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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Find Cheap Flight Deals

How do I find cheap flight deals? There are a few little secrets to help you achieve this and plenty opportunities out there if you know where and when to book. The list below has been complied with the help of Escape.com.au.


The following is the ultimate guide for finding the best deal:


1. Follow airlines on Facebook and Twitter – Most airlines alert customers to sales and specials via social media. Jetstar Australia gives fans access to sale fares 24 hours before they are available on its website. AirAsia also gives fans a couple of days notice before a big sale starts.

2. Book early – The earlier you book your ticket, the more you can save, especially during the peak travel times such as Christmas and School Holidays. Plan ahead and book early to save.

3. Buy flights at 4pm on a Friday – A lot of airlines release their weekly sales on Friday afternoons. Often when an airline drops its price others respond as well and multiple price drops can occur between competing carriers.

4. Fly with lesser known airlines – If you are prepared to fly with a lesser known airline you can find some good bargains.

5. Consider a package deal – Ask your travel agent about a package deal that includes flights and accommodation. The flights in these deals are sometimes specially discounted airfares that are only available to travellers when booked as part of a package.

6. Sign up to newsletters – signing up to email newsletters is a great way to find out about early bird specials and the latest sale fares.

7. Travel outside the peak season – A simple but effective way to save money is to avoid the peak travel times. These are usually Christmas, Easter and School Holidays. Consider flying midweek as cheaper fares are often available if you travel on Tuesday or Thursday.

8. Check out websites such as jetabroad.com.au, zuji.com.au and wotflight.com. These are the best comparison sights according to consumer group Choice.

I hope these tips help you find the best cheap deal on your next flight. Do you have any tips that you wish to share with us?

More tips on how to save money in Japan at Japan on a Budget

22 comments:

  1. Those are all good tips. Thanks (^_^)

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  2. Hi Thomas, Thanks for the positive feedback and glad to hear that you found it useful :)

    John

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  3. They are great tips. I want to "Travel outside the peak season" but our holidays are same season.

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    1. Thanks Cocomino, I always appreciate your comments. It really depends on your schedule and the type of work you do. If you can travel outside the peak season it will definitely save you money, but otherwise there are other options to save money.

      John

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    1. Thanks Lina, How to you try and save money when travelling to Japan?

      John

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  5. #1 is great. People always ask me how I get such cheap flights to Japan and it is mostly because I'm on the Jetstar mailing list. I've never done a package. You probably get a good deal if you are planning to stay at a decent hotel anyway but if you are backpacking then it doesn't really work out.

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    1. Thanks Kathrynoh, Yeah, it definitely pays to follow the airlines and get on an email mailing list. Jetstar have sales all the time and they usually only last for a short time, so you need to get on them ASAP. Thanks for sharing :)

      John

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  6. It's ALWAYS expensive to South Africa. It's just so darn far! :(

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    1. Thanks Rurousha, yeah, it must be harder for you having so far to travel. Do you have any money saving tips?

      John

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    2. Err ... buy less beer?!

      No, I'd never do that to you, and anyway, you'd need to not drink any beer for seven lifetimes to afford that ticket to SA! ;)

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    3. No Beer! That is unheard of for an Aussie. It is part of our daily diet :)

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  7. That travel outside peak season is a good one, especially as I work for a company that has holidays at strange times! And I will try your tip of booking on Fridays around 4pm.

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    1. Thanks Rohan, That is the good thing about having a set amount of holidays and being able to take them when you want. Try the Friday at 4pm tip as well as booking in the middle of the week Tuesday - Thursday. Happy flight hunting :)

      John

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  8. Thanks for the good tips, I'll surely consider those when finding cheap flight deals.

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    1. Thanks Steve, They have helped me, so hopefully these tips can help more people find those cheap flight deals :)

      John

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  9. I actually like your all tips :) Seems like it will help me a lot. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks CF, They have really helped me and glad they could help you as well.

      John

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  10. Informative blog!! Thanks for sharing the useful tips.These are really helpful.

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    1. Thanks AF, Appreciate the positive feedback :)

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  11. Thanks for providing informative details on Cheap Flight Deals. The tips you have mentioned in your post is really helpful. :)

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    1. Thank you! Glad you found them useful and helpful :)

      John

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