You’re sat there, scratching your head, making your decisions with the following results:
- Destination… Check
- Dates… Check
- Budget… Check
- Comfort… Check
- Airline… Check… Sort of… You’ll have an inkling…
Now I’m sure you want to get the deed done, you want to find flights to your next adventure, ok we are getting to that bit now…
Tell me something, how do you normally book your flights? I have a few ways that you can find a flight… keep reading…
1 – The “old fashioned” way via a Travel Agent – You may already be aware of this method, you go to a travel agent on your local high street, tell them where, when, for how long, and you’ll be given the cheapest flight for those dates. In this scenario you can either accept this flight or ask further questions, sometimes this really is the best option as travel agents sometimes have special deals with some airlines so make sure you at least enquiry through this route.
2 – The “modern” way, in other words using a price comparison website – This is similar to what a travel agents do for you but the “power” is now in your hands. When you go to such websites, you need to enter your travel destination(s) and dates, and you are shown a long list of airlines, departure/arrival dates, and most importantly for some, a range of prices. There are a couple of advantages to this method as follows:
- As with travel agents price comparison websites sometimes have special deals.
- You can choose multiple destinations, flying in and out from different places.
- You can select only airlines that you are willing to use and screen out those that you don’t line.
Here are a few price comparison websites that I use and that you may find useful:
3 – “Go direct” to the airline(s) of your choice – Sometimes it really is about going direct. Your next option is go to your airline of choice’s website site and compare these separately to the price comparison websites. I find this varies from region to region, for example, for travelling to Asia, I prefer using Qatar or Emirates, this is just me, you may have different preferences, but I would always check their websites separately as well as going through price comparison websites. Of course if your preference is budget airlines, Easyjet to many destinations and are worth looking at as well.
Finding flights is not the easiest of tasks but I hope the information that I have given you helps to find your perfect set of flights.
On a final note, food for thought, if you are going travelling and will be going to multiple destinations, you don’t have to book a muti-destination flight. I feel your eye opening wider and your attention peaking. Yes you don’t have to do this multi-destination business, why not try to book multiple individual single flights, you may find this a cheaper option giving you exactly the same flight as you would have via the multi-destination option. Think about it, try it, book it, and let me know how your booking experience was….
Today’s traveller, signing out….