How to score inexpensive airfares is perennially one of the hottest topics in travel. The conventional wisdom says say that travellers should know when to make reservations and know about current and upcoming discount offers. They should know how to choose hotel and flight packages, pack smartly, and sign up for alerts with the best online travel agencies. Getting the best deals depends on factors including timing, the time of year/week, luck, being flexible, type of airline, travel class - and of course some amount of luck.
All very true, but additionally, here's a trio of less conventional tips, borne out by a recent study done by a major travel agency: