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Insider Secrets to Get a Free Flight

GOBankingRates Logo By Michelle Stoffel of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 11: <p>From overbooked cabins to underwhelming snack options, air travel is anything but enjoyable these days. And, unfortunately, it's rarely cheap.</p>A domestic round-trip flight at the end of last year averaged $366, according to Airlines for America, the trade association for the largest airlines. If you travel as a family of four, that means you're out over $1,400 without even factoring in the cost of baggage fees or transportation to and from the airport. <p>However, there are some ways to cut costs without sacrificing your next vacation. A group of people dedicated to scouring insider blogs and scoping airlines' social media feeds, today's travel experts offer the not-so-frequent flyer tips on scoring the best deals. Here are 10 <a href="https://www.gobankingrates.com/personal-finance/travel-expenses-can-easily-avoid/">ways to cut costs on your next plane fare</a> — or even score a totally free ticket to your destination of choice.</p>

From overbooked cabins to underwhelming snack options, air travel is anything but enjoyable these days. And, unfortunately, it's rarely cheap.

A domestic round-trip flight at the end of last year averaged $366, according to Airlines for America, the trade association for the largest airlines. If you travel as a family of four, that means you're out over $1,400 without even factoring in the cost of baggage fees or transportation to and from the airport.

However, there are some ways to cut costs without sacrificing your next vacation. A group of people dedicated to scouring insider blogs and scoping airlines' social media feeds, today's travel experts offer the not-so-frequent flyer tips on scoring the best deals. Here are 10 ways to cut costs on your next plane fare — or even score a totally free ticket to your destination of choice.

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