We all want to search for cheaper flights but spending time scouring endless websites may leave you feeling like you are ready for a holiday in itself! Sadly, there is no shortcut if you are looking to find the cheap flights and you will definitely need to shop around but here are our 8 tips that could make the whole process just that little bit easier.
- Book early
Airlines often put up their prices two weeks prior to a flight so booking early could help you to save money. If you can, booking three to six months in advance can give you even greater savings.
- Book late
Bearing point 1 in mind, savings are also available on last-minute flights using sites such as lastminute.com. If you are flexible and can stand the suspense you can pick up a bargain to a very attractive travel destination.
- Shop around
Don’t go for the first option that you see. Look at sites such as Travelocity or TripAdvisor Flights to see if you can source a better price. There are no guarantees, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to look.
- Be flexible
If you can be flexible with your dates along with the airport that you fly from you could save yourself some significant amounts of money. Avoiding peak season will also add to your savings.
- Use your airmiles
Most of the major airlines run frequent flyer schemes. Using your miles has got hard in recent years but it is still well worth looking at it as an option – especially if you book early.
- Get a refund if the price goes down
Sites such as Orbitz.com have a Best Price Guarantee so you can get your money back if the price goes down or you see your flight cheaper on a different website.
- Get an air pass
In order to promote tourism in their countries, many national airlines offer air passes at reduced rates for tourists. If you’re planning to do extensive travel in one country or region, an air pass might be your most cost-effective option.
- Look for deals and discounts
You price comparison sites for the latest prices on fares is also another good idea and can again save you money. After all, every little helps!