Wanting to travel is one thing, doing it on a budget is the second. For all the travelers out there, we know your pain. Wanting to go somewhere, and struggling with some high prices. Here are some tips to find the cheapest flights ever! Make your luggage ready and go!
- Go incognito! Searching on incognito makes sure you don’t get higher prices.
- Some days are cheaper than others: Friday and Saturday are the most expensive days to book a flight! If you are traveling during the weekend try to book from Saturday till Monday or from Saturday till Tuesday. If you want to travel during the week try to book from Tuesday till Thursday! Be flexible and check alternative dates! It will help you a lot to find a cheap way to fly!
- Look at holidays and seasons: Think twice, the period matters a lot! It makes sense that traveling around Christmas time, Easter time,.. is a lot more expensive. Try to look at the holidays in the country you are traveling to. For example: the school holidays (summer holidays,..) are not always the same, and in other countries they have other holidays like thanksgiving for example.
- Check alternative airports! If you want to fly from Belgium to another country for example, try a flight from ‘Holland’ or another airport in your own country. It can be a big difference in the price category.
- Look for sites that show the cheapest flights: skyscanner for example.
- Check the difference between the flights. There can be a difference in the luggage for example, and maybe you need to pay extra fees!
- Sign up for some airfare alerts (you can sign up at websites)!
- Look at different days! Cheapair did a study last year and found that for domestic flights 49 days (about 7 weeks in advance) was, on average, the optimal time to buy plane tickets. The most important takeaway from their study: you’ll likely pay a big premium for booking too late (within 14 days), or for booking too early (more than 5 months in advance). Somewhere between 3 weeks and 4 months in advance is usually the sweet spot for flights (in U.S.).