Flying on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays ensure that you get the cheapest flights on any week. The rest of the days are considered to be days with high volume of passenger traffic and the fares are more expensive.
Afternoons are considered the peak period for air traffic and fares are higher. In addition, flying during afternoons almost guarantee delays and airport congestion.
Most airline sales follow a certain pattern as airlines are in competition. In order to get the best deal available, you must always be aware of the sale period and travel dates. Most sales end on Thursdays or Fridays, so booking on a Saturday or Sunday may see you being charged higher fares.
Booking a connecting flight may save you money more often than not. Although connecting flights may cost you more time, you may be able to save on fares. However, connecting flights may also increase the overall fare because of airport taxes.
If you are planning on staying in a country for a long period of time, you may find that booking a one-way ticket may save you more money. Airlines tend to charge more for return tickets, where the dates are far apart.
You may not know but “non-refundable” flights may be refundable within 24 hours. Booking such flights may save you money but travellers are often put off by the lack of flexibility. Reading the fine print may keep you in the know about the ticket you are booking.