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How to find cheap flights? – Best websites to use!

Many of my friends asked me how I could be able to afford my travel, especially when I mostly commuted by airplanes. Believe or not, I once got on the plane 18 times in one month. Am I rich? Nope! Most people think that it’s cheaper to travel by buses or trains, etc., but if you know how to find cheap flights, you can save a lot of money as well! In this post, I will introduce my favorite websites to find cheap flights!

1. Skyscanner

I guess many of you have heard about this site, right? It’s my favorite when finding flights. I like the feature that you can just select the whole month to find the best time with comparing all the choices. You can also just choose “Anywhere” as a surprising travel option.

However, the website doesn’t show all the cheap airlines, and sometimes the combination is a bit pricey. Therefore, I will just use it as one of the references when searching for flights.

Be careful when you book multiple flights through this website. Sometimes it says that you will take a responsibility to transfer on your own, so you have to make sure to pick up all the luggage by yourself, and prepare a visa if needed. I once booked multiple flights without knowing that I need a visa to transfer because my booking was with 2 different airlines. As a result, I lost my bookings and all the money :/

 

2. Goeuro

This website is very useful because you can find all kinds of transportation, including buses, trains, flights or even Blabla cars. It evaluates the Smartest options, the Cheapest options and also the Fastest options. You can also see the time needed for commuting as well.

 

3. Bravofly

I just discovered this website recently and used it as one of the options to find flights. You can also find hotels, cars or combination between flights and hotels here. Pretty convenient, right?

 

4. Kayak

This is one of the websites that I used to compare the price as well. The website is user-friendly and well-designed. If you sign up for an account, you may be able to find good private deals with up to 35% saving.

35% saving if you sign up!!!

5. Fly4free

This website provides various good deals with a good combination of flights and accommodation. You can read more about the description of each trip on their website, and book the trips with the links. If you are lazy to plan your trip or look for some travel inspiration, Fly4free will be your favorite website.

 

6. Momondo

Momondo is one of the best flight comparison prices. It provides cheap options for flights, hotels, car rental. You can find some trip inspiration there as well. I love the Trip Finder option. You can enter your budget, choose your favorite destinations or just randomly anywhere. You can also choose which type of places you would love to go such as cities, beaches, nature or skiing, etc.

 

7. Rome2rio

This website is amazing! You can find all the unusual paths through this one. The site lists all the options by plane, bus, train, ferry and automobile, along with the price and the time needed for transportation.

For example, in this search, I try to find a way from Copenhagen to Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany.

Options from Copenhagen to Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany


If you fly inside Europe

Sometimes I found cheap flights by checking directly in airplanes’ websites since some good deal do not show up in general comparison website. These are some budget airlines you would love to know! Most of them are only available in Europe.

 

1. Ryanair

Ryanair is my top website to find cheap flights. You can save lots of money with this airline. I have used it several times and these are my reviews.

Good points:

  • Incredibly cheap! You can find good deals starting from 5 Euro!
  • User-friendly website
  • You can bring a carry-on suitcase with a bag on board.

 

Bad points:

  • Hassle at the check-in if you don’t hold a good passport. If you travel around Europe, and you’re not EU resident, you will have to do a passport checkup at the check-in luggage point.
  • The seat is very tiny and not that comfortable. If you’re tall, you feel it very uncomfortable during the flights. However, I think it’s acceptable if you’re looking for a cheap option to go from places to places in a short period of time.
  • Expensive charge if you bring extra luggage. Therefore check out the allowance rules carefully before you fly.
  • Commercial, commercial and commercial. They play lots of commercials on the airplane and it’s quite annoying. It’s quite understandable that Ryanair tries to have more income from selling stuff on the plane.

 

2. Norwegian

I love using Norwegian service because it’s really good. You can have free wi-fi access on board. There is no hassle in check in part.

Sometimes the price is a bit pricey, but if you are under 26, you can use the promotion code: UNDER 26, and you can see lots of deduction from the normal price! It can be even up to 50% off!

 

3. Wizz Air

Wizz Air provides cheap flights as well, even cheaper than other competitors. However, it’s quite inconvenient if you have more than one piece of luggage. You will need to pay an extra fee if you bring more than “One piece of cabin baggage”. Read more here.

 

4. easyJet

I flew with this airline few times and nothing much to complain, except it was late with the boarding time. EasyJet is also one of the cheap options for flights, and the seat is quite small as well.

 

5. SAS

Some people will say SAS is quite expensive to fly, but it’s cheap if you book ” Young flights” for those who are under 26 years old. Also, the price of SAS is a bit similar with Norwegian. You can get free coffee or tea on the plane, and the service is very nice!

Finding cheap flights will take time, but it’s worth your effort. I hope you can find good deals based on the list of websites above. Did I miss any good websites? You can share in the comment so I can update the list!


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How was your experience with booking through those websites? You are more than welcome to discuss with me in the comment 🙂

27 replies
  1. Vegas Beyond the Strip
    Vegas Beyond the Strip says:

    Very informative article. Many of the sites I have never heard of but will be sure to check next time I need to fly. I have always been baffled by airlines pricing and every time I fly I feel like I am getting ripped off. I love the idea you have about being flexible to dates to get the cheapest deals.

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  2. Natasha Haley
    Natasha Haley says:

    I love how you have found so many great places. We usually use Skyscanner and we have tried some others. Your list is really good, there are places we have not heard of in here

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  3. stace16
    stace16 says:

    Damn such a great post! I use skyscnner and oratorio to see what’s the cheapest option! I love that you also have the list of budget airlines! I may have to try a few other websites now and see how it goes!

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  4. natalietanner
    natalietanner says:

    Wizz Air…what a funny name. That is a new one to me! I love saving money on travel as much as I can. We travel with the kids and so everything we purchase is times 4! This is a great source of information for all travelers!! Great post. I’m sharing.

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  5. quirkywanderer
    quirkywanderer says:

    A gem of a post. So so useful. Bookmarking and sharing with friends who constantly have the same queries. I use sky scanner for its many advantages. But there are some more here that I have never even tried. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. yukti
    yukti says:

    Skyscanner and Kayak looks good and will try for another aircticket bookings. I have used Ryanair in Greece and I found it supercheap. I found your blog quite informative and essential for money savings

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  7. Iza (@IzaAbao)
    Iza (@IzaAbao) says:

    These are really good recommendations. I have read good reviews about Momondo. I have not tried any of the airlines on your list but I have heard about them. I will keep this in mind.

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  8. asoulwindow
    asoulwindow says:

    I love Skyscanner the most. I specially like to use their price alert feature which notifies me every-time there is a price drop in the airfare of my selected destination. I like their ‘Anywhere’ feature also. Quite handy.

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  9. Vicki Garside
    Vicki Garside says:

    I’m such a SkyScanner girl, but have been using Momondo more recently too.
    Now I’m based in Australia it is so important to use a good comparison site for international flights – the savings you can make can make such a difference to your trips! And having grown up in the UK, I miss having access to Europe’s budget airlines – there are so many good deals to help you explore the continent!

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    • Expatolife
      Expatolife says:

      Ohh… It’s bad that you missed Europe’s budget airlines, because you can save so much with them! I’m more for Skyscanner, but also love checking other websites as well.

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  10. Arzo Travels
    Arzo Travels says:

    Such a cool list. I love finding out where to book cheap flights/accommodation. Flightscanner seems to be a perfect choice, I have to try the other ones as well. I personally love Ryanair and never had problems, but I am German and only use them for short-distance flights within Europe.

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    • Expatolife
      Expatolife says:

      I don’t have problem with Ryanair as well, but it’s just not really comfortable because of the seat’s size. I also use it for trips inside Europe.

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  11. Ali May
    Ali May says:

    I regularly use Skyscanner, as we don’t have as many options available to us in Australia. I like setting up alerts to let me know if there is a price change on a certain route or flight time. When I lived in Europe I regularly used Easy Jet and Wizz Air. Ryan Air only if necessary as it was often the biggest headache! Haha

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  12. Marcie
    Marcie says:

    I’ve only heard of Kayak, so this post is really informative! Airfare seems like it’s getting more and more expensive. I’m going to start shopping around a bit more when my dates are flexible.

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  13. Nicole Anderson
    Nicole Anderson says:

    You have really put together a great resource here. Not only Europe specific but much broader than that, being essentially global. I was so impressed with the Rome to Rio site which combined a number of options to get you to your destination. Just brilliant!

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  14. Marlies Wolters
    Marlies Wolters says:

    Always great to explore some other search engines for flights. You have mentioned some new ones to me thanks a lot! It can be such a money saver to compare and search a bit better. We use Kiwi.com a lot, have a look it might be worth it as well. 🙂

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  15. ravenoustravellers
    ravenoustravellers says:

    Pinned this post! Great recommendations, we are always on the search for cheap flights and we’d never heard of some of the airlines and websites that you mentioned, we usually use Skyscanner. You’re so right about being flexible with dates, that can make a huge difference to costs.

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  16. melbtravel
    melbtravel says:

    You have some great options there, I am always looking for new sites to find flights. I have not heard of Goeuro, so I am definitely going to check it out.

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  17. explorelovetravel
    explorelovetravel says:

    Great list of airlines! Norwegian suffered from economical problems a couple of years ago and almost went bankrupt, which forced them to make a lot of changes in order to keep the prices down. So now there’s an additional fee for luggage, food, even water.. Because of that, I prefer traveling with SAS (the competitor), where food and drinks and luggage is included in the rate. On the other hand, Norwegian has free WiFi in all their flights – which is pretty cool 🙂

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