Travel tips on how to get cheap flight tickets
Traveling is fun and it exposes one to numerous facts of life. Inside my blog, you get to see places you can visit and have fun. People also travel for business trips. Despite this, it tends to be faced with some challenges, some of which are ticket fare.
So many travelers are faced with the challenges of finding the best cheapest ticket when we want to travel due to the high cost and it is not easy. But from experience, I have discovered that there are certain ways one can get cheap tickets before they travel and it can only work once these principles below are followed.
Now let us look at the few tips that will help us be able to get a cheap flight ticket below.
Travel tips on how to get cheap flight tickets
1. BOOK ON TIME
Do you know that the closer your travel date is the more expensive the ticket becomes? This is called the mad rush. The airlines tend to set the prices high due to more demands. So many passengers make up their minds to travel like 2 weeks before the travel date and this makes the search for tickets on that particular airline for that particular date go up due to the high search rate or demand for a seat. Tickets tend to be cheaper when the book far away ahead. So to avoid the mad rush, you should book a far way ahead of time. Book at least 10-14 weeks before your travel dates.
2. FLY DURING THE WEEK
Another travel tips on how to get cheap flight tickets are to search for travel dates during the week. Fix a travel date during the week and try avoiding weekends. Tickets tend to be more expensive when more people are traveling compared to when people are not traveling. During the weekends, people tend to travel more and this affects the cost of air tickets thereby making it high. So we advise you to try fixing your travel date during the weekdays between Tuesdays – Thursdays.
3. AVOID BOOKING TICKETS DURING FESTIVE PERIODS
If you want to be able to get cheap flight tickets, you need to avoid booking your tickets during festive periods. Holidays, Easter, Christmas, Salah, and so on. During festive periods tickets tend to be high and this is because of the high volume of travel activities going on during these periods. February is one of the cheapest months to fly. Avoid high season months like January, November, and December.
4. FLY BUDGET CARRIERS
There are so many airlines in the world. Some are very expensive while some are budget-friendly. So when you want to search for cheap flight tickets you need to avoid those expensive airlines and try to search with the budget carriers. Budget carriers tend to be cheaper than when flying the major airlines. But you need to watch out for charges from them like extra baggage, carry-ons and so that is where they make their money. In Nigeria, this can be difficult because we don’t have many airlines coming into the country making competition very low unlike other nations, KINDLY SEE THE LIST OF AIRLINES IN NIGERIA. From the list, some of the budget carriers are Ethiopian Airlines, Egypt Air, Turkish Airlines, Air peace.
5. GET YOUR AIRLINE BONUS POINT CARD
Don’t get used, instead use them. How do I mean? Airlines issue cards to travelers and with these cards you get many benefits. Some passengers tend to ignore this aspect, they just travel with these airlines and not register to get the cards and it pays the airlines even more. When you get a customer card from the airline, as you travel, you accumulate points. There are privileges you get to enjoy like reduced fare, mileage usage, seat selection, priority boarding, as so on. Don’t miss this opportunity.
6. DATE TWEAK TIPS
This is another travel tip on how to get cheap flight tickets. For example, if to say you are traveling on Mar 12 (200usd) and you want to stay for 2 weeks, putting your return for Mar 28 (210usd), if you try tweaking the dates like extending it or reducing it, for example tweaking to Mar 26, your price may reduce to (190usd). So try tweaking the dates for more preferred prices.
7. WEBSITE FLIGHT TICKET CHECKER
Get your hands on different websites to compare flight fares. Some of these sites make it easier by breaking down the list of available flights to various destinations. WAKANOW, CHEAPFLIGHTS, EXPEDIA, TRIPADVISOR, TRAVEL START. This is another way on how to get cheap flight tickets.
8. SEARCH WITH GOOGLE CHROME INCOGNITO
Do you know sometimes when you check a flight price and you exit, there are times that when you come back again to check on that same trip, you will then notice that the price has gone up. Now, this is based on the cookies in your browser, flight prices do sometimes increase when a particular route is repeatedly searched, as the site wants to scare you into booking the flight quickly before prices get even higher than usual. The more clicks on that particular destination or route the more the prices increases. So always search for flights in incognito or private browsing mode to see the lowest prices.
HOW TO USE GOOGLE INCOGNITO BROWSER
In Google Chrome or Safari, incognito is enabled by hitting Command (or “Control” if using PC), Shift, “N”. For Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer, hit Command (or “Control” if using a PC), Shift, “P”. which will then open a new browser window where your information is not tracked at all, thus not inflating prices as you search even more frequently. But Note that if you’re using an older version of OS X, open Safari then click “Safari” in the menu bar, and select “Private Browsing”.
Also with this, your cookies are reset each time you re-open an incognito window. So if you want to start with a clean slate for each flight search (so your previous searches aren’t “remembered”, potentially inflating costs), close all your incognito windows, open a new one, and then perform your flight search.
So these are the few travel tips on how to get a cheap flight tickets for your next trip, so try and keep to these principles and then share your testimony with us because I have also tried these rules and it worked out for me.
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