7 tips for saving on holiday flying and lodging
Fly then drive
Some airlines have a virtual monopoly at certain airports, allowing them to charge more. Cincinnati, one of the most expensive airports, is dominated by Delta. Many fliers instead choose airports in Dayton, Ohio, or Louisville, Ky. Other airports are expensive because they lack a low-cost carrier to keep prices in check or because business travelers are the primary customers.
Most search sites can check fares at airports up to 100 miles from your destination. The savings can be big enough to make the car rental and extra travel time worth your while.