Transcript for How to find the best deals as prices for travel skyrocket
Back now with the demand for summer travel skyrocketing. There is a surge in prices but still ways to save and gio Benitez has all the details. Good morning, gio. Reporter: Hey, George, good morning. Experts tell us that prices for domestic airfare will peak by the end of this month and by the fourth of July we're going to be looking at prepandemic pricing. With more and more Americans vaccinated, it's looking to be the summer of travel. Pand that means prices are already on the rise. Domestic airfare this summer up 35% from last summer. The average price 283 bucks, so experts say the sooner you can book the better. If you're planning to travel this summer book your airfare now. Prices will rise about 16% between now and the middle of July. Reporter: Some are still seeing deals for hotels down as much as 20% from prepandemic rates. Nara began set, Rhode Island, Long Beach, California, Tampa, Florida and ft. Myers, Naples. Some smaller cities and airports are where lower cost carriers can offer those low base fair prices. Reporter: In fact, new low cost airlines are betting on the desire to find cheap tickets. Avelo selling them as low as 19. Breeze, 39 but the rental car shortage is still in full effect. California icu nurse Alicia Hoge was hoping to rent a car for over 500 bucks and says the company emailed her saying it would cost almost 2,000. I thought it was a joke. I don't have an extra $1900 just laying around to pay for a rental car for the weekend. Reporter: If you need a rental make that your priority. In some cases almost look for that rental car before you book the flight just to see if they have it. Yeah, now we're telling people if you need one book it at the same time you book your flight or earlier. Reporter: Hotel, last minute may be better. I was surprised about this. You're saying in big cities you should book your hotels last minute? Yes, hotels often offer really low prices on hotels at the very last minute. Same day check-in or day before. You run the risk of maybe not getting the room type or the exact hotel you were planning on if you wait that late. Reporter: A little bit of a risk there and the key to flexibility is really about the key to low prices is about flexibility. If you book a flight on a Tuesday instead of a Friday, you're probably going to save money there, George. What's this about supersonic planes coming back? Reporter: Oh, yeah, this is really cool. We've got a rendering to show you. United airlines saying they've actually signed an agreement to buy about 15 supersonic jets. That would cut travel time in half and the airline says it will use 100% sustainable fuel, some exciting stuff there and really cool image. All right, gio, thanks very much.
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