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Saturday, July 28, 2018

How to find and buy the cheapest tickets?

Buy a plane ticket today is easy. Do you remember how much time, energy and nerves it took to purchase them earlier? A multi-kilometer queue at ticket offices for the sale of air tickets (especially in the season) and their limited number? And if you lived in a small town or village, additional expenses and time for the trip were added here.

With the advent of the Internet and special services to find air tickets, all these problems were solved overnight. Now the services that you can use when planning your travels and searching for air tickets are enough: Aviasales , Momondo, Skyscanner and others.

We prefer Aviasales and Skyscanner . Because they are convenient and understandable. Instead of a tedious, many-hour comparison of prices in different airlines - a quick search, a large selection and the best prices.

Why do we recommend Aviasales?

Because we tested in practice how this service works, and it seemed to us very convenient and reliable. Using this service, you do not pay additional commissions.

You receive quickly, at any time of the day and in any place (where there is Internet) a list of flights you are interested in for a specified time and in the chosen direction. 

How does the search engine work, and why can we trust it?

The system is designed in such a way that the search engine does not sell anything. He only helps us find what we need.

Aviasales deals with the search and comparison of prices for air tickets in 40 agencies, 728 airlines, 5 reservation systems. When choosing the right option, the search engine redirects you directly to the website of the agency or airline, where payment is made and the ticket is purchased.

This system does not fail, because all Aviasales partners are reliable, tested in the work and are carefully selected. So try it. It is not difficult to find cheap tickets with Aviasales.

What is a Low Price Card?

Imagine the situation: you have a certain amount of money you can spend on buying tickets, and some free days, but do not know where to go (to which country, visa or visa-free) to meet the budget. In this case, you will need a low price card .

Test your version and you will see where you can go so as not to empty your wallet, and the available amount of money would be enough to rest and return home.

To do this, you need to take several steps step by step:

  • Enter the name of the city from where you plan to fly
  • note, you fly only one way or the other way round (do you know that round-trip tickets usually cost less?)
  • note which flights to look for: direct flights or with transfers (by the way, direct flights are sometimes more expensive)
  • if you do not want to do visa processing, you can also specify it, and the search will be conducted only on visa-free countries
  • choose the date of travel (you can simply specify the time of year, month or weekend)
  • the duration of the trip (how many days are coming)
  • the amount that they are willing to spend on the purchase of tickets.

Further, with the help of the search, find the cheapest tickets taking into account the entered parameters in different directions. Having decided on the direction, proceed to the study of proposals, which are collected for one country with the cost of tickets for each city.

Finally choosing what you need, go to the selection of the company to sell tickets and make out the purchase. Everything is very simple. A map of low prices for a few minutes, evaluating your options and opportunities, will choose for you the cheapest tickets and help you decide on the itinerary of your trip.

Low price calendar

In the "Low Prices Calendar"  you can compare the prices found by visitors to the site in the last 48 hours, with what you have found, to study the dynamics of prices for air tickets. In this section, all information on previous requests is collected, which are sorted by prices, countries and dates.

Analyzing the received data, it is possible to choose a ticket that is right for the price at the right place and at the right time.

Skyscanner - service for correct ticket search

The action algorithm, the process of booking and selecting tickets on the Skyscanner site differs little from the actions on Aviasales. Although, of course, there are special features and nuances.
Skyscanner has a chip: choosing the point of arrival / departure, it is not necessary to specify the name of a certain city. The system is looking for tickets and the name of the country at the same time for several cities. This is convenient if you do not care what city you arrive in. The system shows the cheapest tickets for the selected date by cities and airlines. We can only determine for ourselves the city of arrival.
The "Search everywhere" function will help if you have not yet decided on the direction and route. Using this tool, you can understand where and when it is most profitable to go on a trip from your city.
There are other tips on the site. For example, in the presence of several airports, you can choose the most advantageous option, book a ticket (one way or round trip), note which interests the flight - with or without transfers.
When selecting dates, the Price Calendar is useful (to open it, click on the "Depart" and "Back" fields). For those who are free to choose dates - this is a real find. In advance, you can choose the best ticket by using the search for the month (button "all month").
But even if you need a specific date, by clicking on the desired date on the calendar and clicking "Search", you find yourself on the page with the search for the cheapest tickets. Search results can be viewed in two ways: in calendar mode or as a table.
Skyscanner compares thousands of offers and selects the best options for you. We see the result of these searches in the form of a list of all flights. Further, using a variety of filters (flight direct / with a transfer), a list of airlines, travel time, departure time (round trip) we choose a ticket that suits us in all respects.
Due to fluctuations in the exchange rate, it is now difficult to predict how the cost of air tickets will change. To be aware of the changes and catch the time to purchase a ticket, you can sign up for notifications and track prices. This is especially convenient for those who are planning trips for many months and have already decided on the direction and time of rest. By tracking and comparing prices for a certain period of time and direction, you can find the lowest ticket price.

How to save money and find the cheapest tickets?

Predict in advance when and how the cost of tickets will change, hardly anyone can. But there are certain patterns that are revealed in the study of statistics on ticket sales for several years.

  • The most obvious of them is to buy tickets as soon as possible. True, this simple rule is followed, oddly enough, not very many. Most of us buy tickets a month or two before departure, while significantly losing money.
  • We adjust to the seasonal decline in prices. The "low" season is November and the end of January - the beginning of February. And it's expensive and very expensive in the summer, for the May holidays and the New Year.
  • We use a suitable sale or share.
  • We monitor prices in the chosen direction and adjust to fluctuations in the exchange rate.

There are some more nuances, for example:

  • Buying tickets on certain days of the week and even hours. Tickets for early morning flights and mid-week flights are the cheapest. It is not necessary to book tickets from Friday to Sunday.
  • Prices may become more expensive closer to departure, if the direction is heavily loaded. And, on the contrary, they may become cheaper before departure, if the load is bad.
  • The cost of the ticket depends on the volume of traffic in the airplane (the larger the airplane, the more likely that tickets can be cheaper) and the number of flights in one direction (the more flights, the more competition).
  • Do not ignore night flights and small airports (having previously checked how far this airport is away from the city and what is the cost of the transfer, so as not to reduce the economy to zero).
  • Use the accumulated bonus miles (some airlines charge bonus miles for each flight) and the correct bank card (co-brand card), paying for the purchases, you can save bonuses, which can then be exchanged for a ticket.

And, of course, use meta-searches. This is the fastest, easiest and most effective way to find cheap tickets. Searching for tickets on the most popular Russian site-aggregator Aviasales and no less popular foreign search engine Skyscanner will help you to take travel planning under full control.

Where and how to find and book an inexpensive hotel for recreation?

We all know that one of the components of a successful trip is a good (in the sense of comfortable) and not very expensive housing.
On the one hand, it is not difficult to find it. To do this, it is enough to have a bank card and the Internet at hand to choose a service for hotel booking.
But here we are caught by a dirty trick. There are so many hotel reservation systems that even experienced travelers can hardly figure out what to give preference to without spending a fair amount of time to compare them.

But, fortunately, there are search engines that perform search on many booking systems.

Usually we are looking for the hotel we need, using two hotel search systems - Hotellook and RoomGuru , as well as Booking and Airbnb booking services , comparing prices and choosing the most advantageous and suitable for all parameters option.

How to find a hotel with Hotellook?

Hotellook - very simple and clear service. In order to book a hotel, it is enough to set the necessary search criteria (country, city, number of people, dates, type of hotel, services in the room) and the search engine will immediately give you a list of hotels.

And then, choosing the appropriate option, you get more information about this hotel through various booking systems that unite the search engine  Hotellook .

In order to make it easier to find a hotel to link to a certain place, you can use the map. With its help, changing some parameters (price, search radius, star rating, etc.), you can search directly on the "terrain".

What do I like about Hotellook?

  • It searches for 250,000 hotels in 205 countries and 10 reservation systems (processes offers from such well-known online booking sites like Acom, Booking.com, Expedia.com, Oktogo.ru, Ostrovok.ru).
  • For a few seconds can compare prices and find the most profitable option for living.
  • Can pick the right hotel for the price and location in the city (for example, if you need to stay in the city center or near any building, landmark). With the help of additional options, this can be done very easily.
  • In this service you can not only book a hotel, but also learn other useful information about the country (city).
In my opinion, the service is very convenient and saves a lot of time.

But this is not the only opportunity to search hotels on many reservation systems. The meta-search RoomGuru is a worthy alternative to the Hotellook search engine .

Hotels at the best price at RoomGuru

Service RoomGuru (as well as Hotellook) does not sell anything. He only searches for hotels according to your criteria, finds the best deals, compares the cost of the 30 most popular reservation systems in 220 countries. Agree, this is much more convenient than manually sorting out all the options.
From the list of hotels found you need to choose what is interesting. Next, we choose the most suitable room by the cost and conditions, comparing it in different reservation systems, but in the same hotel. Choosing one of them (according to the principle "the cheapest" or "the most familiar") we book and pay for the hotel.
Using the service is not difficult. On the main page - a simple and understandable form of search. Specify the location (the system offers different options: the name of the hotel (if you know it), city, country, region, region), dates, number of people living in the room. After filling in the form, we press the "search" button and get the result in the form of a list of hotels.
To facilitate the search, you can use filters and specify more precise criteria for selecting hotels. For example, you can specify the area of ​​interest we are interested in, the distance from the airport or attractions, sort by price, number of stars, rating, availability of pool, Wi-Fi, air conditioning and so on. On the contrary, if few hotels are proposed, some of the filters should be removed. Otherwise, nothing can stay on the list.
In order to understand where the hotel is located, you can use the hotel map. Clicking on the link "show on the map" under the name of the hotel, we get to the map and evaluate its location. And to get better acquainted with the hotel, go to his page, by clicking on the name. Here you can read about the hotel and how it responds, see photos, map and rating, choose a reservation system.

Booking a hotel on Booking.com

Booking - a popular booking system with a large hotel base for self-searching suitable options around the world. Especially many proposals for Europe.
The site is convenient to use: many filters, quick search. To book a room, go to the main page with the standard search form (choose Russian language). Then we act as usual. Fill the form (direction, dates), click "find" and select the desired option from the list (you can specify the location on the hotel map and use filters to narrow the search). Pay attention to the rating (well, if it is more than 7-8) and read real reviews.
On the hotel page you can find information about it, description and photos. And after a careful study of all the information we select a specific number. We click "book now", we fill in personal data in the hotel's language or in English and pay. After that, the address of our mail comes confirmation of the reservation.
Unlike search engines (where only a search is made), you can not only search for Booking, but also pay for the hotel. Conveniently, we immediately see the final amount (with all fees) for the entire stay, and when booking, you do not need to pay the full number.

Service Booking.com is  very reliable. With the registration of the Schengen visa, it is with this booking system that you accept the reservation for hotels.

Private apartments and apartments on Airbnb

Airbnb is a reservation service, thanks to which you can rent private accommodation (apartment, apartment, house, room) all over the world for the rest time. It is very convenient and economical if you are going to have a family vacation with your children (relatives) or friends with a big company. Instead of several rooms in the hotel - a large apartment for several people.

Airbnb helps local people earn a little money, and travelers save a lot. In addition, those who first rented accommodation from local residents receive a bonus in the form of a discount for the first booking.

It is not difficult to book accommodation on Airbnb. We operate according to the same scheme as we usually book hotels through various reservation systems. Search for housing is made by date, city and number of people. We get acquainted with reviews about the owner of the dwelling, contact him and clarify all the details and details. Then - we book, pay and get the address of the housing and the contact details of its owner.

Successful travel!