Go into a private window (such as incognito on Chrome) to begin your search. Travel websites keep a log each time you visit their site to increase their prices. Keep in mind that searching for tickets on a Monday can often mean lower prices than if you try your search on the weekend. Similarly, it is often cheaper to fly early in the week than on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. I recommend signing up with an email to get alerts of when prices change.
TIP: Promo codes may also be available through a Google search or email updates.
Start by checking out websites like Expedia , Kayak, or Google Flights. Also consider browsing through different student discount travel websites such as studentuniverse.com or statravel.com to browse through flights. Keep your travel dates flexible as certain days may be more expensive than others. Various factors go into the best time to buy a plane ticket. For example, it is not advisable to buy a plane ticket before your acceptance into a program.
TIP: Round trip tickets tend to be cheaper and countries that require VISAS ask for a round trip itinerary.
Step 3: The dates and time shown are that of the region that you are currently in at the moment. Buy online with a credit card. Print out all of the information and bring it to the airport on the day of your departure.
Check out this cool infographic for more helpful hints on the best way to buy a plane ticket!