1. Be Flexible
Flexibility is not only good for your body and soul but it is also the best approach to get a cheap flight:
So, Pick where they want to go
Pick your dates
Explore the available prices
But alas, most of the time this results in high prices.
Instead, if getting a cheap flight is your priority, then remember the key word: BE FLEXIBLE:
See what prices are available via Google Flights, Make My Trip, and Goibibo etc. to various places around the world
Select your dream destination
Select the dates of your choice that have cheapest fares available
Don’t afraid of being flexible with your destination and travelling dates. If you’ve already done that, and don’t have flexibility, it is really tough to get the flights at low cost. Flexibility is always the greatest king.
Along with it, as we’ll discuss in blog ahead, once you get to Shimla or goa or any other magical place in India, we will spoon feed you to get budget flights for your travel.
Important tip: always try to search more than one date. (Click the calendar in Google Flights and find out cheap fares for next two months at a time.) It is likely that prices are half even if you shift your travelling date even by one day!!!
2. Cross the ocean as cheaply as possible
If you want the cheapest possible flights, focus on little bit of train travel. You might get them from the airport of your neighboring state. Sounds a little weird but it is true.
And with this you have the unduly advantage of staying and exploring another city for as much time as you like.
Let us understand this with an example: I live in Lucknow, but the best ticket once purchased by me was a mistaken fare from Delhi to Washington dc for Rs 95000.
It was well worth the Rs 800 train ride up to the capital, and I even got to spend the few days with relatives living in Noida. If I had insisted on flying to Washington from Lucknow (not Delhi) the ticket would’ve been around Rs 1, 25,545, not the Rs 95000I actually paid.
3. Avoid peak travel months
In India it is always cheaper to travel in non-festive days. If you want to spend Holi or Eid with family try to travel few days before and of course don’t forget to take work from home (feeling sorry while writing this…pun intended)
Meanwhile if you have international plans then please take care that the cheapest time of year to fly In North America and Europe, is mostly:
January through mid-May
September through early December
And usually the expensive time to fly is:
Peak summer: mid-June through mid-August
New Year’s Eve
4. Know the best time to book cheap flights
We would prefer to book domestic flights in 1-3 advance months and international ones in 2-8 months.it is very likely that maximum cheapest flights will pop up as you are closer to departure date.
Please be conscious that Prices may jump in last month before departure, so don’t gamble to get it too close.
On the flip side, if you book it too early and settle for a not-great fare, you’re missing out on potential future sales.
5. Travel on the cheapest days
What are the cheapest days to travel? In general Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday are the cheapest days to travel. Friday and Sunday are usually the most expensive days.
It’s a recurring Internet myth that booking at a specific time each week (typically cited as Tuesday at 2pm or so) is when the cheapest flights are available. This was the case a couple decades ago when airlines loaded their fares once a week, but hasn’t been true for years. Today, new flights are constantly being added, plus pricing changes dynamically all the time.
6. Use the best tools to search for flights
Our three favorite tools to search for flights are Google Flights, Make My Trip, booking.com, Yatra, and Goibibo.
7. Act fast
You found a great fare. How long will it last? It’s hard to say for sure! Unless it’s an advertised sale (which usually aren’t that great to begin with), there’s no public end-date on any given fare. The rule of thumb is that the better the fare, the shorter it will last. In general, you shouldn’t expect most great fares to last longer than a few days.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]