Guest post by Vinay Shingornikar
Moving in close circles of avid globetrotters and being a passionate traveler myself, I realize the importance and value of learning to cut down flight ticket. I recall a friend who approached a street agent for getting a flight from Toronto to Vancouver. The agent suggested that it would cost CAD 375. However, after doing some research, she could manage to book a ticket for CAD 350 on her own by choosing a suitable flight on an online flight booking agency – thus saving CAD 25.
I attain immense satisfaction and thrill in planning my holidays and booking suitable flight tickets. Over time, the corresponding experiences have enabled me to jot down some smart tips on booking flights at incredibly reduced rates. Remember that careful planning and smart management can make a great difference. Mentioned below are some useful tips that you can implement to book flight tickets at slashed prices.
Book flights with online travel agencies
Online travel agencies help you save considerable time and offer great deals for flight tickets. Sites like Flightnetwork.com present the best possible offers and discounted rates for an array of domestic and International flights. Moreover, they have a ‘Price Pager Program’ that monitors the current flight pricing and notifies you instantly when it drops.
Hence, you are in a position to choose the airline that suits you the best and fits your budget conveniently. Accordingly, you save money and the booking is done at your fingertips.
Early bird catches the worm
As soon as your plan is made, book your flight. This should be the ideal approach. It is a well-known fact that airlines levy heavy charges for recent flights or last minute bookings. So, try to book your ticket as early as possible.
Most folks prefer to travel on weekends. Hence, airlines charge more for weekends flights. Be smart and book your departure or arrival on a weekday. This step will certainly save your money and also possibly present more special offers for accommodation.
Strike out school / bank holidays
Similar to the weekend scenario, flight rates zoom skywards during school holidays and red letter dates. Accordingly, it is advisable to travel during school term by booking weekday flight tickets. You will be surprised to realize the amount you save. Moreover, the special offers for accommodation are the icing on the cake of delight.
Choose late evening or early morning flights
Flights that depart or arrive at wee hours are the cheapest. Though it is an unsocial time to fly, you can save a considerable amount if your priority is to check funds on flights. However, be certain that your accommodation accepts arrivals in the middle of the night or early morning.
Online travel agencies offer free coupon codes that you can utilize to get discounts for booking flight tickets on their respective sites. Mentioned below are few sites that offer free coupon codes:
Bearing these tips in mind, you can cut down your travel expenses significantly.
Vinay Shingornikar is a distinguished writer having contributed articles across a wide spectrum of online publications. Currently, he is happily employed with Flight Network. Founded in 1998, Flightnetwork.com has grown to become Canada’s second most visited online travel agency that specialises in offering highly discounted prices for domestic and international flights, along with hotels, cruises, vacation packages, and car rentals.