Comments on: Six Quick Steps to Nailing the Cheapest Flight http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-tips/six-quick-steps-to-nailing-the-cheapest-flight/ Travel. Tech. Family. Fun. Sat, 10 Feb 2018 04:38:04 +0000 hourly 1 By: Gary http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-tips/six-quick-steps-to-nailing-the-cheapest-flight/#comment-29001 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:54:05 +0000 http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=4585#comment-29001 I do my research on Kayak. After I see a price on that site, I go directly to the airline’s site to do some price comparisons.

If I see an airline that I have not heard about on kayak, I will read reviews before purchasing. On my next trip to Thailand, I am flying out on an airline that I have never heard of before. Keeping my fingers crossed that it has great service.

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By: Roisin http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-tips/six-quick-steps-to-nailing-the-cheapest-flight/#comment-18495 Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:28:14 +0000 http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=4585#comment-18495 I find Skyscanner very good.
My suggestion is to look at mid week days and to avoid weekend travel . Also time of day is a major factor to be taken into consideration and does reduce cost.

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By: John http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-tips/six-quick-steps-to-nailing-the-cheapest-flight/#comment-17625 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:29:38 +0000 http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=4585#comment-17625 I LOVE matrix.itasoftware.com… I discovered this site about 7 years ago, and will usually search here first for airfare. The site is very robust – it lets you expand the search for nearby airports (for either end)… if your travel dates are flexible, you can search for best price for a trip of, say, 8-12 days, starting on a particular date, and the resulting calendar will show you best prices and for how many days. This site does not sell airfare, but the info provided is consistent with the rates on the carrier’s site.

Also, I generally book all travel as one way… for instance, I am flying LA to Kansas City in April… best fare to KC was on American, best fare for return was on Frontier. Long gone are the days when one-way travel was as expensive as round-trip.

Hipmunk is also great for hotels… I used it a couple years ago when preparing to attend a conference in Phoenix. The “conference” rate at the sponsor hotel was $200 per night, I booked through Hipmunk for $140 per night. Hipmunk also returns result for AirBNB, which was useful for a visit to Chicago last year.

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By: Faith http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-tips/six-quick-steps-to-nailing-the-cheapest-flight/#comment-17550 Sun, 09 Mar 2014 17:38:59 +0000 http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=4585#comment-17550 Great advice. I recently found out about Skyscanner and it defintely saved me money. Thanks for sharing all these tips.

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By: Ourjourneytothesea http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-tips/six-quick-steps-to-nailing-the-cheapest-flight/#comment-7868 Mon, 15 Jul 2013 06:35:03 +0000 http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=4585#comment-7868 Great tips!! Hidden fees are especially the worst. Tiger Airways for domestic flights in Australia are terrible for that kind of thing, so their flights appear the cheapest at first.

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By: Lauren@GreenGlobalTravel http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-tips/six-quick-steps-to-nailing-the-cheapest-flight/#comment-5855 Thu, 30 May 2013 18:50:06 +0000 http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=4585#comment-5855 I wouldn’t of thought of paying with a different currency. That might be cheaper depending upon where you’re traveling and the currency rate. Thanks for all the great tips on air fare.

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By: Jordon http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-tips/six-quick-steps-to-nailing-the-cheapest-flight/#comment-3641 Sat, 23 Mar 2013 12:42:01 +0000 http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=4585#comment-3641 Marry a flight attendant.

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By: Jenny Smith http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-tips/six-quick-steps-to-nailing-the-cheapest-flight/#comment-2660 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:33:11 +0000 http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=4585#comment-2660 Great advice, especially about clearing your cache etc – we’ll definitely be putting these tips to good use for our next flight, thanks!

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By: Beth Whitman http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-tips/six-quick-steps-to-nailing-the-cheapest-flight/#comment-2273 Mon, 21 Jan 2013 17:37:32 +0000 http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=4585#comment-2273 I do most of these things already but I haven’t used skyscanner yet. Will definitely do for my Berlin and Bangkok tickets this year.

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By: Cat of Sunshine and Siestas http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-tips/six-quick-steps-to-nailing-the-cheapest-flight/#comment-2249 Sun, 20 Jan 2013 12:40:19 +0000 http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=4585#comment-2249 I find that patience and having two computers going at one time helps me! I went to China from Madrid for cheaper than it was to go from Madrid to Vienna just by sheer willpower! Great tips, M!

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