Do You Pay Too Much for Airfare?

By: Eric Piwowar

Do You Pay Too Much for Airfare?
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About This Quiz

The internet has helped radically change travel booking over the years, and today it has become incredibly cheap to fly to far off destinations if you know how it all works. For instance, certain days of the week are cheaper to book and travel on than others. Same with certain times of day. Even how far in advance you book a flight could be costing you money every time you travel.

Airlines are constantly changing ticket prices based on dozens of different factors so it might seem like a game that can't be won. But it can be if you know how to play. Answer these few questions and we'll give you some tips and tricks missing from your travel booking arsenal. By the time you're done, you'll be racing to book your next flight.

Advanced Travel How far in advance do you usually book travel?
ASAP
3 months
2 months
1 month

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Cheap Ticket When you fly, do you book the cheapest ticket?
Always
Sometimes
Rarely
It depends on the cost of extras.

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Day of Week On what day of the week do you usually book your trips?
Early in the week
Midweek
End of the week
The weekend

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Time of Day What time of the day do you usually fly?
Early
Midday
Late
Whenever

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Calendar Do you usually search for specific days of travel?
Always
Occasionally
Rarely
Never

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Arrivals When saving money on a trip, what day do you usually fly home on?
Monday - Wednesday
Thursday - Friday
The weekend
I don't know

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Cheap Airline Are there certain airlines you refuse to fly with?
Several
A few
One or two
No

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Round Trip Do you buy flights that are roundtrip?
Always
Mostly
Sometimes two one-ways
Never

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Nearby When searching for flights, do you ever search for nearby airports?
No
Sometimes
Rarely
Never

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Credit Cards Do you have a credit card that you earn airline miles or travel rewards with?
No
Yes, travel rewards
Yes, airline miles
Both

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