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General tips on finding cheap flights

Tips on finding cheap flights – Traveling is fun and opens doors to a world of opportunities. International travel is however quite a complex assignment with many things to consider before venturing out. One of the most important things to consider before engaging in international traveling is the aspect of flights. It is also a fact that flight plans are most of the time determined by set budgets. There are a number of tips which travelers can use to secure cost competitive flights. These tips are:

- Be sure to check prices on individual airline websites. Prices on airline websites are often a few dollars lower than that of flight search engines.

- Check search engines and enter region to region in the From/To section. Also be sure to set the search to your desired month of travel rather than a single day.

- Book your flight 2-3 weeks in advance. With such a time frame, airlines often reduce prices in an attempt to fill seats. This works best on less traveled routes. To capitalise on this, watch out for trends on your desired airlines website.

- Search for flights after the holidays. September after the summer break and January and February after winter holidays are the best times of the year to fly cheap.This applies to the northern hemisphere countries.

- Always look for flights on a Wednesday. Statistically, Wednesday offers the cheapest flights due to low demand during the work week, which drives prices down.

- Putting flights together on separate airlines also helps. Connecting flights in many countries has proven to be cheaper than direct flights. You just have to make sure you buy insurance in case of delays and connection problems. If you have luggage, be sure to give yourself enough time to collect  before the next  flight.

The above tips if applied well can surely go a long way in securing that much-needed cheap flight.

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