how to save money on flights

One of the most common question I’m asked regarding traveling is how to save money while traveling. I’ve done a few posts on this in the past [you can check them out HERE and HERE], so for today’s post, I thought I’d be more specific and give you some tips for finding cheap flights.

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-The first thing I would say is if you are really trying to save money when booking travel, you need to be flexible. Be flexible on the dates you choose. For example: if you can, try traveling during the off season. Do your research on the cheapest time to travel to X city. Also, be flexible on layovers and airlines if possible.

 

-Check departures from different cities and airports. Sometimes if you can leave from a different airport, your prices could be significantly less. I live in Detroit, and once I flew to London from Windsor [just a 30 minute drive from me] for hundreds, yes HUNDREDS of dollars less.

 

-Try buying two different flights. This one might take a little more explantation. I found an extremely cheap flight to Europe from an airport not close to us at all. It was a direct flight from that airport. I purchased those tickets, and then found cheap tickets from our airport to the other one. Just triple check your times, and be aware that if you’re checking bags, you’ll have to recheck in—so be sure to allot time for that.

 

-Compare many different websites for the best prices. A few of my go to sites for plane tickets are Kayak, Cheap Tickets and Cheapoair. All of these sites compare a lot of different airlines and will find you the best price. My tip for this is to make sure you’re aware of all the “hidden airline costs.” i.e bag fees, seat fees and even cost for meals on board if it’s a longer flight.

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-Use airline miles. We do have a few credit cards so we can utilize travel rewards. I’m a proponent for credit cards, if you can use them responsibly. We have been able to purchase multiple flights with our miles, a few of which were to Europe. I wrote a post on the best travel reward credit cards if you want to check it out HERE.

 

Do you have other tips when you’re searching for flights? I’m always up for adding new tips to my arsenal 🙂 Comment below!!

 


 

  1. Shell

    November 14th, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Helpful tips to be sure! Thank you.

  2. KKP

    November 14th, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Glad I can help a little 🙂

  3. Donna

    November 14th, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    Great tips, thank you for sharing. I know I need all the help I can get when attempting to book flight and travel arrangements!

  4. KKP

    November 17th, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Happy I can help a little bit 🙂

  5. Victoria Vasilyeva

    November 15th, 2018 at 12:45 am

    This is my favorite question ever! I am always try to find best deal for our family trip.

  6. KKP

    November 17th, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Yay! Happy to help! Can’t wait to see where you travel to next!

  7. RYAN EDA

    November 16th, 2018 at 1:04 am

    Great tips on flights! Definitely will implement this info. Awesome write-up!

  8. KKP

    November 17th, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Thank you so munch Ryan!

  9. Danielle de St Germain

    November 16th, 2018 at 1:25 am

    Great info.

  10. KKP

    November 17th, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Thanks Danielle 🙂

  11. Renee

    November 16th, 2018 at 2:12 am

    Great advice!!

  12. KKP

    November 17th, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Thank you for reading along!

  13. Amanda

    November 16th, 2018 at 2:52 am

    Awesome tips! Thank you. 😊

  14. KKP

    November 17th, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Thank you Amanda!

  15. Alexis

    November 16th, 2018 at 3:28 am

    Definitely booking this for my Iceland trip next year!!!! 👌🏼

  16. KKP

    November 17th, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Wow that means so much! Happy I could help a little 🙂

  17. Adrienne

    November 16th, 2018 at 5:30 am

    This is such great information! I will have to save this page so I can come back when it gets closer to time to schedule our trip to Africa! 🙂

  18. KKP

    November 17th, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    AH Africa! How amazing! I can’t wait to see your photos from the trip!

  19. Anna

    November 16th, 2018 at 6:27 am

    Awesome tips :). Thanks for sharing.

  20. KKP

    November 17th, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Thanks for reading Anna 🙂

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