Cheap Flights and Airline Tickets
If you can’t find the cheap package holiday you want of if you prefer a more customised approach to your holiday, booking your flights and accommodation separately might be a good way to go (If you are booking flights + accommodation together, we recommend using our main holiday search as all the relevant options are built in for you). While this can take a bit more planning, you can make significant savings. At Co-operative Travel we have flights from all the major operators and can offer some great rates on flights throughout the year, to destinations all around the world.
Sometimes you may just need to book a flight and if so, our simple flight only search covers all the top flight operators and gives you the extra confidence of booking your flights with a name you can trust.
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 the major international airports for flight offers; especially if you live somewhere like Gatwick or Heathrow. Instead, consider one of the secondary airports like Bristol, Luton or Stansted. 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, many websites will include baggage allowance, whilst others will not - which means you can see some fairly large price differences.
Baggage especially can be very confusing, so whilst we've tried to make what is or isn't included it as clear as possible during the booking process, we are limited by the data provided to us by the flight operators, so if you have any doubts as to what is included, please call us before completing a booking online.
We recommend you make sure you fully understand what is included in an overall flight costing whenever trying to compare flight prices between different websites and as always, if you're not sure, please give us a call and we'll be happy to help.
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, complementary meals and in-flight entertainment. If you’re booking flights to a long-haul destination such as the USA or Australia, then price may not be the main consideration.
People automatically look to the budget carriers when booking cheap flight tickets. However, don’t assume budget flights always mean booking with 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.
Wherever you are looking to fly to, use our simple search to find your flights and do call us if you need any assistance with your flight booking.