We go on the lookout for the best deals on flights to Portugal

If you have been planning on taking a trip to Portugal, then you'll probably want to make sure that you save as much money as possible rather than paying the high prices that many high street travel agents charge.

The best way to do this is often to search for flights to Portugal yourself, and then find last minute deals on accommodation. We' re going to take a look at the first of those things today.

One of the biggest mistakes that people make when it comes to booking flights to Portugal is either leaving it too late, or booking too early. By doing either of these things, you leave yourself open to paying much higher prices for your ticket.

Ideally, you want to get in three or four months before the flight is scheduled to leave in order to ensure that you get the best prices. Similarly, if you leave it until the last minute you can often pick up great deals from airlines looking to fill seats before departure. However, this means that you're going to have to be very flexible with your departure date, as you can't be guaranteed to find suitable flights or prices.

When it comes to finding flights to Portugal, you need to be aware that certain airlines have much more competitive prices than others. If you have no problem flying with budget airlines then you should be able to pick up some real bargains.

For example, you can get flights to Faro departing from Bristol for as little as £21.00 per adult with low fare airline Ryanair. Obviously this won't suit everyone, especially those of you who don't live near Bristol, but some other great deals include £26.00 per adult flying from Liverpool to Porto with easyJet.

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to finding flights to Portugal, but you can search for great deals yourself by checking out the excellent skyscanner.net. This site has all the latest prices from the major airlines across Europe and beyond, so it should be no problem finding the kind of prices that won't adversely affect your holiday spending money.

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