Just wanted to give you guys some tips (below) on how to get cheap flights, especially for those of you who have made a commitment to seeing more of the World this year. Enjoy! :-)
If you want cheap flights you have to be flexible on times, dates and even the destination. Skyscanner offers an option where the search engine will give you a list of affordable destinations within your budget.
People tend to travel less during midweek. To ensure you get the best prices possible book your ticket between Mondays and Thurs. In addition, it has been said that Tuesday and Wednesdays are the best days to find cheap flight deals. Sometimes changing the day of your flight could save you a lot of money. Give all these days a try and see which prices suit you best.
Book the times that very few travel
Try to book tickets for the first flight of the day or the very last flight of the day going to your preferred destination. These times are usually the cheapest because airlines will be very keen to fill their seats. Also, try not to book your flights at peak seasons.
Use the Google Incognito Window
When searching for flight deals, use the incognito window on Google to avoid your cookies getting tracked. These cookies will enable a flight company to see your flight searches and they will increase the price. So to avoid this and ensure you get the best possible prices on your flight searches, hide your cookies by searching for flights using the incognito window.
Book tickets that have a stopover
Usually direct flights can be quite expensive. So try to look out for flights that require you to stopover before you reach your final destination.
Don’t go for the first offer you see. Check out flight comparison sites and cheap travel sites to get the best deal. Here is a list of amazing flight websites to help you get started.
Also, if you find a good deal on a comparison website remember to go directly to the airline website as they may have even cheaper deals that will not be shown on the travel comparison site.
Sign-Up to Airlines
Sometimes flight offers will not be available to the general public and will only be available to subscribers. In order to stay aware of the deals, follow airlines on social media and sign up to the airline newsletter.
As an example, you can sign up for airfarewatchdog.com
There are also discount codes for some airlines. They are out there on the Internet. You just have to search for them.
Sign-Up for Reward Programs
If you have a credit card, you can sign up for frequent flier miles rewards programs. The points will add up very quickly and you will be able to save money in the long term.
Book in advance
Book your flights up to 3 months in advance. Just a couple of days and weeks can make a huge difference in the final price.
When booking your flights, watch out for excess fees or any further hidden charges.