The Beginners Guide To Finding Cheap Flights To The USA

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We all love grabbing a bargain wherever we can, especially when it comes to booking flights.

Thankfully there are a number of ways in which you can try to cut down on the cost of your flights, leaving you more spending money for your well-earned holidays.

Comparison sites

The most effective way to make savings on your flights is through using comparison sites.

These will allow you to compare a number of airlines, destinations, dates and times, so that you can really customise your flight to make sure that you get the best deal possible.

The most popular comparison site is Skyscanner, although you might also want to check sites such as Momondo, Kayak, Adiosoand Google Flights.

It's always best to check more than one ofthese sites as they will often offer up different deals.

Delete your cookies

Have you ever thought that you've gone back to a site only to see the price has gone up? You're not going crazy!

We spoke to travel company Globehunters who said: "This is because of the cookies in your browser and is a sneaky tactic from airlines totry and get you to spend more!"

  • Aways make sure to delete cookies fromyour web browser before starting your hunt for tickets.
  • If you fail to do this, you'll notice thatthe prices for the same flight will go up each time you refresh your browser!

For information on how to do this, checkout this post from PC World.

Find the cheapest day to fly

While there are lots of theories as to when is best to fly (many people swear by Tuesdays), it really all depends on the airline and the destination.

Generally speaking though, weekdays are usually cheaper, and the sooner you book, the more flights and prices that you'll have available to you.

Go direct

Sometimes you get the best deal by going direct to the airline that you'll be flying with, especially if you use them alot, and have built up some frequent flier points.

It's also worth noting that some budget airlines might not be on comparison sites, so it's always worth a check.

Sign up to newsletters/mailing lists

While it might be annoying having your email inbox filled with newsletters from the various airlines, it can be a good way to be instantly notified of special offers and know in advance of any big sales that they've got coming up.

It could also be a good idea to follow the airlines on social media so you can keep up to date with any sales or competitions or any tidbits of info which could save you money on your flights.

Make the most of budget airlines

Finally, it should go without saying, butnever be afraid to make the most of budget airlines, the clue is in the name!

Obviously, you have to make some compromises on things such as legroom and food and drink, but if you want to make a saving, it can be worth it.

However, there are a couple of things which you should always bear in mind with budget airlines, such as how far away from your actual destination the airport will be and the hefty fees if you exceed your luggage allowances.