HIDE YOUR FLIGHT SEARCH HISTORY
So how can you prevent this? Turn on your browser’s incognito mode. This opens a new window that resets your cookies each time, allowing you to start from a clean slate each time you search for a new flight.
FIND THE CHEAPEST DAY TO TRAVEL
While their may be some myths out there on the best days to travel, the time of year and locations you are flying to and from can make the world of difference. Finding the cheapest day to fly out can save you a couple hundred dollars in some cases.
Use Google Flights and enter in your departure and arrival cities. Select “One-Way” and click on the date of departure to be given a full months view of the lowest price of one-way ticket for each day of that month. This can help you book and plan the perfect date to head on your next adventure.
BUDGET AIRLINES ARE YOUR FRIEND
Many budget airlines have begun providing cross continent flights offering cheaper seats with less add on services for their customers. Most of the budget Airlines are found in Europe and Asia as jumpers between countries. If saving money is higher up on your list that eating 2 free meals on your flight, choosing a budget airline over one of the majors is definitely for you.
When flying with a budget airline, ensure you know all of the associated fees tat come along with booking. Even the smallest convenience may come at a fee and they can add up before you know it. Some of the more known budget airlines include Southwest, RyanAir, WestJet, FlyDubai, and Air Asia Group.
DON'T BE AFRAID OF TRAVEL AGENTS
Travel agents are not as prominent as they once were before the internet, but they still can have access to deals and reduced rates that aren’t available to the general public. For more complex trips with multiple stops and locations, they may be able to find connections you would possibly overlook.
Our suggestion is to do your own research for your trip and present all of your findings with full costs. Work close by with the agent to collaborate to establish any cost savings that might be available.
JOIN FLIGHT MAILING LISTS
Daily deals and even human errors are available to be taken advantage of everyday for trips all over the world. However sitting around all day sifting through each website to find one can be a huge waste of time during your day. There are plenty of e-mail lists that help compile all of this information into one place for you.
When a deal becomes available, they will send a notification with their recommendations on how to take advantage of that particular deal. Some of our favorites include Scott’s Cheap Flights, AirfareWatchDog, and The Flight Deal.