Travel cheap: nine ways to save on air travel

Here are some travel experts' top tips and tools to hold costs down a bit.

2. Check out package deals.

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    Milwaukee, WISCONSIN, 11 MARCH 2011 - Kristina Petri waits to board her flight at Milwaukee County's General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wis. on March 11.
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E-mail newsletters from sites such as or can alert you to specials. Other sites, including, make it easy to search for vacation packages or for a ticket bundled with a hotel. Sometimes an old-fashioned travel agent can help you save money or plan a better trip.

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