for my secrets to booking travel! Airfare is one of those things that seems to allude most people - they do a search on a travel site like Expedia and just book the first thing that comes up without doing any further research.  The trick to getting a great deal on airfare is knowing how much you should be paying and that takes research and time to understand how airfares work.  I've gotten some pretty amazing airfare deals in my years of travel and the truth is, it really is just all about knowing where to look into order to book the best airfare for your trip and getting the best deal out there. 1.  Don't book the first airfare you see... unless it's incredible. One mistake a lot of people make is that they decide they are going to book a trip and search on sites like Expedia and Orbitz and just book the cheapest option that comes up.  The problem with these sites is that they don't take in to account a lot of the budget airlines out there (like Norwegian when flying from the US to Europe) or take into consideration the best airports for you to fly through.  They just calculate the cheapest and most time efficient options on the major airlines, but that leaves a … [Read More...]