NEW YORK (AP) — It will take some digging and perhaps some luck to score a cheap airfare this summer.
So far, the airlines appear to be withholding their deepest discounts from prime summer travel periods, although they have been offering sales on domestic and international flights this spring.
Without much fanfare Tuesday, Delta Air Lines offered flights to some European cities for as little as $138 round trip, taxes included. The offer was gone within a few hours, leading some experts to think it was a pricing error. Delta declined comment.
George Hobica of airfarewatchdog.com says air travelers will have to be diligent, by frequently doing an Internet search for "air fare alert" to see what pops up.
He also suggests following the airlines on Twitter and Facebook to keep track of cheap fares that might occur without much notice.