7 Expert Tips on How to get Cheap Flight Tickets

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When it comes to booking a flight, there are a lot of factors to consider in order to get the best flight deal.

Will air tickets get cheaper? Yes, they will.

Flight ticket prices can fluctuate based on the time of year, demand, and availability.

However, there are some ways on how to get cheap flight tickets no matter when or where you’re flying to.

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Here are a few expert tips on how to get the best price on your next flight!

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TIP#1: COMPARE DIFFERENT AIRLINE FLIGHT TICKET PRICES

If you do not have a specific preference for airline brands like Singapore Airlines, you can compare the airfares from different airlines for the same flight route. You may find that airfares from certain airlines (sometimes premium brands too) are selling at prices which are much lower as compared to the rest.

COMPARE DIFFERENT AIRLINE FLIGHT TICKET PRICES

TIP#2: SUBSCRIBE TO PRICE ALERTS

Prices for flight tickets do not stay constant. The flight ticket prices are frequently changing depending on various factors such as demand, supply and seasons

If you do not have any urgency to purchase the flight tickets and do not mind risking changing travel plans if the flight sells out, subscribe to price alerts so that you will receive notices of any significant price changes as soon as possible! We will directly notify you of the most immediate cheapest air tickets via email or Trip.com app.

SUBSCRIBE TO PRICE ALERTS

TIP#3: CHOOSE FLEXIBLE BOOKING GUARANTEE

For any particular reasons such as Covid-19 or planning a surprise, you cannot be 100% sure that you will be departing on certain date.

In such situations, choose Flexible Booking Guarantee to safe guard your interests and minimize the loss if your travelling plan changes. There may be some increase in cost, but if the travelling plan has a high chance of being changed, it is better to pay more at the booking stage than to pay much more when you need to change the travelling dates.

CHOOSE FLEXIBLE BOOKING GUARANTEE

TIP#4: USE INCOGNITO MODE WHEN YOU ARE RESEARCHING ON AIR TICKET PRICES

When searching for cheap flights or cheap hotels, we recommend you to use your brower in incognito or private mode; or at least clear the cookies in the settings before searching.

This is not only a good internet usage habit, but also it helps the flight prices from being affected by historical records.

It is recommended to close all the browsers, clear the search history, or directly use the incognito search to ensure that the lowest price is found.

USE INCOGNITO MODE WHEN YOU ARE RESEARCHING ON AIR TICKET PRICES

TIP#5: SEARCH FLIGHT BY SINGLE FARE

This is a very important tip!

Do you know that searching for single fare and group fare may result in flight ticket prices with signifcant differences?

Due to the complex flight pricing structure(various factors depending on airlines) and the number of available seats, you will be offered air tickets at different prices if you search by single fare and group fare.

For eg; suppose you want to purchase 2 flight tickets but only one low-priced class and multiple high-priced classes are available. At this time, if you search for two flight tickets directly, the computer will directly display the high-priced class for you. For a group of not more than ten people, separate single fare bookings will be a more cost-effective option.

SEARCH FLIGHT BY SINGLE FARE

TIP#6: BOOK FLIGHT TICKETS EARLY!!

Everyone knows that early birds eat the worms. During peak travelling seasons, you have to book early before availabilty of flight tickets go down and the prices go up.

If you can confirm your travelling plans, book your flight ticket 3-4 months in advance!

Usually it is cheaper to purchase flight tickets on Tuesday and Wednesday; Friday is usually the most expensive.

BOOK FLIGHT TICKETS EARLY!!

TIP#7: BOOK ONE-WAY FLIGHTS FOR LOWER WEEKLY FLIGHT AIRFARE PRICES

Flight ticket prices are much lower during off-peak travel seasons. There is also a difference in weekly flight prices.

It is recommended you book one-way flight ticket rather than round trip so you have the flexbility to opt for flight tickets during the weeks where flight ticket prices are lower. Of course, this is subjected to how much flexbility you have in adjusting your travel plans. If you can only travel between certain dates, this route is not suitable for you.

BOOK ONE-WAY FLIGHTS FOR LOWER WEEKLY FLIGHT AIRFARE PRICES

BOOKING CHEAP FLIGHT TICKETS

Lastly, transfer flight tickets are usually much cheaper than direct flight tickets. If you do not mind spending a few hours in the layover airport, do consider transfer flight tickets for great savings on your flight tickets.

On top of all the tips on how to book cheap flight tickets, do remember to sign up for airlines' frequent flyer memberships and make use of their mile accumation point systems and enjoy great travel discounts!

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FAQS ABOUT HOW TO BOOK CHEAP FLIGHT TICKETS

  • When is the cheapest time to buy flight tickets?


    According to our statistics, the cheapest flight tickets are usally sold on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday. However, the price of air tickets will be affected by different factors. If you want to buy the cheapest air tickets, remember to subscribe to price alerts and stay tuned to our Trip.com promotions page.


  • When are the peak travelling seasons in Singapore?


    Usually during the school holidays, public holidays with long weekends & Chinese New Year


  • What are the most popular destinations?


    Top destinations that Singaporeans like to travel to include Bangkok, Penang, Bali, Seoul, Tokyo, Taipei and many other more.

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