Tricks to Book Domestic Flight Tickets Even When There’s no Airline Sale
If you are someone who wants to travel all the time, there’s no way that you would wait for that festive season or off season when most of the major airlines come up with special fares. The truth is, you can discount on your flight bookings at any time of the year. All you need to do is follow these simple tricks every time you are looking to book your flights.
That might sound cliched, but there’s no better way to get a cheaper flight ticket than to plan your travel well in advance and book the tickets at that time. No matter whatever discounts or deals come by, booking early has always proved to be the best way to get discounted airfares.
Use incognito mode
Why do you think you see a raised amount almost every time you visit a flight booking website. Well, don’t take these portals for fools. Your cookies and server details are automatically recorded with these portals. So the moment the system reads that you are visiting the website for the second time and after a few days, it is bound to give you raised airfares. The best way to avoid this is use the private browsing mode or the popular Incognito mode in Chrome browsers. In case you are using the browser in the normal made, make sure you clear the cookies or simply open the website from a different browser or computer.
Use flight comparison websites
Always remember to use a couple of flight comparison websites before you book your flight tickets, no matter how much of hurry you are in. Websites like Skyscanner, Kayak and Momondo are there to provide a detailed listing of flights to your desired destination, along with the comparative fares offered by different airlines. Also, avoid selecting a specific date for your departure–instead select the entire month to know which is the cheapest time to fly.
Opt for different airlines
Agreed, the easiest to book flights for your trip is to book for a return journey. Besides, the general perception suggests that return flights are cheaper. But the truth is rather different. Make that extra effort to go through the flights offered by other airlines and be a more open about the time of your flight. Trust us, you will surely crack a cheaper deal.
Don’t book on the weekend
Contrary to popular belief, booking flights on the weekend is not at all a good idea. If you notice carefully, airfares usually go up on a Friday and starts plummeting on a Monday or a Tuesday. According to my observation over a six-month period, Wednesdays and Thursdays are the cheapest days to book a flight ticket.
Use the airline website to book
Given the increasing number of travel booking websites, it is always easier to opt for a Makemytrip or a Goibibo for booking a flight. But these websites are smart and no matter how much of discount they show you at the moment they show you the search results, the moment you try to book, you will end up paying an increased amount. This is because they include their service charges at the time of preparing your final bill–very smart, aren’t they? Well, they also need to earn their revenues. So the next time, make that extra effort to visit the airline’s official website and book your desired flight from there. Trust us, you will surely save at least few hundred bucks, if not more.