Finding cheap holiday plane tickets is a difficult task, especially if you are a novice traveler. Do not be alarmed; there is a method for saving money on plane flights during the holiday time. Just follow it and you will be on your way to a nice vacation.
A Step by Step Guide
Step 1: Figure out your travel destination. You want to do this two to three months in advance. From the UK, prices of holiday time plane tickets get really expensive within a month of the holiday date.
Step 2: Scour the travel sites two to three months in advance to compare and find cheap plane flights. For example, if you live in London and want to go to Cyprus for the Christmas holiday, you should start looking for flights as early as September. It may seem too early, but it will save you money in the long run.
Step 3: Make a chart, comparing prices across a variety of sites. You should compare eight to 12 sites. This way you will be sure you have found the cheapest holiday plane tickets available.
Step 4: Make the purchase. Book a few days before and after the holiday if possible. Flying on the actual holiday or a day before it will be a bit more expensive. Use any miles plan discounts or website member discounts you have.
Examples of Cheap Holiday Plane Tickets
Researched on 11.09.2011: A round trip flight from London to Cyprus for the dates of 23.12.2011 and 28.12.2011 is priced at £220. This is on Kayak.com.
Researched on 10.09.2011: A round trip flight from Dublin to Barcelona for the dates of 29.12.2011 and 03.01.2012 is priced at £94. This flight is on Ryanair.com.
Notice how these flights are not on the actual holiday dates, but merely around the holiday time. Moreover, these prices were researched months in advance. If you were to look for the same flights one month in advance, the price would be much higher.
Places to check for flights include Ebookers.com, Expedia.com, Kayak.com, StudentUniverse.com and CheapFlights.com. On many of these websites, you can compare across a bunch of websites.