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How To Fly Cheap To Anywhere

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So you want to know how to fly cheap.

Finding cheap flight deals is THE most popular topic of travel conversation.

It’s simple – If everyone knew the best way to fly cheap, everyone would travel more.

It really is the simple reality of the situation.

Do you want to know how to travel more?

What stops you from travelling?

Do you want the best tips for booking cheap flights?

Good news is ahead – You’re in the right place!

We are going to expose the travel truth by showing you how to fly cheap.

Why Are Flights Expensive

Fuel costs are down – airfare is sky high.

So why the price hike?

airport-1937761_1280A big factor is competition. Ticket pricing is not cost based, but rather supply on demand. In other words, the more people that buy a flight, the more the price goes up.

So can you still find a cheap flight?

Follow closely…

When Is The Cheapest Time Of Year To Fly

It depends.

For us, finding the cheapest time of year to fly to Europe is going saves us a lot of money and time.

We don’t have to sit on the internet to search for cheap flights for hours on end.

The best time to fly:

  • When kids are in school
  • When hot destinations go colder
  • When everyone is working back home
  • Off season

Having said that, every destination is different.

While May – August is the most expensive time of year to fly, from late September to early May is the best time to book cheap flight tickets.

But again, if search using a flight comparison site, like Skyscanner, you’ll be able to search cheap flights to anywhere and you will always find the cheapest flights possible.

Click here to find out how to search for the cheapest time to fly

Cheap Flight Finder

Do you use comparison sites to get the best deals on your purchases?

Do you want to find cheap flight deals?

Top Flight Tip: use a flight comparison site

Why use a cheap flight finder?

Most airlines websites aren’t as user friendly as they should be.

This means it’s often difficult to navigate around the flight search results to find a cheap flight deal.

If you know the date you want to travel, that’s great. But to get a broad spectrum and search for the cheapest date, it can often be a little more difficult.

Using a cheap flight finder is the quickest way to learn how to fly cheap.

Using a comparison site to find cheap flights is easy.

The Best Cheap Flight Finder

Skyscanner – 

Skyscanner is great if you are flexible (flexible with dates that is – you don’t have to be an acrobat).

We live by Skyscanner and find we use it a lot compared to other flight comparison sites.

It’s perfect for finding the cheapest time of year to fly to Europe.

 

How To Use Skyscanner To Find Cheap Flights:

Search cheap flights to anywhere.

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By selecting “Everywhere” and “Cheapest Month”, you’re guaranteed to find the cheapest flights possible.

You’ll then be able to scan through the cheapest dates and book cheap flights.

Click here to know how to Find cheap flights using Skyscanner

Are You A Lazy Traveller?

Sure, not all of us want to sit on a computer and search the internet – trying to find those elusive flight deals. (I think it’s fun)

To find cheap flights, you’re going to need a lot of time, find the best flight comparison site, act quickly just in case the price increases…

We could go on and on…

Or is it really that difficult search for cheap flight deals?

The solution?

Sign Up To A Mailing List

Believe it or not –

Airlines want you to book cheap flight tickets.

Why?

Because when more people book cheap flights, the computer robots at the airlines will notice the demand, and this will increase the ticket prices.

In short – supply and demand.

The airline will make more money once customers are buying. Hey presto!

“Is there a way around rising flight ticket prices?”

Yes! (Few)

Sign up to a mailing list.

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Airlines will email you directly with cheap flights deals and temporary flight sales.

These deals are seen by you first and be exclusive for a very short time until website browsers stumble across the deal and start pressing “purchase flight” – So beat the queue.

Airlines will send the email flight offers as soon as the flights are published, so that they sell seats fast and can sell the remaining seats at a higher cost.

Simple.

Which brings us on to our next point on how to fly cheap.

Sign up to a mailing list to find cheap flights

Fly With A Budget Airline

“Flights are too expensive” – said you.

Not true.

Budget airlines are crazy. Their motto is “cheap and cheerful”. 

Does exactly what it says on the tin.

Budget carriers are like buses. You get on, and you get off.

Whilst most budget airlines cater for short haul flights, this is perfect for finding the cheapest in Europe.

You’ll be able to travel around Europe cheap.

Can You Still Find A Super Cheap Flight Deal?

Yes!

You will always be able to book cheap flight tickets if you go budget.

Do these tips for booking cheap flights actually work?

Travel Blogger Tasha Haley thinks so! Click here and see how Tasha saved money on a trip booking cheap flights to Ibiza.

Follow the simple rules we’ve covered in this article and you’ll find out how to fly cheap.

When you find the cheapest time of year to fly to Europe (as this website is dedicated to Europe travel), it will always involve flying with a budget airline.

What are the best European budget airlines?

  • Ryanair
  • easyJet
  • Jet2
  • Vueling
  • Wizz Air
  • German Wings
  • Flybe
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle

There are many more of course.

Tips How To Fly Cheap

1. DON’T panic

2. Find the cheapest time of year to fly

3. Use a cheap flight finder

4. Sign up to a flights mailing list

5. Be flexible

If you follow those 5 key principles, you’re on your way to becoming one heck of a flight hacker.

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  • Pilar
    April 5, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Super useful post!, I’m from Mexico and I’m planing a trip to Europe in July, afterwards I’m going to South Africa so I was trying to find out how to get the cheapest flights and your recommendations are great!… I’ll try to book my tickets for late September and I’m gonna use Skyscanner. Thanks for sharing!

    • James
      April 5, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      Perfect and thanks! Hope your trip goes well mate.

  • Olivia
    April 5, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Very helpful post! Thank you! I usually drive on most of my trips to avoid the cost of flying… I’d prefer to fly though so I’m glad I stumbled upon this:)

    • James
      April 5, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      Thank you! And yes, it’s amazing what a bit of careful planning and a touch of clever hacking can do.

  • Amelia
    April 5, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Great tips, thanks for sharing!

    • James
      April 5, 2017 at 9:40 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks a lot 🙂

  • Nicki
    April 5, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    This is a really informative article for anyone looking to be smarter with their travelling, great post.

    • James
      April 5, 2017 at 9:23 pm

      Thanks. It’s amazing what a bit of planning and being clever can do.

  • ivana
    April 5, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Great article and great information and tips, will search more on this theme xoxo

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    • James
      April 5, 2017 at 9:24 pm

      Thanks a lot! We will go check your site out for sure.

  • Kelsi
    April 5, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Skyscanner and Momondo are my go-to faves for trip planning, especially in Europe or anything with multicity stops. Thanks for sharing your tips! I’m booking a trip this weekend so it was super helpful 🙂

    • James
      April 5, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      Ah glad to hear it. Yes, Europe travel can be very easy if you start thinking a head. Enjoy your trip.

  • Jacqueline
    April 5, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Great post with a lot of useful information on finding cheap flights. I watch flight prices like I watch the stock market. There are always cheap flights to be found. I’ll check flight scanner too. It doesn’t hurt to have as many resources as possible.

    • James
      April 6, 2017 at 11:13 am

      Thank you. Yes it’s good to be on the watch and have more than one or two options when finding cheap flights. Thanks again.

  • Brenna
    April 5, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    This is great! I moved to the west coast a year ago, and its such a pain flying back and forth with high flight prices! Also now i can convince my friends to visit more often! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    • James
      April 5, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      No problem and thanks! Yes, it’s amazing what a bit of planning and searching round can do.

  • Vita
    April 5, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    good tips.

    • James
      April 5, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      Ah thanks a lot. Glad you enjoyed it.

  • Danielle sims
    April 5, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Great tips! I am definitely bookmarking this post, I’m a huge bargain hunter when it comes to traveling and this is going to save me so much time!

    • James
      April 5, 2017 at 10:33 pm

      Not a problem. Thanks a lot! It’s amazing what a bit of savvy work can do.

  • Kephas
    April 10, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Great piece,empowering,this you can’t find anywhere

    • James
      April 10, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      Thank you! Yes, it’s surprisingly amazing how cheap you get can flights by just planning and researching.