Episode 25: Holiday airfares and secrets to getting the best deal

October 25, 2017
The interior of plane is seen at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Booking airfares is stressful. How far in advance should you book? What day should you fly? Did you get the best deal?

In this episode of “Get Outta Here,” hosted by AP Travel Editor Beth Harpaz, AirfareWatchdog.com founder George Hobica offers strategies for making sure you get the best price for your flight. Hobica, along with AP’s former airlines reporter Scott Mayerowitz, discuss everything from which websites to use, to how far in advance you should buy tickets. You’ll also learn whether Tuesday’s really a magic day for flight deals or if that’s a myth.


New episodes of “Get Outta Here!” are published every Wednesday. Host Beth J. Harpaz is travel editor for The Associated Press, a volunteer Big Apple Greeter and a licensed tour guide in her native New York City. She recently completed a quest to visit all 50 states.

Before becoming travel editor, where most of the news - thank goodness - is about happy people going on nice vacations, Beth covered politics, disasters and all manner of mayhem for the AP. And not to reveal her age, but she also worked for several newspapers way back in the 20th century and even wrote three books.

She does not own wheeled luggage but instead carries her belongings around the world in an ancient backpack and various tote bags.


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