The holidays are just around the corner that means it’s time to make your travel plans. Before you book your flight, there are online tools that can make your travel experience much more pleasant and more importantly save you some money.
Google’s Flight Search Site
Let’s start with Google’s new flight search site. It’s really easy to use just plug in your start and end points and Google does the rest finding you the cheapest flight available. Once you find a flight you like you can book a direct flight through the airline meaning no middlemen. The service is still fairly new so you will only find major cities.
If you want a more comprehensive flight search try matrix. Here you will find over 30,000 flights to choose from although the layout is a little clunkier.
kayak.com is another great flight search site with a twist. Not only can you get competitive flight, hotel, and rental car information but you can also get other useful travel tidbits like how many people are taking the same trip. If you are looking for a quiet spot on the beach without a lot of tourists, kayak.com can break down the numbers. Using any of these three sites you should be able to find the flight you are looking for.
If you are one of those savvy frequent fliers looking to dig a little deeper, I have some additional sites to check out like at Bing.com where they can help answer the question do I book now or wait for a better deal. This site is a fair casting site, they use past information to predict future prices. Check here.
Airfare watchdog is worth checking out too. When you search for a flight, you don’t always get to see special fares the airlines are offering that’s exactly what this site does. Airfare watchdog keeps an eye on all the special fares and then lets you know about them. The site will also let you know whether that $10 savings is worth the aggravation as the flight may have several stops.
Hipmunk.com offers the same kind of information pricing on flights special deals for the airlines and ways the convenience factor to help you decide.
One other thing you always need to do when finding the cheapest airfares is to know how much that airfare typically costs. If you don’t know that, you will have to do a bit of research because you won’t ever know if you are getting a great deal if you don’t know what a great price is on that flight you are trying to snag.
So, those are all of my tips for finding cheap airfare. If you have any other ways to save on airfares, please comment below and let us know. I hope all your travels are safe smooth and financially sound around this holiday season. Click here for more information: https://www.flightnetwork.com/blog/family-friendly-miami-adventure/