If you havenâ€™t booked your ticket to return to Dominica for the holidays or for Reunion 2008 yet, well check the productivity portfolio weblog. Theyâ€™ve test-drove some of the top travel search engines you may want to hit if youâ€™re looking for online airfare deals. For example Kayak, Yahoo Farechase, Sidestep, and farecast. I was curious to learn how much money these online travel search engines could save me â€¦ lets say I’m living in Boston MA, and I want to come to Dominica the Monday before Christmas and leave the week after Christmas.
I would go ahead and make a search on Yahoo Farechase. The best fare for one person is US$859.00 – in EC dollars that’s like EC$2293.53 from Cheaptickets.comâ€¦ not much of a deal at all! 🙁
How do you get the best deals on airline tickets? Share the love 🙂 and let us know in the comments.
How to Find Low Airfares Online [Productivity Portfolio]
Wow, I’m glad we booked back in August. We paid US$691 each. 🙂
Your best bet is to compare several different sites, like you did, but you should try flexible dates, if you can. It’s usually cheaper to fly midweek, so if you can leave on a Tuesday or Wednesday you can save a lot of money. Another good tip is to sign up for the newsletters from your favorite airlines and watch for sale fares, which they will send every week. The Caribbean is probably offering great deals right now since their tourism industry is suffering because of the H1N1 flu and off-season prices. Finally, some low-cost airlines don’t show up in the third-party sites, like Southwest, so you should check out their website directly. Best of luck!