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5 tips to find cheap tickets

Do you love travelling? Do you take-off on a trip whenever you have the chance? To get going as soon as possible, become an expert at searching for cheap tickets! is the best place to start: it's a free and powerful tool that allows you to search for cheap flights from all the travel agencies and airlines online simultaneously. Follow these tips and you're on your way to finding cheap tickets for your next trip.

Tip #1: Fly low cost!

Want to take-off more often without dishing out? Choose destinations that are accessible with cheap tickets. All the low cost airlines, there are nearly 80 of them, are indexed on In Europe, low cost airlines now serve hundreds of destinations for as little as £30 return. But you can also find low cost flights to places as far away as North American and Asia! Make sure you stay up-to-date on new destinations, routes and offers from these airlines. You'll also find flights offered by regular and charter airlines when you search on
Most visited cities in Europe:


Ryanair, direct
12/11/17 - 22/11/17
London Tenerife (return trip)
£53 Verify


Vueling, direct
30/09/17 - 01/10/17
London Amsterdam (return trip)
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Ryanair, direct
18/01/18 - 25/01/18
London Malaga (return trip)
£43 Verify


Ryanair, direct
17/01/18 - 24/01/18
Liverpool Dublin (return trip)
£32 Verify


easyJet, direct
25/10/17 - 31/10/17
Belfast Paris (return trip)
£53 Verify


Ryanair, direct
16/12/17 - 18/12/17
London Barcelona (return trip)
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Most visited cities in Asia:


Turkish Airlines, 1 stop
17/05/18 - 26/05/18
London Dubai (return trip)
£224 Verify


Saudi Arabian Airlines, 2 stops
19/11/17 - 26/11/17
London Mumbai (return trip)
£344 Verify


Thomson Airways, direct
07/10/17 - 22/10/17
London Goa (return trip)
£347 Verify
Most visited cities in the Americas:

New York

Air France, 1 stop
11/10/17 - 19/10/17
London New York (return trip)
£265 Verify


Thomson Airways, direct
26/09/17 - 03/10/17
Manchester Orlando (return trip)
£271 Verify

Tip #2: Search for airline tickets early

The early bird catches the worm... this age-old saying even applies in the fast-paced world of travel! For low cost airlines it's no mystery, book as far in advance as possible (minimum 3 months), if you want to take advantage of the cheapest airline tickets. For long-haul trips, the pros at searching for cheap tickets say to keep a constant eye on prices for at least 6 months before your scheduled departure date by signing up for email fare alerts on Try to find the average fare for each flight route and grab the best price when it comes up.
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Tip #3: Avoid the fees

More and more airlines (including the low cost ones) are charging fees for additional services on top of the price of airline tickets. Now you even have to pay to check-in luggage (up to £30 on some low cost airlines). Scheduled airlines are also becoming increasingly restrictive with baggage weight so be careful not to over-pack! Also, avoid all unnecessary fees when you can (including meals on board, priority boarding, payment fees or delivery of a printed boarding pass).

Tip #4: Be flexible with your flight dates

Being flexible is the most important thing when searching for airline tickets. It's easier to find the best price by searching +/- 3 days of your original travel dates. For example, if you take two weeks off from Saturday to Saturday then try to compare ticket prices between Sunday and Monday to find the best deals. The more flexible you are, the better your chances are of finding the lowest fares.

Tip #5: Get connected to the world of travel online!

Finding cheap tickets takes more than luck and a little effort. By using tools like Facebook, Twitter, newsletters and blogs, you will be in-the-know about the latest deals on the web and hear about promotions sooner than the rest. Watch out for contests to win free flights and airline promotion codes as well. Finally, one last trick: sign-up for loyalty rewards programs online to win free flights and accumulate miles to use towards future trips.