There is no doubt that airlines have been ripping people off for years and it still continues unabated.
An airline ticket is one of the biggest expenses of any trip.
Though it may be a bit difficult to find cheap flights anywhere you travel, it is not an impossible task.
This article is to educate the traveller how to bring down the cost of your air tickets.
One of the most popular methods of finding cheap flights anywhere is on-line travel web sites which offer discounted fares.
Basically there are two types of travel sites.
One type offers flights on just one particular airline and the other type offers flights from numerous airlines.
You need to choose between these two according to your planned trip.
Websites such as Kayak.
com and Airasia.
com are two examples respectively.
Sites such as Kayak will give you multiple choices involving more than one airline on different routes.
Then it will be easy to pick the best deal without having to check individual airlines.
Sites such as Airasia will show only Airasia flights.
This being a budget airline, don't be surprised if you get a better deal, depending on your planned route.
On-line travel websites from your own country could be quite useful to find discounted fares which apply to an overseas country, but it is also worthwhile checking sites that belong to the country you intend visiting, from your own country.
For example some special deals such as "visit USA" are meant for foreign travellers who can purchase only from outside North America.
Foreigners visiting the USA have to buy these special deals from their own country before leaving for USA.
Sites such as Expedia have different websites for different countries.
Meanwhile sites such as British Octopus sell cheap tickets for Europe travel but it may not be popular in North America.
Around the world tickets are the best option for travellers who plan to travel to a number of locations.
Cost of these tickets have been worked out in such a way that it allows you to cover a number of cities around the world at a very reasonable price.
In fact it has been found that sometimes it is cheaper to visit more than five or six cities on your around the world trip rather than flying to just one or two cities.
At times you would wonder how the airline tariff system works, but why worry about that as long as you get the cheapest fares? Another smart way to find cheap flights anywhere is to sign up for newsletters published by various airlines.
They send text or email messages to notify any special deals.
To take advantage of these offers, you need to be extremely quick, as there are only a limited number of seats on offer, and they will sell off in a matter of days if not in hours.
Your flexibility on travel dates and travelling during off peak periods can also save significantly, as airlines and hotels offer cheap rates during off peak periods.
Normally midweek flights are cheaper and the prices could vary from day to day.
Check the airline flight schedules before you decide your date of travel.
Moreover some airlines offer cheap flights anywhere during certain time windows such as after midnight.