You can kick off your adventure on a high with discount airline travel or a nice no-frills airfare. (Some people refer to low cost airlines as low cost carriers (LCC) or no frills airlines).
But how exactly do you snap up that discount airfare?
Probably the easiest way is to book your tickets online. The trick is to find the real low cost carrier’s website rather than affiliate websites which may sting you with extra commission on top of your ticket costs.
After all, you’re after discount airline travel, right?
You need to look around and often search deep into Google (past page one) as well as check and double check the surcharges, extra taxes and other costs that might be added to the ticket cost.
Remember that sometimes an air fare will look amazingly cheap but have hefty taxes added. So do your due diligence at all times.
You can also check out the major airlines as these guys do discount too and run promotions and special one week flight sales. When you see one of these you just need to know one thing. ACT quick! (And book quickly). The really low cost flights tend to go crazy fast.
Another thing to keep in mind is that discount airline travel sometimes means that you have to travel LIGHT.
In other words, they may impose low baggage allowances, due to the low cost of the airfare. So don’t assume – always check what the limits are and what you can carry on.
You don’t want to get stung with a serious cash payment because your baggage was over limit – nor do you want to be refused boarding.
How To Grab Really Cheap Flights
Here’s a few things you can do to snap up those cheap airline tickets:
- Fly off-peak when you can
- Book your ticket well in advance
- Book your tickets during sales
- Allow yourself flexibility for routes
- Know the airlines and have an adventure!
The thing about cheap airline travel is that you need to be somewhat flexible and almost ready to go at notice. You may be allocated to whichever seat you can get, and they may not provide in-flight entertainment, water or food either. So, you may want to bring your own food but just double check what you can take onboard or not.