Tab 1: Flight searches
You may have heard of these amazing discount airlines like Ryan Air that jet between European cities daily. As amazing as these airlines sound, they come with a few catches. First of all, you often need to fly into smaller airports that are usually 40+ km outside of the city centre. Even if you score a great flight deal, chances are you eat up your savings by taking a train or bus just to get into the city! Second of all, while you may stumble across a ridiculously cheap flight for 37 Euros, the flight usually turns out to leave at the crack of dawn and your return flight is usually much more expensive or with multiple stopovers, ultimately negating the awesome deal.
We tried our hand at an online travel site that searches for the best deals for your journey. We thought we lucked out with a not-to-be-missed deal. After checking that the flight was in fact for the days we wanted to go and confirmed the departing and arriving airports and the flight times, we clicked ‘Book Now’. When we were halfway through the booking process, the ‘discount travel website’ informed us that since posting the flight prices, the cost had gone up by 1, 500 Euros. Ummmm, no. No no no no no. Not even if it was first class and we got unlimited warm cookies, serenades, and shoulder massages – it’s just not going to happen.
The flight search continues. I read somewhere that Tuesday is the cheapest day of the week to book flights. I guess we’ll see what happens. Can you recommend a good airline or tips on booking cheap flights? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!