If a person wants to save money they can travel off-peak i.e. Monday through Thursday mornings. Airline tickets would be lower during this time. During peak times, airlines can charge slightly more or higher fares. Peak travel times are Thursday afternoons through Monday afternoons/evenings, including weekends. If you’re planning for a vacation to a warm climate destination during peak season, airline tickets may cost a little more. If you’re traveling to cooler climate destinations during summer it may cost a bit less because it is considered off season travel. If you book your tickets 60-90 days in advance you can get cheaper fare.

You can book your airline tickets at cheaper rate if you book at least 21 days in advance. Travel mid week and spend a weekend at your destination, if possible. If you book your tickets in advance you can choose seat and travel timings. You can choose your preferred seat while booking your flight. Many people have doubt should they book an e-ticket or paper ticket. E-ticket is better because paper tickets involve extra fees. Do check that your tickets can be refundable, transferable and chargeable before booking. Find out what the rules and regulations are before finalizing your airline ticket.

If you’re eligible for frequent flyer program for a particular airline or multiple airlines via credit card you can inform your agent about it who is booking your ticket so that he can tell whether you’re eligible for a free flight, an upgrade or a reduced priced airline ticket.

If you plan your travel at least 21-days in advance or 30/60/90 days in advance you can save more money. Last minute airfares are considered expensive, but if you can act quickly, you can book great last minute airfare deals. Flexibility is the name of the game, with airports, flight times and connecting flights. You can get some discount if you are traveling with senior citizens, student, military, small children. Do mention about it while booking as you may get some discount. Consider booking through a consolidator like Kingfisher Airlines booking or Indian Airlines booking. Airline consolidators are companies who buy airline seats in bulk from individual airlines and resell them to customers at much cheaper rates.