Planning a trip and getting a cheaper airway is next to impossible. Nowadays, everything is getting very expensive from reserving a seat to carry on luggage and food, etc. If you are planning a low-budget flight then also you will be ending to an expensive flight ticket.
So, based on my experiences some tips will help you to get cheaper air tickets and in the future, you will be ready to plan your vacation like a pro!
8 Ways To Save Money On Flight Tickets:
1. Be Flexible Enough Regarding Your Dates And Time
According to my view if you are booking your tickets around 50-60 days before you will get the cheapest tickets to your destination. Like, when I was living in Chennai books my flight prior around 2 months instead of booking on the spot as it costs very expensive.
Looking up to the significance of time you will be surprised to know that fares of early morning flights and late-night flights are much cheaper than the other time slots. This is because no one barely wants to wake up early or being an owl till late at night.
2. Avoid Traveling On Weekends
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday are the busiest days to travel around unless you are included in the working flock as these days cost you the highest rates for your tickets. Wednesday is the cheapest weekday to book your flight. Likewise, Tuesday and Thursday also go in the same category. Adding on there will be no problem with the baggage carousel.
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3. Book A Round Trip With Destination Layover
Connecting with a company that gives you booking of the round trip can be the best cost-cutting technique. This will be a well-planned trip idea. Like you can contact make my trip site as they can plan a round trip for you.
Further adding on, you can destinate your trip on different layovers as it will cost you less. To exemplify, there is a special site named SKIPLAGGED which helps to get a layover. Like if you want to fly from LA to New York. Skiplagged will help you to get flights from LA to San Juan with a stop at any New York airport.
4. Look For Cheaper Deals On Different Sites
Surf on different sites of different airlines company to check all the deals and offers available. Every single minute the prices of the ticket change. So, just keep an eye on it or better use incognito mode in a private window to check for flights. Because the cookie is saved automatically let Google or the site know that you’re searching for a flight and, as a result, you’ll see increased prices for some time.
Like Skyscanner, kiwi.com are some websites that deal with travel tickets. They will show you the cheapest month for the cheapest option to travel to that country. In fact, there is an option on Skyscanner where you can select ‘Everywhere’ and see which is the cheapest destination from your arrival, which is a wonderful thing.
If you are a frequent traveller but don’t have much budget, then you just need to be flexible and see which destination is the cheapest flight and just book it.
Connect with various sites to get amazing offers. Contact them via your email, phone number, etc. to get daily updates. Be alert with your mails as offers are always publicized in your mailbox.
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5. Select Ticket Type Wisely
There are two variants which can be selected by the customers. Tickets available are both refundable and non-refundable.
Tickets available in this section are refunded back if cancelled 24 hours before the takeoff but the prices of tickets may vary and cost higher.
Tickets available in this part are much cheaper as compared to refundable ones. So, you can go with this option when you are sure about your travel plans.
6. Limit Your Baggage
Baggage is another factor that increases the cost of your ticket. Try to pack essentials only which you can carry along with you on the plane. More luggage adds extra charges to your ticket.
But if you have planned a trip with heavy luggage then do prior payments of your luggage ONLINE which may cost you less as compared to paying on luggage counter. Like, paying beforehand may Indigo cost you INR 1200 per 3 kgs but paying offline on the counter may cost you INR 500 per kg. Prices may vary from airline to airline.
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7. Avoid In-Flight Entertainment And Food
Entertainment sources in flight may cost you higher as these services are not provided free of cost on all flights. Better get your favourite stuff downloaded in your devices and enjoy your flight without any extra charges.
Another thing that can be done is you can go for non-luxurious flights such as Indigo, SpiceJet, Air India, GoAir, AirAsia etc. These flights help you to save money by removing extra expenses of entertainment. Moreover, these flights are the best for travelling within or to neighbouring countries.
The significance of food can’t be denied during flights. On airports, there is no doubt food is too expensive to buy and it will definitely pressurize the pocket. So to avoid this, carry your eating stuff so that your budget doesn’t get disturbed. Get yourself a light easy carrying meal that can stay long with you and surely you will cook much better at a fraction of cost.
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8. Be A Regular Fyler
Being a business person or a travel lover you can visit the same travel company multiple times this surely gives you a huge benefit for being a frequent customer. Nowadays many companies provide multiple discounts as well as offers such as coins, coupons, etc. which can later be redeemed for future use.
I’m a frequent flyer and tends to opt for the same airline every time Indigo as much as possible and as a reward, I got a free ticket when I travelled from Delhi to Chennai to Hyderabad to Delhi to Chandigarh a few years back but I had booked my tickets 2 months in advance.
In fact, companies do recognize their happy-go regular customers from the ratings that you give to their services.
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In the nutshell, these are some of the tips that can help in cost-cutting in air tickets. These will surely help you when you will be planning your next trip and you will sure shot save chunks of money for your next travel.
And I too would love to know how much my travel experienced helped you. So do leave a comment for this blog and mention what else you wanna read.