New way to lower airline ticket prices is working despite the angling used to force lower prices. A site made famous for helping thousands of people get out of parking violations has branched out into the airline ticket repricing game. You sign up and DoNotPay will follow your original booking to see if it gets lower from the day you purchased up until the departure.
If there is a legal way for it to be changed without penalty to a better, less expensive flight, they show the way. Some seasoned flyers think the methods used by DoNotPay could eventually cause airfares to rise if it caught on in great volume.
Podcast: Listen to the entire Episode 6 podcast as I discuss mys tips and tricks to finding cheaper airfares.
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Listen as I share:
– my road warrior insights
– best travel tips
– how to book the flight most likely to offer a first class upgrade.
– 2 travel treasures I’ve never talked about but never leave home without.
Get out a pen, because this travel CyberGuy podcast is chock full of smart takeaways.
01:08 How many days out from your flight is the right time to purchase. I break down the best lead time for every season of travel.
01:39 The best day of the week to buy a ticket has changed.
01:56 Two cheapest days to fly during the week and the one most expensive day to avoid.
02:23 Understanding airfare fluctuation: How many times lowest airfare changes from the day it goes on sale to when the flight takes off.
03:12 When is the sweetspot for advance booking and why you should set a calendar alert for shopping airfares.
03:57 If you want a better price, follow these 3 tricks.
05:38 The site that United Airlines sued but lost …and what are hidden city ticket fares and when you want one.
07:20 Use this Gaming tool for cheaper tickets. This new free tool looks for legal loopholes to rebook a cheaper flight after you already ticketed.
08:33 How to find accidental super cheap fares. This site born after the founder found accidental ticket prices at ridiculously low prices. (for example New York to Paris prices at $1,018 during our research, but this site got same routes for $334)
10:20 The best 2 sources that show the best time to book a flight. Enter your destination and departure cities and it tells when ideal time to buy. The other is a downloadable app that keeps you informed.
11:28 How to avoid miserable flights.
12:25 What flight will most likely offer a first class upgrade. See what most airlines won’t show you. The raw data of flight inventory is extremely valuable especially when trying to find replacement flights after yours gets canceled, award flights and how many different fares are available for sale.
15:08 How to learn from the frequent fliers like the best geeks and what never to ask.
16:04 You’ve earned the miles, this service finds the way to use the lowest amount of your miles and points for the best flights in business, first or economy. How he does it still fascinates me.
20:30 The site airlines use to find cheap local hotels near the airport.
21:24 Free app that shows where to find everything in the terminal. From healthier food options, massages, identifying cleaner bathrooms to all sorts of resources. If you plan to spend any amount of time at the airport, this can turn a boring layover into an adventure.
In the meantime, this is the newest way to sign up, forget it and potentially save.. DoNotPay computers scour through tens of thousand of fares along with strategic monitoring of airline exceptions to ticket change rules, with the goal that you could end up with a lower priced journey when the stars align. From weather delays to dramatic schedule changes, DoNotPay knows when its ripe for getting a ticket reissued by calling an airline out on its own policies.
When you sign up, DoNotPay asks for logon information to your email account so that it can monitor flight bookings and active with your needing to turn it on. It’s just one more way of hacking your way to lower airfares.
More tricks to hacking airfares here