How to find Cheap Flights

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There are several tricks you can use to find cheap flights. One of them is to be flexible with your flight dates and times. Often, flights are cheaper if you can travel on unpopular days or times, such as Mondays or early morning flights. You can also look for deals and discounts on airlines or specialized flight websites, such as Kayak or Expedia. Finally, you may consider taking a flight with stops instead of a direct flight, as you can often find cheaper options this way.

How to find cheap flights?

At the top of our website, you will find our cheap flights search engine, where you can select whether you are looking for flights, trips or hotels, your city of origin, or even your destination. In this way, for example, by selecting flights from Madrid, you will see all the articles about flights from the Spanish capital that we have published recently. By entering your destination, for example, New York in the United States, you can see the selection of the cheapest flights to the Big Apple.

If you like to search for flights yourself, we recommend using a couple of tools that we are sure will be very useful, for example, the flight explorer, where you can select your city of origin, for example, Barcelona, ​​and your budget and the search engine will show you all the flights found in the last 48 hours by our users, you can also select the months or seasons of the year and the tracker will show you all the prices and destinations on a map.

Which airlines are the cheapest?

You can find cheap flights from the main airlines in all our offers, whether they are low cost or traditional companies, here you can find them all.

  • Ryanair: The Irish airline usually has the cheapest prices with constant promotions between hundreds of European airports. Their offers usually range from $2 to $9.99 per trip.
  • Easyjet: of English origin, it prefers more major airports than Ryanair, so its prices are usually slightly higher.
  • Vueling: the Spanish low-cost company, like Easyjet, usually flies between major European airports and from practically all of Spain. In addition, you will find many others such as Iberia, Level, British Airways, Lufthansa, KLM, Norwegian, Volotea, Wizzair and any other trusted airline that offers spectacular prices.

In short, if you are looking for a cheap flight at a bargain price, you are in the right place; with our cheap flight search engine, you can find plane tickets at the best price, with offers not only from low-cost companies such as Ryanair, Easyjet or Vueling but also from the main airlines, such as Iberia, Air France, Qatar Airways or Etihad Airways. We will show you the best flight deals anywhere in the world and the most incredible error fares we find. You will finally get cheap flights to places such as the Maldives, Thailand, Bali, New York, Rome, London and many more destinations. In addition, with the help of our cheap flight search engine and comparator, you can compare prices between the best agencies (Rumbo, Expedia, Atrápalo, Edreams, Lastminute,…) and package booking portals. We allow you to plan your next adventure, whether it is in a few months or if it is a last-minute flight.

What day of the week are flights cheapest to travel?

Typically, the cheapest days of the week to travel are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

What are the best sites to search for cheap flights?

Skyscanner, Kayak and Momondo are the main flight search and comparison sites most appropriate for finding the cheapest flights.

What are the best apps, search engines and comparators for cheap flights?

The best known are, without a doubt, Skyscanner and Kayak, but we recommend you download the ViajerosPiratas app as you can configure your own alerts, choosing your airport of origin, destination and maximum budget.

Top 10 Tips and Tricks for Finding Cheap Flights

  • Be flexible with dates
  • Explore new destinations.
  • Travel light and avoid checking in.
  • Consider making stops.
  • Keep an eye on the payment method. Sometimes, buying a debit card is cheaper than a credit card.
  • Take advantage of discounts for residents (Balearic and Canary Islands) and those for large families.
  • Subscribe to our Whatsapp or Telegram alerts.
  • Make up your mind quickly. If the flight you find is within your budget, buy it. The price will most likely go up if you wait.
  • Try several search engines. For example, Kayak, Momondo or Skyscanner, there may be price differences for the same flight.
  • Fly at the end of the day. Travelling in the afternoon or evening is usually cheaper than in the morning.

Which airports have the cheapest flights?

You’ve probably wondered why our deals to fly to Europe almost always depart from certain airports. This is because low-cost airlines such as Ryanair, easyJet and Wizz Air use smaller, less taxed airports to save money for cheaper flights. The same goes for arrival airports: in the case of London, landing at Luton, Gatwick or Stansted costs much less than landing at Heathrow, as does landing at Hahn (quite a distance from Frankfurt) instead of the city’s main airport.

In some cases, there is another consideration to consider when choosing an airport. In New York, for example, many people avoid Newark and prefer to land at JFK, thinking it is easier to get to the city than the airport in New Jersey. In ideal conditions, this is also true, but JFK is also a larger and busier airport, and if you travel by car or taxi, it is also busier, so sometimes it is not necessarily faster to get to the city from the farther airport, in this case, Newark.

Finally, for long-haul flights, it can sometimes be worthwhile to start from another European country: even if you add the cost of an additional flight from Spain to South-East Asia, for example, you can find unbeatable offers from Germany. That’s why we also occasionally offer flights departing from Italy, the United Kingdom, Belgium or the Netherlands.

Summary:

  • Focus your search on smaller airports to save money
  • Also, consider departures from other countries
  • The largest airport in the arrival city is not always the cheapest and sometimes not the fastest to arrive.

Flexibility is the key to savings

We constantly receive messages on the web or on social media and although we cannot respond with personalized quotes, we do try to help you find the best deal. However, it is difficult to save money without being flexible: if you have to leave from that airport on those dates and to that destination, perhaps in high season, there is little we can do to help you because we cannot decide the days of flight and the prices set by the airlines.

The key to flying cheaply and taking advantage of the best deals is flexibility with departure and arrival dates and airports.

If you are tied to one airport and specific dates, the chances of finding a good deal are very limited, although there are some possibilities for flights within Europe. However, even for domestic flights in Spain or European flights, flight prices rise considerably during the high season. That is why it is important, if possible, to decide on the holiday period based on the flight prices to the desired destinations. Why not take a look before you book your holiday? You could save a lot. When it comes to long-haul flights, choosing flights with stopovers is often the way to save money because flights with one or two can usually be found at much lower prices than direct flights.

Summary

  • If possible, do not book during the high season and outside the typical school holidays.
  • Longer flights (with one or two stops) usually mean lower flight prices.
  • Also, consider other departure airports
  • If possible, check flight prices before asking about the holiday period.
  • Use our cheap flight search engine to find the best prices.