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Understanding airfare price fluctuations can be as challenging as saving up the money to pay for the ticket. Prices can change by the hour and there is no real doctrine to when is the best time to buy an airplane ticket. However, here are some tips and deals for Salt Lake City travelers.

Check the pricing frequently, but overall, the best days to buy and fly are Tuesday through Thursday. While the rule is not a 100-percent guarantee, whether booking your trip or leaving, it’s best to do so in the middle of the week.

Don’t forget baggage fees. If two airlines have competitive pricing, be sure to factor in the extra baggage fees some airlines charge.

Travel websites such as Hotwire.com and Priceline.com are terrific places to start researching. But after finding your information, check the hotel or airfare websites and look for price-match deals and rewards programs.

Southwest Airlines

Fly the baggage-fee free airline from Salt Lake to these popular destinations for the following low prices. Some restrictions may apply.

Las Vegas: $59 One-way
Portland: $107 One-way
Oakland: $122 One-way
Los Angeles: $132 One-way
Pheonix: $134 One-way

Jet Blue

The airline with a Salt Lake City hub has some of the best last-minute travel deals. Here’s just a sampling of some of their best summer flights from Salt Lake. Some restrictions apply.

Ft. Lauderdale: $134 One-way
New York City: $169 One-way
Long Beach: $104 One-way

Delta

Honolulu: $383 One-way
Cancun: $300 One-way
Puerto Vallarta: $220 One-way
Denver: $79 One-way

American Airlines

Chicago: $182 One-way
San Francisco: $142 One-way
San Diego: $159 One-way

Seth Bracken

Seth Bracken is the editor of QSaltLake

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