When it comes to traveling, we are all on the look out for the best prices and cheapest airfares. In recent years, thanks to the boom of airlines that are in service, prices have come tumbling down for flights to almost everywhere in the world. In fact, such are the prices of flights these days, fewer and fewer people are opting to take on a holiday package and instead deciding to manage their bookings themselves. If this is the kind of thing that you do, and you would like to get the cheapest flights possible, here are some ways to do it.
When it comes to searching for flights online, the two companies that I would recommend most are Skyscanner and Momondo, these are flight aggregators which scan all of the airlines to find the best price possible. The great thing about these sites is that they not only scan almost every airline, including the budget ones, but they also give you prices months in advance so that you can best plan your trip. Both sites have mobile apps too which means that you can even book on the go.
Whilst logic would suggest that last minute flight would be cheaper because airlines want to fill their planes, this simply is not true and if you want the best prices then you need to try and get in as early as possible. Airline usually release flight tickets around 10 months before departure date so if you are well prepared, you can grab the cheapest seats available.
Almost all airlines run variety of loyalty schemes which you should make the most of if there is a particle airline which you use often. Being a member of airline clubs means that you will be offered promotions and discounts and even the odd upgrade.
Equally you should try and make the most out of frequent flier miles and Avios points which will accumulate to give you value off your next flight. The Avios system for example sees you collect points every time you use your credit card and then you can exchange these points for flight tickets. There are many loyalty schemes out there to get involved in which can save you a great deal of money on your flights.
If you have time on your hands then why not look at taking two different flights to a particular destination rather than flying direct. This will significantly cut down the price of your journey and you may even be able to see another destination on your way. If you check out websites such as Kayak and Skyscanner too, you can identify connection flights which can get you to your destination at a fraction of the direct price.
There are many other ways in which you can get cheap flights, some are myth and some do not have sufficient proof to back them up but you can by all means try them and see if you can save some money on that next flight of yours.