If you save money on your flight, you’ve got more to spend on holiday right? Here are 16 superb tips that might just help you secure yourself a cheap flight for your next holiday!
- Follow the airline’s social media, it is a great way to hear about upcoming offers and deals.
- Search the airline’s website direct, it can often show tickets at a very different price to third party travel websites.
- Get on your airline’s mailing list, anothergreat way to hear about the latest deals, discounts and promotions.
- Always search incognito,sometimes you can get a better price if your search history doesn’t show you’ve been shopping for holiday clothes!
- Erase all search history before doing a new search, because believe it or not, repeatedly searching for a particular flight/destination can actually cause the price to show higher!
- Choose off-peak travel times, it might be less convenient to travel at 5am, but the savings could make it worth it.
- Sign up to a frequent flier programme, so you can work towards those elusive perks.
- Get a credit card with air miles, because indulging in a bit of retail therapy and to then get rewarded with cheap flights is a solid win-win.
- Don’t fly direct, just one short stopover can make a huge difference to the ticket price.
- Mix (don’t match) airlines, sometimes the return flight is the costly one, but booking two one-way tickets with different airlines you could save a pretty penny.
- Search one ticket price at a time if travelling in a group, that way if there is one cheap spot it will show up.
- Check prices of nearby airports, as it may be cheaper to land a little further out and pay the transfer.
- Use a flight booking app, Skyscanner and Hopper are both great tools to analyse and predict flight prices.
- Sign up for email alertsfrom cheap flight websites and apps, so you know about the best deals before they are gone.
- Consider going all inclusive, as bundling hotel, transfers and flights with just one provider is often cheaper than booking the separate elements.
- Wait for last minute deals, it is a risk that just might be worth taking to save a few quid.
Don’t forget your travel insurance! The emotional and financial impact of missed flights, delays or a cancelled trip can be huge – make sure you are covered before you jet off on your next trip!