Cheap Flights, Cheap Tickets, Airlines & Flight Deals On Orbitz
Start comparing fares now. Find unadvertised deals, promo codes, hotel + flight packages and more. To do this, I find out how much it is to go direct to my destination. Then I open Google Flights and type in that destination’s continent to look at prices to nearby airports. If the difference is more than $150, I look to see how much it is to get from the second airport to my primary destination.
For example, when we checked, London-Phuket prices were cheapest mid-August to mid-September and most expensive in December and July. The time to book is 60 days before departure for the cheapest flights. Yet for a London-Hong Kong search, it’s best to book 59 days in advance and it’s cheapest to go in January, May or the end of November.
For example, fly to the US via Norway and buy a single flight to Norway first. Or try open-jaw tickets – where you fly into one airport but return to/from another – and breaking a journey down into multiple tickets can cut costs without altering the route you wanted.
Even more so than with many domestic destinations, seasonality matters for deal-hunters when you’re going overseas, says Klee. Take Europe for example: It’s typically cheapest to travel there in winter, most expensive in summer, says Klee. For beach vacations in Mexico and the Caribbean, the most expensive time to travel is generally December to April and prices start to go down in May and June with the best prices in August and September. The Hopper apps is a simple way to figure out when is the cheapest time to fly somewhere.
Once you know what the flight is, there are a few sites which should help you improve your experience on it after booking (or do it before if you want to check out an airline/plane). Use Seatguru to check out the plane’s seating plan so you can see whether 18E beats 19C. Also try similar site Skytrax , which includes airline reviews and rankings.