No one wants to spend ridiculous amounts of money for a service that can be done for less. And when one needs to travel to some far-our destination, the only option is to find a way to reduce the cost of flying. But not all airlines support the option of a cheaper flight. The first thing one needs to do is to choose an appropriate airline. You can browse the internet to get an initial feeling about how much airlines differ in cost. Of course coach or economy class are preferred. Business and first class are only for people who are willing to afford it. But there are some things you must always keep in mind.
Buy Your Ticket In Advance
Getting your tickets online in advance is good if you wish to attend a cheap flight. If you book your flight about two weeks in advance, chances are that the prices are going to deffer greatly than if you buy your tickets at the airport. Just make sure to make your schedule accordingly, for not all airline companies can bump your seat in time to give you another ticket. International flights are best sold at least 30 days in advance! If you are traveling as a part of a group, there are some very decent discounts for group purchases.
The more time goes by, the more the airline people limit how much luggage can you carry with you at a time. Be mindful of how big your bags get when you pack. The last thing you need is to pay all that extra money if your bags exceed the allowed size/weight. Many airline companies specify how much separate luggage containers you can bring on a trip, and you can make your plans accordingly. Sometimes it is better to choose a more expensive airline company, than to have to pay extra to a cheaper one.
Consider The Season
Usually if you are traveling during some big international holiday (Christmas for example), the rates for all regular flights can be heightened without limit. But there are also various promos and discount this time of year. Be alert when looking for keywords like “holiday discount’ or “50%’ off. It may sound like shopping time at the mall, but it is exactly how some companies conduct their business.
Buy Consolidator Tickets
Some international flights have this option for people who are absolutely sure about their arrival and departure dates. They can be as much as 70% off, depending on the airline. Beware however that many of these consolidator tickets are non-refundable and cannot be swapped, returned or be compensated in any way (as in the case of theft for example).
Two Way Tickets
Again, if you have set upon a particular date, you may wish to purchase a two-way ticket; not only is it cheaper but you shouldn’t be charged any additional fees as flight tariffs change their value. One two-way ticket is about 50% cheaper than 2 one-way tickets on a non-holiday flight. However certain special offers around New Year’s might be valid for a single ticket on, or prior to that date. On the other hand, the immigration policies of some countries demand that foreign passengers must have a scheduled date of return, even if traveling without a visa.
AuthorBio: Jack Sheamus loves to travel and he do it quite often when he is not at work at cleantoperfection. He has a lot of tips to share.