Right now, it’s a bit early to be checking up on ticket prices. But here are some tips:
- Like Winchester said, the best time to start searching is about 2-3 months (In April-May) ahead. Use farecast/priceline/kayak/etc for your searching needs, as they can search many airlines as much. If you know your airport has Southwest Airlines, then go to http://www.southwest.com, as they don’t participate in the aforementioned sites.
2.) The best day to look for prices are on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. That’s usually the time when airlines release seats for purchase.
3.) Try not to travel on Friday/Saturday/Sunday. Tickets are usually higher when travelling on days with higher traffic is expected. This shouldn’t be a problem for EVO, but I know of some people who like to get there the day of the event and try to leave right after the finale.
4.) Try not to travel standby. The airlines have reduced their total number of flights in order to combat costs, and therefore have less seats for people to take. You might not get a flight in time for your match!
5.) Even if you do find a good price on Expedia/Priceline/etc, check on the airline’s website itself; you might find slightly cheaper fares.
6.) Keep in mind that most cheaper flights are non-transferrable and non-refundable. Confirm everything before you make that purchase!
7.) Write everything down so you can compare prices at a later time.