If you’re looking for a bargain, it pays to get an alert when ticket prices drop. Price tracking apps like Google Flights can send you an email or push notification when your flight prices go down.
How to use it:
First, select your origin and destination airports and travel dates on Cheapo Flights. Then, select the round-trip or one-way tickets you want to track, the number of passengers, and which class of service you’d like (economy, business, etc.).
Second, toggle the “Track prices” button on to start receiving a price alert if flight ticket prices drop. It’s also worth putting in some filters, like bags, stops and airlines, to catch more deals.
Third, make sure to clear your cookies before starting a new search. This will reset your previous searches and help you avoid getting stuck with inflated fares.
Fourth, avoid booking multiple tickets at once. Many airline searches group tickets together, resulting in you paying more money than you would if you bought them individually.
fifth, be aware that airline fares fluctuate on a daily basis. This is because airlines use lots of different pricing points for each ticket based on a variety of factors (airline, fuel, demand, etc.).
The key is to be flexible in terms of price, destination and timing, especially with gas prices so volatile these days. That said, it’s still a good idea to book a few months in advance of your trip, as that typically is when you can find the best deals.