Thinking about your next holiday, traveling abroad or taking a gap year? Find and book cheap flights.
If you are looking for cheap flights abroad you should find this section useful. Finding good deals on flights can be stressful and to get the cheapest fares you will need to book in advance. Although, you can also get some good deals last minute, this can be unreliable and you risk not being able to get to the destination you want.
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Are you trying to get the best deals on flying abroad? Flights can be expensive, we know this first hand as our staff fly all around the world visiting new destinations every year. We have put together some useful advice and guidelines to follow to get the best deals on booking cheap flights, read on for more information...
For the cheapest flights, it is worth while looking around at price comparison websites. They put you in contact with the cheapest fares available across many sites which saves time. When booking flights, check that you have the correct destination. It may be that there are several cities with the same name in different countries. Look into the amount of changes in the fare that you have chosen and what the cross over times are. You do not want to end up waiting around the airport for hours. If your dates are flexible, then you can usually do a search that shows the cheapest prices across several days. This is a useful tool in figuring out the cheapest way to travel. Midweek prices are generally cheaper then weekends. It is always better to travel out of season if possible, as prices increase rapidly around the holiday season especially in July and August.
Some flight booking websites do discounted rates for students whilst on others you can get money back through a cashback website. You have to prove that you are a student at University, which can take some time, so it is worth registering before you wish to book flights but through some companies you can get some great deals. Keep an eye on the distance from the airport to your accommodation. You do not want to incur unnecessary travel expenses. Before your arrival at the destination airport it might be worth researching transfers between the airport and your accommodation. Some hotels and hostels will arrange airport pick up free of charge. If not, look into public transport options before getting a cab because they are often cheaper and can be equally as efficient. Furthermore, some airports (for example Gatwick and Heathrow) have trains that go directly from the airport into the city centre.
When booking your flights, check whether luggage is included in the price. Some airlines, such as ryanair, charge for luggage separately. The weight of luggage allowed also varies upon airline so it is worth researching beforehand. This also applies to hand luggage, in some cases the amount of hand luggage you can take is quite significant, so it is worth making the most of this. Airlines have become increasingly strict on what items you can take on your hand luggage. It is recommended that you consult with your airline beforehand if you are carrying anything that might not think will be permitted on the plane. If in doubt, keep it in your main luggage. You will be able to buy general items such as food and drink in duty free.
Also try to get to the airport with plenty of time as it can take a long time to go through customs. There can be long queues especially at peak times and sometimes the gates can be a long walking distance away. Keep an eye on flight information when at the airport so you know when you are boarding. Flying is a safe, fast and cheap way of travelling across the world. As long as your prepared, the whole experience should be hassle free.