Time decides everything: five tricks to buy the cheapest airline tickets
Today, traveling has become more affordable than ever before. But despite this, many people still find it difficult to find cheap flights.
Because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the cost of fuel has risen worldwide, so airlines have raised ticket prices as well. OBOZREVATEL tells you how to find the best deals, including discounts, promo codes and other special promotions.
- Time is everything
According to Condé Nast Traveller British travel guide, buying tickets at the last minute can be beneficial. The British magazine assures that the ideal time for this option is three weeks before the planned trip. As the flight date approaches, airlines usually lower the price to fill the plane.
- Comparison sites to find cheap flights
One of the most popular airfare comparison sites is Skyscanner. It shows ticket prices from various airlines and search engines such as Expedia, Kayak, Momondo and others. Skyscanner also offers a flexible date search feature that allows you to find cheaper flights on different dates.
- Search for tickets separately
Even if you're planning a trip for the whole family, it's cheaper to do your research and buy each ticket separately, as automated fare systems look for seats with the same price. Therefore, if you book tickets in a group, the price may be higher and you won't even notice it in total.
- Savings when choosing a package deal
Booking air tickets in a package can be a better solution for travelers, as such packages usually include not only tickets but also various services such as hotel accommodation, transfers, excursions and so on. However, it is advisable to look through all the terms and restrictions before making such a booking.
- Beware of baggage fees
Many airlines charge baggage fees and impose restrictions on the number and size of bags. If the service is not included, do the math first and see if the fare you find is really worth it after adding the cost of luggage. This extra service is usually an unpleasant surprise for travelers.
Earlier OBOZREVATEL wrote about how not to overpay for extra luggage on a trip. You usually have to pay from 40 euros for additional suitcases.