Finding Cheap Flights
There are many ways to find cheap flights in general. There are generally three approaches. Either you can use the Internet to search for your cheap flight, you can visit a travel agency or you can go to your local airport and buy one directly from the sales counter of the airline. All three methods have their advantages and disadvantages and the following information will help you decide which one you’d like to use to find the cheapest flights possible.
Using the Internet is often the most convenient and practical for people, but you do need to have a general idea of what you want and where you need to look. You should start by using a search engine such as Google or Bing – you need to enter some search terms that will help you narrow down the many options available. A good starting point is to use the name of your town, country or local airport with the terms ‘cheap flights’. This will generally bring you up a list of websites, which list the cheapest flights by parsing information directly from each individual airlines’ website.
This is a good way to get a general idea of where the cheapest flights are, but you’ll still need to visit the airline’s website to book your ticket.
The next option is to use a booking agent, otherwise known as a travel agent, to find your cheap flights. Some airlines will only let you book directly through them or through a travel agent, especially if you want their special cheap flights. These type of flights will be non-refundable, but they are often several hundred dollars cheaper than the publicly available one, so perhaps using a travel agent is your best bet.
Of course, your last option is to simply go to the airport where you want to depart from and buy a ticket directly from them. This is convenient, but probably won’t land you the cheapest flight.