Nov 10 17

Check alternate airports

If there is more than one airport near your origin or final destination, check them both before making your flight booking. The more options you have in terms of airports and travel dates, the more likely you will be able to find the best deals on airfare. And consider multi-city flights as a strategy to save money. IMPORTANT: Ensure yo...

Nov 5 17

Identify the cheapest payment method for your flight tickets

Recently I got stung with a $94 fee when booking cheap flights using my credit card, which I now avoid on cheap domestic flights. In Australia, Qantas lets you pay using BPAY from a debit account, and Jetstar and Virgin through the POLi system which is also a direct debit payment from your chosen bank account. I still use my credit card how...

Oct 30 17

Adjust the time of day for flying

If you can’t change the date of your flight, play around with the time of day you choose to fly, which can change the price of your air ticket dramatically. Flying at unpopular hours, such as the red-eye or early in the AM instead of late morning through afternoon, increases your chance of getting the best deal. Most of the time, the cheapest ...

Oct 24 17

Be flexible with your flight dates

The best tactic for how to find cheap flights to anywhere is to be FLEXIBLE with your travel dates. Give yourself the best chance by searching a couple of days, or even weeks, either side of your preferred departure date. If you are locked into exact dates, it will be more challenging to get the best deal. ...

Oct 22 17

What is the best DAY to fly?

Wondering what days to fly to save money on plane tickets? It might not matter when you buy your tickets, but cheap flights can certainly be found depending on the DAY you choose to fly! The consensus is that it’s best to FLY OUT on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. These are typical off-peak days with airlines carrying fewer business trave...

Oct 21 17

When to buy airline tickets?

There really is no hard and fast rule on the best time to buy international airline tickets. However, there are some general trends to be aware of when looking for cheap air tickets. Peak season and holiday weekends will have the most demand, so expect higher prices. You can, however, stack the odds in your favor by buying at a certain time. ...

Oct 20 17

Start searching as early as possible

Airlines generally release tickets 11 months in advance. Once you know your destination start searching and continue to check at least once per week. Flight prices are live and fluctuate constantly due to supply and demand, so have a price in mind YOU are comfortable paying and be ready to jump on it. Sure, there are last-minute flight deals ...