Have you ever been looking for a flight that you’re not quite ready to book, and every time you go back to check the price it gets higher and higher? You’re trying your best to be a savvy money saver. But it seems to be working against you! Whether you’re looking to study, volunteer, teach or do an internship abroad, we all have something in common: We want to do it on a budget.
People that succeed with traveling on a budget do two things very well:
First, they identify booking techniques that get them results. Second, they put 100% of their resources into executing those methods. But you’re probably wondering: “How do I find booking strategies that work?”. Today I’m going to make it easy for you. All you need to do is carve out a few minutes of your day and tackle this hack below. If you want to know how to get a 39% discount within 3 minutes your in the right place. I can even teach you the Django Technique and the S7 Code Cheat.
Ready? Let’s do this.
Direct flights are always more convenient, but if you have a bit more time you can often cut the cost by stopping over. (Indirect flights sometimes only adds a couple of hours to the journey)
How to save:
In March 2016, we checked return flights from London to 10 popular long-haul destinations in mid-September 2016 and how much you could save by stopping over. The results are in the table below – as a rule, we found the bigger savings were on longer, non-US flights.
- You can filter by direct and indirect flights, so you can easily compare prices.
How direct vs. indirect flights stack up:
This is super easy, and works fantastically on long haul flights.
Part 1 (with step by step example):
- Pick a comparison site (We are using Kayak)
- Enter your departure and arrival airports.
- Enter your dates.
- Click “Search”
Only £783, down from £952. That’s a £169 saving right off the bat!
On the left-hand side, untick “non-stop” and make sure one stop and two stops + are both selected.
Kayak will then automatically load up results that match the criteria of having 1 or more stops. As you can see, this dramatically drops the price for usually just a couple of hours inconvenience.
In this case, 2 hours 25 minutes of waiting around rewards you with an additional saving of £141.
Some pretty hefty savings to be had right? Want to maximize these savings even more? Use our Inception Method
Want to learn more flight hacks? Including how I booked flights from Zurich to Punta Cana for just €6.