Are you one of those college students that dreams of a tropical vacation, at least a nice spring break, yet just can't scrape enough money together for a round trip airfare? Are you longing for a skyway road trip but you don't even have enough cash for a KOA camping cabin?

Here are four college travel tips that will help you find the best flight deals and show your parents just how smart you have become in college! It's time to take some notes....

#1 You're in college, so be F-L-E-X-I-B-L-E. 
The most important thing to remember when searching for airfare deals is to be flexible. Do not, in other words, limit yourself to traveling on the busiest day, even if it's the day that all of your friends seem to be traveling. Traveling on holidays and any of those other high traffic days is going to cost you dearly so leave a day earlier or a day later than your rich friends!

#2 You're in college, so do some R-E-S-E-A-R-C-H
The internet has made shopping for airfare super easy with consolidator sites like Kayak and the new Don't buy what your spontaneous friends buy, be a smart collegiate type and research the best airfare.

#3 You're in college so do some P-L-A-N-N-I-N-G
You carry a planner so that you show up for classes when you have an exam or assignment due, so use that same planner to think ahead and you'll score the best rates. Yes, this is the last minute flight deals blog, but the best deals come to the folks who are smart enough to plan.

#4 You're in college so S-K-I-P some C-L-A-S-S-E-S
Yes, you have my permission to skip classes because the best airfare comes to students who travel mid-week. Believe me, your Economics Professor will understand!

So in summary, be flexible, do your research, plan ahead, and skip classes - these are the key tips to saving money on your airfare. Be nice to your mother!

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