Finding last minute specials on United States travel requires some effort and a little bit of luck. Finding them for international travel is generally easier. The positive part of that is that regardless of whether you put off travel planning until just a few days prior to wanting to leave, there are still travel deals out there waiting for you.
Before you start looking for the travel deals that you want, consider exactly what it is that you do want. What are your priorities for travel? Is it more important to get a really good price or a really fast trip? Are there others traveling with you and will you want the best hotel or just somewhere clean and comfortable that lets you rest your head.
Figuring out the answers to that will give you the answer to what kind of last minute specials that you’re looking for and how much you’re willling to pay. Once you know what you’re looking for you can start looking. If last minute specials on plane fares are what you’re looking for you can quite likely get them by flying on a weekday. Particularly the middle of the week will make your flight a great deal less costly. Likewise if you’re looking for a better deal and you’re willing to fly out midweek and return after the weekend you can get a better price on your plane tickets. Last minute specials are everywhere you look.
When you are planning a travel by plane you should find yourself a copy of the travel section. Some of the daily travel papers will run last minute specials on travel during the week. You can find a lot of smaller companies that offer last minute specials on all kinds of travel actually. Phone the companies. Be aware that you’re going to pay a little more for the rate that is in the travel daily since they generally don’t include the tax.
Also check Craig’s List listings in your local area or the area you will be traveling to. Generally there are airline tickets for sale on the Craig’s list sites.Most of the time you can get them far below the cost that they may otherwise be. Sold by those who can’t keep their flights, some of these tickets are not refundable but are transferable. Make sure that yours is prior to trying to board or paying for the ticket.