And keep playing it smart: if Hurricane Alex has affected your travel plans, we tell you how to get those plans back on course. And there will be other storms this summer, so we have answers to questions you may be asking, including: When do I contact my airline - and how? Getting in touch ASAP is the key to getting a flight, ahead of the pack.
A Note from Rick Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Buying Airline Tickets
Usually, I tell people the "right way" to buy airline tickets - but today, I'm turning it around. Let's talk about the five big mistakes people make when shopping and buying airfare.
The two biggest mistakes: purchasing airfare on the weekends, and, flying on Fridays and Sundays. Common errors, yes, but unfortunately these airfare buying mistakes could cost you hundreds of dollars (it happened to one of my employees).