It doesn't matter if you're a first-timer or a seasoned traveler, or somewhere in between — booking a flight at a low price can make anyone giddy!
Getting a plane ticket may seem easy but not many know what it takes to score cheaper flights for your next travels. A wide range of options and websites are available to help you search for the best travel deals — the Internet to the rescue!
Here are some tips to help you save money on your next flight!
Utilize flight search engines.
There are a few websites that can show you lists and even comparisons of different flight options. Your favorite airline website (not all) or your favorite airfare search engine can be a good place to start.
For the best results, look for ones that have information like time and place. Some of the most popular flight search engines are Kayak, Skyscanner, Cheapflights, and Traveloka. You're welcome to take a look and give them a shot!
Watch out for travel sales.
Booking in advance is ideal but knowing when cheap flights are up for grabs is extra helpful! While there is no set timetable for the announcement of seat sales, in order to get the best deals, it is recommended that you search for promos and sales 60 to 120 days before your desired flight date. Promos depend on whether you're traveling to a local or international destination and other factors but getting a sweet deal, no matter how small or big can save you a few extra pesos!
There are a ton of options when booking flights that can land you cheaper seats like connecting flights or flights with layovers. This can be cheaper and faster than booking a single-stop flight if you're okay with spending a few hours on a layover. Plus you can spend an hour or two roaming cities near airports — or even go on a shopping spree!
Go incognito on your browser.
Using a private or anonymous proxy server is the best way to keep your browsing history from being saved. Search engine results tend to get more expensive with better deals the more you search them. If you clear your cookies and use an anonymous browser, there's a higher chance you'll find cheaper flights.
Find the best flight date.
In case you didn't know, flight costs are also affected by the day you're choosing to fly. Some websites let you know what day and time of the week presents cheaper flights so if you have no specific travel date in mind, you can go for those schedules!
Turn your notifications and alerts on.
Do not forget to subscribe to the newsletters of airlines to get dibs on updates and promotions. It's more convenient, and you'll be kept informed of any new flight deals as they become available. Set your notifications and alerts on so you can make your reservation right away.
A little effort goes a long way when it comes to scoring cheaper seats when traveling. The internet is a great tool to help you do just that so best to utilize it when preparing for your next trip.
So make sure to keep these tips in mind so you can save money on flights and spend more on your adventures! See you on the next flight, Wanderer!