How to get cheap flights
I’m at the age where wanderlust has taken hold of me and I desperately want to travel to as many countries as possible. But I’m soooo brokkkeeee…
Unlike my dad who has tens of thousands of SQ miles that he won’t share, *sad face* I have a tight budget when it comes to traveling. But… I have discovered the secret to purchasing tickets at the right prices… Okay, it’s not really a secret. It’s easily available online.
According to a post on CheapAir, you should purchase tickets 54 days BEFORE your flight. But then they go on and contradict themselves in another article and say that “there are some exception circumstances where you might want to forget about the “don’t book too early” warning and book your flight much earlier than 54 days in advance.”
Ah then screw it. Here’s how to look for cheap flights the old-fashioned, hard-working way.
|To remind you why flying is so much fun.|
There are a few basic rules though:
Rule 1: There is definitely a cut off on how low prices can go, so don’t believe promotional prices that promise you $0.02 flights back to Singapore or wherever. (I’m looking at you FlyScoot. I feel totally cheated after spent three hours refreshing your booking page just to realise that the complete price of a round trip roughly floated around the same range as other budget carriers.) Some way or another… The house will always win….
Rule 2: Understanding that will bring you to rule 2, where you should begin to look at the average prices of flights to various countries. For example, Perth. You can’t expect to get flights worth $100 for a round trip to Perth. The price varies between $350-$550 (for flights with luggage and taxes) so get anything cheaper and start to worry for your safety! And getting anything more expensive means you better not be on a budget flight.
Rule 3: Always browse through a few sites! Just cause one is cheap doesn’t mean you won’t be able to find something else cheaper.
Where to go to look for flights
4) Remember the only reason why certain flights are cheap or discounted, is cause no one wants to buy up them tickets.
|HOLIDAY TIME BITCHES.|