Holiday Airline Tickets -- Savings Experiment

Savings Experiment: Holiday Travel
Savings Experiment: Holiday Travel

Cheap airfare is a national obsession, especially over the holidays, when the price of airplane tickets goes sky-high with demand. Most people assume that since everyone is flying in November and December, we simply have to pay up. But that's not the case. There are still tips you can use to make sure you get discount flights during the peak Christmas and New Year's season, and many of those tricks didn't exist just two years ago.

Once we started buying our plane tickets online in the 1990s, the process was simple: comparison shop and buy the winner.

These days, the process has been enriched by new digital developments, and it can be boiled down to three steps.