As the host of a whitewater dream adventure destination a top priority is to help travelers save funds on airfares. Sniffing out the inside secrets of international flight deals is something every nomadic kayaker should understand.
Advantages of Following These Tips
- By following these tips you will be a well-informed consumer and know the best price when you see it.
- If you learn just one new airfare purchasing gem you’ll save money.
- You may find yourself buying a ticket to your dream kayak vacation.
Tips for Cheaper Airfares Like Minded Kayakers Use
Browse incognito to avoid bait and switch pricing.
Airlines and booking agencies use a low fare magnet statistically knowing that everyone researches best price points. That’s how they get you… when you return to their site to buy that low cost ticket the price increased by hundreds in only minutes. Each time you search incognito you are in effect resetting your cookies and hence not allowing the sites track your site hits. For the moment you should be able to get the originally published lower fare.
Know the cheapest day to fly.
Use sites like Google Flights and Sky Scanner’s “Whole Month” feature to see cheapest flights by date. As a rule of thumb Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are cheaper than weekend flights.
Google.com/Flights – We suggest beginning your research with Google Flights because you can easily see the cheapest days to fly. It’s cool to see the costs illustrated on each day of the calendar.
SkyScanner.com – Maybe the best comprehensive booking site for finding low fares. The “Whole Month” feature allows you to compare prices by the day equaling hundreds of dollars in savings. Easy to use and fast.
- Now that you know the cheapest days to fly use the data to search on other cheaper booking engines.
Use price alerts and price bidding.
Many booking sites have either price alerts or bidding. You can bid your price or by requesting alerts watch prices drop during the following weeks.
LowFares.com – searches Travelocity, Kayak, Expedia, One Travel, Cheap Flight Now, and Trip Advisor.
CheapFlightNow.com and CheapOAir.com – Also searches multiple engines.
SkyAuction.com – While, Priceline.com recently killed their name your own price option SkyAuction still offers a similar service. You have the option to pay the price they publish or why not try naming your price.