2. Set Airfare Alerts
No matter when you start your planning, it can be helpful to set email alerts for flights to the destination of your choice. There are generally recognized days when airfare is the cheapest (Tuesdays or Wednesdays), but you can’t necessarily rely on that. Sometimes the best deal will come through a surprise sale.
Most of the major airlines as well as airfare consolidation websites have the option to sign up for alerts. With alerts, you don’t have to constantly check the fares; you’ll be notified immediately when ticket prices drop into your price range. There is generally a set of parameters available that you can use to customize your alerts, such as date, departure city, and destination.