Travelling doesn’t need to be expensive, right? But it’s not always easy to find the best fares for that destination we always dreamed about. Discover now 5 secrets that are gonna help you find the best price for airline tickets.
Search, search and search
I know that it looks obvious, but the first and more important tip is always to never stop searching. Never buy your ticket in the first website you find it and keep in mind that you can get it for a cheaper price. But don’t panic. You don’t need to open 10 tabs on your browser and start searching for it in different airlines’ websites, changing dates and times. You can use the websites for “Price comparisons” in your favour. Check out next how.
Smart use of “price comparisons”
I’m sure that “Price comparisons” for flight tickets are not something new for you, but we can user them in a smarter way.
You can try, for example, put the city (or country) you are in and search for the cheapest place you can go in the current country, a different one or even to another continent. Just use your imagination (and freedom, of course).
Google Flights has this and others cool features to help you in this task. Simply fill up the fields with the date and destinations you’d like to check and let Google finds it for you.
Another cool and important feature is the possibility to receive alerts by mail when a fare alteration happen. Just create a new mail alert and Google Flights will email you once it has detected a price alteration.
Avoid travelling during “peak times”
If you have some flexibility, it’s worth it to consider travelling during times that usually people don’t. What I mean is: Instead of leave on a Friday and returning on Sunday (Like most of the people do for a weekend for example), consider travelling on a Thursday or come back on Monday). It may save you a good money and it’s something that usually you can plan.
Clean the cookies of your browser, or use a different one
Despite the fact that this is still a “rumour”, I have seen on some forums on the Internet that Airlines might save your searches and then use it to show either the same price or higher ones when you search for the same destination again. They can do it using the cookies of your browser.
According to Wikipedia, Cookie (“…is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user’s computer by the user’s web browser while the user is browsing”).
Got the relation between cookies and the fact you always see the same price? 😉
How to solve it?
It’s simple to avoid it. You just need to clear the cookies of your browser. To do it, simply use the shortcut shift+Ctrl+delete and select “cookies”. It was tested on Chrome and Opera running Windows. On Mac, you can go directly to the browser’s settings and look for “clear browsing data” 🙂
Sign up for airlines newsletters
Nobody likes to receive lots of emails with promotions and mostly spam. But it’s time to reconsider it, at least from the Airlines.
If you’re looking for that cheap ticket and can’t find it, sign up for all Airlines you know which operates for that destination and be patience. They often use their mail database to spread new promotions, so if you’re lucky, it may come straight away to you 😉
I hope you liked these tips! If you have another one and would like to share with us, feel free to use or comment box down below 🙂 Safe travels!