I suppose everyone knows how emotionally and financially draining it is when looking and booking for the cheapest possible flights to any given destination. With endless search engines and continuous fluctuating rates, it can be overwhelming to book a flight. In this article, we will discuss some useful tips that will save you time, frustration, and of course money when booking your next flight.
Keeping your searches top secret
Yep, you’re not insane for thinking that flight rates have changed after searching it couple of times in your browser. This is actually one of the methods on how airlines “survey” their in-demand flight tickets. The cookies in your browser can be their basis for all these and may affect the rates when a specific route is repeatedly search, as this may take a toll into booking the flight quickly before prices get even higher. And one trick you can do here is to search for flights in incognito or private browsing mode to see the lowest prices. Watch the video below:
Use the best flight search engines
As mentioned above, there are so many search engine tools you can use when searching for products and services. Be particular with the apps or sites you use. Check the subscription process and how many members do they have. Some sites you may refer to are Skyscanner, Momondo, Cheapoair, Trip Advisor, and Google Flights. Although these are broad search engines, bear in mind that the list does not include budget airlines, so you might want to dig deeper into that. If you’re into backpacking adventure, you might want to check out some travel blogs.
In addition, there are no consistent or accurate search engines. You still need to make a lot of analysis and comparison from different airlines. Check the rates offered by bigger airlines. From there, you can start looking for the best deals.