Fly mid-week, especially on a TuesdayThe most popular flights are at weekends, especially Sundays, so you’ll find that there are cheaper flights mid-week. And, according to Which?, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly with British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair. A mid-week flight could save you more than £200 on an average family holiday.
It’s all in the timingMany flight companies follow the tradition of charging les for flights in the early morning or late evening. For example, you’ll pay a lot less if you’re prepared to get up at the crack of dawn to fly with BA before 7.30am. But, easyJet is different. The most expensive tickets with easyJet are those leaving between 5.45am and 11am. Sao it’s worth checking times of flights to see f you can buy them cheaper.
Check the website flight deal checker sitesWhich? Didn’t recommend this but sites such as skyscanner.net, cheapflights.co.uk and edreams.co.uk can show you, at a glance, the flights that are cheaper. You can check these across weeks days and destinations.
Early bird dealsFlight companies want your money, obviously! So they will be more inclined to offer early buy cheaper rates. There is no chance that flights will decrease in price the closer you get to your holiday.
Google alertsIf you know there your flight company and destination but you’re flexible on dates, why not set u a Google Alert. That way you can keep track of any flight sale bargains.
Package versus bespoke
It depends where you are heading. If you’re off to a popular resort it’s likely that a package deal will be cheaper because of the completion between holiday companies and hotels. But if you’re going for a trip that is less standard and out of the way, you will be better booking everything yourself. Do you have any top tips for securing cheap flights and holidays?
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