Hello, I just got back from a 10 day hostel stay in a city about 7 hours from my home and it's really got me hungry for more. I'd like to take off for either Spain or Brazil but I'm flexible. I would be leaving from San Francisco or Los Angeles. Does anyone have any advice on finding good deals on last-minute plane flights this time of year?
Maybe it would be smarter to take a mini-trip now so I can get a better deal on a plane flight?
I was talking to my travel agent (from work). She said in general the best time to book a flight to minimize the cost was to book it around 4 days in advance. That's when the airlines are trying to get rid of excess seats on the plane, but before they know they can gouge the last minute travellers.
Really, though, if you want to get the best deal, there is nothing that beats a web browser and some elbow grease. Go to the web sites of airlines and check out their deals.
If you are sumpremely flexible on destination, I would suggest searching around on-line and check the web specials of the various airlines that fly out of the location you live in. Check the individual airlines sites, as they tend to reserve the best deals for their own websites.
There are a lot of airports between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you should check out destinations for all those airports to find the cheapest fare.
Where in spain or brazil?
I'm thinking Barcelona or Rio De Janeiro.
I can probably get you the cheapest airfare throught my travel services. I can even plan the whole trip for you. If you want more info, msg me.