Life Hacks: How to find the cheapest flight
In the last twenty years, low cost companies such as Ryanair appeared in the world of tourism, Wizz Air... These allow us today to travel throughout Europe with very cheap flights (sometimes less than 10 euros!).
This article will advise you on the search for low cost flights to make your trips cheaper.
>> Here are our best tips for finding cheap flights:
1- Go directly to the companies’ website
Many times, websites such as Tripadvisor and Rumbo are often used to search for flights, compare the prices and buy your ticket. What happens is that they usually put attractive prices : the prices of the flights seem cheap. But when paying by card there are management expenses that increase the final price. To save money, better buy your ticket directly on the website of the company offering the flight. We advise you to search your flight in a search engine like Skyscanner or Wichairline and when finding a flight that you are interested in, look at the company that operates the flight. Knowing that, you can connect directly to the company's website (Ryanair, Wizz Air, EasyJet...) and buy the flight there.
2- Purchasing in advance: a myth?
You have always heard people tell you that the longer you wait to buy it, more expensive you get the ticket of your flight. Actually things are a little more complicated. Each company has its own algorithm to calculate ticket prices according to demand. What is true is that the most companies usually put down flights whose dates are coming.
That is why the most of the articles you can read advise you to book your low cost flights with three months in advance.
3- Login by opening a new incognito tab
What you have to know is that there is nowadays the phenomenon of IP tracking. This practice consists in the registration of your IP by the website of the company that operates the flight you are looking at. This way they control your visits on the website and they know which flight is interesting you. Knowing that, flight prices increase automatically each time you connect. So, if you want to look at the prices, better connect to the web by opening an incognito tab so they can not follow your IP.
You can save money by traveling alone with a carry-on bag and that way you get the ticket cheaper because you do not have to check in a suitcase. You only have to learn to choose and organize your things so that they fit perfectly in your carry-on luggage!
5- Try to be flexible with your dates
What we do know perfectly is that flights are more expensive from Friday to Monday because of the weekend trips avoiding losing work days. If you have flexible hours or if you have the opportunity to travel during the week, do it because the tickets will be cheaper. For example, a trip from Tuesday to Friday allows you to save money and travel much cheaper.
6- Consider flying to alternate airports
What you need to know is that sometimes a scale allows you to save money. Many times you will find direct flights but very expensive. With this flight combination technique you can save money making a scale. For example, we assume that you are interested in a flight from Madrid to Prague but it is too expensive. Well, using a website like Whichairlines you can find connections from flights that allow you to make a stopover at a low cost airport and thus buy cheaper tickets. With this example of Madrid-Prague you can find a flight Madrid-London and London-Prague and thanks to this scale travel cheaper. Do not hesitate to take a look, sometimes it turns out working.
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