Welcome to the second week of Flight hacking Friday, my weekly blog post series on how to find the cheapest flight tickets! I have travelled to more than 40 countries thanks to insanely cheap flight tickets, so trust me I know how to search for flights. Now I want to share with you all my secrets! If you’re ready for conquering the world, then stay with me and become a flight hacker.
In the next 4 weeks, I will be posting new tips, here is our action plan. Before you read this post, check the week one where I talked about how NOT to search for flights!
Flight hacking Friday (Week 1): Do you really know how to find cheap flights?
Flight hacking Friday (Week 2): One hack that saves big bucks!
Flight hacking Friday (Week 3): active on 05.05
Flight hacking Friday (Week 4): active on 12.05
How to find the cheapest flight tickets: One hack that saves big bucks!
This week, we will cover one hack that saves big bucks on flights! If you are from Europe and you love to travel, probably Ryanair is your best friend. But what if you are from the USA or if you simply want to travel to a different continent? No worries, there are also many low-budget airlines operating on intercontinental routes! To name a few, you can fly Norwegian from Oslo to NYC for less than 150 euros, Wizzair from Budapest to Dubai for as little as 100 euros, Wow Air from Paris to LA stopping in Iceland for 300 euros. Say whaaat?
So, my one big bucks saving tip is LEVERAGE THE POWER OF BUDGET AIRLINES. I know, it sounds simple, but you would be surprised how many people overlook this tactic. If there are no cheap airlines in your country, don’t worry! You can always craft a perfect connection with my DYI stopover guide and switch your flight to the budget airline once in the budget airline hub.
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Important! This means you are sacrificing the comfort of your trip for the price. I remember the first time I flew with a budget airline on an intercontinental flight. It was a flight from Budapest to Dubai with Wizzair that is about 5 hours long. I was stressing out so much, and I was preparing myself mentally that it will be the worst flight ever. Five hours in the non-reclyning seats, no entertainment on board, no free snacks. But hey, it cost 100 euros! And you know what, the flight was much better than I expected! With a bit of preparation (downloading videos to my computer before the flight, bringing with me a neck pillow, a book and some snacks) I actually enjoyed it. And the money I saved, I spent on some cool activities on the spot (check out my skydiving experience here).
Now, I want you to know that it doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. Norwegian for example operates its intercontinental flights on Boeing 787 Dreamliner! It offers entertainment and free Wifi onboard! And all that for half the price of a regular airline.
The good news is also that in the extremely competitive air transport market, new connections will be popping up all the time! So join my email list now and stay tuned for promotion updates.
In case you are still not convinced whether budget airlines are suitable for you, then come back here next week. I will be writing all about my favourite flight search engine! It is pure gold and just cannot be missed!