How to find cheap flights

Besides learning how to find cheap accommodation, learning how to find cheap flights to anywhere in the world will help you to reduce your other big travel expense.

Thankfully, there are strategies and tips we can apply so we don’t have to pay top dollar and can find cheap air tickets!

21 tips on how to find cheap flights to anywhere

It’s hard to believe, but when Caz and I first started traveling in 1997 our only option to get our flight tickets was to visit our local travel agent and book flights via them.

These days, we have flight search engines and the ease of buying flights online with the airlines has opened up a whole new world of choice. 

When thinking about how to find cheap flights online, the cheapest fare is only part of reducing the cost and if you’re flying with kids like us, it’s often about BEST VALUE rather than the lowest price.

Back when we were solo travelers or traveling as a couple, we’d happily rough it on budget airlines and deal with late night stopovers and budget facilities. However, with two young kids, our needs and priorities have changed!

If it’s a long haul flight, we prefer to get to our destination as quickly and as painlessly as possible, with the most amount of comfort and facilities our budget allows!

And if it’s your one-and-only dream trip for the year, and it’s a short vacation period you have, I recommend you pay the little bit extra for a premium airline and fly direct too!

The journey is not always half the fun. Know your priorities, comfort levels and budget and make an informed decision – sometimes a bit of sanity is worth the extra cost.

If you are traveling solo or as a couple, you can probably deal better with an extra stop-over and off flying times.

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FLEXIBILITY is most important when you’re trying to find cheap flights to anywhere in the world.

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