When it comes to booking flights, the big question is wondering when is the best time to book them cheaply.
A part from travelling at off-peak times, how else could you score cheap flights? Sites like Skyscanner and Kayak all have little tricks you can use to allow you to book the cheapest flights. So I thought I would give you little hacks on how to book cheap flights below.
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All airlines have a time and day of when they have specials. For example Tiger Airways do Tiger Tuesdays where they have specials every Tuesday. Jetstar does them on Friday’s at 4pm. The best way to keep in touch with these promotions is to go to their websites and sign up to the newsletter. It’s the best way to know when sales are on. It may take a little bit of time, but once I managed to get flights to the Gold Coast with Tiger for $10 bucks so it’s well worth it.
Use a different VPN
Try booking your flights through a VPN. I am not sure exactly how it works but sometimes when you search for your flight one day, the next day you search it again you realise it’s gone up. If you change VPN, for example using Google incognito the price of your flight may drop a little and save you a few dollars, sometimes even hundreds. Clearing your search data also helps.
Kayak uses loads of websites and gathers the cheapest flight for the destination you’re after. However if you don’t have a destination in mind, the best way is to click on the grid on the right side of the website. Once you are there click on explore, and it should take you to this page. Once you’re on that page, you can search where you want to depart from, what month and from there a map it will show you how much it will cost to visit a country. This helps a lot if you’re not in a rush, have time and are able to work around the sales. It’s also a travellers dream because you get to see which country is the cheapest to visit at certain times, saving you money.
Again for those who are quite adventurous and don’t necessarily have a place in mind, Skyscanner has this great feature where you simply search ‘everywhere.’ All you have to do is pick the departing country. Once you pick search everywhere, it will then come up with a list of countries to pick from and their prices flights.
How do you book cheap flights? Let us know in the comments.