Timing is crucial when it comes to buying plane tickets. You can wait just a few days and somehow end up paying hundreds more. So how do you avoid hiked up prices? It's not as hard as you'd think.
You can sign up for services like NextVacay or Scott's Cheap Flights, which will alert you of crazy, can't-miss flight deals. Or you can take matters into your own hands. If you're going to watch flights and book for yourself, it's important to have this information:
1. Book your flight on a Tuesday near midnight, 1-3 months before your trip.
2. If you're flying internationally, try to schedule your flight for Thursdays/Fridays.
3. If you're flying domestically, stick to Tuesdays/Wednesdays.
4. Schedule an early morning flight or one with a layover.
5. Use sites such as CheapOAir, Skyscanner, and Google Flights to make sure you're getting the best deal. (See how to use Skyscanner here)
Following these tips should help you keep your pockets happy.
For more information like this, check out "100 Ways to Make Travel More Affordable"