2. Set airfare alerts
Save yourself some time and energy by setting email alerts for the flights you are interested in. Most major airlines and airfare consolidation websites offer this feature, which allows you to set your desired itinerary and travel dates and then notifies you when that trip drops into your price range.
If you are flexible about when you travel, it’s best to leave your alerts more general as this will capture the most potential options for you. With alerts set, you don’t have to worry about missing a surprise sale that puts your dream destination within reach.