AAA's tips for saving on airfare

Posted at 5:28 AM, Mar 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-20 06:49:12-04

With spring break here and the busy summer travel season approaching, AAA is offering some tips on finding low-priced airfare.

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The automotive service says booking early and shopping on a Monday and Tuesday between midnight at 5 a.m. could help you save some big bucks.

AAA says any flights booked during the day that are not paid in full are released at midnight, a time when most people are sleeping. This means more seat availability, reduced demand, and cheaper airfares.

Other AAA tips include:

  • Deleting your computer cookies. If you check an air carrier's website multiple times a day and notice the price of the same flight has increased, try deleting your cookies. Otherwise, the website may remember that you visited before and might not show the lowest price available.
  • Travel during off-peak times. Airfare is often much cheaper for early-morning or late-night flights. Since these times are inconvenient for many travelers, fares tend to be cheaper.
  • Get quotes from regional airports. Oftentimes regional airports offer cheaper flights than international airports.
  • Bundle. Travelers can find incentive pricing when booking their airfare together with a hotel and/or rental car.