Huntsville International Airport has a bad reputation for being expensive. It’s been said that they are the most expensive airport to fly out of in the country. The bottom line? It’s not true! Huntsville International Airport has a high percentage of business travelers. Business travelers tend to book at the last minute when prices are at their highest, skewing the average ticket price, (and reputation), to make HSV out to be expensive. HSV prices on major airlines are comparable to surrounding airports if you’re looking a few months out from departure.
Having some knowledge about how to find the best deal can help you save on ticket fares from any airport, but even better, it can help you fly from our favorite home airport in Huntsville. There’s plenty of bad information on the web for every subject, flights are not excluded. Numerous articles claim advice like: ‘clear your browser history, clear your cookies, look for flights on Tuesday,’ etc. The truth is, the airlines don’t care how often you look at a flight price and that price drops can happen any day of the week. So how do you find a great deal?
Use the Right Tools
The flight deals you find are only as good as how you search for your deals. Google Flights has the best user experience and should be your go-to option for finding flights. It allows you to quickly search for multiple dates and airports at a time and filter results to ensure you find the best flight for your needs. Learn how to use this effectively and you’ll be able to search for options all over the world with a click.
Keeping your options open can save you major money. You may find that a flight on a Friday is $600 roundtrip, while that same flight on a Saturday is only $200. Or that the flight departing at 8 AM is $700, while the same flight departing at 6 AM is $300. Flexibility with dates and times can open up a world of amazing deals!
Fly When Other People Aren’t Flying
There is no way to get around expensive flights during holidays. It is almost impossible to find a deal flying during the summer or Christmas. Instead, try flying off-season and on lower traffic days. Business travelers typically fly on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and Friday. Saturday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays are typically a much cheaper option. For a long weekend trip, try flying Saturday to Wednesday, which is still the same number of days off work for a typical weekday as long weekend flights, Friday – Tuesday.
Look for Price Drops
Searching regularly for a flight you want can yield incredible results. Airlines play games with their pricing. They will lower the price significantly for a few days, for one day, or even just a few hours. Prices like HSV to London have gotten down into the $400s roundtrip and prices from HSV to Costa Rica hit an all-time low of $261 roundtrip. Getting into the habit of regularly looking at prices is the best way to save you hundreds or thousands on flight tickets.
Use a Deal Finding Service
There are endless factors that go into finding the best flight deals. Timing and looking daily are two of the top key players in truly finding the best bargains. Some deals are so short, they’ve come and gone before you’ve had a chance to even look. This is where a flight deal finder service like Jet Lag Hero comes in. Jet Lag Hero is a flight tracking service specializing in finding flight deals all over the world from your favorite home airports, including HSV.
We love our home airport and traveling from Huntsville doesn’t have to be expensive! If you don’t have the time or energy to spend endlessly searching for the best bargains, try out a service like Jet Lag Hero to save time and money by getting deals emailed directly to your inbox.
David grew up in Birmingham, went to college in Tuscaloosa, and currently lives in Huntsville as an engineer. David loves exploring the world and seeing what all it has to offer with his wife and his 2 daughters.