Travel is never free, but it can be incredibly cheap! Here are a few tips that can save you a lot of money:

  1. Be flexible, in a number of ways.
    • Find out when’s the high, low and shoulder season of your desired location. Flights prices vary accordingly.
    • Find out when are the cheapest flights days of the week. Often, flying on a Tuesday will be cheaper than on a Monday or Friday. If you don’t follow the normal workweek / weekend schedule, this can save you a lot of money.
    • If you’re flexible, you can also search for last minutes and promotions. Best example is Ryanair, which is not always cheap, flights can be 6 euros one way, but they mights as well be 70 euros. If it doesn’t matter if you have to go in April or November instead of August, then I’d say go for it!
  2. If you’re not flexible but have a certain date in mind, I recommend you use Flight Aggregator sites, which do the search for you. Make sure you use multiple of them, because they do not all display the same price. If you find the cheapest rates, don’t forget to double check on the website of the airline itself. My favorites are:
  3. If you don’t mind, fly low-cost airlines. Within Europe I prefer Ryanair, with fares as low as 5 euros, but also WizzAir, Vueling and TuiFly. For transatlantic flights check out TuiFly, Wow Air and Norwegian!

 

 

(Pic source: airportcheck.nl)

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