At the Fly Lansing Travel Concierge Center, I see firsthand great deals that are available to savvy travelers. I’m here not just to tell you that January is one of the cheapest times to travel, but to give you proven tips for saving time and money year-round. Travel during off-peak times. You’ll find some of the best deals to warm-weather places in January, when the travel industry experiences a post-holiday slowdown. Round-trip flights to Orlando out of Lansing have been offered for as low as $106! There are also excellent flights and vacation packages to Mexico and the Dominican Republic (through April) that can be booked now at great cost-saving rates. We even have low fares for new nonstop service to Las Vegas! Be flexible. Savvy last-minute flyers embrace spontaneity. This means being more flexible in your departure dates. Wednesday is generally considered the cheapest day to fly (followed by Tuesday). And late-night or early morning flights are typically the cheapest times during each day. Do your homework. Searching for the best deals? Make sure you check the airline website before you book. Travel booking sites often skew toward larger carriers and leave out airlines such as Allegiant Air and Sun Country Airlines, which offer terrific deals. You can also get notification of new deals on Facebook or sign up for email alerts at the airport website. Fly without the stress. The joy of saving money is nullified by a bad travel experience. Regional airports, like the Capital Region International Airport, offer a shorter drive, less expensive parking and less congested security checkpoints. You should be relaxing once you park the car, not once you board the plane. If you’d like a little help, you can always give us a call or stop on by our office — we are a free service right out of the Capital Region International Airport. Liz Andrews is Manager of the Fly Lansing Concierge Travel Center. To explore your next getaway, visit flylansing.com or call Liz at (517) 321-4688.