How to Search For Cheap Flights
Some important things you need to know before you start using our recommended flight search engines:
Delete your cookies/history
It means that you can load each site in a new incognito widow before looking up flight prices for second time. Because they store your search data so when you come back you are pinged as being more ready to buy and so are highly likely offered higher price.
Go directly to the airline’s own website
You can also search cheap flight price by using the own airline websites. Sometimes many search sites show low fare and high fare for same flight but airlines own website show actual price every time.
Book your flight early but how early?
Book your early flight means that you can plan your trip for after 3 or 4 month so you will book your flight in advance. Advance booking of flight may be cheap rather than booking at same day. Advance booking always cheap comparing to booking of same day.
Keep an eye on airfares
It is a good idea to start tracking airline fares the moment you have probable dates of travel. There are many websites where you can compare prices without going into each and every airline website. This gives a sense of where airfares are heading and you can take an informed decision when to book.
Flexibility is the key
At times cheap flight deals only come your way when you are flexible with your travel dates. This really helps when you are booking with a travel agent. Usually airfare keeps fluctuating and it varies drastically when it comes to weekends and holidays. It has been found Tuesdays and Wednesdays are good days to get better flight deals.
Check alternate airports
Sometimes we get so fixated by a large airport that we miss the opportunity to save a few bucks that comes with flying to or from a smaller airport. For example, you have choice between New York or Newark; Washington DC or Baltimore; San Francisco or Oakland; Miami or Ft. Lauderdale. Do check fares to and from alternate airports if you are comfortable in taking a flight from there.
Book connecting flights
Booking your tickets on a connecting flight too could save you up to $100 or more depending on the route you are taking. Just make sure you have enough time to catch your connecting flight. Larger airports require anywhere between 3 to 4 hours to catch a connecting flight.
Mix and match
Sometimes you’ll notice when booking a return ticket, fare get exorbitantly high either for going or for coming back. In cases like these you can mix and match your flight timings or book a tickets on a different airline altogether. Even flying to one airport and departing from another may save you some money.
Use your frequent flier miles
If you are a frequent flier and have accumulated enough flier miles, try redeeming them for your air tickets. Many airlines allocate a very limited number of seats on each flight for frequent flier miles and they go really fast.