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Here are a few tips that can help you find cheap flights and flight deals:
Be Flexible with Your Travel Dates
Airline ticket prices vary depending on the day of the week, time of year, and upcoming holidays such as Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Thanksgiving, or the Fourth of July. Overseas, August is a big month for traveling around Europe as many Europeans go on vacation then, so airline tickets tend to be higher.
It’s always cheaper to fly during the middle of the week than on a weekend, because most people travel on the weekends and airlines hike their prices then. Prices are also a bit cheaper if you fly after a major holiday. Early-morning or late-night flights are cheaper because fewer people want to travel then. Before you commit to your departure, make sure you check other dates so as to pick the cheapest day. If you are not flexible on the dates you want to fly, you will never be able to find a cheap flight. Even the difference of one day can mean hundreds of dollars in savings.
Fly to Secondary Airports with Budget Carriers
Most major cities have a smaller, secondary airport. This is the airport most budget airlines fly into because it’s cheaper and helps keep costs down since smaller airports charge smaller landing fees. Check out which airlines fly into these smaller airports. For example, you can take JetBlue to Long Beach, an airport close to Los Angeles, instead of flying into LAX, and save some money; in Europe, the budget airline Ryanair will fly into Eindhoven, Netherlands, instead of Amsterdam airport, while Norwegian Airlines flies into the smaller and harder-to-get-to airports in Oslo and Stockholm. It happens throughout the world, so always look into where you are flying.
In America, there are only a handful of budget airlines. In Europe, there are more, and competition has kept prices there low. In Asia, budget airline AirAsia lets you fly lots of places on the cheap. For example, you can find tickets from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur for $30 USD. You can even fly from Southeast Asia to Australia for around $110 USD each way. Many times, these low-cost airlines offer no-fare tickets — you pay just the taxes.
Try Alternative Routes
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Not only does it help to be flexible with dates and destinations, but try being flexible with the route you take, too. Sometimes it’s cheaper to fly to London and take a budget airline to Amsterdam than to fly direct to Amsterdam. There are so many budget carriers around the world that taking advantage of a good deal to another city and then hopping on a budget flight to your destination is sometimes the best way to go. I had to go to Paris once; the flight was $900 USD, but I could fly to Dublin for $600 and get a $60 flight to Paris. It meant more flying time, but the $240 I saved was worth it.
By working various airlines and special offers, you can save a lot. This method is not for everyone, however. It is more work, as you have to figure out lots of different routes and check different airlines. But it will shave some money off your flight, giving you more to spend at your destination.
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