Travel The prices of long-haul flights are dropping

18:11  20 april  2017
18:11  20 april  2017 Source:   Cosmopolitan

Lower airfares for travellers as budget airlines offer discounts

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There may not be a better time to book a trip somewhere far-flung and exotic, as Skyscanner have revealed long - haul flight prices are falling fast. In fact, the travel search engine has found that ALL flights from the UK have dropped in price by an average 10% in the last 12 months

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The prices of long-haul flights are dropping © Getty The prices of long-haul flights are dropping There may not be a better time to book a trip somewhere far-flung and exotic, as Skyscanner have revealed long-haul flight prices are falling fast.

In fact, the travel search engine has found that ALL flights from the UK have dropped in price by an average 10% in the last 12 months - and it is faraway destinations where you can make the biggest savings.

Topping Skyscanner's chart of the best long-haul destinations to visit is Vancouver, where an 18% fall in air fares could see an average saving of £126.52. Next on the list is Boston, where a 13% price decrease on the average price could save £72.12.

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Long - haul flights became 7 per cent cheaper overall, according to Skyscanner, with Vancouver seeing the biggest drop in prices - a fall of 18 per cent - which translates as an average saving of £126 on last year.

The cost of flying has fallen by 10 per cent for Britons this year, with flights to the US and Canada dropping to new lows. Long - haul flights became 7 per cent cheaper overall, according to Skyscanner, with Vancouver seeing the biggest drop in prices - a fall of 18 per cent - which translates as an.

Other popular destinations on the list include Hong Kong, Orlando, Sydney, Phuket, Toronto and Las Vegas.

  The prices of long-haul flights are dropping © Provided by National magazine company ltd (Hearst UK) And if you're considering a trip to Cuba any time soon, flight prices to Havana have dropped £78.81 on average and Skyscanner recommend that now is the perfect time to book a September trip (18 weeks in advance is the cheapest booking time).

Skyscanner’s travel editor Cat McGloin said: “We have seen an average 10% drop in flight prices over the last year, but what we are now able to see is where the biggest drops are for those long haul destinations and show travellers that those far flung locations might be more affordable than they think. 

"Finding cheap prices can be easily if travellers are flexible, choosing to depart from a different airport or changing the date of travel are just two quick hacks to consider.

The insider tricks that'll save you money when you book airfares.

  The insider tricks that'll save you money when you book airfares. Everyone has that friend who somehow manages to book cheap flights out of nowhere. “I just casually booked $99 flights to Thailand, including luggage!” she says, while you casually bang your head against a wall after cursing yourself for paying an ungodly amount for domestic airfares.It might be hard to believe, but cheap flights aren’t an urban myth. They do exist… but finding one is easier said than done.Nabbing one of these budget friendly airfares is a complex endeavour – they never appear when you’re actively looking.

The final stretch of long haul flights is excruciating. Also don’t expect online check-in to speed up the process – dropping off baggage takes just as long . A personal pet peeve at airports are the moving walkways (conveyors).

Price discrimination based on different price elasticities of demand on scheduled flights allowed the use of larger more efficient aircraft to the benefit of all classes of passenger or market segments (Friedman, 1976). Air Berlin to drop long - haul operations. Airline Business 24(7) July, 23.

"Whilst it is hard to predict the exact future trends of flight prices and if they will continue to drop, what we do know is the price of oil, flight demand and route availability all impact on the cost of flights".

Happy holiday booking!


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