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5 Tips for Saving Money on Family Plane Tickets


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Move Mealtime
If you fly during peak meal times, you can cut back on the cash.
If you fly during peak meal times, you can cut back on the cash.
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It's a lot harder to get a meal on an airline these days, but signing up for a flight that takes off around mealtime is still a good idea. Experienced travelers recognize they'll likely be eating before or after a flight, so they work travel into their normal dining routines. To keep the big silver birds full to capacity, some airlines offer their least expensive fares either first thing in the morning (usually around the time the sun comes up), at noon or during dinnertime. If you pick one of these times to fly, you'll keep some cash in your pocket where it belongs. You don't want junior's rumbling stomach to attract too much attention, so eat early -- or bring snacks.


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