A Guide to Booking Business Class Tickets Online
Nowadays, many travelers book their business class tickets online, but it pays to shop around
and know some tricks to finding the best deals. Here are a few tricks that may help you in buying
cheap business class tickets.
You can book your tickets at least 21 days in advance and avail discount. However, you can
purchase fares in as little as 14 or 7 days ahead of departure date. But if you purchase tickets in
fewer than 7 days, you may not get a good deal.
Search multiple travel sites for deals. You can speed this process with a comparison shopping
engine, which allows you to sample several airline and agency sites simultaneously. There are
various discount airlines that offer lower prices than their big name competitors, and are not
always listed on major travel sites. It may be worth your while to check their websites
individually. But keep in mind that the networks for these airlines tend to be smaller than the
bigger airlines, so they might not serve either your destination or departure city
Sign up for fare alerts:
There are many airline sites that allow you to sign up to be notified about deals on specific
Choose an alternative airport that may take 30-45 minute drive or train ride from your preferred
airport. For example, if you fly from Baltimore instead of Washington, D.C. or into Oakland
instead of San Francisco can save you up to 50% on Business flights.
If you can't change your dates, you can change flight times. Most travel sites have an "anytime"
option for your preferred flight times, and that might turn up cheaper flights at less popular times
of the day.
There are many auction style travel sites that will input the dates you want to travel and the price
you were prepared to pay, and then hope for the best. You can put a price for a flight, input the
names of the passengers, credit card details and choice of airport - then the site tells you in 60
seconds or less whether you've got your flight.
Getting a Good deal:
It pays to shop around when you're booking a holiday, so compare what's available on different
websites, as well as the different prices before you make that decision. Try to be flexible with
your dates, location and accommodation. You can narrow your choices down later on but start as
wide as possible and you won't rule out excellent deals straight away. It's important that you
check the terms and conditions of your booking before you commit yourself to anything online -
and keep hard copies of all confirmations and other documentation.