Travelling overseas for a vacation or holiday can be great fun. And, if you are going to Bangkok even better. But, sometimes, expensive flight tickets can put off the plan. So, here are a few tips to help you get cheap flight tickets all year.
If you are passionate about travelling, you may be always on the lookout for a new destination to explore, right? But, to be on the move always, you need money. And, you would agree that one of the major expenses you may incur is the flight ticket. So, how about you save a few bucks on the airline ticket?
If you are always looking for a reason to travel, or love to travel for no reason, there is no way you would want to wait for the festive season or the off season when the major airlines offer special fare. If you have travelled enough, you would know that you can get a discount on the flight booking all year around provided if you know the below tips and tricks.
This may sound cliche but one of the easiest ways to get flight booking at an affordable rate is to book your tickets in advance. It is better to book your tickets about 60-90 days in advance. This not only helps you compare the rates on different rates and find the cheapest flight but also allows you to get the bookings on the preferred airlines.
Use comparison websites
When you shop online, don’t you compare the prices of the same product from different websites? Then why not apply the same principle to flight bookings. Today, there are many comparison websites that allow you to compare the flight ticket prices to your preferred destination on different dates.
You can use different filters to make your comparison easier and find out the best deal. Also, some of these websites allow you to check the flight status. So, if you are travelling to Bangkok from Delhi, you can check the Delhi to Bangkok flight status before departure and make a travel decision accordingly.
Choose a different airline
You may prefer travelling with a specific airline or you may have a few accumulated air miles that you can redeem with specific airways. But, it is advisable to be flexible with your choice. This will help you get a better deal on the ticket price.
Also, it is understandable that booking a return flight is much more convenient. And, the general perception is that return flights are cheaper. But, this may not be the case always. You can try looking for tickets from other airlines, and if you are open about the timing of your flight, you may get a cheaper deal.
Avoid travelling on the weekend
Contrary to the popular notion, booking flights on the weekend may not be a good idea. If you observe carefully, the prices of flight tickets go up on Friday, and Saturday and they are generally lower weekdays. Many travellers suggest that it is best to travel mid-week on Wednesday or Thursday as the flight tickets are lowest.
So, if you are not comfortable with taking additional leaves and are on a tight budget, you can surely save a significant amount on the flight bookings if you travel on the weekdays.
Book tickets using the airline website
While it is a good idea to compare the prices of flight tickets on comparison websites and third-party booking sites, it is better to book your tickets directly from the airlines’ website. This is because, generally, the third-party websites tend to levy service charges, which increases the final ticket price.
So, the next time you are booking your ticket to Bangkok from Delhi, it is better to take that extra effort to visit the airlines’ official website and do the booking from there. And, you will surely save a few hundred bucks if not more.
Jeff Morgan is currently associated with NetworksGrid as a technical content writer. Through his long years of experience in the IT industry, he has mastered the art of writing quality, engaging and unique content related to IT solutions used by businesses.