Travel How to get the cheapest flight deals for 2018

07:30  05 january  2018
07:30  05 january  2018 Source:   Cosmopolitan (UK)

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By Olivia Blair Posted on January 4, 2018 . But never fear. We asked a range of travel experts - from tour operators to professional cheap flight trackers - for their top tips on finding the most affordable flights possible.

How to get the cheapest flight deals for 2018 , according to the experts. Because we need another holiday already. Getty. By Olivia Blair.

How to get the cheapest flight deals for 2018, according to the experts © Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved How to get the cheapest flight deals for 2018, according to the experts At the end of the Christmas season, when everyone has gone back to work in the dark, gloomy and cold month of January, our thoughts immediately turn to holidays - and lots of them.

However, January is also the time of year that we are the most broke. [Insert tiny violin emoji].

As much as you may want to hop on a plane and not move from the beach for a week, a depleted bank balance after forking out for Christmas presents means the endless searches for holidays are mostly wishful thinking.

But never fear. We asked a range of travel experts - from tour operators to professional cheap flight trackers - for their top tips on finding the most affordable flights possible.

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Set trackers

Jack Sheldon, the brains behind Jack's Flight Club, says it's all about tracking the fares.

"Booking flights is all about timing," he tells us. "Don't make the mistake of blindly going online and booking a ticket 6 months in advance. Airline fares can fluctuate as much as 50% daily and will seldom stay at their lowest for very long.

"If you're keen to visit NYC in September [for example], go on Google Flights now and set a pair of trackers for your chosen dates. Google Flights will then send you a notification each time the fare changes. After a few weeks you'll know what a good fare is and can grab it next time it's at its lowest."

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There are good days to both book and go on holiday

According to research by Expedia and the Airlines Reporting Corporation, the best day to book international economy flights is a Sunday with the actual first day of travel being a Friday. For most domestic economy flights, book on a Sunday too but start the journey on a Saturday.

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  Revealed: When You Should Book Flights For Your 2018 Holiday To Get The Cheapest Deals To get the best deal on flights for your 2018 holiday you should book two months before your scheduled departure, new research suggests. A review of more than 100 million fares on 1,704 worldwide routes found on average, booking 60 days in advance gave customers the cheapest flights.The annual study, conducted by flight and hotel search site momondo.co.uk, also looked into the days of the week and times when flight costs decrease.Overall, Tuesday was the best day of the week to fly, with evening flights tending to cost less than morning flights.

The cheapest flight may not necessarily be the best since it may come with a whole host of terms and conditions that make your deal a very inflexible one, especially in times of Best Credit Cards That Come With Free Travel Insurance ( 2018 ). How To Avoid High Air Travel Fees - A Guide By GET .com.

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The research also found that the month of May had the lowest average ticket price. 

Mix and match flights

Sometimes it's cheaper to book your outgoing flight with one airline and your inbound flight with another, rather than always booking return flights, according to Skyscanner.

Consider going through a tour operator

Because we can find flights ourselves at just the click of a mouse, going old school and visiting a tour operator (in an actual shop) is often overlooked. However, they can have ways of making flights and holidays cheaper.

Derek Moor, the chairman of AITO, says: "Tour operators often have special ticket prices with airlines to whom they give a lot of business, plus hotels often give them better rates for rooms. Therefore, it can often be cheaper to use the tour operator’s buying power."

Don't fly directly - and get another holiday

It's often cheaper to fly indirect to your destination rather than one using flight, and this doesn't have to mean a horribly long and uncomfortable wait on the floor of an airport.

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The cheapest available flights depart in April and May, getting towards low season when the weather is still mostly… Flights . Pirates, if you've been hankering to head stateside then this is the deal for you! Flights . Ahoy Pirates, fancy a jaunt across the pond to Canada in 2018 ? Guide: How To Find Cheap Ryanair Flights .

Month Search for the cheapest flights during the year. If you are in search of a last minute flight deal that meets your budget needs, then you should be flexible. Check out how to search for multi-destination flights , with our Multi Aer Lingus Sale: Cheap Flights to Ireland in 2018 | Skyscanner.

Donna Jeavons, the sales and marketing director at Contiki advises: "Why not avoid the long airport wait and make the most of your stopover with a mini city break? I stopped in China on my way to the Philippines last year, and if you’re in China for less than 72 hours you don’t even need a visa. If you’re planning a trip to the States, quite a few airlines stopover in Iceland, or you can check out the Middle East en route to Australia or New Zealand."

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Plan as much as you can

While you might not be able to wait to get out of here and get some sun, Expedia's research suggested that the popular belief in last-minute flights offering better rates isn't always right. According to the company, economy fares tend to increase as the departure date looms.

"Booking a flight more than 30 days ahead of departure is when travellers are most likely to find the lowest average ticket prices for air travel," they said.

Sign up to email alerts

Make use of the tool that allows Google Flights to email you whenever the fare changes. Similarly, signing up to a cheap flight alert service like Jack's Flight Club could help. They make it their actual job to professionally monitor and track flights from the UK to destinations all over the world looking for cheap flights. When fares to various destinations go phenomenally low, you get an email with all the details. Sorted.

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