When looking for cheap flights to Thailand, the airfare alone can eat up a huge chunk of your travel budget. It's a necessary expense that you can't do away with, unless there are other alternative modes of transportation to your intended destination.
But what if there isn't any other alternative, or the remaining options are way too time-consuming and physically exhausting?
Don't write off your travel plans just yet, because here are ways you can minimize your airfare expenses and find good cheap flights to Thailand with just a little effort involved:
Attend Travel And Tourism Fairs And Expos:
These fairs are usually organized by the government, with the participation of various airlines, travel agencies and tour operators who have joined together in a common venue to promote travel and tourism.
Ticketing kiosks are set up by the participating airlines to give you the convenience of booking your itineraries and purchasing your tickets right there, with their friendly staff eager to assist you in your Asian travel needs. (Talk about travel shopping from one booth to another!)
Depending on the organizer, a small fee may be collected for one to be admitted inside the expo. Let me assure you that paying the small entrance fee is worthwhile, because you get to book flights at fares which are way cheaper than normal!
As part of their marketing strategy and specific to this event, airlines usually sell their tickets at "expo rates" to encourage travelers to purchase their tickets way ahead of their intended travel dates.
Leaf Through The Daily Newspaper:
See those little advertisements inserted as space fillers near the top or bottom of the page? Take some time to read those too, because you just might be surprised to find ads from travel agencies offering promo fares, or very tempting cheap flights to Thailand!
Skim through the classified ads as well, for you just might find a bargain amidst all those lines. Lastly, don't ignore the full-color ads, intentionally placed in between pages of the news, announcing an airline's seat sale!
Subscribe To Mailing Lists And Alerts:
If you want to be informed of an airline's ongoing and upcoming promos or cheap travel packages, include your email address to their mailing list. You can go to the airline's website, enter your email address, and then click the link to be subscribed to the mailing list.
Subscription is free anyway, so you lose nothing by receiving an extra email in your inbox.
Some airlines also offer a mobile update service where the updates are in the form of a text message or SMS alert to your cell phone. There may be minimal charges charged by your mobile network operator, so it's best to inquire first before you request for the update service.
Daily Flight Tips For Comfortable Travel
Do periodic stretches. Not only does stretching help keep the blood flowing, but it potentially alleviates any cramping and pains that come from sitting for an extended period of time. Place your hands on the armrests and slowly twist your torso to loosen your upper body.