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How To Find Cheap Flights and Airfares

Postby Taco » October 27th, 2011, 2:03 am

Here's some valuable flight info. from Naughty Nomad.

http://naughtynomad.com/2011/10/14/trav ... p-flights/


Skyscanner

http://ca.skyscanner.com/

1. Log on to skyscanner, type in your location, for your destination type ‘Everywhere’. Search flight for ‘whole year’.

2. Bingo – you will see the cheapest flights to everywhere in the world and when they are. You may know about this already, but let’s see if we can do better.

3. HACK – Change your location to the nearest travel hubs and compare. Do this with a few hubs. For example – I’m in Ireland, home of Ryanair. While Dublin the best hub for flights around Europe, it’s no so good for further afield. So I change location to the UK. Viola – even cheaper flights. Often it only costs around €20 to flight over for the connection anyway. This has saved me hundreds and lands me in far more interesting destinations. For more hubs see bottom of this article.
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Postby Winston » August 9th, 2014, 12:30 pm

Some tips for finding cheap flights and airfares.

http://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-tips/ ... ap-flight/

What's the best search engine to find cheap flights?
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Postby newlifeinphilippines » August 9th, 2014, 1:40 pm

i remember a foreigner in manila gave me some website and said they give good rates but when i called up they weren't cheaper.

i found priceline the best BUT to get the best deal on tickets you have to pick certain dates and times of day. The prices fluctuate constantly. also depends on how far in advance you buy and certain times of year.
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Postby eurobrat » August 9th, 2014, 2:03 pm

Winston wrote:Some tips for finding cheap flights and airfares.

http://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-tips/ ... ap-flight/

What's the best search engine to find cheap flights?


Kayak.com
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Postby Renata » August 9th, 2014, 3:05 pm

I always buy one-way tickets when they have seasonal offers. I save alot that way. For example Thomascook might have a flight from UK to Cyprus for 90euro so I'll get that, then look for one-way-ticket home via another airline.

Also flying direct can be expensive, eg, France to Cyprus, whereas flying from France > Istanbul > Cyprus can be more affordable. Downside the trıp & travel time is longer or you could just make a vacation of it.
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Postby Jonny Law » August 9th, 2014, 10:55 pm

Thanks :) Finally advice to get cheap airplane tickets.
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Postby Renata » August 10th, 2014, 12:38 pm

This has nothing to do with flights, but travelling by train is the most affordable by far, if you like backapacking across places like Europe. Some trains have cabins with beds you can reserve for sleeping. Travel lite & you can go from city to city, country to country.
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Postby Winston » September 6th, 2014, 11:47 pm

Here is another airfare search engine that has low fares.

http://www.flighthub.com

I got low fares to the Philippines with Best Travel Store before.

http://www.bt-store.com

How do you know which countries require an onward ticket to enter though? Is there a site that lists such countries?
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Postby eurobrat » September 7th, 2014, 12:32 pm

Winston wrote:Here is another airfare search engine that has low fares.

http://www.flighthub.com

I got low fares to the Philippines with Best Travel Store before.

http://www.bt-store.com

How do you know which countries require an onward ticket to enter though? Is there a site that lists such countries?


Do you prefer travelling by train or flight?
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Postby gsjackson » September 7th, 2014, 12:49 pm

Winston wrote:Here is another airfare search engine that has low fares.

http://www.flighthub.com

I got low fares to the Philippines with Best Travel Store before.

http://www.bt-store.com

How do you know which countries require an onward ticket to enter though? Is there a site that lists such countries?


Just compared the flight I'll be taking back to the U.S. on Aer Lingus on this flighthub site versus Travelocity. Flighthub was $70 more expensive, and about $68 more expensive than just getting the ticket directly from Aer Lingus.
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Postby eurobrat » September 7th, 2014, 1:12 pm

gsjackson wrote:
Winston wrote:Here is another airfare search engine that has low fares.

http://www.flighthub.com

I got low fares to the Philippines with Best Travel Store before.

http://www.bt-store.com

How do you know which countries require an onward ticket to enter though? Is there a site that lists such countries?


Just compared the flight I'll be taking back to the U.S. on Aer Lingus on this flighthub site versus Travelocity. Flighthub was $70 more expensive, and about $68 more expensive than just getting the ticket directly from Aer Lingus.


Yea I always check vendor websites for the Trans Atlantic flights, I still think for in continental European flights that skyscanner, ryan air and kayak are best.
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Postby ladislav » September 10th, 2014, 4:28 pm

www.onetravel.com is good but pay attention to the details. The cheapest fairs are alternative dates/airports and they don't include taxes in the price advertised.
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Postby manly5000 » September 10th, 2014, 5:06 pm

It seems to be so random. For instance I found the cheapest flight from MEX to GIG (Mexico City to Rio) on Orbitz. For intra-Mexico travel just going to Volaris' website was the cheapest for their tix.

Some of the super-cheap sites have customer service issues from what I understand... so I dunno.
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Postby Winston » September 20th, 2014, 7:06 am

Here are two more cheap airfare search engines. However, the sites look sloppy and unstable. lol

http://www.faregeek.com

http://www.bravofly.com/

I just booked a $740 flight from Las Vegas to Taipei, Taiwan. It includes a transfer in Los Angeles.

But the thing is, I found out that I could have saved $150 by booking two separate tickets - one to Los Angeles and then another to Taipei. I don't know why, but when you book a fare from a major city and then another fare from your city to the major city, it's cheaper and saves you money.

I guess the only downside of that is that you have to pick up your luggage at the baggage carousel of the transfer airport and check it in again. Plus when you depart the baggage carousel, you have to find the check in for the next flight too. So it's a bit more trouble too.
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Postby Traveler » September 21st, 2014, 7:26 am

Winston wrote:Here are two more cheap airfare search engines. However, the sites look sloppy and unstable. lol

http://www.faregeek.com

http://www.bravofly.com/

I just booked a $740 flight from Las Vegas to Taipei, Taiwan. It includes a transfer in Los Angeles.

But the thing is, I found out that I could have saved $150 by booking two separate tickets - one to Los Angeles and then another to Taipei. I don't know why, but when you book a fare from a major city and then another fare from your city to the major city, it's cheaper and saves you money.

I guess the only downside of that is that you have to pick up your luggage at the baggage carousel of the transfer airport and check it in again. Plus when you depart the baggage carousel, you have to find the check in for the next flight too. So it's a bit more trouble too.

So you've finally decided it's time to be "happier abroad" again.
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