4 Secrets To Finding A Cheap Flight-Travel Hack

4 secrets to finding a cheap flight

As you already know, we are not a travel agency. We simply help people find exciting and authentic excursions specific to a location. That is why we’d like to help you out with a life hack. Read on to discover the secret to finding a cheap flight.

1. Go incognito

Always search for flights while in private browsing or incognito mode. We’ve all experienced the bizarre reality of prices magically going up after the second or third time we search them. This occurs because of cookies, prices do go up when a search route is repeatedly visited. Companies will try to scare you into thinking that the airfare is going up in order to have you buy your ticket ASAP. We repeat, always search for flights while in private browsing or incognito mode. This can be achieved by hitting Command (or Control depending on the computer you’re using), Shift, “N” while searching in Google Chrome or Safari. Then a new browser will open, use it. Repeat this every time you want to do a flight search if you want to increase your probability of finding a cheap flight.

2. Be Flexible

We’ve all had our heart set on taking that ‘perfect amount of time off’. You know what day you want to leave and when you want to come out and in your head it all works out perfectly. Sadly enough, life is not always so precise and predictable. We all have to give a little, especially if the goal is finding a cheap flight. This is why we recommend you be flexible with your dates and times. The difference of one day can safe you hundreds of dollars! Note: Wednesday is ‘typically’ the cheapest day to fly. Keep at it. Try different departure and arrival dates.

3. Do not be afraid of budget airlines

We’re sure you’ve heard some horror stories about flying with budget airlines, as we all have, but they are just as safe as regular airlines and very cost effective. Most budget airlines will not appear on broad search engines like Google flights or Trip Advisor so it is important that you familiarize yourself with some. If you’re willing to overlook minor ‘inconveniences’ compared to their full service count parts, we strongly recommend looking into this option. Finding a cheap flight is very possible with this option but please please please remember to read the fine print!

Note: Many cool destinations are opening up to budget airlines. Some even argue that 2017 is the year to fly to Argentina! Imagine, landing a low cost flight to go see Patagonia?!

4. Sign up for frequent flier programs

If you’re going to fly anyway, why not earn miles/points while doing so? This one seems like a no brainer. Airline reward programs are a fantastic way to get free upgrades, free companion tickets, free as well as discounted flights. All programs vary depending on your country of origin. Look into what programs work best for you. Different programs cover different airlines, like United Airlines and Delta for example. This is why you should not be afraid of joining two memberships in order to cover all your airlines. Just make sure to keep track of it all.

We hope we’ve inspired you to go out and start looking for flights! You will probably have to dig and sort through the internet in order to find that cheap flight you are looking for but don’t worry, it’s always worth it in the end! Let us know if any of these travel hacks worked for you or if you have any of your own you’d like to share. Safe travels!

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