Quiz: When is the cheapest time to fly?

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Quiz: When is the cheapest time to fly?
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The cost of airfare shouldn’t keep you homebound. But do you know how to time your travels to save cash on your adventures? Return all tray tables to the upright position and answer these questions to find the best airline deals.
The cost of airfare is going up because of what?
rising fuel prices
bad airline management
all of the above
The cost of travel is going up, and it's not just about the expense of buying a ticket. With airlines struggling to operate due to rising fuel prices and bad management over the past several years, passengers are bearing the brunt of increased costs associated with air travel. When is the cheapest time to fly?

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Travelers can often avoid additional airfare costs by doing what?
Avoiding additional/heavy luggage
Avoiding in-flight meals
all of the above
Many travelers are able to avoid additional airfare costs by packing light and avoiding in-flight meals. When is the cheapest time to fly?

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Which of the following statements is true?
Airfare rates are always higher during peak vacation times.
Travelers can expect to pay higher rates during peak vacation times, like spring break. When is the cheapest time to fly?
Airfare rates are impossible to track.
Airfare rates are always lower during peak vacation times.

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Which of the following statements is true?
Skipping in-flight meals will help you save money on airfare.
Limiting your baggage will help you save money on airfare.
all of the above
Skipping in-flight meals and limiting your baggage can help you save serious money when you travel. When is the cheapest time to fly?

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What are blackout dates?
Blackout dates are dates when airfare deals are not offered.
Blackout dates are dates when airfare deals are not offered. Holidays and the days immediately preceding and following them are often blacked out. When is the cheapest time to fly?
Blackout dates are dates when airfare deals are offered.
Blackout dates are dates when airlines only fly at night.

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Which of the following statements is true?
Tuesday and Wednesday are typically less busy for airlines.
Tuesday and Wednesday are typically less busy for airlines; therefore airlines often offer travel deals on these days. When is the cheapest time to fly?
Thursdays and Fridays are typically less busy for airlines.
Sundays and Mondays are typically less busy for airlines.

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Which of the following statements is true?
Usually, flights with extended layovers will be less expensive.
Usually, flights with extended layovers will be less expensive. When is the cheapest time to fly?
Usually, flights with extended layovers will be more expensive.
Usually, layover times have no effect on airfare price.

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What is a redeye flight?
an early afternoon flight
a late morning light
a late night flight
Late night flights, known as redeyes, are often cheaper than regularly scheduled flights. When is the cheapest time to fly?

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How are discount airlines different than more expensive airlines?
They're not different; they are exactly the same.
They offer fewer amenities.
Discount airlines are a great place to find cheap airfare. You may miss out on some of the amenities you'd find on a more expensive airline, but you may be able to save some serious money. When is the cheapest time to fly?
They offer more amenities.

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Which of the following airlines charges for carry-ons?
Spirit Airlines
Certain airlines such as Spirit are starting to charge for carry-ons . When is the cheapest time to fly?
Southwest Airlines
all of the above

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