An Airfare Junkie’s Guide to Flying for Free

How to find great airline ticket deals online.

by Darius Fisher
how to find great airfare deals online
Photograph: International Living

• Travel light. Airlines give priority to passengers with no checked baggage.

• Book the whole itinerary with one agency. If you opt to buy two separate tickets, airlines won’t take responsibility for the second leg of the journey. So even if you get bumped, you’ll still need to rebook the connecting flight (at your expense).

No one said getting a free flight would be easy, but if you have the time and the determination, flying for free can be done. Wondering what the Pudding Guy did with 12,150 pudding cups? He donated them to charity and got a tax write-off.

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First Published January 30, 2012

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