It only takes a bit of searching around the web to realize how complex purchasing an airline ticket can become. A final aspect I’ll deal with, at least for the time being, is when to purchase tickets.
If we really wanted to save on airfare, we’d have to schedule our Australia class in September. (hopper.com on Chicago-Sydney flights)
In a nutshell, check for flight deals on Tuesdays (because airlines post sales on Mondays) and plan on buying soon to be safe. But keep in mind that prices could go down, according to some reports, and always remember that you’re dealing with a business with lots of data but which is still difficult to predict.
As we approach a new school year, the COMM 373 Australia Winterim trip has almost firmed up its itinerary (with only a couple of minor items not scheduled) and it’s time for students to get their airline tickets. Here are a few critical tips for doing so.
NBC has kindly compiled a slew of editorial cartoons about air travel to give you something to laugh about while you’re trying to buy a ticket.
From everything I’ve been able to gather so far, it’s not particularly likely that you’ll be able to get flights much cheaper than the $2,600 or so that it’s costing for my flight. I’ll post again on this topic by Saturday with some more tips and links, but for now, go to the next page to see a bullet-point list of basic reminders. Continue reading