June 10, 2024

How to get cheap flights: 4 tips that can help

How to get cheap flights: 4 tips that can help

After two years of pandemic, the requirements to enter the different countries they are relaxingand many travelers are looking again for possibilities to travel.

In an unfavorable economic context with respect to the dollar, Argentines who fly abroad sharpen techniques to get cheap air tickets. Here are some tips to achieve it.

Cheap flights = search early

Cheap flight options (Illustrative image: Pexels)
Cheap flight options (Illustrative image: Pexels)

A basic rule: plan your trip in advance and start looking at tickets as soon as possible, keeping in mind that you can buy them up to a year before using them. Although it is true that the possibility of promotions or offers appearing increases closer to the flight date (depending on occupancy), never leave the purchase to the last minute.

Read also: Six ways to get cheap accommodation

As a general tip, it is ideal to have the passages resolved at least two months before and even more so if the flight is during a long weekend or a special date.

Be flexible with dates, stopovers and airports

Sometimes, By choosing the round trip one day before or one day after the scheduled time, you can save thousands of pesos. If possible, being flexible with dates (and with layovers) offers more alternatives to get cheap flights. And, of course, if you fly in low season you will have better prices.

On the other hand, it is a good idea to check alternative airports: many big cities have them and the connections are usually cheaper. Of course: in that case you have to evaluate the cost of the transfer to the accommodation and see if the final price really suits you.

Compare prices with specialized platforms

Skyscanner, Kayak y Turismocity are some useful comparators to quickly evaluate the prices of different airlines for the same destination and the same travel date and show you the best alternative for your search.

Anyway, it’s a good idea to check some airlines first what prices they present for different destinations at different times of the year, so that you have a real notion of when you are at the normal price and when at a promotion.

Clear cookies or open an incognito session

If it ever happened to you that you searched for a flight on an airline’s website and came back the next day and it had increased, the recommendation is that you delete the cookies in your browser after seeing prices. Or easier: directly, do the search in a new incognito window.