Do you have plans to travel somewhere far away from Singapore in the near future?
While it is super awesome to travel the world for free, not everybody gets to do just that. To keep your travel expenditure as low as possible without sacrificing fun and well-deserved enjoyment, it is imperative that you employ hacks to find cheap hotels and cheap flights for your holiday.
Here are some tips we at GET.com have gathered for you to help you shave your travel costs when you are booking long haul flights (or any flights, really).
4 Tips For Booking Long Haul Flights At The Best Prices
1. Be As Flexible With Your Travel Plans As Possible
When you are okay with alternative dates and times or even destinations, flying long-haul can be a much more pleasant experience for your well-being as well as your bank balances.
Skip busy travel seasons such as school holidays in Singapore and those in your intended travel destinations as much as you possibly can. It is always a good idea for you to explore the world during low travel seasons - you'll be surprised how much more you can save across airfare, hotels and services!
Besides, if you can only go on holiday during a specific period in the calendar year, instead of insisting on going to that particular destination you've been wanting to go but the airfare is incredibly steep, why not consider going to another destination that might cost much less?
There's always next time to visit the initial country or city of your choice.
2. Use Handy Websites To Help You Compare Prices
Unless you are flying for free courtesy of your 1 million miles, your company, or some generous saints in your life, it is a great idea to use websites to search and compare flight tickets for you each time you are travelling on your own dime and looking to suss out the cheapest airfare out there.
Don't know where to begin? Try using Google Flights, Skyscanner, Momondo or Expedia for starters.
3. Include Stopovers
Including stopovers on your own accord is a smart strategy if you aren't pressed for time in the first place. For the most part, not only will you get to take a break from sitting on the aircraft for too many hours at one go, you get to visit another city and explore that bonus city in your travel itinerary en route to where you need to be ultimately.
Give yourself a couple of additional days and you'll get to have a holiday within a holiday just like that!
4. Embrace Codeshare Flights
Ever heard of codeshare flights? Basically, a codeshare flight is a flight where two or more airlines share. It is the same flight but each partner airline in the codeshare agreement has the right to publish and market the flight under its own airline designator and flight number and of course, price the flight ticket.
You may or may not have this option depending on the airline you are intending to travel with but if you are flying on airlines that have partner airlines in the alliance network, say Star Alliance (or Oneworld or SkyTeam), there's a chance that you can snag cheaper airfare for the exact same flight that you would have had to pay for if you were to buy it from the main airline of your initial choice.
These codeshare flights are typically more common when you are looking to book connecting flights.
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