Flight Shopping Tips That Make Traveling More Affordable

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Fare Compare
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A managing principal at Aero Marketing Group in Phoenix, Arizona, Jason Altzman has dedicated more than a decade to the firm and helped clients with a myriad of tasks, ranging from promoting new products to creating consumer-engagement opportunities. Aside from his career, Jason Altzman enjoys traveling.

Planning a more affordable trip involves knowing fare patterns that occur in the airline industry. According to Fare Compare, prices on domestic flights are more favorable to consumers on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. These three days have fewer travelers. Also unpopular, but inexpensive, are dawn and red-eye flights as well as those taking off during dinnertime.

In terms of the time of day to purchase a ticket for the best value, travelers should book on Tuesdays around 3 p.m. Eastern time. Airlines typically post sales as well as offer fare-matching, which creates more deals. If unable to shop during that time, domestic travelers should stick with the rule of booking flights 30 days to three months prior to their intended departure.


Ski and Snow Parks Close to Phoenix

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Arizona Snowbowl
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Overseeing a creative staff that serves the automotive and motorsports industry, Jason Altzman leads the Aero Marketing Group in Phoenix, Arizona, as a managing principal. Away from the agency, Jason Altzman likes to snowboard.

Sunrise Ski Park and Arizona Snowbowl are located near Phoenix. Owned by the White Mountain Apache Tribe, Sunrise Ski Park consists of 65 runs on three mountains. The highest summit, Apache Peak, stands at 11,000 feet. Sunrise and Cyclone Mountains reach heights of 10,700 feet each. The park has a vertical drop of 1,800 feet. The site caters to all experience levels and includes a terrain park, which provides freestyle skiers and snowboarders a place to practice tricks off boxes, metal rails, and jumps.

Arizona Snowbowl is situated in Flagstaff. The park offers winter activities on Mount Humphreys, the western slope of the San Francisco Peaks, which rise 11,500 feet above sea level. Arizona Snowbowl operates 40 runs and seven chair lifts. Visitors can ski and board on 777 acres and enjoy a 2,300-foot vertical drop from the summit. In addition, the site has a terrain park for practicing freestyle skills.