With online and traditional travel services individuals and businesses seeking airline ticket quotes, travelers can compare quotes for the best price using just a few resources. To obtain ticket quotes, you must know the departure date(s), and arrival and departure city names. When booking an airline flight, it is important to note that airline ticket prices generally are lowest during the week, especially Tuesday through Thursday.
Things You'll Need
- Computer with Internet access
Contact a travel agent. Go to the Web site of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), the world's largest association of travel professionals (ASTA.org) to find a travel agent. Enter your three-digit zip code for a list of travel agents in your area. Do a regional or advanced search using the ASTA homepage. Contact each travel agent for airline ticket quotes. Provide the destination city, arrival and departure dates and ticket class desired (economy or first-class).
Go to the Travelsense.org Web site--a travel serivce organization endorsed by ASTA. The Web site allows you find a travel agent as well as review travel tips and destination articles. Enter your zip code to find a list of travel agents in your city. Contact the travel agent for airline ticket quotes. Provide the destination city, arrival and departure dates and ticket class desired (economy or first-class).
Use an online travel service like Expedia.com, Travelosity.com, or Orbitz.com. Enter the arrival and departure dates (including the arrival and departure city) to obtain airline ticket quotes.
Contact a major airline directly. Contact one or all of the leading airlines. For example, contact the Delta reservation toll-free line at (800) 221-1212 or the American Airlines Reservation toll-free line at (800) 433-7300. Go to the Yellow Pages Web site to obtain a listing of additional domestic and international airlines.
Suggest your own airline ticket quote. Use the Priceline.com Web site to obtain airline ticket quotes. Users can bid on domestic and international flights as well check standard airfares. A similar Web site, Hotwire.com, is also available for flight search and bidding. Provide the destination city, arrival and departure dates and desired ticket class (economy or first-class).