Searching for budget airfare is an exhausting experience. Cheap air travel is one of the most important parts of your travel budget. So how do you know you’ve found the best deal? Well, there are a few tools you should know about.
Cheap Flights with Kayak Explore
Kayak Explore is one of our favorite tools as a starting off point for finding cheap flights. You can enter your current location and the price amount that you are willing to spend. It will give you a wide range of destinations that are within your budget. You may end up traveling to a place you never would have considered before. This ‘fly by the seat of your pants’ approach to travel is not for everyone. But if you have some flexibility and you’re looking for excitement, Kayak Explore is a great way to do it.
Using Skyscanner is another great option. Skyscanner operates in much the same way, though it’s another tool that will allow you to search flights based on location, destination, cost, and timeline. Using Skyscanner and Kayak Explore will give you an added opportunity to really find the cheapest budget flight.
Finally, another newer tool on the scene is Google Flights. Leave it to Google to create one of the best resources for finding affordable budget flights. We haven’t used it as much as Kayak Explore, but it’s also not as old and established. Still, you will find many great flight options using Google Flights.
Once you’ve found the flight that looks like it’s the best option for you, we recommend doing one final thing: visit the airline directly. Let’s say you find that RyanAir is offering a great deal. Visit their site directly to see if they offer an even lower price based on the dates, location, destination, and fare you’ve selected.
Ultimately, travel tools are just that: tools. A hammer can be used to build a house or smash your thumb. It’s all in how you choose to use the tool. Utilizing Kayak Explore, Skyscanner, Google Flights, and then doing one last search on the airline site will yield you the best results. And even if you’re not planning on traveling anytime soon, the Kayak Explore feature is a fun way to do a little travel dreaming.