Monday, March 7, 2016

How to find Cheapest Flights

UPDATED: 31/3/2016. How to find the Cheapest Flights possible? You will say "Hey Skyscanner is the answer!" In most cases wrong. 
Wrong especially when its not that popular route or domestic flight lets say in my cases: Japan, Cambodia, Philippines, Korea, Laos etc. Anyhow first of all you need to know few basic rules before diving into your deeper research.

BASIC LEVEL:
  • Check comparison sites like Kayak, Skyscanner, Momondo.
  • Check all known TRUSTED deals sites. Like in my case I check HolidayPirates, Hotukdeals, TheFlightDeal, SecretFlying (not necessary you need to be in UK or US, just type your origin and destination. All you need to find airline on promotion). 
  • Book as early as possible (especially if its international flight). 
  • Be flexible with your travel dates. Flights on TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY are usually the cheapest (especially domestic).

If you still can not find good price for your flight:


HIGHER LEVEL:


  • Check all known TRUSTED deals sites. Like in my case I check HolidayPirates or Hotukdeals (not necessary you need to be in UK or US, just type your origin and destination + flight. All you need to find airline on current promotion).
  • Find all airlines flying from your origin - destination. Check them all out. You may get lucky.
  • Check if airline announcing new route. All new routes are hugely discounted. For example we have got great deal in 2013,  when Philippines Airlines announced first non-stop route London Heathrow - Manila.
  • If you are not in rush. Find out budget carriers' Sale Periods. If today is 2016. Type for example 'AirAsia sale 2015'. Usually specific AirAsia has 5 times flight sales every year. 

UNREACHABLE LEVEL:

  • Check Twitter. Use hashtags like CHEAPFLIGHTS, NEWROUTE etc. Be creative.
  • Visit your destination airport's official website. To make sure all airlines included for your route in comparison site. Even Google Flights miss some.
  • Use reddit or tripadvisor to ask other travelers best budget airlines for specific destination.
  • Check this post and avoid being scammed by 'trusted' websites. 


(TO BE CONTINUED>>>)

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