With the help of the Internet, you can find the cheapest flight available and reserve it with ease. Book flights directly from the airline you want or from a third party. Buying your ticket online saves time when you are planning your trip and the day of your flight. You can check in online, print your boarding pass out at home, and head straight to the security check at the airport.
Things You'll Need
- Credit card
- E-mail address
Use sites like Travelocity and Expedia to compare airfares. Input your travel information on the website's homepage to search for flights on participating airlines.
Check airlines that are not included in the sites mentioned in Step 1. JetBlue, Southwest Airlines and other European discount airlines, such as EasyJet (if traveling in Europe) are not included in the search. Cover all your options to find the cheapest flight.
Go directly to the airline's website if you find a flight from the flight comparison website that appeals to you. You might find a cheaper price directly from the airline than from a third party. It is also easier to change the flight if you purchase it from the airline.
Follow the prompts on the airline's website to purchase your flight. If you have a frequent flier number on that airline or one of its partner airlines, input your frequent flier number to guarantee that you earn miles on the purchase. Enter your credit card and billing information to purchase the flight. Enter your e-mail address, because you will receive an e-mail shortly after your purchase with your confirmation code and receipt.