September 28, 2022
How To Book a Last-Minute Flight Without Breaking the Bank

Researchers are calling 2022 the “year of the travel rebound,” and for good reason. A new TripAdvisor study shows that for people in the U.S., leisure travel abroad intent is up 6 percentage points compared to 2019.

But thanks to this increased travel demand — as well as rising fuel costs — the price of plane tickets is quickly escalating, too. The average domestic flight in May 2022 cost $403, up from $272 in May 2021, according to Hopper Price Tracker.

With these price hikes, is it still possible to fulfill your travel dreams and book a last-minute flight without breaking the bank? Travel experts say yes — if you know how to find discounts.

When asked for their top advice for booking last-minute flights on a budget, several experts told GOBankingRates that being flexible is the best way to save money.

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