The Low-Down on Low-Cost Airfare

Google runs an online flight booking search service called Google Flights, which facilitates the purchase of airline tickets through third party suppliers. It allow for open-ended searches based on criteria other than destination. Users can search for flights within a specific time range and under a particular budget and various destination choices will be generated. Alternatively, a user can select a destination, and Google Flights will calculate every price for each day of the next 12 months, visualised in a graph or table. This allows users to easily spot a cheapest date to fly to their planned destination.

Skyscanner is another good website to find cheap flights — especially in Asia. You don’t even need to put in a city, just type “everywhere” and it will show you all the destinations in order by price. You can even make plans with its Facebook bot. Simply go to their Facebook page and start up a conversation.

There is another cool site called Eighydays.me, which utilizes an AI-powered generator to plan multi-city trips in seconds. Even if you don’t have an exact location, all you have to do is plug in a date and starting point and the site will generate options for the cheapest possible destinations via both air and rail travel. Pay the same for a one-city trip but get a multi-city experience. The only caveat about Eightdays.me is that it’s still in beta testing, and primarily operates in Europe.  

You can also try Hellotrip. Begin by going to the inspire me section! You can type where, when and for how much, and Hellotrip will give you a map of Europe with places to go and their corresponding prices.

Another option is Momondo. Use their free, independent and global travel search technology to compare billions of prices on flights, hotels and car rentals. Plan your next travel experience using their advanced features, find expert tips and discover unique travel inspiration.

There is a cool app called Hopper — a super-fast and all-knowing travel agent that analyzes up to 15 billion flight prices every day to predict the future cheapest price with 95% accuracy!

PREDICT the best time to fly and buy so you’ll score the cheapest fares.

WATCH a trip to receive price alerts via push notifications the instant prices drop.

BUY cheap flights in 60 seconds or less with just a few taps and a swipe.

FLY with confidence knowing you’ve found the best plane tickets on the airlines you like.

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