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5 secrets to booking cheap flights

how to book the cheapest flight?

Booking a cheap flights is a challenge and who doesn’t like to save some money? Today I share my experiences and tips with you to help you save money for your next flight.

#1 Use the incognito mode in Google Chrome

Webpages that you open and files downloaded while you are incognito won’t be logged in your browsing and download histories; all new cookies are deleted after you close the incognito window. So by surfing incognito you won’t be surprised by higher flight prices. How to use incognito mode in Google Chrome: press the Ctrl + Shift + N keys at the same time.

#2 Use different flight compare websites and set price alerts

Use sites like: Cheaptickets, PaperfliesJetcost, BudgetAir, Skyscanner, Momondo, or Kayak to find out the best flight deal. And if it’s possible don’t forget to set price alerts!

#3 Check several departure points

In the Netherlands a few airports for example Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eindhoven or an airport in Belgium or Germany. So don’t forget to check out other airports, it may save you money.

#4 Cheapest days to fly and cheapest times to fly

Fly when people don’t like to travel on planes, at dawn or overnight. Check out these general guidelines, but as always there are exceptions, another good reason to compare for different days and times.

  • Cheapest days: The cheapest days to fly are  Tuesdays, Wednesday, Saturdays.
  • Expensive days: The most expensive days to fly are Fridays and Sundays.
  • Cheapest times: Fly when most people don’t want to. Flights at dawn, during nights and flights around the lunch and dinner hour.

#5 Book tickets on Tuesdays

And last but not least book on a Tuesday at 3 p.m. eastern time. Many airlines release weekly sales late Monday or early Tuesday and by mid-afternoon, the competing airlines have matched the lower prices. In other words, this is usually the time when you’ll have the most deals to choose from.

Which tips do you use for booking cheaper flights?

Jamie de Leeuw

Founder of Adventurous Childs, hatlover and photographer. Never ending wanderlust and always on the hunt for adventure. Find her dancing at festivals, searching for hidden gems in cities or wandering in the fertile forests. Her goal is to encourage you to go on new adventures and to enjoy the little things in life. And never underestimate the power of a good outfit during a trip. ✨

4 Comments
  • Oooo some great tips here. I never knew about the weekly sales on Monday/Tuesday! Very handy. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    2 maart 2017 at 12:41 Beantwoorden
  • Handige tips! Ik gebruik zelf vooral skyscanner om te zoeken en varieer heel veel in dagen, want een dag eerder of later kan soms zoveel geld schelen!

    5 maart 2017 at 19:07 Beantwoorden

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