Last Minute Bookings

November 15, 2011
Fares from Washington DC:

    Q. I need to book a flight today for travel tomorrow. Where can I get the best last minute airfare?



    A. You'll often get the best fares if you book at least 7 to 21 days ahead of departure. But what if you don't have that luxury? Other than the airlines' last-minute weekend fares, which you can find on their sites, your best bet is Priceline.com's "Name your own price" feature (bidding for travel) or Hotwire.com. Also take a look at Lastminute.com which packages last minute airfares with hotel and rental car deals. Amazingly, the cost of these packages is often less than what you'd pay for airfare alone.

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