Air is the one place where things are tricky. Airfare just kind of is what it is.
Are there cheaper times to fly?
Cheaper days of the week to book?
Any kind of real predictability in pricing?
Not a chance.
I have a great flight price predictor that is very accurate. While there is no such thing (sorry, Expedia) as secret airfare rates, I am very good at finding creative ways to keep your flight costs in check. Most of this is just knowing what is
cheap when, and when to book it.
It’s simply years of experience and meticulous tracking.
Now for the fun part...
Ever since September 11, 2001, agents can’t be paid commission on airfare sales. That means, if all you need is help with
plane tickets, agents are working for free to help you. To combat this, many agents charge a booking fee on the air. For me? It’s just extra paperwork that I don’t have time for. So if all that you need is air, I’ll do a quick, free scan for you, but
I will not book for you without a prepaid booking fee. It’s not worth my time or the liability that I incur otherwise.
Because when I work for free, I’m actually losing money.
For my clients booking a hotel or cruise with their air, I waive the airfare fee.