6 Insider Tips For Bagging Cheap Flights

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Planning on taking a vacation and want to make sure your budget is utilized efficiently? Check out our top tips for bagging a cheap flight so that you can spend your money when you’re there, rather than on getting there.

Avoid Peak Times

If you have the freedom to book a vacation at any time, avoid the school holidays. Prices skyrocket around the summer break and at Christmas time, prices nearly tripled. The best time to book is on offpeak months like October and February.

Browse Incognito

When you repeatedly look at a flight, the prices increase. The airline sites do this to scare you into buying a ticket on the spot before the prices increase further. To avoid this, browse in private mode.

Use Skyscanner

Skyscanner is our favorite site for comparing flights. They offer the best prices and don’t randomly inflate costs.

Fly to a Nearby City

If you are going on a long trip, it might be worth flying to a cheaper city near your destination. For example, if you are traveling to Europe, you may be able to get a flight to somewhere like Venice for very cheap and then easily get the bus to your final destination. This is also a way to see more places.

Fly With Hand Luggage

Often, flights are affordable until you factor in checked luggage. To avoid these extra baggage fees, travel light. If you’re traveling with a friend, one checked suitcase between you along with your hand luggage should suffice.

Book Ahead of Time

If you know when and where you are headed, don’t hesitate. Tickets seldom get cheap over time. And there’s no time like the present.

Buy a Return

Buying a return flight or multi-city ticket will usually save you a few bucks down the line. At off-peak times, return flights and single flights are usually fairly similar in price anyway.