If you could, you would live out of a suitcase and hop cities as often as you can. A backpack is your closest mate and wanderlust defines your mood at all times. But due to several reasons, we aren’t able to travel as much as we’d like. Lack of leaves could be one factor, however, budget should never be an obstacle. It is almost heart breaking to have massive flight rates confine an adventurous soul to a city.
Fret not, with a little bit of smartness, you can bag the cheapest flights and here’s how!
1) Book In Advance – no procrastination
Planning in advance might be a trick you were taught in school. As clichéd as it sounds, it is indeed the best trick in the book to get the best fare. Irrespective of the deals that you can bag, don’t wait for the “right time” – the best time is now!
2) Don’t let them record your cookies
Have you noticed a surge in price every time you visit a flight booking website? Your cookies and server details are automatically recorded and the next time it gives you hiked flight fares. Use private browsing mode to avoid this risk.
3) Make a good return package
Instead of booking one way, book a return flight. For example, if you are booking tickets to Doha from Qatar Airways select both departure and return dates. You will get a quote of a combined value. We know combos are totally VFM!
4) Book on Wednesday and Thursday
Purchasing flight tickets on a weekend is an idea fare-watchers detest. The prices surge on a Friday and begin to tumble on a Tuesday. Also, if your dates are flexible, you can bag a lower price on a different date for departure and return.g
5) Avail Cashback
Afterall, cashback is money returned! You can use it for another flight booking, hotel stay or anything else. Paying with wallets often have cashback options. Also, watch out for festival and seasonal sales. These often offer direct discounts or cashback on debit cards, wallets and more.
by Akanksha Narang