Ways to find best airfare for weeks, months ahead

DANBURY, Conn. (WTNH)– This is a busy time of year for travel, especially for those taking to the skies. There are several things to keep in mind to help you book the best airfare.

Janet Lewis, travel advisor at Largay Travel in Waterbury, says it’s best to book at least six months before a trip.

“The good airfares will get booked up in advance,” said Lewis.

Having flexible travel dates can also be beneficial, as ticket prices can vary day to day. If you come across an airline ticket that looks good, don’t pass it up.

“Grab that seat and ticket when you see it,” said Lewis. “It may not be there a half hour later or the next day.”

A big myth people often hear is that it’s cheaper to fly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. That can be true on international flights, but not on travel within the United States.

If you’re looking to fly and convenience is a must flying on a private jet may be an option. Phil Kelsey is the o-owner of Reliant Air Charter out of Danbury. He says when one of their aircraft is flown empty to or from a location they offer seats at a discounted rate, but timing is crucial.

“The people can call us and ask us if we have anything available,” said Kelsey. “We can tell them yes we do and we’ll sell from like Nantucket to Teterboro for $250.”

If you need a last-minute airline ticket in the coming weeks, it doesn’t hurt to check with a travel agent. They can often find you fares and seats you won’t come across online, especially if it’s last minute.

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