Tricks: How to get Cheap Flight Tickets

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  2. April 24, 2013 2:51 pm

Tricks: How to get Cheap Flight Tickets

Finding and getting cheap flight tickets might be tricky for many users still, however there are a few simple steps to follow that can help in finding better airfares and acquiring cheaper flight tickets than regular.

  1. Go for Economy Class or low-cost airlines. Based on your flight distance, any of these two options would do the trick. Choosing First Class or Business Class can easily double or more your flight ticket price
  2. Buy your tickets early. To enjoy some great airfares, it is best to buy your tickets as early as 4-6 months in advance to your trip. A good purchase is even 1 year in advance if you can select your dates as early as that. Next day or spontaneous travel rarely works in your advantage, so don’t get tricked into waiting for late deals as they may not come
  3. Travel as light as possible. The amount of your luggage is another factor that can easily increase your flight cost. The more luggage you check-in, the more you will be required to pay.
  4. Fly during the week. It is a fact that during weekends most people try to travel for short holidays or city-breaks. Therefore, if you can travel during the week (Monday to Wednesday), check for cost of your flights during those days and you will find that in most cases there are better rates available.
  5. Be flexible on your departure / arrival airports. If the departure / arrival locations are served by multiple airports, make sure you check for flights for all airports together as you can find better deals on these specific routes.
  6. Use comparison websites. There are great services that can help you search through 100s of airlines at once and get in one place the best airfares for your chosen routes. Check tripeconomy.com for a great flight ticket rate search and comparison engine.
  7. Check discount deals. Travel operators and airlines offer flight deals from time to time under the form of flight promotional codes or discount coupons that can be applied to your purchase to reduce the amount paid.
  8. Avoid connecting flights. Many times, the cheap flights that will come your way are with connecting flights. Make sure to compare the rates for direct flights and flights with stops to choose the best option. A connecting flight might be cheaper with a few dollars, but consider the time wasted and many times extra-expenses that will appear during these stops (like meals in the airport, other unplanned costs that may occur while browsing airport duty-free stores).
  9. Use Frequent Flier Miles. If you know you do travel at least a few times each year, consider joining for free to an airline club, and use your membership each time you fly to get extra-miles. Sooner or later you will be able to cash-in on those miles and take a flight for less or even for free.

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