By: John Anthony Vine
Finding the best price for a flight ticket can be a real challenge. It can also be a bit disappointing if you find that the person in the seat next to you has paid a lot less.
By trying one or more of these suggestions, you could very well save some money on your next booking.
When two airlines share a route, the travel business calls this 'code sharing'.
When you get the quote from the travel agent, ask whether it is a code-sharing route. If it is, then make sure to write down the code and check the price with the airline, which is flying the route for your particular flight.
This is usually cheaper than if it is booked through the code-sharing partner.
Secondly, whenever you use a travel agent to get a price quoted, before confirming the booking, check with the airline's website. There is sometimes a better deal for those booking directly with them.
When your flight route is one, which is regularly flown by airlines chartered to carry, package holiday passengers; do try to check with the charter airlines what seats are available.
They will often offer a great deal, particularly at the last minute, to 'flight only' passengers. This is a better alternative for them than flying with empty seats.
There are many other ways to gain advantages when trying to get the best deal, so it pays to get as much information to fuel your research as possible.
It is impossible to get all the details you need here, or in any other short article.
Simply use this to get started and find out as much as you can.
There are a number of specialist websites set up by people who used to work in the travel business.
These can provide tips and tricks not available to those of us not 'in-the-know'.
Try to find and take advantage of this valuable information.
Any cash you save travelling can improve your time spent there.
For more ideas and access to great tips and tricks, try http://www.yoursearchforflights.com.
About The Author
John writes on number of topics and is passionate about travel.