Search Fares for One Person First
Sometimes only a certain number of bargain fares are loaded into an airline’s system—and that limits your options more than you might think. If you’re a family of four, for example, and there are only three fares left at a great bargain price, and you search for fares for a group of four people, all four will be quoted at the higher price.
Therefore, you should always start by searching for fares for one person to find the best available price. Once you’ve done that, you can search for your whole group (in this example, four people) and compare the two prices. If the second price isn’t four times the price for one person, you know your group quote isn’t including the low fares that are left (which you know are available because you just found one searching for one person).
So, you can try searching three people (and then two, as you move down)—with the goal of course being to get the maximum number of family members at the cheapest possible fare.
For more tips on finding cheap airfare this holiday season, check out my post here.
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