As someone who travels a great deal for business alongside by partner Michael Giuffrida, we are always on the lookout for the every cheapest flights possible. Another obstacle which we have beyond cost is that whilst Hartford, CT is an international airport, you cannot easily fin budget airlines which fly in and out of here. And so prior to leaving my office in Southington, we have a strict strategy when it comes to finding the very cheapest flights for our business travel. These are the steps that we follow, check them out and maybe you can save money on your next flight.
Where to Check
There are only 2 websites which we will check when we are searching for low cost flights and they are Skyscanner and Momondo. These two websites are flight aggregators which search all over the internet in order to bring you the very cheapest flights from airlines themselves, or from tour operators. The sites usually bring about the same results and they are incredibly easy to use. You can select where to go and on which dates, as well as being able to search for the cheapest month to go, perfect if you don’t have a specific date in mind. Don’t bother checking with airlines first, head straight to these sites.
Consider a Connection
A third website which I would recommend if you are looking for a connection would be Kayak, this site looks more at connections than the other two. Many turn their nose up at connections but they can be a great way for you to save big bucks on your flight. A recent trip to Berlin cost me $600 because I made connections in 2 airports, whereas the direct flight would have cost almost $1000. The overall flight time of the direct flight was 11 hours and yet even with 2 connections my flight time was just 15 hours. If you aren’t in a particular rush and you don’t mind quickly changing planes, connecting is a great way for you to save money on your flights.
There are so many credit cards which offer rewards on your spending, and many of them give these rewards as air miles which you can use on flights. If you don’t currently receive rewards on your credit card then I cannot recommend doing this enough. My approach is usually to spend on my credit card for the entire month and then clear it, so that I can build up as many air miles as possible. These points can greatly bring down the cost of your airfare and the best thing is that they will not cost you a penny, especially if you are using your credit card on stuff that you would have bought anyway. Have a check online to compare credit card deals and make the most of those that work with airlines.
Cheap flights are not difficult to obtain, you just need to know the best way to do it.