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August 13, 2010

Hints and Tips for Finding Cheap Flights

There are numerous deals being offered from low cost airlines and the more traditional airlines, and customers sometimes find a deal that interests them and they book it. However, it is important for you to shop around, there are so many airlines around offering various deals on different destinations and spending a bit of time considering your options could save you money.

The first thing to consider is the level of service that you require and the distance you are travelling. Low cost airlines are great but they do not offer the best level of service and the seats are not the most comfortable, for short-haul flights , the best offers will probably come from the low cost airlines where cheap and cheerful offers are suitable. However, most low cost airlines only offer flights within Europe so if you are going on a long haul flight then the traditional airlines are the one to choose and the level of service is considerably better and is incorporated within the price.

In order to find cheap flights , you need to book in advance as even the low cost airlines will charge you more if you leave it until the last minute. If you can book a month or so in advance you are likely to save a lot of money especially with low cost airlines. If it is possible, try flying on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s rather than Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday’s as travelling on “off-peak” days will save you more money as well.

It will be harder to find a cheap deal for long haul flights, cheap flights to Sydney are not easy to come by but again, if you shop around and give yourself enough time to book, you will find a great deal with the many different providers on the internet. One thing to take into account when booking with low cost airlines is the cost and effort of getting to your hotel once you have arrived at your destination. This is because low cost airlines use secondary airports and are often a bus or train journey away from the city centre, i.e. Milan Bergamo is a secondary airport for Milan and one that low cost airlines use, however it is 50 minutes away from the centre and costs €16 euros by bus.

It is important to ensure that you have all costs in mind when booking your flights as there may be hidden costs.

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