What You Have to Do to Get Cheap Flights For Your Trip

I have always had a knack for getting the very best deals. I mean that. My personal belief ever since childhood has been that there is always a better deal out there for me and guess what? I have always found that deal. When I became old enough to make my own decisions regarding my travelling particularly air travel, I made it a point to look for the less expensive options. It has not been easy but then with the establishment of more airlines and the competition between them, the road had been paved for travelers to get cheap flights for their travelling. I always seem to get cheap flights whenever I choose to go by air to the envy of my family and friends and the last time I visited during the annual family reunion, they decided to pick my brains. How do I do it? It is not really difficult and truth be told, anyone can get better deals anytime.

As with anything else in life, I am always patient in trying to get a nice arrangement to manage my sometimes tight budget. I always have to do my research and this takes time. It involves making comparisons between what different airlines have to offer and this is not what you want to rush into. As I said, it requires patience.

Additionally, I try to make sure that any travel plan of mine is done within reasonable time ahead. This way, I can research based on what the airlines have available for that period far ahead. If there is going to be a promo, I can act quickly and on time and maybe, even get some perks as an early bird. In other words, as I told my family, develop a schedule for your travel for three to six month periods and then do your research. Make sure that you update your research as time passes.

One of the advantages of having a schedule and planning ahead is the ability to adapt. Once I have been able to make my plans ahead, when I see an advantage in the system, I move to take advantage of it immediately. I am usually prepared to move a day ahead of time as I have the luxury of having of having my time calculated.

One of the attributes of a person who always gets better deals is that he asks questions. I make it a point to enquire from the airlines what promos, rebates or other are available and if I have already made my move only to discover a better deal shortly afterwards, I also feel no abashment at calling the airline in question to enquire whether my good deal can be ‘upgraded’. It sometimes is! This raised some eyebrows at the reunion but then it is true.

I also ensure that I look up the airlines’ websites for their own prices and the truth is, more often than not, they have better prices as they do not charge the fees which some of the agents charge.