|Written by John C|
┬áStep 1: You must be flexible. Booking last minute flights is a great way to cut costs and get to where you need to go, although you must be flexible in departure and arrival times and dates.
Step 2: To book last minute flights, check with some popular websites which specialize more on last minute travel, such as lastminutetravel.com and 11th Hour Vacations (http://www.res99.com/nexres/start-pages/travelpage.cgi?src=10019794&lang=ENG).
Step 3: Once you find a cheap last minute flight, contact the airline to see if they will offer it cheaper. Many airlines will offer unadvertised discounts to fill the remaining seats.
Step 4: To save extra money on your trip, try to book a flight and hotel together. This can save you additional money off of the hotel price.
Step 5: Major airlines often offer last-minute sales for flights on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays, days and weeks before the upcoming flights. Always check the flight pricing a few times a day, everyday, until you see it drop.
Step 6: To book last minute flights, you can monitor all of the airlines' last-minute fare sales by signing up for SmarterTravel.com's free last-minute airfare newsletters.
Tips: To book last minute flights, you should check many of the travel websites and airline websites because most of them are now offering last-minute vacation packages at cheap prices.
Warnings: You must be flexible when trying to book last minute flights.