Still planning your annual vacation? Here are some great tips from the Colorado AAA that can save you money and make your next trip a pleasure. Airfare: When flying, the first flight of the day is usually least expensive, and Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday afternoon also have lower fares. Cheaper fares and more available seats can often be found if you travel Saturday through Tuesday. The best cruise deals are typically available during Wave Season, January-March. Loyalty programs: Using the same airline or hotel chain can earn you reward points for future travel. Using credit cards that have rewards programs can also earn you points for future travel. Packing: With many airlines charging fees for checked luggage, and now perhaps carry-on luggage, or fees for overweight luggage, it can pay to pack light. For more information about AAA Colorado, CLICK HERE.