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Book on Wednesdays
It is the best day of the week to find the best deals because it is also the day when web specials are released. Your best chance of getting cheap airfares to fly cheap is to book from Tuesday midnight onwards all the way to the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

These are the times to purchase airline ticket as the airline systems are freshly loaded with the new airfares. Also, midnight is when airlines "clear their unsold stocks" that were not purchased within the last 24 hours.

Stay over a Saturday night
Most cheap airfares require that you stay over at least one Saturday night before your return flight. Generally, flying on a weekday usually costs less. Flights on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday usually offer the lowest fares. Tips on last minute airfare...

Avoid Fridays
Friday is the worst day of the week to get cheap airfares since airlines historically raise fares on that day. Friday tends to be the day airlines start competing with the other airlines whereby each will start lowering fares that are then matched or lowered by competing airlines.

Red-Eye Flights
You can lower the price of your last minute cheap airfare further by booking red-eye flights. These are flights that depart between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. local time.

Flights that arrive after 12:30 a.m. local time are also considered red-eyes (regardless of what time they depart). Red-eye flights generally fly during the night and arrive early the next morning.

Opt for E-Tickets
Choose the E-ticket option for an even cheaper flight price. Not only do E-tickets cost less, they are also very convenient. If you request a paper ticket, you will be charged a fee of approximately $20 or more.

Be sure to bring along the copy of your flight itinerary with you to the airport. More tips on last minute airfare...

Join the Airline's FREE Frequent Flyer Membership program
Before leaving on your last minute vacation, join the airline's free frequent frequent flyer membership program. There are many benefits to being a member.

Some airlines will upgrade or bump you to a better seat, when available, because you belong to the program. And some programs allow you to accumulate points that you can exchange for all kinds of things, free hotel stays included.

Buy Airfare and Hotel Together
Not only is the actual process of locating last minute cheap airfares and then moving on to locate last minute hotel rooms time consuming, it is also more expensive.

You can save money money on your flight simply by buying it together with a hotel room in a package. Fortunately for you, there are now sites specialising in providing last minute vacation deals, catering to your needs for a cheap last minute vacation. Don't believe what I said, check it out for yourself. Have fun searching!

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