Thinking about taking a trip, but have a tight budget? No worries, finding the cheapest flights is not as hard as you may think. When you want to take a vacation with the family, you can find affordable flights. You need to know a few tricks. Check out these tips.
Mum’s the Word
You are not crazy when you think that your computer is watching you. Technology today has made it possible for search engines to know what you are looking for. If you search for a flight continuously, the cookies in your browser’s history help airlines increase the prices of the flight you are looking at. The reason? To scare you into booking quickly.
The solution is to set your browser to private mode. This setting resets your cookies each time you open a new window. As long as you search in a new window each time you look for a flight, the prices won’t increase while you search.
Find the Best Search Engine
Not all search engines are created equal. When it comes to flight shopping, you need to find those companies that don’t increase the prices too much to get their cut. Here’s a list of some websites that don’t inflate the cost too much.
- Plan your next trip with confidence! Skyscanner is making it easy to identify flexible booking options
Rack Up Your Points
This trick is an oldie but a goodie and our favorite! Find those credit cards that give you miles. Rack up your points and cash them in on a free trip. It’s as simple as that.
Many people use their credit card for their everyday purchases, and then they pay off the card. As long as you are disciplined in your spending, you make out. Just be careful; it’s easy to overspend on your credit card. You don’t want to run up a bunch of debt that you can’t pay off. Otherwise, you won’t get your miles, and you will have a big credit card bill.
Bottom line—be smart if you are saving up miles.
Close Enough Works Too
You don’t have to fly directly into your destination city. A little legwork, and you can find a few county airports close to your city for a lot less money.
Book Your Own Connecting Flights
Instead of using the airlines connecting flights, book your own. It would be best if you were careful when you do this thought. Be sure to leave plenty of time between flights so that you don’t miss your flight.
A good rule to follow is to try to spend the day in your layover city. This way, you get to experience a new place, and you are certain to leave enough time between flights.
Where’s your next trip?
Airline travel is always a headache. There’s no way around that. You will have the long lines; you will have the waits and the increased security. That doesn’t mean you have to have a big price tag. Use the tricks above, and you are sure to find a cheap flight to meet your needs.
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