Related Posts with Thumbnails

cheap flight tips to get to issan / Thailand

Saturday, 22 May 2010

times are hard How to find cheap flights

So it has come down to the point of “no return” for planning your trip. Unless you spend the extra on a refundable ticket, you are about to take a bold step forward and seal the deal on your trip.


If you ask 10 people on a flight what they paid for their ticket, you will get 10 very different answers. How to find a cheap flight has become something of a dark art. Use these tips and secrets to find the best deals.

Finding Cheap Flights


There are an abundance of ticket websites out there to help you find the best deal for a flight. There are also additional things that you can do to leverage these tools more than the average traveler.

Here are some insider secrets:

* Try to find cheap flights 21 – 45 days in advance. Other than last minute deals, you will pay more as your date to leave approaches. Sometimes buying too soon months in advance also makes for higher prices.

* Sometimes unsold seats are drastically discounted 2 days before departure.

* Never, ever fly on weekends! Try to fly on a Monday morning, Tuesday, or Wednesday.

* Try not to fly within 7 days before or after a holiday. Check your destination’s local holidays and festivals as well.

* If you are buying a round trip ticket, staying longer than 90 days usually results in a higher fare. Check on just buying two 1-way tickets instead for the extra flexibility. You can also set a fictional return date and pay the change fee later. Caution: deliberately skipping your return flight will get you blacklisted on some airlines.

* You may find cheap flights after midnight EST in the middle of the week. This is when airline databases are updated and sometimes you can grab a cheap ticket that has been returned back to the system.

* Search for flights at all times throughout the day, you never know when a cheap ticket has been released to the system.

* Take a bus www.megabus.com or hitch a ride to the closest major airport hub.

* Make sure your luggage is not over sized or overweight. Check individual airline sites for rules, some charge for a carry-on now.

* Flights with longer layovers usually have lower price tags.

* Early morning redeye flights are more painful bur are usually cheaper.

* Fly into the largest city on the continent you are visiting. Take budget airline hops or travel overland from there to reach your destination. For instance, it may be cheaper to fly into Brussels (a major business hub) and then hitch your way to Amsterdam rather than flying straight there.

* Always use frequent flier programs. It may take years, but the miles DO add up and may come in handy in the future.

* Being as flexible as possible can help you find a cheap flight. Do not specify flight times, number of stops, etc.

* Never buy refundable tickets if they cost more – your backpacking travel insurance may have trip cancellation coverage anyway.

Udon Thani issan Expat blog
A personnel prospective on life in udon thani issan and Thailand the ups and downs of expat life
The blog was opened up to to give a voice to those of us who are fed up with the local forums who censor any story that does not make them money this includes removing links to other stories you will find many links on expat udon thani and feel free to comment and join in the banter

Udon Thani website
this udon thani website ofers free adverts to all reputable udon thani places of interest when you visit you find really usefull links about udon thani the reader you get the no b/s stories made up buy some locals to promote there own interests which other local websites seem to be doing
anyway udon thani needs a real voice so what the hack

Thai expat info
Thai expat info is a large collection of local information from dozens of websites from all over issan and Thailand bookmark this site drop back and keep up with whats really going on for expats around Thailand these stories you wont find on the bbc our cnn enjoy the site i do

Issan Guides
issan guides is a random collection of posts about places hotels transport in issan north east Thailand its a new blog which is getting constantly updated and excepts reviews and stories from anybody so if you have a story review a photo with a story submit to Issan Guides and have your say they welcome it

Ban Dung blog
ban dung issan blog focus on a beutifull corner of issan 1 hour outside of Udon Thani
a small town with a super chilled out bunch of local expats some say village life is boreing but scarth the surface and who knows what you will find

Read more...

  © Blogger template The Professional Template II by Ourblogtemplates.com 2009

Back to TOP