Save Money By Purchasing Group Plane Tickets Individually
Whenever a large group of friends and I are planning a big trip, I typically volunteer to purchase the plane tickets. Credit card points are serious business, and throwing a few friend on my itinerary means they get to take advantage of my airline status, depending on our which one we choose to take. It's always seemed like a no-brainer, except as
this week, I might have been overpaying.
You know when you're looking for
The reason is that most airlines are considering your purchase sort of like a sporting ticket, where they're selling you all five together. If they don't have five of the cheaper tickets available, then they'll default to selling you five more expensive tickets.
Mileage may vary from airline to airline, but if you're doing a big group ticket buy it pays (literally) to see what price you might pay for tickets individually rather than as a huge group. You could save some cash by running that credit card a few times rather than making a single big purchase.