While the usefulness of those strategies is dubious, theres one money-saving tip that each one travelers should use when checking out flights, says Scotts Cheap Flights founder Scott Keyes.
When buying plane tickets for a gaggle of individuals , Keyes recommends always comparing the fares for the complete group to the worth for only one or two seats on an equivalent flight.
Airlines typically sell their tickets in buckets, Keyes tells CNBC Make It.
meaning a flight may need 10 tickets available for $99, 15 tickets available for $129, another 30 available for $149, and so on.
When a less expensive bucket sells out, customers trying to find flights are then shown costlier tickets.
That means that if a family of 4 is trying to find a flight, the airlines ticketing system will only show them tickets during a bucket which will still accommodate four seats.
If theres only two seats left within the cheapest bucket, and you would like three tickets, theyre getting to bump you up to subsequent bucket, Keyes says.
To my knowledge, virtually all airlines do that bucket fare method of selling tickets.