Cheap Flights and Airline Tickets
If you can’t find the cheap package holiday you want, or prefer a more customised approach to your holiday, you can book the flight and accommodation separately. While this can take a bit more planning, the savings you make can be phenomenal. We at Co-op Travel have flight deals throughout the year, to destinations across the world.
Getting the best cheap flights requires flexibility and forward planning. For example, flights to popular destinations tend to booked up more at weekends than mid-week. So you’ll tend to find the cheapest flight tickets Tuesday to Thursday, when fewer seats are sold.
When booking low cost flights, be flexible which airport you book flights from. Don’t just look at local international airports for flight offers; especially if you live somewhere like Gatwick or Heathrow. Instead, consider one of the secondary airports. Remember, though, that while flights to or from minor airports can cost less, you will have to factor in travel costs. On the other hand, parking is generally a lot cheaper too!
When buying cheap flight tickets, you should compare airlines on a like-for-like basis; for example, surcharges, taxes and other fees. Secondly, some flight deals might seem a bit more expensive than the low budget flights, but offer more in the way of home comforts – for example more leg-room, and complementary meals and in-flight entertainment. If you’re booking flights to the US or Australia, price may not be the only consideration.
People automatically look to the budget carriers when booking cheap flight tickets. However, don’t assume budget flights always mean budget airlines. Major carriers are increasingly offering cheap airline tickets to popular destinations, and if can find flights to and from your resort, which match your accommodation booking, these offer a number of benefits, especially if you’re travelling with children. For example, traditional carriers are much better equipped to get you onto another flight if your plane is cancelled or delayed. Budget airlines rarely offer this level of service.