I have a confession to make.
I search flights for fun, and right now – being in college and all – I don’t have the time to go travel.
Not yet, at least.
But I’ll admit, searching up flights is just a symptom of me being a dreamer. I search deals and fantasize of me one day, once again, heading back to Europe – only this time I’ll be backpacking and exploring the wonderful, pristine beaches of Albania, Italy, and Greece.
But enough of that.
Here’s my top 10 tips on how to find the cheapest flights.
Choose the Cheapest Destination
Want the cheapest flight? Choose the cheapest destination.
Not only will this lower your overall costs (accommodation, food, entertainment, etc), but it can lower your flight costs as well.
Of course the closer you are, the cheaper the flight is – usually – but you should definitely keep the destination in mind when thinking about cost.
Here are some cheap destination ideas:
Check the Cheapest Time to Fly
According to CheapAir study, the cheapest days to fly are Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
When searching up flights, you can also search for which days are the cheapest or even what months. For example, you can do this on Kiwi.com.
Use Budget Airlines
To help give you a cheaper flight, try searching for flights directly from budget airlines.
- Southwest Airlines
- Azul Brazilian Airlines
- Virgin America
Consider Short or Long Stopovers
Often times, the cheapest flights will have short or long stopovers.
Check out this flight I found on Kiwi.com:
Check Airline Passes
You can check Airline Passes to get “All you can fly” deals and amazing offers.
- AirAsia ASEAN Pass
- Airline Alliance Passes
- Azul Air Pass
- British Airways Flight Pass
- Southwest Companion Pass
Buy Tickets in Bulk
After determining the essential information, such as location, how many people, and price range, you can book with a consolidator to purchase tickets in bulk – and pay cheaper per ticket.
- TFI Tours
Search for Deals
You can also search for exclusive deals and tours for flights, as well as group tours and activities.
Set up Alerts
In addition, make sure you set up alerts and notifications so you can get instant messages of when the best deals are out.
Use Secret Mode
Often times, the more you visit flight websites the higher the cost will be.
You can delete your browser cookies or search in secret mode to solve this problem.
Use Your Miles
And finally, don’t forget your miles!
If you have a credit card like the Chase Sapphire Preferred card or the Discover Miles.
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