Finding Cheap Flights: How Technology Can Help You Fly For LessAndi Perullo de Ledesma
When traveling on a holiday, airfare can be the most expensive part of the trip by far. Thus, good planning is essential in order to keep this cost down. There are a few ways that you will be able to save some money on airfare if you keep in mind these following simple tricks of the trade.
The first tip is to know when the cheapest days to fly typically are. Generally, when booking any holiday, most people will aim to leave on a Friday and return on a Sunday. Thus, it is easy to see why those days are going to be the more expensive traveling days. If you are able to plan your own holiday, think about booking the flights for off-days; try flying out to your destination on Saturday and returning on Saturday. This way, not only do you beat the holiday rush in the airport, you also have a full day to recover before heading back into the office. Alternatively, work on flying mid-week. Typically, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the least expensive days to fly. If you are thinking about organizing a holiday, consider going Wednesday to Tuesday. This way you will be able to travel on the less expensive days and you will also have two short weeks at work.
Another tip is to search for multiple airport destinations. Some larger cities will have two airports, which are within close proximity to each other. It could be possible to fly out of one and into the other, especially if you are able to find two cheaper flights this way. Keep in mind though: some of these less expensive airport hubs might be located further out of the city, so factor in any extra expense in reaching your destination, as it might negate any savings.
Yet another tip that many use in order to find less expensive airfare is the timing of when flights are going to be purchased. Normally, the least expensive flights will be about six to eight weeks out or at the last minute, when airlines are trying to fill any remaining empty seats. If you are the type who has a bag packed and are ready to go at a moment’s notice, then consider looking at last minute holidays, as you could end up with some really amazing deals!
As with most holiday planning, check some of the flight aggregator websites frequently and keep your eyes peeled for any internet deals which would help decrease the costs of the flights. If you are able to get a great deal on airfare, then you are halfway there to an unforgettable holiday.
Andi Perullo de Ledesma is a qualified Chinese medicine doctor as well as a travel photojournalist, and she details her exciting journeys on her blog: www.mybeautifuladventures.com/.