Most of us want to travel to different places right? Well, I can say that all people want to travel and book the cheapest airline fare they can find.
Although some people may say that they do not want to travel to many places, there is at least one place that they certainly want to go before they die. Many people say that traveling to different places is expensive. I completely agree with you.
It is expensive if you don’t know how to travel cheap. Do you know that you can get good deals of travel tickets at a very low price, lower than your lavish meal? Below are some tips for you to book the cheapest airline fare, so you will never run out of slots.
Before I share these practical hacks, I would like to make a disclaimer that these may not apply to everyone, particularly to the impatient ones.
The tips that follow require patience, vigilance, and of course being active online. So if you want to travel with a very low, low, low price ticket, then persevere.
How to Book the Cheapest Airline Fare in the Philippines
1. Research a place where you want to go, or schedule the day you want to go that certain place.
It is best to plan first, and then make a list of places where you want to go, so that you will have a couple of options to choose from.
You may change your mind anytime, especially when your friends talk about traveling or going out during a long weekend or holidays.
I suggest you make a list of at least five places.
Make the list realistic. Don’t consider going to a very far place yet.
Remember that you would be traveling on a budget, and you want to get a cheap fare. Like here in the Philippines, I started listing places within the Philippines and a couple of Southeast Asian countries.
2. Search for the available airline companies in your place that can take you to your destination. Not all airlines in your place havea route going to your destination.
Grab your desktop computer, laptop, or your smart phone, and go to the very famous search engine (I don’t want to mention any search engine here). Then, search for the available airlines locally. From there, you will discover that other airline companies have existed long before you know them.
You may have thought that only those big airline companies existed. Several small airline companies exist, although they may be partly or wholly owned by big airline companies.
3. List those airline companies. Check each of them, feel their website environment, and get used to their graphical interface. Don’t judge the airline company by its website.
In my experience, not all good-looking websites offer the best deals.
Sometimes, those with simple websites give you some of the deals from your wildest dream.
4. When you find these cheap deals, book it right away before anything else.
They don’t last for even up to three days. Some promos last only for an hour, so don’t be too complacent.
5. If possible, don’t book from travel agencies.
If you want to book the cheapest airline fare, don’t rely much on travel agencies. I am not saying here that you avoid them.
Don’t rely on them because they also book on the same airline company on which you can book the ticket by yourself.
Nevertheless, transacting with travel agencies has advantages, such great package deals for a certain season.
However, if you want to book the cheapest deal for yourself, then go to the official website of an airline. I am not a big fan of travel agencies because I can book airline tickets on my own.
In one instance, I discovered that I was charged approximately Php200 for booking an airline ticket through an agency. However, when I checked the price by attempting to book on the website, the price was less than Php200.
Therefore, I realized that booking on my own is better than booking through an agency. I could have saved the Php200 to pay for the terminal fee,in case it is required, or I could have bought myself a cup of coffee and donuts.