Lock In Super Cheap Airfare

In most cases, international airfare will be your trip’s largest, singular expense.

Thankfully, in this age of digital, it is possible to save 50 percent or more on an international flight, without having to play the airline miles game.

It just requires advance planning and, sometimes, a little flexibility when it comes to travel dates.

Eight to twelve months before your hell-or-high-water deadline, sign up to receive price drop email alerts from websites like Skyscanner and Airfarewatchdog.

Alternatively, if you are age 25 and under, you can often find great youth fares on STA Travel.

Once you spot an airfare for which the price and dates are ‘just right,’ book it right away.

For cheap fares can disappear in a flash.

IQ Tip

If you're a U.S. resident and concerned about having buyer’s remorse come morning, just know that, if your ticket is purchased while you are in the U.S., you can cancel it without penalty within 24 hours. It’s the law.

Photo: John Lembo