Top 10 Tips On How To Get The Cheapest Airfare

Cheap TagHave you ever found the person sitting next to you on a flight has paid a lot less than you? Air tickets are like share prices: they can go up and down up to 50-times in a single day.

I always like to get the best deals on specific dates. I just booked Vietnam Air return London to Hong Kong for only £452, all in. However, some of my mates are more flexible and often get the same route for 10% less.

Waiting For Flight
Never rush booking: prices often go down! Beware of very-long waits changing planes – and double check everything as you can’t change anything on cheap deals without a whopping fee.

The secret is to compare deals early, but don’t book too soon – following these tips:

  1. Cheapest day to book is Tuesday.
  2. Cheapest day to fly is Tuesday and Wednesday.
  3. Cheapest time to fly is early morning.
  4. Cheapest period to book is 12 to 6 weeks before the flight, with around 50-days being the ‘sweet spot’.
  5. Cheaper to change at a regional hob on long haul flights.
  6. Always compare deals using sites like http://www.kayak.co.uk or http://www.skyscanner.net or https://www.hipmunk.com.
  7. Cheapest is not usually main airlines – check small carriers too.
  8. In Europe check http://www.easyjet.co.uk or http://www.ryanair.com. In East Asia, checkout http://www.airasia.com. In Hong Kong: http://travel.priceline.com.hk, or in Mainland China: http://ticket.9588.com
  9. Fly during a public holiday (when no one else wants to).
  10. Pay by debit card to save credit card fees.

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