How to get the best nonstop deal: A blog about getting the lowest airfare internationally.
Searching for a flight to Europe is a pain. There are so many options for airlines, fares, and travel dates that it can be overwhelming to decide where to begin. I’ve tried just about every way of booking international flights, from consolidator sites offering cheap fares from questionable airlines, to search engines claiming to have the best prices, but nothing seems to work. Or at least not for me.
Over the years, I’ve paid thousands of dollars in booking fees trying to book a flight on a low budget airline, only to find out that the fare doesn’t include checked bags, seat selection…or even water! The airline will nickel and dime you once you get there too, charging extra for everything from blankets to pillows.
After my last trip abroad, I vowed never again would I pay hundreds of dollars in fees or fly on an airline with a reputation as bad as Spirit or Frontier’s. So when I started planning my trip to Sweden this summer and realized I had no idea how to book an international flight without breaking the bank or sacrificing comfort, I decided it was time to do some research.
Are you looking for the best nonstop deal? If so, you are at the right place. I’m a travel agent and I specialize in finding the cheapest international flights for my clients. In this blog, I will share my tips and tricks with you!
If you pay attention to my advice, you will be able to find the lowest airfare available online. If it is not available online, I will help you find it!
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A flight search site, like Kayak.com, needs to be able to show you the best fares from multiple airlines. When it comes to international flights, there are only a few airlines that offer nonstop service. In fact, for example, between New York and London there is British Airways and Virgin Atlantic as the only two choices for nonstops. With so few options for nonstops, wouldn’t it be best to just go straight to the airline sites?
You see, when you go directly to an airline website, they don’t necessarily have all their inventory loaded into their system. There might be times when you can get a better rate through the airline itself; but most of the time, you can get the best deal using Kayak.com or Expedia.com or any other flight search site.
When flying internationally, you want to get the best deal possible. With a bit of research and a little patience, you can book international flights with as little as one stop. This will save you money and give you the chance to experience different destinations, making your trip more enjoyable.
To get the best deal, first you need to know where you want to go and when. If you are flexible with your destination and travel dates, you can find some good deals that might not be available if you are locked into traveling a certain place on specific dates.
Next, do your homework. Do some research online or pick up a travel book from your local bookstore or library. You will find out about different airlines and their flight schedules. From this information, decide on what airlines fly into the airports closest to your destination and how often they fly there.
Also find out about any stops or layovers for flights that interest you. If there is a long layover in a city that has no interest for you, try to find another flight that has less of a layover or none at all if possible.
Once everything is set, it is time to book your trip. Again do some research online and compare booking sites like Orbitz and Travelocity against those offered by individual
One of the most frustrating things about international flights is that there are so many different classes of tickets. Normally I look for the lowest fare and book it. Sure, I may miss a great deal on Business or First Class but that’s OK with me.
But when I traveled to Europe last year on points, I had to book my ticket over the phone. The agent told me that she could either put me on a direct flight in coach or get me a connecting flight in Business Class. This trip was going to be long enough (10 hours) and my trip there was overnight so I decided to splurge and take the Business Class seat. It was well worth it!
I have been told that in addition to booking a ticket over the phone, you can also go through a travel agent who has access to unpublished fares. Sometimes you can save hundreds of dollars this way. But do your research first before you go through an agent or book over the phone so you know what kind of deal you are really getting.
The best international flight deals are often found on the internet. The best way to find these deals is to use a travel aggregator site like Kayak or Webjet. These sites will search many different airlines to find you the best deal depending on what you are looking for.
Before you start working with an aggregator site, you need to know what your airfare budget is. This will help you find the best airline for your trip. Some people prefer a first class seat while others are more interested in finding the cheapest way to get there. The more flexible you are, the better your search results will be, and the easier it will be to find cheap international airfares.
Once you have your budget in mind, check lots of different flights at once with Kayak’s Explore tool. The tool sorts through all of their data to show you a map of where you can fly from your departure city for a certain price range or during a certain time period. You can even specify how long of a trip and what type of transportation is most important to you (for example: fastest, cheapest, fewest stops).
After using this tool, I had narrowed down my options to three possible cities that I wanted to visit on my vacation: London,
Guess what? I just booked my flights to Punta Cana for next month. I got a round trip ticket for $800.00, but it’s a non-stop flight. If you have to change planes, you may be delayed or your luggage may be lost. Also, it’s only a 4 and half hour flight!
If you want to get the best airline tickets, you need to know some tips. First, you need to find out when is the cheapest time to fly. In my case, I had to buy my tickets on Tuesday at 8:00 a.m., because according to the website, it was the cheapest day of the week and time of the day. I would recommend that if you are looking for great deals that you should check often and buy early in advance. A lot of people book their tickets way ahead of time so don’t wait until the last second to buy your tickets because they will be more expensive than normal.