If you’re dreaming of a holiday, first of all…join the club! Secondly, you won’t be alone if you’re debating whether to abandon your plans because of high flight prices.
Flights are usually the most expensive component of a holiday, so deters a lot of people from booking. However, with a bit of insider know-how, you can find great deals that will really surprise you. We’ve come up with 6 of the best and easiest ways to find cheap flights for your next holiday.
1. Be flexible with the dates and times
You’ll have no doubt heard this tip a million times but there’s a reason – it’s probably the best tip out there. Being flexible with your dates and times of travel is the best way to find the cheapest deals. Even being flexible about where you’re going can really help, too.
2. Follow flight companies on social media
In the age we live in, everything is online and flight companies know this, and will understand the importance of social media in getting the customers in. Therefore they’ll use it to advertise offers and promotions on their flights, so make sure you follow as many of them as possible to hunt out the best deals first hand.
3. Consider flying into an alternative airport
If you’ve got a location in mind, it might be a good idea to check out the next nearest airport to your desired location. This can be a really surprising way to save cash as flights to alternate airports can often be significantly cheaper than going to ‘main’ airports.
4. Consider making a stop/change
Making a stop can be a pain, but it is also one of the best ways to get cheaper flights, as they’ll always cheaper than direct alternatives. Use it to your advantage and explore another location thanks to making a change! This article really highlights that option, and proves how more and more travellers are actually choosing to fly this way.
5. Compare prices on sites you may not have heard of
We all know about big airline brands and major price comparison sites, but looking into some of the less well-known sites can save you money as they’ll be giving out offers and deals that fewer people know about.
6. Ask advice from frequent fliers and travel experts
Consulting your friends or family members that are frequent fliers is a great way to get some more info on cheap flights as they’ll be able to give you their own tried and tested tips. Likewise, you can always consult a travel agent for some advice as it’s their job to find you the best options.