The internet has made it easier and cheaper than ever before to travel to far flung destinations. One of the major expenses when travelling can be the flights, especially if you’re travelling far away. Luckily there are a few little tricks that can help bring the prices down.
One of the easiest ways to get cheap flights is to get a credit card that offers travel rewards. Some credit cards offer air-miles and points every time you use them. Over time you can earn enough miles to practically fly for free, paying only for the taxes on the airfare.
There are plenty of rumors out on the web about tricks that can drastically reduce flight prices. Many of these tricks have shown mixed results and there is much debate surrounding them. Some people argue that booking flights in incognito mode leads to lower prices as airlines save cookies on your previous searches and increase their prices for the dates you are searching for. Booking in incognito allows you to search for flights from a clean slate. Another method is to use a proxy to change your ip address to the country you are booking the flights from. If you are flying from one country to another, some airlines will charge you more if you are booking from abroad. Using an IP proxy allows you to pretend to be in the country of departure and could save you some money. One trick that is up for most debate is picking the right day to book. Some people argue that there is a perfect date to book flights on, but this seems to vary from case to case. The best is to make sure you book some weeks in advance and just try a few different dates to find the best deal.
One of the very best ways to get cheap flights is to use Skyscanner, especially if you are flexible in terms of time and place. Skyscanner gives you the option to select ‘everywhere’ as a destination and ‘cheapest month’ as a date, which opens the door to a whole range of options. By selecting ‘everywhere’ and ‘cheapest month’ you can literally find the cheapest flight of the year from any airport near you. The versatility of Skyscanner also makes booking big trips easier. If you are planning to go to Thailand, you can use Skyscanner to find other countries in the region that are also cheap to travel to. With a bit of time and research,you can map out a whole trip based on when and where the cheapest flights are.
There are also plenty of other ways to save money on flights. The best thing to do is to sign up to newsletters and forums to make sure that you are always aware of the best deals and offers. As with everything, the more flexible you are, the better the deals you can find.