Flights

Did you know flights can be cheaper than trains? You just have to know where and when to look.


 Head below for our top flight booking sites and the best deals for your travels.

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Flights

You will hear myths about getting the cheapest flights, what the cheapest time to fly is, and what the best day to travel is. We don't believe any of them. The way to get a cheap flight is through searching, waiting, and planning.

For example, one way that we get cheap flights when we travel is to search for a trip on Skyscanner or another search engine, and if it has a layover somewhere we would look for the cheapest option. If it is still expensive, we search for each flight separately with different airlines which could work out cheaper. It sounds confusing but it's not, for example:

Option 1: Total $700                                                        

New York to London via Iceland = $700                         

Option 2: Total $470

New York to Iceland = $350

Iceland to London = $120       

Of course, you have to realise that if you have a short layover time and your first flight is delayed, the airline has no obligation to help you. We will go into more detail in a future travel blog.

Another great way of saving money and getting a cheap flight is to only pack a carry-on! We have seen countless times that people bring a checked bag full of items they never wear or use. So if you want to save, then ditch the checked bag. You can take a carry-on and a backpack (reasonably sized) on a flight. You'll be surprised how much you can fit in them.

As you will find out below, many travel search engines such as Skyscanner and TripAdvisor will have the option of price alerts. This allows you to search a flight and set up an alert to notify you every time a flight changes price. We set 10 to 20 alerts to test at one point to see if there were any trends, the flights only changed by $5-$10 in the first 2 weeks, and then about 3 weeks before a scheduled flight they would drop by roughly $60-$100 before increasing dramatically the closer the flight got. We once had a price alert with a drop of $170, so we booked it straight away (it increased continuously after that). If you notice that a price drop is too good to be true, then it probably is, so don't hesitate just book it!

 

Anyway, that's enough from us for now. You will find out more in our future travel blogs. Check out below for our top flight booking search engines and airlines. You will be sure to find a cheap flight somewhere!
 

If you need help booking just contact us! 

Top Tips

• Use the month view to pinpoint the best dates to travel on.

• Set up price alerts and wait for a week or two before booking.

• If you find a flight search on that airlines website first.

• Use the filters to avoid stop overs and other factors.

• You can also book hotels and rental cars on here.

• Search "Everywhere" and find great deals on cheap flights.

Search and Book here

Pros

Month view is useful

Price alerts are good

Cons

None worth mentioning

New York to London

Los Angeles to Paris

$350

$400

$410

$850

London to Cape Town

Dublin to Sydney

$400

$850

Cons

Pros

Reviews are integrated

Regular deals and discounts

Difficult to search multiple dates

Cons

Not many airline choices

Miami to Dubai

Manchester to Beijing

New Delhi to Auckland

London to Mexico City

$1,050

$550

$670

$650

Top Tips

• Compare prices with other search engines.

• Look at the tours and activities offered too.

• Tick all the boxes under the search bar to compare against other sites.

• Scroll down the booking page to see top destinations (good deals).

• Use the email price alerts.

• Read the reviews before booking.

$550

$650

Top Tips

• Select advanced options under search box, you can search specific airlines, cabin class, and even refundable flights.

• After searching, select 'flexible date search' and compare prices with a helpful 7-day view.

• Find the flight you want then search the airlines website for that  flight

• READ the small print. There will be many different T&C's you may need to know. All will be displayed on right side when you book.

Pros

Book flights, hotels, cars in one

24 hour cancellation

Bad rewards system for regulars

Cons

Can be more expensive

Madrid to Helsinki

Boston to Rome

Athens to Singapore

Pittsburgh to Bangkok

$250

$400

$420

$850

$400

$850

Top Tips

• Scroll down the page to see the hottest flight deals.

• Use the different filters (there are many of them).

• Again, check the airlines website direct to compare prices.

• Use a promo code, there will always be one. Search Google for CheapOair promo codes. 

Pros

Mobile app is easy to use

Always flight deals & discounts

Excessive cancellation fees

Cons

Has processing fees

Amsterdam to Chicago

Washington to Reykjavik

Venice to Toronto

San Fran to Honolulu

$430

$320

$650

$260

$320

$260

Top Tips

• The brand new Nomad feature (below) allows you to plan a multi-city trip with the cheapest prices. Perfect for backpackers.

• Use the map view to see prices and distance to your destination.

• Search by landmark or monument you want to visit.

• Kiwi is an online travel agent (OTA) you will receive support from them unlike flight search engines.

Click the banner for the NOMAD feature from Kiwi

Search and Book here

Pros

Has a map view with prices

OTA - all bookings are done with Kiwi

Cons

Website can be slow

Not a large selection of airlines

Sofia to New Orleans

Nashville to Montreal

Prague to Buenos Aires

Cairo to Dubrovnik

$500

$340

$950

$310

$340

$310

 

Our Top Picks

 

Top Budget Airlines

Top Tips

• If you are looking for a budget airline that offers a modern plane with TVs and lots of leg room then this is the one.

• You get the choice of adding baggage, food and other extras.

• Choose the 'low fare calendar' option for the cheapest flights.

• Some European flights and USA to Caribbean have free Wi-Fi

• Search different sites before booking!

Pros

Flights have lots of leg room

Cheap and the planes have TVs

Charges for food, seat picking etc

Cons

Known for delays

Orlando to Gothenburg

Chicago to Stockholm

Seattle to Copenhagen

Helsinki to Denver

$400

$430

$450

$480

$430

$480

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