We all know the struggle – Desperate to travel as often as possible, but limited by our constantly empty bank accounts. The good news is, its much easier to travel on a budget than a lot of people think, as long as you aren’t too precious about exactly when or where you go. And before you worry, I’m not talking going to Greece in the middle of November when it’s freezing – It’s often just a case of altering your departure date by a day either way and suddenly your flight prices have plummeted. Read on to see my best tips on finding cheap flights…
Be flexible with travel dates:
Skyscanner is excellent for searching multiple airline prices at once, and they have the option of searching for prices over the whole month, meaning you can instantly see which days are cheapest (shown in green) through to most expensive (in red) to fly on. I’ve put an example of a flight search for London > Budapest below for the whole month of October. It’s an amazing tool to use if you aren’t tied to a specific date to travel on!
Be flexible with your destination:
Not decided on where you want to go? Time to check out the fare finder on the Ryanair website. You simply enter your preferred departure airport and a rough budget and they list, in ascending order, the cheapest places to travel! Prices may alter slightly depending on dates you select, but it’s the easiest way to find the cheapest places to visit. Who knows, you might even discover your new favourite city!
Browse in private windows:
It may be that you’re set on your travel days and your destination, and thats fine! If this is the case and you’re looking to book flights but notice they keep going up in price the more you search different websites, consider searching for them in a private web browser. This stops cookies being stored, meaning the flight companies won’t know you are repeatedly searching for the same routes, and you will always be shown the cheapest price available.