Upgrade: Stop falling for these 4 traps when booking flights

Rethink how you buy airfare.

As we approach summer, airfares tend to rise, and this year is likely to be no exception. Travel research app Hopper predicts that domestic flight prices will rise to about $229 round trip in April, from $218 in February — and up to $251 by June.

That makes it even more important that you’re smart about booking your flights. Unfortunately, many of us fall for some pervasive flight-booking myths. Here are four.

Myth 1: It’s almost always cheaper to have a layover.

Data released Monday from Hopper found that while, on average, you can save roughly 5% by choosing a flight with one stop, there are “an increasing number of non-stop flights available now that are cheaper” than those with a stop.

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