The number one most requested video from you guys to me is how to get cheap flights plus cheap airline tickets plus cheap airfare well guess what, this is this video Now there is one thing that I want you guys to remember throughout this entire video the number one tip of getting cheap flights is you have to be flexible there’s no way they’re gonna get cheap flights without being flexible and I’m talking about flexible on the dates that you’re flying flexible on the times that you’re flying flexible on the destination that you are flying and flexible on the airports if you are flexible in all of those and more even more flexible than that then I promise you we can find you some cheap tickets Know your airline comparison engines. The best ones that I use and that most travel postgers use are Kayak, Momondo Skyscanner, Hipmunk and Airfare watchdog.
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Those are the best ones that I’ve personally found. So the first thing we are going to do is obviously check the airline comparison engines they’re going to compare different airlines and different types of tickets then go to those airlines direct site and see if maybe they offer a better deal or better route Another trick is if you find a cheap flight on one of these airline comparison engines take that flight to your local travel agent and ask them match that, a lot of times they will match it or even beat the price so that’s another way to get an even cheaper flight from the cheap flights Check the surrounding airports in that city and in nearby cities as it tends to be cheaper to flying to larger airports This is especially true in Europe when there are so many large cities close by it’s really easy to take busses and trains to get to the city you want to go to. Just remember though before you start celebrating your great savings by flying into another airport or another city that’s close by check the price of how much it’s going to cost for you to get from the airport city to your hotel or to your intended destination because that can add up to be quite a bit more and if you’re not careful than the price kind of negates itself and there’s no point of flying to the other city if its just going to cost you The same goes for booking red eyes and her booking early morning flights make sure you know the cost of getting from the airport to your hotel because that could add up to quite a bit extra you are not careful especially in the morning time when public transportation is not running or late at night when public transportation is not running and then you’re forced to take taxis which are always going to be more expensive then public transportation thus making your total airfare costs more expensive.
If you have more time on your hands you can set up something called a price alert. Kayak does this really well. When you have a saved route and they will alert you when that route’s price goes down or if it’s going to potentially go up higher so it will give you advice on when you should buy that ticket to get you like the best price possible that’s a very good tool another good tool is used the airfare watchdog would you have to put your departing airport in and they will tell you when there’s great deals either everywhere or like certain place that you want to go Another option is signing up for a deal so these are deals from the airline’s directly, these are deals from tour companies for flights, things like flight center or they are deals from the airline comparison engines and basically if you can put up with news letters coming in to your inbox quite frequently they usually have like flash one day sales, two day sales, discounts and percentages off on certain destinations Keeping on with the flexibility topic don’t pick your destination first google.com / fights have an amazing tool that basically lets you put in your departing airport and searched everywhere else in the world and it gives you the cheapest flights in that time period that you are selecting, so if you’re flexible on the destination you can get some really great price flights. One, it’s a great way to get a cheap flight, and two it opens your mind to destinations you never would have thought of visiting before. Airline credit cards.
If you haven’t already sign up for one you need to get a points card in one of the three major airline alliances. Sky Team, Star Alliance, One World. Which one of those you choose will be dependent on whatever is your local carrier so wherever you live whatever airline serves that destination that Airport more frequently or your country more frequently get the corresponding airline alliance airline card for that by signing up you will automatically get bonus sign up. almost all offer a signing bonus just for signing up and normally that’s almost a free flight or is a free flight, just by signing for the credit card. Then put everything that you buy on that credit card i’m talking about everything put your groceries put anything that you by buy, trying putting like your rent, stuff like that if you can on that credit card because every dollar you spend is a point that gets you a free flight just by buying things that you are already going to be buying already going to be spending money on. Obviously don’t go crazy and start buying things you don’t need and make sure you don’t keep a balance because then you’re just going to be paying interest which is counteracting all the points that we are accumulating. Book your tickets in parts. There’s gonna be a whole lot of trial and error that’s involved in this. Booking your tickets in parts gives you a lot of flexibility because you can, one, leave from different airports in different cities and different countries so that’s a lot easier to look into that and so one airport, one city or one country might be cheaper than the other so when you add up this two one ways it’s actually cheaper than the return ticket. Lets say you were traveling from Australia to England and your destination is England check out maybe if you want to do a stopover somewhere in between you can stop over in Dubai or something so you can book a one way to Dubai and then booked a separate one way from Dubai to England check the price of that to see if that’s even cheaper than flying directly to England When do we fly? Weekends can’t be more expensive because a lot of people fly it because they have the time off during the weekend this is pretty much standard knowledge so fly during the weekday. Don’t fly during the holidays Don’t do it. You are not going to get a cheap flight it doesn’t happen holidays are just ridiculous. Airlines always increase their fares always increase of traffic it’s chaos.
If you can avoid flying during the holidays avoid it. Delete your cookies aka your browser’s save settings, because if you are looking at a certain flight by some flight airline carriers do this some airlines do this but they save your data and they might increase the price because they want you to create that urgency that you should buy right away because now the price is going up. Buy domestic flights domestically and buy international flights wherever. But try not to buy domestic flights in any country that you were going to when you were abroad by those flights when you were in the country because they are cheaper with the local currencies in the local search engines and when you were there trust me best days to buy Tuesdays or Wednesdays maybe Thursday it’s basically just went all the airline other deals come out so. Best time to buy for domestic flights I find between three months to about two weeks you can get pretty decent price and domestic flights after two weeks in then you’re kind of going to be paying a bit more because its so like last minute. For international flights it’s between five months I would say three weeks. After about three weeks those international plates can go quite up but any time in between there then you’re probably going to get an ok deal Fly standby.
If you are super super flexible like really flexible and you’re ready for an adventure in risk you could always fly standby which is like going to the airport being like so what flights have we got here what can you put me on what’s the best price where to? Now you hop on a flight and they can be pretty cheap I have not personally ever done that because I like to know a little bit more of what my destination is, but I do know friends that do fly stand by, a lot so if you are flexible and you’re just like ready to go on an adventure that is an option for you. Things to look out for. Excess fees, excess fees, there is nothing worse than buying a cheap ticket that you thought was cheap and then going to the airport and realizing you’re going to be paying fifty dollars each way for your bags that doesn’t make it a cheap ticket anymore, so make sure you know that whatever flight and airline you’re flying with, do they charge for baggage fees Finding cheap flights is a lot of trial and error it takes a lot of time there is no perfect formula there is no magic button it takes just trying testing putting in different locations putting in different things, waiting, being patient keeping your eye out for stuff and being really really really really flexible remember flexible on date time location and you can you find them I promise you can find cheaper flight if you put in that time and it’s worth it Take it from me, that time is worth it when you are saving hundreds of dollars All right thank you so much for reading this video I hope you enjoyed it if there is any other things that I missed, let me know down below in the comments and don’t forget to comment to my blog for more travel videos and more travel tips all right bye.
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