Getting the best price on flights is always a gamble. Is it better to book in advance or wait until the last minute? In my experience it could go either way, I’ve bagged a bargain and lost out on both. Flight prices fluctuate all the time, the best way to get a good deal is by being flexible, even fit’s just by a couple of days. According to ‘Airfarewatchdog’ and ‘FareCompare’ the cheapest days to fly are Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
When I’m looking to book a flight my first ports of call are Skyscanner and Google Flights. Both sites have the option to choose your destination as ‘Everywhere’ and view prices for the whole month, you can find some real bargains if you don’t have a particular destination or date in mind. Another cool feature Google Flights has is an interactive map where can see all the airports in the world. You can also be a little specific with the ‘Everywhere’ destination search by choosing continents or regions.
Sign up for updates with your favourite airlines, you’ll be the first to know about any flash sales, new destinations and low fares. Many airlines start their sales on a Monday evening for any seats they’ve not sold for their weekend flights, by Tuesday afternoon if the seats still haven’t sold you can find yourself a real bargain.
Cashback is another great way to save some money on flights. The amount of people I mention cashback to that don’t believe me is unreal. Over the past 18 months I’ve claimed £338.70 back from Topcashback, a lot of which have been travel related. *I’ll earn £5 cashback if you sign up using my link, you can earn £5 too if you refer your friends* Below is a screen shot of what I’ve earned back from Crystal Ski, Booking.com and Expedia.
We’ve all heard the urban myths that the price of flights increasing when repeatedly searching. Trust me, theres truth behind those myths. Simply go to your internet browser settings and delete your cookies. Better yet, browse for flights in private browsing mode. In Safari and Google Chrome, press Command (‘Control’ on a PC), Shift, ‘N’. For Internet Explorer and Firefox, hit Command (‘Control’ on a PC), Shift, ‘P’. This will open a new browser window where your information is not tracked and your cookies will reset each time you open a new window.
I’d love to hear you top tips for saving money on flights?
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