Dont you love cheap flights?!!! LOL. well I DO!!!! cheap flights, free flights… you name it! 😛
Here are some of my tips & tricks to get cheap or even free flights:
1. sign up to their email newsletters.
go to their website and then sign up. especially the low-budget airlines. you have nothing to lose. they dont charge you anything. they will inform you if they have any promotional events coming ahead or last minute deals. i got most cheap and free flights by doing this.
You can find the list of airlines here: budgetairlineguide.com, List of Airlines (Wikipedia)
2. join any local traveler communities.
i love when we all share information on how to travel in a low budget. it’s another way to know other kind of promotional events.
3. occasionally visit their website especially a few weeks before a certain events (school holidays, national holidays, the airlines anniversary, etc).
bookmarked their website on your web browser for fast access. Booking directly on their website is most likely will be way cheaper than going to their office or other travel agents. some promotional fares are available online only.
4. search and book at the right time.
a lot of time the website would crash down because it seemed that “everyone” is browsing the website. therefore i would suggest to access it during the less peak time: when you think most people are as asleep or just started working.
5. have a credit card, or at least borrow someone else’ credit card.
for easy booking, cc is always the best solutions. but unfortunately some of the local airlines only accept certain cc from certain countries, or sometimes you have to bring the cc if the owner of the cc is not flying with you. so be aware of that before make any bookings. some cc also cover a travel insurance if you book flights with it.
6. e-banking is cheaper.
some airlines charge you another fee if you pay with cc or by atm. while if you choose to pay with via e-banking, you will not be charged any payment fee or at least charged less than paying by cc/atm.
7. flight search engine tool is the best.
use it to search and compares flights rate, if you have found the flights, then directly book it on the airlines website rather than book it from the fight search engine website. The first four websites are the one i use the most.
Here are the lists of search engine that i normally use:
ITA software by google
Use google chrome web browser to browse websites that is not in english. it has a wicked cool translating plug-in.
8. Low Cost Courier / Low Cost Airline does not always means cheap. Research and always compare!
There are lots of hidden fees if you’d like to book a flight on a LCC / LCA website (luggage fee, check in fee, payment fee, you name it). So don’t forget to compare the fares with some other non LCC.
Ticket : Tiket
Flight Tickets: Tiket Pesawat
Flight : penerbangan
Flight Code: kode penerbangan
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if you’re in Indonesia, you’d like to book a promotional flights but you dont have a cc or e-banking. You can pay by atm transfer.
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