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Revealed: Secrets to Booking Bargain Flights


Finding the right ticket for your travel experience is not always easy, a mix of price, quality and speed is necessary to make the best out of your purchase. In this article you will discover some quick handy takeaways for when planning a vacation whether it’s solo, family or business, these tips will help you grab a bargain flight.

Looking out plane window

#1 – Don’t limit yourself to one airport

The first thing you need to take into account is your departure and your arrival airport. Do some research to find nearby airports that would be suitable for you to travel to. The more airports the better chance you’ll grab a bargain flight.

Some airlines fly from different airports and therefore could make your flights cheaper. You should also consider if possible, flying from one airport and then flying back at a different airport on your return flight – this is one of the best ways to find a cheap flight, but it can also be a pain, especially if you’re driving.

A recent example of this is booking a flight to Norway for this month. I searched for flights to Stavanger from my local airports, all of which returned with prices of over £600…pretty expensive! When I searched for other airports nearby, I grabbed a return flight for £80.

 #2 – Two one-way tickets could be cheaper…

Whilst it’s still possible to grab a bargain return flight like I did, sometimes purchasing one-way tickets from different airlines can make the overall trip cheaper. Using sites like KODEX Travel can help you discover cheap last-minute flights and also give you prices for flights a year in advance, making sure you grab a bargain.

You can search for specific airlines on most flight finders, for example like the below on KODEX.

Kodex Travel Search Results

#3 – Fly low class

Whilst it may not be the best experience and if you prefer to fly in style, you’ll definitely be saving some cash by using budget airlines or purchasing the lower class seats. This is a great idea if you’re looking to travel frequently visiting more countries at a low cost. Not all low-class airlines are that bad and if you are only flying for a few hours, then stick your headphones in and you’ll be landing before you know it!

Airplane Aisle

#4 – Utilise low fare calendars for cheaper days

One of the biggest tips for finding cheap flights is by utilising low-fare calendars to identify dates that have cheap departures. Research suggests that flights during the week are usually much cheaper than at the weekends. Typically purchasing departure flights on Saturdays can be quite pricey, so departing on a Thursday and flying back on a Sunday would usually give you a cheap flight and a long weekend to explore your next city and create memories.

KODEX Travel Flight Calendar

#5 – Choosing different flight times

When searching for cheap flights, the timings of your flights can be a big factor. Flights during the day will most likely be more expensive than those that are early-hours or late-night flights. If you are not too bothered with flight times, you should definitely consider looking at the times. For my upcoming Norway trip, I’ll be flying at 8:30 pm on a Friday and arriving around 10 pm. My flight back on Sunday isn’t too late either, meaning I’ll still be able to explore and make the most of my time.

Flight Departures

If you are an early-riser like myself, you’ll find that these sort of flights aren’t too bad. Of course, when at the destination, you could always wake-up earlier to make the most of your time.

I’d love to know what you think of these tips and if you have any of your own, feel free to share them in the comments!

Travel Tips

How To Travel Whilst You’ve Got A Full-Time Job


I think you would agree with me that travelling is so much fun, but it can also be quite a costly experience, right?

Especially when travelling to somewhere far away.

Plus the spending money…

Travelling the world is everyone’s dream.

Some prefer to do it all at once and give up their job, whereas others prefer to still keep their job and travel when possible.

In this article, I’ll be covering my tips on how you can travel the world whilst also having a full-time job.

Keep in mind, I’m only twenty at this point in time, so if I can travel whilst having a full-time job, you can too.

How To Travel Whilst You’ve Got A Full-Time Job

✈️ Tip #1: Travel during the cheapest times

As we all know, when it comes to being an adult, there are expenses we have to payout on a monthly basis.

To keep costs to a minimum, it’s always good to travel during the cheapest times. Using airlines like Skyscanner and searching for flights during the week on various months will help you identify which flights are the best and the cheapest.

I’ve found that when booking flights, flying out mid-week then coming back mid-week is sometimes a hell of a lot cheaper than flying out at the weekend.  To get an even cheaper flight, you could be looking at very early hour flights.

I’m heading off to Germany in a few weeks time, my flights are at 7:30 in the morning, arriving at the airport just shy of three hours will mean I’ll need to leave at least 2:30 in the morning. It’s crazy but due to that, I’ve managed to get a return flight for just under £50.

Thankfully, I won’t be driving at that time. I’ve opted for a BnB 10 minutes away from the airport. £25. Not bad.

✈️ Tip #2: Be open to travel anywhere

Whilst we’ve all got our dream list of places we want to go, our next location might not be the best option.

If you’re not too fussed where you want to go next, you could use Skyscanner’s search and just put the location as “Everywhere”, this will give you a list of places which you can then narrow down to fit your budget.

Pretty cheap right?

✈️ Tip #3: Travel light

This is pretty self-explanatory.

The lighter you travel the cheaper it will be. Kind of.

If you can pack all your clothing, gear and any other items you’ll need in a rucksack or luggage that can be taken on a plane as hand luggage, you’ll be saving yourself from paying for baggage costs.

Pretty obvious, but still not many people think of doing it.

✈️ Tip #4: Use AirBnB

Whilst we all love to stay at hotels, they can be quite expensive, especially if it’s in the city centre or somewhere that’s quite popular. Why not take a look at AirBnB for your accommodation.

For the Germany trip this month, I’ll be staying at an AirBnB for just £25.

I’ll have the house all to myself along with my mate. The location is very close to where we’ll be heading, 13-minute drive to the suspension bridge in Germany – Hängeseilbrücke Geierlay. It’s also very close to other hiking routes.

You can find a great bargain on there, go ahead and give it a search, you’ll even receive £30 off your first stay using my link.

✈️ Tip #5: Set-up a separate savings account

Just like you would for a house deposit, why not set-up savings account for your travels?

Transfer over a small amount each week or month, you’ll soon start to build up your travel money.

If you want to go a step further, why not think about additional side income opportunities, weekend work, or maybe offer a service on Fiverr to generate some extra income to add to your savings? It’s worth a shot!

Last thoughts…

By following the above tips, you’re bound to save money on travelling, which will help you travel to more countries around the world.

It is possible to travel when you’re in a full-time job.

You just need to prepare yourself and make sure you’ve got enough holiday allowance available.

P.S. in case you was wondering, the total cost of the Germany trip is £75. That’s without paying for the BnB the night before the flight.

Pretty damn cheap, eh?

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