Travel during off-peak times
Two of the slowest periods for air travel are Dec. 1 to Dec. 14 and then Jan. 4 to Feb. 15.
Fly on slow days
Planes tend to have the most empty seats on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Do a flexible date search
Consider nearby airports
Driving an extra 50 miles might save $100 per person.
Look for routes flown by Frontier, Southwest and Spirit
Other airlines are matching or beating their fares.
Take advantage of the 24-hour rule
Passengers have 24 hours after buying a ticket to get a full refund. The day after booking a flight, check back to see if fares have fallen. Cancel and rebook at the lower price.