One of the best way of getting discount airfare tickets when booking through an agent is to ask whether there is any low airfare because if you don't ask them they won't tell you. They will expect you to pay the usual amount you see on the notice board. Sometimes they may be specials which are not meant for the apex or economy class because few of the agents are not always motivated to find the cheapest ticket. The reason is because they are ignorant of the discount the next cubicle has been selling all week or maybe the commission may not bother them much.
In addition, purchasing a ticket on the internet is not a good way to get the cheapest price because some companies just list the actual price there unless you are familiar with their tricks then you may be able to find a discount at some pages of their website. When you meet a travel agent you might be given the cheapest price or a test price, it is good to compare and be wise when a deal presents itself. A good strategy is to book the fully refundable tickets early and the best value then proceed for something better to add up, wait at least three hours between flights for changeovers or international departures. The best deals are offered directly by airline websites, try to sign up with the airline and they will notify you via email of restricted discounts about some specials a few days before the flight, some of these include Southwest, Continental, United, American, Northwest, U.S Airways and Carnival etc.
Furthermore, some courier companies sell cheap tickets in return for using your checked luggage allotment for business stuffs like computer parts or documents which they need to ship to somewhere very fast. This means that if you carry baggage's that has less weight, it is a good advantage to get discount airfare tickets. You should play your own part by coming up at the airport on time to meet someone with tickets and board the airplane, you do not even handle the checked luggage.
Nevertheless, if you have short amount of travel then courier flights are the best options for you, their return flights are scheduled two to thirty days after their departure flight. They normally require your presence for the return flight, sample of courier air travel include New York to Paris $250, Los Angeles to Hong Kong $400, Los Angeles to Sydney $400. Whenever courier companies are desperate at the last minute they give out free flights. If you fly with them always they can give you free ticket or bring down the price.
Moreover, Charter flights lease out an airplane for a particular date and route for example New York to Paris and then sell the seats. They normally charge very low price which may go lower as flight time draws near and still vacant seat remain unsold. Some charter companies include Tower, Martin Air, Council Travel and Lauda. Most airline companies know that some passengers won't make their flight because of that they always overbook to maximize revenue and efficiency. At times, they have more passengers than seats inside the plane then it means they must deny flight to some. What they normally do is to ask for some volunteers that are willing to give up their flights for one on the next available flight. If no one responds they offer a voucher for a free flight plus a seat on the next flight, at times they give up to $500 in cash. This normally happens during busy holidays, on Mondays, Sundays and Fridays, it is called bumping. If you would love to be bumped then you must arrive early to place your name at the first volunteer list and never check your bag.