How to Book the Cheap Seats at Texarkana Regional Airport
These are “guidelines.” There will always be exceptions, but in general you will score some cheap seats using these principles:
MYTH: Seat dumping at the last minute is a myth. Planes are packed!
INTERNET: Use the web to access AA.com (Calling 800-433-7300 to talk to an agent will add $20 to your ticket). Log on to AA.com and select the Reservations Tab. Select the price and schedule feature.
FACT: Ticket pricing changes three times a day during weekdays and at least once on Saturday and Sunday. Join American Advantage (free) and receive email blasts on fare sales. Sign up for a fare alert such as American Airline’s “DealFinder.” It’s free for American Advantage members.
PLAN your purchase at least one month from the date of travel. Travel during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays should be booked at least four months ahead of time. The fares may not be cheaper, but there may still be unsold seats.
SHOP for reservations Tuesday thru Thursday. Fare sales generally debut Monday night (discounts of 15% to 20%) or Tuesday and only last three days. Ticket prices are higher on weekends!Remember, MONDAY NIGHT TO TUESDAY 2:00 PM (CST) is the best time to score a deal.
CHEAP TRAVEL DAYS are Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday (except holiday periods).
HOLIDAY TRAVEL – Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day are cheap; the weeks either side of those days are not!
CHEAP TRAVEL TIMES are in 6:00 am, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, 7:00 pm and overnight (redeye)
CONNECTING flights are cheaper than direct flights by 50%.
DESTINATION should be a LARGE AIRPORT. Avoid flying to another small airport from Texarkana. Fares are much lower if your destination is a large hub airport.
TRAVEL LIGHT to avoid the fees! See below.
Non-refundable ticket change fee: $150 Reservation by phone fee: $20 Unaccompanied minor fee: $100
Carryon bag: Free First checked bag fee: $25 Second checked bag fee: $35 Additional bags fee: $150 each Overweight bags: $100 for 51-70 lbs; $200 for 71-100 lbs Oversize bags: $200 Pet flight fee: $125-$175
Snacks: For purchase Meal: For purchase Beverages: Free Alcoholic beverages: For purchase
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