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How to get the lowest airfare online

How to get the lowest airfare online
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Are you ready for your next vacation?

Maybe you need a break from the weather in your hometown and you want to head to a sunny beach destination. Or perhaps it's time to take the family to one of the world famous theme parks for an adventure that your kids will never forget.

Either way, airline prices can cost you a pretty penny these days. That is unless you have some tricks up your sleeve that will save some hard earned money.

That's why you need to know these tips to help you get the lowest airfare online.

Buy and travel on the right day

You've probably heard that the day of the week and time of day you buy tickets can make a difference. Well, you heard right, although no one can seem to agree on the day or time.

That's why we have an entire tip untangling the mystery. Click here to read it before you even think of pressing the "Check Out" button.

You can also head over to Kayak and when you run a search for tickets, you'll see a Price Trend box in the left-hand column. It tells you whether to buy or wait and Kayak's confidence level in the forecast. If you want more information about how Kayak made its decision, you can click the box with the lowercase "i."

Just because you got a low ticket price doesn't mean it won't go lower. The good news is many airlines will refund you the difference if the price drops a certain amount after you buy. But who has time to look up ticket prices every day?

That's where Yapta can help. It keeps an eye on your tickets and alerts you when the price drops. Yapta claims annual savings of $334 per user, which means you can put that money toward a better hotel, a few nice dinners or just put it back in your bank account for life after your trip.

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