1. BOOK IN ADVANCE … AND NOT ONLY
It has long been known that earlier booking is the key to budget travel. According to statistics, it is most advantageous to buy tickets 8 weeks before the flight for domestic flights and 24 weeks before the flight for international flights. But you must admit, planning your trip in a few months is a luxury for a modern person.
Because there is an alternative (or rather, the second extreme) – to buy tickets just a day before departure. Sometimes carriers simply reduce prices as much as possible in order to somehow attract passengers and sell off the remaining tickets. But keep in mind that most likely there will not be tickets for the most “running” tickets on the last day.
2. FLY MONDAY TO THURSDAY
Another very simple rule that will help you buy cheap flights: plan your trip so that you can spend the weekend abroad and fly during the week. It is believed that Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are the most profitable days for flights.
But you can book tickets any day except Friday: first, by the end of the week the economy class offers run out, secondly, the secretaries usually book tickets for business trips of their leaders that day, thirdly, many people think about vacation on the eve of the weekend – well, they tune in to the “relaxing” mood.
3. GET UP IN THE PLANE
Another tourist trick is to travel at night. As a rule, night flights are cheaper than day flights (it’s not for nothing that many low-cost airlines fly at inconvenient times).
Only this should take into account the cost of a taxi to the airport, because at night, public transport often does not work.
4. RELEASE THE SEASON
This advice concerns not only the purchase of air tickets, but also the planning of travel in general. Do not become attached to seasonality, and even more so to the “high season”, because air carriers and hoteliers wind up prices for those destinations that are popular among tourists in a given period.
An excellent example of this is Cyprus. It is believed that the season here begins in late May and ends in September. But you will be surprised that at the beginning of May and even at the end of October (!) There is beautiful weather here and you can swim. At the same time, prices for flights and accommodation in this “non-tourist” season are much lower.
5. WATCH FOR SHARES
We believe that the search for cheap air tickets is real magic, because prices change literally every second, every day one of the air carriers launches a campaign or sells tickets at discounted prices, and not to mention that low cost airlines do not fly every day. so, you also need to keep track of their schedule.
In general, if you want to find really cheap flights – do not be attached to specific dates and destinations. TripMyDream every day publishes all the best deals on flights at the moment. Often, the more profitable the price, the faster all the tickets are redeemed, because after 1-2 days the offer is irrelevant, so we advise you to closely monitor our shares.
Also when monitoring flights, always look for prices for the next 3-4 days – sometimes the price may differ by half.
6. TRAVEL LIGHT
Many people know that low-cost airlines set low prices for tickets, including because the cost of their tickets does not include baggage allowance. It is paid separately and at times increases the price. So, many regular airlines also have a reduced fare without baggage.
But for each additional suitcase you will be asked to pay extra, and a considerable amount. Therefore – travel light!
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Sign up for a price change and we will notify you immediately as soon as there are tickets to your destination at the lowest price! We constantly monitor the price of flights, which allows us to find tickets in all directions with the maximum discount.
8. EXPLORE ALTERNATIVE AIRPORTS
When traveling around Europe, always explore flights to nearby cities and non-main airports. You’d be surprised, but you can save half the budget.
For example, you can get to Brussels through Brussels Airport, and the Kiev-Brussels ticket in this case will cost about € 190. And you can fly to the airport of Brussels-Charleroi, which is 46 km from Brussels, and the flight there will cost € 65 (Wizz Air flight with a short change in Vilnius). The difference is obvious.
9. SHOW CREATIVITY
Many people know that flights with transfers are often cheaper than direct ones. But there is a way to save even more – docking flights manually. From Ukraine, Wizz Air flies cheaply to Vilnius, Budapest, Katowice, Warsaw, Wroclaw and other European cities. From these cities you can build a route with low-cost airlines – Wizz Air, Ryanair or Easy Jet.
10. DO NOT OVERPAY COMMISSION AND PRICES
Buying tickets through agencies and intermediaries, you pay not only the tickets themselves, but also the cost of the agency itself. At TripMyDream you can find tickets at the lowest price.
1. BOOK IN ADVANCE … AND NOT ONLY