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More than fair airfare: Do you know how to fly the friendly skies on the cheap?
by Staff
Plane ticket prices have skyrocketed in recent years. Learn how to help the entire family travel frugally by taking this quiz.

True or false: All airlines are included in every travel-related search engine.

  • true
  • false
  • It's difficult to know with so many search engines out there.

Where do many airlines publicize short-term deals?

  • newspapers
  • magazines
  • Twitter

True or false: Airlines only change flight prices once a day.

  • true
  • false
  • It depends on the airline.

What can an airfare prediction site tell you?

  • It can tell you how many flights go to a particular city.
  • It can tell you the status of flight prices.
  • It can tell you how much it would cost to drive to your destination.

True or false: Airports in a general area typically have similar fares.

  • true
  • false
  • It depends on the area.

When's the best time to fly during the holiday season?

  • a few days before a major holiday
  • a week before a major holiday
  • on the holiday itself

What day of the week is often the least expensive to fly?

  • Friday
  • Monday
  • Wednesday

Which of the following is a surprisingly easy way to save money on flights?

  • Be flexible with your travel dates.
  • Only fly on weekends.
  • Just cancel your trip; there's no way to save money on airfare.

True or false: Occasionally, you can get a credit on airfare if the price drops after you book.

  • true
  • false
  • Yes, but if it goes up again, you'll have to pay the difference.

What are the cheapest days of the week to fly internationally?

  • Saturday or Sunday
  • Monday to Wednesday
  • Wednesday to Friday

True or false: Flying standby is an excellent way to travel with young children.

  • true
  • false
  • Airlines have stopped issuing standby tickets.

Which of the following has NOT caused airlines to raise prices?

  • fuel costs
  • decrease in passengers
  • fancy new pilot seats

True or false: Frequent flier miles are really easy to redeem.

  • true
  • false
  • It depends on the airline.

Which of the following services is still free aboard flights?

  • food
  • checking baggage
  • bathroom use

True or false: It won't cost you a cent to change your flight.

  • true
  • false
  • You can't change your flight.

Besides airplane tickets, travel-related search engines often offer discounts on ____.

  • hotel rooms
  • car rentals
  • both of the above

Which of the following is NOT a reputable airfare finder?

  • Google Flight Search
  • Travelocity
  • The Internet Movie Database (IMDB)

How early should you book an international flight to get the best price?

  • at the last possible minute
  • a month in advance
  • three to six months in advance

True or false: Discount airlines aren't any cheaper than the full-service versions.

  • true
  • false
  • They're often more expensive, actually.

What characteristics are likely to affect luggage fees?

  • the size of your luggage
  • the weight of your luggage
  • both of the above