I just recently purchased some amazing cheap one way flights and thought it would be a great time to share some of the info that I found and give some tips.
I’m flying one way from Boston to Ireland, Ireland to Liverpool, Then finally London to Cairo. All of this is happening within the next 7 weeks and I absolutely cannot wait! I am actually going to live in Cairo, hence not needing a return flight.
So here are 10 tips to get cheap one way flights:
- Book early but not too early. Start judging prices as far in advance as possible but maybe hold off booking until a few months before travel. Tickets way in advance can actually cost more!
- Check EVERY airline flying to your destination.
- Consider booking your flight in 2 stages. It may possibly be cheaper to stop off half way and book through two or more airlines.
- Phone around, don’t just rely on the internet. I have found amazing deals by actually phoning airlines and travel agents.
- If using a compare site, compare using multiple compare sites. Each site makes different commission and has different deals so compare through lastminute.com, kayak.com and more.
- Check out the return price and don’t use the return. Sometimes returns are just cheaper!
- Book with no frills, no meal, small seat… For a shirt flight it may be worthwhile.
- Fly to a nearby airport. Consider flying to another airport and taking a train or coach from further out to reach your destination.
- Change your dates. Fly a day earlier and you may save more than an extra night costs in a hotel.
- Search the net for coupons and discounts. You may find an amazing offer.
Other things to consider when finding one way flights at a cheap price….
You have heard the old saying that you get what you pay for. Well sometimes as some of the tips elude to above your dirt cheap flight price may result on a experience where you are treated like dirt and shipped around like a bit of heavy cargo. In some cases you may find baggage weight is unacceptably low and the upgrade prices will cost you 10x the cost of the cheap flight… Be very vigilant with this, especially with the cheap Europe hops from people like Easyjet.
Also your ticket will clearly say you are a cheapo passenger so you will be treated as last class…. In most cases this is fine but you will have no chances to change flight times, get any refunds and will have hardly any rights for anything. The airline may even have overbooked your flight.
Good quality cheap one way flights are more than obtainable but just be very careful in the details. Check everywhere you can and check, check again. Make sure you are very flexible with dates and times and you will find a winner.
Do you have anymore tips or experience with finding budget flights for quick easy, one or two way journeys?