1. Book your flights early
By planning ahead and booking early you can make some serious savings, especially when travelling around Christmas or during school holidays. Take advantage of earlybird sale fares by booking your flights as far out as possible.
2. Flexibility with your travel dates
The more flexible you are with your travel dates, the more you can take advantage of cheap flights when they go on sale. Flexibility with your dates of travel is extremely helpful when finding cheap flights. But don’t worry, you can still get a great deal if your dates are more restrictive – it just takes a little more work!
3. Avoid peak travel periods
Ticket prices are set according to demand, so the cheapest tickets can be found on the days with the least demand – consider flying mid-week to get a cheaper fare. Research your chosen destinations’ peak and off-peak times and try and plan around major holidays.
4. Consider lesser known airlines
Consider flying lesser known or emerging airlines such as Korean Airlines, Vietnam Airlines or China Southern. This also gives you a good opportunity to enjoy a stopover in South East Asia along the way.
5. Investigate alternate airports
Try avoiding large international airports such as London and start your Europe trip in Frankfurt or Amsterdam to avoid the high airport taxes. Expand your search to include secondary airports. Small budget airlines often don’t fly to major airports, but to nearby secondary ones.
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