Airlines have begun cutting the number of flights to stop the money leak that's been threatening them since filling up has been costing more. CNN asked Hobica and Candy Harrington, editor of travel magazine Emerging Horizons, for tips on how to find cheap air fares among the more expensive offerings.
Some of their advice sounds similar to tips we've heard before like flying during the slowest days of the week (midweek, midday departures on days other than Monday and Friday); flying during the slowest times of year (between Labor Day and Thanksgiving); flying to popular destinations at unpopular times; and buying tickets during the cheapest times of day (early morning).
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The travel gurus advise to buy a travel package, even if you don't need it. The packages often cost less than airfare alone, and Hobica says "They're super bargains. Even if you don't need the rental car, you could just not pick it up because the airfare is so cheap."