How do you find the best flight deals?

United States
July 14, 2009 2:57pm CST
I have looked on all the popular travel sites: Travelocity, Priceline, Orbitz, etc. and all seem to have similar airline fares. Has anyone had good success with Priceline's name your own price for airline tickets? If so, when did you bid on tickets? Is it best to wait until a few days before you want to go? I am flexible on dates and I'm not picky about flight times. I tried bidding on a car rental with no success. I actually found a deal for less than my bid on Hotwire just a few days before arrival. Thank you for your help.
3 responses
@flydanman (114)
15 Jul 09
If you find a price on Priceline or Expedia etc. go to that airline's website and look up the same flight. Usually price comparison sites charge a comission, so if you go to the airline's own website you will get a cheaper price for the flight. My recommendation is always use an airline's website as they usually guarantee to have the lowest fare available for their flights. Airline websites usually have deals on hotels and car hire too if you need that. If you're looking to travel between certain city pairs I may be able to help you out in finding out the best airline and the cheapest fare.
@tonyllenium (6267)
• Italy
14 Jul 09
mmh i am not very sure..so i guess you can find many good deals as regards ticket to travel by plane surely i think it depends where you must come and so even the company you will choose than the single sites give you the possibilty to buy some tickets there!!Surely that one you mentioned in your post are ood sites and give you much possibiliies from different companies i guess that the most improtant thing in this cases is just to seee and compare different prices in this way you can find the best and cheaper suitable for your needs and travel too!!
@greenline (14865)
• Canada
14 Jul 09
I travel abroad quite often. Flight Centre is one of the sites that I check for the best flights available. I am happy with the services they are offering. You might want to take a look at their sight.