Think ahead

Get in early, if you know where and when you want to jet set off on your next holiday – don’t delay. Often the earlier you book, the better deals you can get, especially during peak holiday times.

Be flexible with the date

You can often save a lot just by being flexible on the date you fly out. Rather than choosing a specific day to depart, be open-minded to a date range.  It’s worth keeping in mind that most people kick off their travels on a weekend, so in most cases booking flights on a weekday will save you a bit of cash.

Be flexible with the destination

A to B isn’t always the smartest way to fly, look for alternative airports with better flight prices. Once you touch down, you can then hire a car or commute to your holiday destination. Same goes for direct flights, sometimes the amount you save can be worth the stopover in another place for a short period of time.

Let search engines do the hard work

There are so many great flight search engines which make comparisons easy for travelers.  Be sure to check these out! Results can be extensive so you’re best doing this on a desktop over a mobile device.

If you’ve got a reasonable amount of time before your trip, register for alerts! This way you can have the best deals emailed to you and book when a worthwhile saving comes your way.

Use a travel agent

It’s easy to jump online and find great travel deals. However, some travel agents have exclusive rates and bundles which can’t be found online.

Pack smart

Only traveling for a short time? You can get much cheaper airfares when you’re only taking carry on.  Often travelers pack far more than what’s needed.  Take your time to plan your packing, rather than doing the last minute cram.