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Travel Tuesday Part 1

Best Time to Purchase Flights
 
On my way to Denver back in January
 

In the first part of my five part of traveling tips I’m going to share when the best time is to purchase flights. Believe it or not there is a certain day and even time when flight are the most affordable. For many years I’ve always used Southwest Airlines as my go to for flights because they always have appeared to be the most affordable (I hate the word cheap), however that was until I discovered Kayak.

 
Kayak is a site that searches all airlines and flights that are available for the dates that you are looking to travel. Best part is, they categorize it from the lowest to highest prices! #WINNING You also get to pick your departing times, which I find very convenient. You can also get notifications emailed to you daily if the price of the flight increases or decreases. I have used this site in the past and have found some of the best deals imaginable. Another perk is that you can search for hotels through the site as well.
 


Searching for my flight & hotel for Miami in July

So when is the best time to purchase your airfare? Resources say that Tuesdays at 3:00 pm, six weeks before your flight is when tickets are the absolute cheapest…eek I said cheap! BEWARE, the weekend is the absolute worst time to purchase airfare. Rates can be anywhere from $75- $150 MORE! With that being said, its also important to do your research.

With Kayak I’ve gotten pretty lucky with $100 round trip flights to Denver, and a round trip flight to Miami for $285. However, I think the fact that I’m located in Las Vegas has an advantage on the rates I pay for flights. Anyways, if you haven’t heard of you use Kayak, I highly recommend giving it a try.

 Las Vegas -McCarran Airport

If anyone has any other recommendations of sites or apps to use for more affordable airfare I’d love to hear about it. Comments and suggestions are always welcomed.
 
XOXO
The Bourbon Mermaid

 

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