Finding low fares is a breeze if you plan ahead and follow these pointers.

By Brooke Porter Katz
February 26, 2020
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Once you've selected a destination for your honeymoon, you're probably eager to book the flights. But locking yourself into the first fare you find isn't always in your best interest. If you're looking for affordable airline tickets for your honeymoon, here's where to start.

Be Flexible

Get familiar with Google Flights' "explore" filters: Key in dates or an ideal month or trip duration, then scan the world map to see the best fares and dates to go literally anyplace on earth.

Keep Tabs

Set price alerts on Google Flights, Yapta, or Skyscanner six months out for international, three for domestic. Aim to book four to five months out for international, or one to two for domestic.

Book à la Carte

Going someplace remote? Save by buying two separate tickets, says DiScala—New York City to London Heathrow, then Stansted to Sardinia, for example. Allow ample time between flights in case of a snafu.

Play with Points

You may be able to use them toward seat upgrades or bag fees as well as tickets, Wilson says. Some credit cards also offer a free companion pass once a year, lounge access, or Global Entry/TSA PreCheck fee credits.

Our Experts: John DiScala, founder of JohnnyJet.com; Benét Wilson, The Points Guy credit-cards editor and aviation writer.

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