CaribbeanChoice.com
   HOME |  Carnival |  Recipes |  Gourmet Shop |  Islands |  Games |  Market |  News |  Links |  Events |  Articles |  Forums  |  Search 
 Worldwide
 Travel Menu


 Food 


 Caribbean Corner 

Feedback   
Tell us what you think!
Tell us what you want!



 
   Sunday, September 15, 2019 

Vote for your Country in the Battle of the Islands! Flying to Another Country on the Cheap

By Rick Chapo

 Travel Guide     

The Internet provides us the ability to see exotic locations and plan trips to them. If you are planning such a trip, here are some ways to fly to countries on the cheap.

Flying to Another Country on the Cheap

Undeniably, the best and cheapest tickets for air flights can be found online. The various travel sites have a distinct advantage over travel agencies. They are selling in massive volume, so their overhead per sale is much less. That being said, there are a few ways to find the best deals when trying to fly cheap.

1. Search for a range of go and return dates. Don't get fixed on particular dates. A flight leaving on Thursday may be 30 percent less than a flight leaving on Friday.

2. If you are willing to rough it a bit, look for flights leaving around midnight or later. International flights out of San Francisco to Asia are 25 percent cheaper if you leave after midnight. It might sound brutal, but it actually works out pretty well since you immediately go to sleep and knock eight hours or so off the flight time.

3. There is no "best" site when trying to fly on the cheap. They all have different ticket allotments at different times. Don't be lazy. Check across all of the major sites. You'll be surprised to find you can save as much as 50 percent.

4. If you are flying domestic in the United States, keep in mind that Southwest Airlines does not participate on the big travel sites. You must book on the web site for Southwest. It is usually very cheap.

If you are looking to go international, but really need to save money, the best answer is a chartered flight. Chartered flights are small airlines that only operate during certain periods of the year. They usually fly out of major cities once or twice a week. A bevy of them are active during the summer months and offer flights to Europe. Because they are unknown, don't have high labor costs and can't compete with big airlines, they will offer round trip tickets for half of the going rate. It is definitely a no frills option, but it is very cheap.

Finally, you have one really cheap option if you only need to be somewhere for a week or two. The infamous air courier system exists and is extremely cheap. If you are close to a delivery time, air flights can be free. Realistically, you should expect to pay about 20 percent of a normal ticket. The only drawback is that you can only visit the location for roughly 10 days before you have to come back.

As you can see, there are a couple of different ways to go if you are trying to fly on the cheap Show a little flexibility and you can save some big bucks even in high season.

 About the Author     

Rick Chapo is with NomadJournals.com - makers of travel journals. Visit NomadJournalTrips.com to read more Internet travel articles about cheap air flights - travel tips.

    Share |

    Air Reservations
    CaribbeanChoice Travel

    More Articles by Rick Chapo
    More Travel Articles

    Views expressed in the article are those of the author and are not necessarily the opinions of CaribbeanChoice, its staff or members.


     Sponsored Links     

     More Destinations     

    New Articles | New Recipes | Active Topics | New Links | Announcements & What's New

    Google
     

    CaribbeanChoice.com - Your Gateway to the Caribbean
    One Love. One People. All Caribbean!™

    Proverb: Contrary breeze make crow and eagle light on one line.
    Meaning: When there is trouble, enemies are sometimes forced to get together to solve problems.

    del.icio.us digg technorati YahooMyWeb Reddit FURL BlinkList

    Member Center

    Welcome Guest

    Register
    Login

    Search  
    E-mail & IM 
    New & Updated Articles


     
    Travel Services




    Battle of the Islands


    Venezuela
    Current Leader

    Jamaica
    2nd Most Active

    vutjebal
    Most Active User



    Top Links
    Motorola RAZR V3 for T-Mobile + $50.00 Cash Back
    Caribbean Specialty Foods
    Flagline.com
    Caribbean Black Singles
    Landmark Education
    Saveur Creole
    Apply for a Credit Card
    more links...



    Latest News

    News Headlines  
    Caribbean
    Latin America  
    North America  
    Cricket  
    Football (Soccer)  
    World at a Glance  
    and more...




    Complete Hosting Guide

    Life is Transformational

    Visionary Learning Studios


    HOME | Culture | E-mail | Community | Resources | Disclaimer | CaribProud.com | Advertising | About Us
     Copyright © 1998-2010 CaribbeanChoice.com. Inc.  All rights reserved.