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How to grab a cheap flight


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.

6. Sign up to Skiddoo’s newsletter

Skiddoo’s newsletter is a great way to find out about early-bird specials and the latest sale fares delivered straight to your inbox twice a week.

7. Follow Skiddoo on social media

To gain access to exclusive sales available to our fans and followers, like Skiddoo on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

8. Jump on

Skiddoo has the largest selection of flights anywhere online all in one place, and with no booking or credit card fees on international flights, the price you see is the price you pay!

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