1. Plan ahead
You must have already heard that it is best to buy a flight ticket three months before your trip, or at least three weeks before. Average ticket prices tend to rise as the departure date gets closer, so waiting to book at the last minute can be an expensive gamble.
2. Book on weekends
You probably knew about the first rule, but did you know that it is best to book your flights on a weekend? While the most expensive tickets tend to be booked on Thursdays and Fridays, you can save up to 36% by booking your flight on a Sunday.
3. Choose the best days to take off
By starting your trip on a Thursday or a Friday you can save up around 10% on your airfare.
4. Be flexible
When searching for a plane ticket, being flexible with the dates you travel will surely save you some money. Make sure you always compare the prices 2-3 days before and after your desired departure. Sometimes extending your weekday travel to include a Saturday can save you around 25% of the return fare, especially in popular corporate travel destinations.
5. Browse on multiple places
It is always good to check more sources before booking your flight. Make sure you use search engines as Skyscanner.com, Kayak.com or GoOpti.kiwi.com to get the best offers. You might also want to check some airline websites.
6. Go ‘incognito’
Many search engines and booking sites store your previous search history, so prices might change based on what you have already browsed. To avoid this and ensure you are getting the best deal possible, make sure to turn your internet browser incognito before booking your flight.
7. Non-stop flights
Don’t assume that direct non-stop flights will cost you more. This is not always true. Direct flights may actually cost less than flights with stops, especially in low-travel season or when
A new route is added.
8. Search for "error fares"
Error fares are super cheap flight tickets that are often results of errors that airlines fail to detect in a timely manner. They happen quite often and here you can learn how to take advantage of them.
9. Buy an "open jaw" ticket
An open jaw flight will fly you to one destination and then fly you back from another. For example, you fly from Venice to Porto and then fly back to Venice from Lisbon. When fares are high to a particular city, with an open jaw you can take advantage of a cheaper destination nearby.
10. Fly with low-cost airlines
Low-cost airlines offer considerably cheaper tickets than their full-service correlates. Obviously, the seats are smaller and there is no free food, but it is still a great option to save money. Take a look at the 10 best low-cost airlines of 2019.
Just like buying airline tickets, there are some tricks when booking a GoOpti shuttle that will get you a better price deal. Check them out and start planning!