Tech Bit #25 by Gregg Marshall
When is the best time to book the cheapest flight? There are websites that try to predict the fares (http://farecast.com). Various travel writers have come up with various lead times for the best deal, frequently either several months or just a month out.
It turns out that for most airlines, even if you have a heavily restricted ticket with $150 change fees, you can still get a travel voucher used for future flights if you call and ask.
Not every ticket will trigger an alert; in fact most airfares go up and up. But I’ve had about 4 or 5 go down, resulting in a couple of hundred dollars in vouchers. And it only takes a couple of minutes to enter the information, less if you install Yapta’s web browser add-in.