In my previous article about getting cheap one way flights, I discussed many things you should consider when trying to find your discount booking. However I did not discuss anywhere in particular. In this article I would like to go a little more in depth on a few places I have successfully used to get fantastic prices.
Just as a few quick tips for those of you that have not checked out the previous article (linked above). It really pays to be flexible on the day you leave, the time (night flights and early mornings are often much cheaper) and even the airport. Especially for a one way flight it may well be worth traveling to an adjacent city to get a major discount on your flight.
For me kayak.com has been the ultimate place to pick up no hassle cheap one way flights. One way way flights last year from Boston, USA – Dublin,Ireland then London, England – Cairo, Egypt were all picked up through Kayak in one sitting. I believe I picked them up for a joint price of less than $300 including all taxes.
Kayak has an easy system whereby you enter your details (with allowance for room to move on times and days if you want) and then their system checks the prices across a huge range of other websites. I love watching it tick away and bring back all the prices.
Expedia.com or .co.uk is possibly the biggest player in the budget travel field. Cheap one way flights may often be obtained from a simple search but they will always try and sell you a load of other stuff as add on’s. Sometimes these add on’s are good deals but don’t take anything without full prior research.
Priceline can have some dirt cheap last minute deals…. Just be very flexible here and you may come out more than on top! Like Expedia they like to sell you a load of other stuff but stick to your guns here and keep looking.
I would love to know if you have any other master tips or tricks for cheap one way flights?