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7 Mistakes to Avoid When Booking a Flight

Booking an air ticket could be a tedious and daunting experience. With so many changes made to airfare day by day and changes in routes and airline mergers the task of booking cheap air tickets is becoming more and more difficult. Travelers find it more and more difficult to make free online travel bidding in India for low cost.

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Never ignore the costs

Never ignore the costs

Look into other costs that you may have to pay even if you get a cheap ticket like stay at an airport hotel, baggage fee or discounts. Costs like extra fare for your pet and meals should also be carefully explored. And consider the human costs like time away from work, time to keep awake for an early flight too as these can play an important role in making your journey enjoyable or terrible.

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Give attention to in-flight experience

Give attention to in-flight experience

If you are confused about choosing between two fares that are close give attention to the entertainment factors and features of the flight to make your final decision. This could decide how pleasant your flight will be.

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Check multiple websites

Check multiple websites

There are many online travel bidding sites and Online auction sites in India that can come in handy if you want to book tickets. Checking multiple websites will help you know various offers and compare between the fares and choose accordingly. Each site will have its own search algorithm that could bring out a different search results for you each time giving a lot of options to choose from. They also have the option of giving you email alerts on air fares.

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Avoid Sunday or Friday flights

Avoid Sunday or Friday flights

Sundays and Fridays are the days that people mostly travel for a vacation or leisure activity and obviously airline use this as a way to increase rates on these days. Tuesday could be the best option for travelling if you are not particular about your day of travel as it is the day when air fares seem to be the cheapest.

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Avoid booking at times when prices go up

Avoid booking at times when prices go up

Airlines have a way of letting prices go up on certain times of the day or certain days of the week like weekends will have a much higher fare than on weekdays. And sometimes they reduce the price on the next day when tickets don’t sell well for a day. So keeping an eye on when prices go down and booking at the appropriate time will help you save a lot of pennies.

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Clear your cookies

Clear your cookies

Cookies are browser information stored on your PC that has information about your session history and the frequently visited pages information. Sometimes these cookies are used by servers to lead you to higher airfares based on your browser history. Airline company’s servers identify you with the help of cookies and redirect you to pages that may show higher air fares on routes that you have searched often. So it is better to clear your cookies to get fresh results for your searches and get the benefit of choosing a lower airfare.

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Remember the presence of alternate airports

Major cities have more than one airport either domestic or international that could serve your purpose well. Concentrating on one particular airport could lessen your choices on various airfares. Compare and evaluate the airfares from the different airports and choose that best that fits your budget. This information can be found on Online bidding sites and Online auction sites India. Choosing an option “All Airports” from your booking site will give you the list of all available airports for you to choose from.