I absolutely love to travel and whenever I do so I try to do it in a way that means I spend as little as possible, and get as far away as possible. Many years ago a great friend of mine and fellow traveler Crystal Clanton, showed me the best way to make sure that I always get the cheapest flights whenever I travel, and it is something that I would like to share with all of you. Whether you are traveling in order to go exploring, for a family vacation or for business, follow these tips and you can make sure that you are getting the cheapest flights.
The first point to make here for anyone who like to travel a lot or who travels a lot for business, is that you need to make sure that you are getting the most out of your credit cards. Many credit cards offer loyalty schemes and points-based systems which you can then use to save money on your travels, and I would certainly recommend doing so. The more you spend, the more you save.
Don’t discount the idea of flying from point A to B via C as this can also save you a great amount of money. Many people don’t like the idea of connecting because they think that it is a hassle but the truth is that it is very easy and it can help to save a lot of money. Last year I flew from Los Angeles to Amsterdam via Madrid, the total travel time was 13 hours and I had a 5 hour layover in Madrid, the total cost was $345. The direct flight on the same day had a travel time of just 8 hours yet the cost of that flight was $589. As you can see I was able to save over $200 and it only cost me 5 hours of my time. make sure that you check out sites such as Kayak when searching for flights with connections.
Other than using Kayak to find your connecting flights, the only other website which I would suggest that you use is Skyscanner. This website is a flight aggregator which searches the internet to find the cheapest prices. Skyscanner will check both airlines and third party sites in order to get the lowest prices out there, and I have never seen their flight prices beaten. The options on the site are brilliant and even if you don’t know what dates you plan to travel, or even if you don’t know the destination, you can use Skyscanner to find the best dates and the cheapest destinations for your trip. For me this is the ultimate website and when you use it you can see that there really is no reason to look elsewhere.
Simple tips but they can help you save huge amounts on your travel plans.