1. Try flying when business travelers and vacationers aren't! airfares are based on supply and demand, and the higher the airfare demand the more expensive flight tickets become. 2. Search for fares in the middle of the day, and the middle of the week as business travelers fly a lot of Monday mornings and Friday evenings. 3. Be flexible with travel dates and times. 4. If you favor price, book a multiple leg flight. 5. Book airfare 2-3 months in advance if possible since airlines set aside a certain number of discount seats many months ahead. 6. Buy directly from the airline to purchase airfare to avoid extra charges.