Booking Cheap Flights: Tips and Tricks


Flights can often prove the most costly part of any family trip. There is nothing more frustrating than finding a super deal on accommodation, only to find out that you would need to re-mortgage the house to afford the flights. Don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to bag yourself flights that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, and what’s better is that it is a lot easier and quicker than you might think. Let’s face it, nobody wants to spend hours trawling through various airlines websites to find themselves the best deal, it takes the fun out of the trip before it even begins.

Take a deep breath

This is where Kiwi.com comes in.

This is our favourite app for finding flights that won’t break the bank. If you don’t have the app on your phone already, do yourself a favour and download it here for android, or here for IOS. It will change your life! You can thank me later.

There are other websites and apps offering similar services, but in my opinion Kiwi.com trumps them all.

Flight app

This is what the front page of the app will look like on your phone or tablet. You can see how user friendly it is already.

So, let’s say we know we have annual leave booked from 03/09/2019 – 10/09/2019, but we are not sure where we would like to go. You can set the airport or airports that you are willing to travel from, in this case I have chosen Dublin. In the ‘To’ box I have chosen ‘Anywhere’, and then inputted the dates we would like to travel.

Click ‘search’ and watch the magic unfold.

Watch this video to see what options came up for these particular details:

In the example above you can see that there are an abundance of choices, one of which is return flights to Barcelona for 2 people, for a total of €155.00. That is only €77.50 per person.

Other similar websites for cheap flights include:

Skyscanner

Kayak

Google Flights

When it comes to actually booking the flights, I prefer to head to the airlines website and book the flights directly. I use Kiwi to find the cheapest dates, flights, and airline and then use that info to book direct. This is just my preference, as I feel that if there is a need for a date change, cancellation etc I would prefer to be dealing direct with the airline.

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