Archive for Cheap flights’ tips

How to set up a SMS Flight Alert in 7 steps

If you know your destination, flight period and airline about 1 year in advance, you can save a lot of money by booking your flight tickets as soon as possible. And this is where we can really help you. LowCostRoutes.com can’t book your tickets for you, but we can inform you as soon as they are released, either by email or by SMS. Even if the process of setting up the alerts is not very complex, some users have asked for help and I have decided to publish this short step-by-step guide. Read more

How to Book an EasyJet Flight Before Tickets for It Go on Sale

For some time, travellers have been able to book easyJet flights that the search function on the company website showed as unavailable. Here is how you can do so too: On the easyJet homepage, search for a flight to your desired destination but specify a date that’s not too far into the future (e.g. next month). Then, to search for a flight on your desired dates (such as ten months from now), use the Year-view or 3-week-view tabs or the New Search button.

This information should be enough to help you book your flight, but in case it isn’t, a step-by-step explanation of this method follows below. Read more

I Love Lowcost, but Here’s Why I’ll Never Travel with Easybus Again

Buses every 15 minutes? It's more like every hour... and they won't be on time.

Buses every 15 minutes? It’s more like every hour… and they won’t be on time.

I had an awful experience with Easyjet’s sister company. Moreover, I don’t think the lowcost model followed by no-frills airlines works very well for ground transportation.

I booked a trip from London to Luton airport on the Easybus website, in part because I love the lowcost model (in the past five years, I have only flown lowcost; hey, I even blog about lowcost flying! ;-) ) and in part because I was afraid of railway disruptions due to the severe floods that beset the British Isles this winter. Read more

How to Get a Free Seat on Ryanair

London Stansted - Milan BergamoLately, Ryanair has changed the way it sells flight tickets by introducing assigned seats. But if you understand their algorithm, you can still get your desired seat for free! I studied their booking process during the last few weeks by gathering statistical data and analysing it. After understanding how their engine works, I will teach you how to get your desired seat on any Ryanair flight for free. Read more

How to avoid EasyJet’s high prices

Tired of working? Dreaming of a week in Tenerife? Get your family and your swimming suit and go for it! Easyjet offers daily flights to Tenerife, so finding the perfect flight shouldn’t be a problem.

But wait! The final price of a return flight from London to Tenerife South for a family of four (travelling without hold luggage!!!) is £1,785! This is the price you get on the EasyJet website on the 12th of July 2012, for a return flight departing on the 12th of August 2012 and returning on the 19th of August. If this is way too much for you to pay, you should definitely continue reading in order to find out how to get a much lower price for that Easyjet flight, in that exact period! Read more

Travelling with children by plane (part 1)

Whether you are a frequent flyer and have been on hundreds of flights before, or you are on one of your first flights, flying with infants or small children is a different experience and you should prepare for it as if this were your very first flight. Below you can find advice based on the experience of parents who traveled with children and infants, so be sure to keep reading. Read more

First time on a plane. Part II At the airport

Yesterday, you learnt how to prepare for your first flight. I explained to you how to search for and how to book the best tickets and what the difference between carry-on and hold baggage is. By now you should know what can you put in the carry-on luggage and what you can carry only in your hold luggage.

Today, I will explain to you what to do when you arrive at the airport. But first let’s see how long before the flight you should leave your house. Read more

First time on a plane. Part I Preparation

There is always a first time! You learned to walk, talk, read, ride a bike or drive your car. Now it’s time to learn everything about flying. By using the advice below you will get ready for the first flight in your life in no time!

This article is divided into 3 parts. Part I Preparation will help you plan your trip, find the best tickets and prepare your luggage. You can read this part of the article below.
In the second part, I will explain you all the things you have to do at the airport: the ckeck-in, the security control and the boarding.
The third part will deal with the easiest part of your trip: the flight. I will explain you what it is all about, what you should or shouldn’t expect during your first flight. Read more

It’s flight booking time!

Example of a special offer for discounted flightsI’m sure that you always want to pay the least amount for the services you receive. We all do. And still, only some pay less while many pay more for similar seats on the same flight. In this series I will explain to you how you can be one of the few who pay the lowest price for a certain flight of their choice.

Choosing the right time to book

I found myself in situations when the person sitting next to me had paid 100+ EUR for a flight ticket I had bought for only 20. Same airline, same flight date/time, same services; the only difference was the time when we made the booking. One of the most important things when buying tickets with lowcost airlines is deciding when to buy them. There is no straight answer to the question “how long in advance should I book my tickets”, as it depends on many aspects. However, I will try to address all of them in the sections below.

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