International Flight Tickets: 4 Tips to Pay Less
Yes, you read correctly: The way you search for flights online can significantly alter the price you see. Follow the steps below to find cheap international flights.
There is one thing that every traveler knows: Google Flights and other aggregators (eg: Skyscanner) save us a lot of time. In a matter of seconds, these websites compare the prices of dozens, if not hundreds, of airlines.
In this piece, I’ll show you four ways to use flight search engines to your advantage.
- How to find the most convenient international cheap flight tickets.
- How to search flights from multiple airports (and use that to save money!)
- How to find the cheapest flights to Europe.
- How to find international travel deals.
How to find the most convenient international cheap flight tickets.
If I tell you that there is a tried and true method for finding international cheap flight tickets, you may think I’m crazy.
People would be surprised, however, at what they don’t do (at least not very efficiently) and the opportunities to save significant money that they miss. Especially if you’re flying with a low-cost airline.
A large portion of low-cost carriers (such as RyanAir or Wizzair) operate in a system known as a “point-to-point” network, as opposed to legacy carriers (those that are not low-cost) such as Lufthansa, Emirates, British Airways, and many others, which operate in a hub and spoke network.
That is, low-cost carriers, in general, sell tickets to fly from one city to another with no stops in between, whereas legacy (or national) carriers have stops known as hubs (like Lufthansa have in Frankfurt or Emirates in Dubai).
What does this have to do with Google Flights and other aggregators, and how can it help you save money?
The solution lies in how you search for a ticket price on the internet. Most people will simply look up the cost of tickets from where they are departing…