Book in advance
To bag the cheapest flights, it's best to book your tickets at least 3 months in advance; after that, prices tend to go up the closer to get to your departure date. Book 3 - 5 months in advance for short-haul flights, 5 - 6 months for medium-haul flights and 8 months for long-haul flights.
Combine low cost flights
Low cost airlines generally offer the cheapest prices, and liligo.com includes as many as possible whenever you search. To get the best price for your trip, it can be cheaper to combine two different low cost airlines for a return trip. For example, you could save 70% on a return trip to Rome by flying with Ryanair one way and easyJet the other.
Keep your dates flexible
By searching with the +/- 3 days option, you'll have tons more flights to choose from. Unsurprisingly, the cheapest flights can be found outside the school holidays and by avoiding weekends. Take off mid-week and avoid returning home on a Sunday if possible. Return flights from London - Paris could be 50% cheaper on trips made Monday to Thursday.
Stay up to date with flight prices
Find it hard to keep track of constantly changing flight prices? It's easy to keep on top of it all by creating fare alerts on liligo.com! This is the best way to stay up-to-date with changing flight fares and know when the best time to book really is. Set your preferences to receive alerts daily, weekly or only when the price changes.
Ready to book? Switch computers
This is a great tip for those who prefer to do their searches directly on airline websites! Certain flight prices go up while you're searching, to entice travellers to buy more quickly. Avoid this by doing all your searching on one computer and all your booking on another. Alternatively, be sure of getting the best price by using a comparison website like liligo.com,