Tried several times to book online for my wife and I using my credit card. The airline website requires a security check, which I allowed. But the system concluded that card is stolen and refused my payment. I called Visa, they haven't received any request from the airline. I called the airline agents several times and beg them to contact their IT about the problem. They are not understanding and cooperative at all. Very frustating experience!
Fly on workdays: As many passengers prefer to fly on week-ends, week-end tickets sell first. If you don't book your trip well in advance (2-3 months beforehand) you may notice, for example, that Thursday flights are cheaper than Sunday flights. Some low cost carriers have special promotions on the flights during the week.