Ways to Save Money on Flights

Ways to Save Money on Flights

Traveling can be stressful in and of itself. Especially when your travels cost you an arm and a leg. Traveling by air has been the most efficient mode ever since its invention. It has also remained as one of the most expensive ways to travel. But there are a couple little known secret ways to save money on flights. Whether you’re traveling to the other side of the country or you’re adventuring across the world, these tips will help you just as they have helped me!

Ways to Save Money on Flights


Don’t fly on the Weekend (and maybe skip Mondays!)

Prices for flights are basically like everything else. They depend on supply and demand. So, naturally, the times most people are taking their flight out of town (which is usually the weekend) will be more expensive than if you decide to fly out on a weekday. Because of business travel, Mondays can also be expensive on popular business routes. In my personal experience, I’ve found that flying out on a Tuesday or Wednesday tends to be the cheapest.

Travel in the off Season

While most people travel in the summer to get away or otherwise go on vacation, this is generally when most flights will be the most expensive. For example, a lot of people love to go to Europe for the summer views and the airlines will hike their prices up accordingly. If you can wait until near the end of summer toward the beginning of fall you will be able to travel for considerably less money and your destinations will be less crowded.

Mix and Match Airlines

Heading out of town might be cheaper on one airline while returning on another will be cheaper. What I like to do is look at one-way flights to my destination and then look at one-way flights from my destination to my hometown. A lot of the time using different airlines at different times will yield cheaper results.


Book in Advance

People always say not to book your flight at the last minute. That’s a good tip. If you don’t book at the last minute then when do you purchase your tickets? Many studies have shown tickets that are purchased about 45 days in advance tend to be the cheapest compared to any other time frame.



These are just a few examples of the ways that I like to save money on flights. I don’t like to stress about how much it is going to cost me just to get to my vacation destination. Do you have any tips that you have used to save a couple bucks on travel? Let’s talk about them in the comments, maybe we can swap ideas!

About James

James is an entrepreneur with a yearning heart for adventure. He owns a virtual assistant company and works from home full time. When he's not out exploring the world he can be found behind a good book or mastering the newest technology and video games.


  1. Julie Wood says:

    Book in advance can really help save a lot of money. I always do this and try to fly in the middle of the week when it seems less busy!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing these tips! I fly all the time, and the cost is INSANE.

  3. I travel in the off season whenever possible. It’s amazing how much money you can save, and your vacation isn’t impacted very much at all if you’re traveling to a place that’s already warm.

  4. I never thought about mixing and matching airlines. That’s a great idea. I’ll need to try that!

  5. These are all great ways to save on flights, glad you shared. I know waiting until last minute can sometimes pay off as the airline wants to fill the plane. Yet that can be risky, I am sure!

  6. We have used these tips quite a lot when we purchase tickets for flying. They really do make a difference in price.

  7. shelly peterson says:

    These all sounds like great tips to save money. I will have to keep this in mind when we go to get a ticket for my Mom.

  8. Susan Hartman says:

    Thank you for the tips. The day of the week you are flying really does change the fee price. Any tips on luggage fees?

  9. These are all great tips! Will definitely put these tips to good use when we book for our coming trip!!

  10. I haven’t flown in a while, too long ago to know how to save now! This sounds like great information, it is a big help!

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