JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Heading into the busy travel season, many will turn to internet sites to book their travel plans. The reasons are obvious: to save money and to do it themselves. But before you hit the "book now" button, there are things to avoid so the travel plans do not become travel trouble.
1) Double check for typos. A small mistake such as misspelling your name can keep you grounded. Your ticket must match the information on your government-issued ID or your ticket will not be accepted.
2) Double check your travel dates when booking online. You may end up buying airline tickets for the wrong dates, the seats may be sold out when you try to re-book and the cost of changing could be costly.
3) Don't wait until the last minute to look for a bargain. You need to book your travel plans 14- to- 21 days ahead. Also, don't hesitate to compare fares with the different online sites.