Booking airline tickets to Australia or to anywhere for that matter can be a bit of a nightmare. The hassle of finding good deals, reading the fine print and then comparing results across the board is further compounded by the sheer volume of marketing material available both in print and on the web.
Indeed, negotiating this maze of advertising content is half the battle. Prospective fliers are encouraged to read through every deal with care in order to avoid promotional pitfalls. Comb the fine print. Often airlines will advertise prices excluding airport tax or tickets ‘starting from’ a very low price. In reality, there are usually one or two seats which cost this amount and they go almost immediately leaving only more expensive options behind.
Reviewers and websites such as Totally Australia offering flight deals and hotel packages to Sydney, London, Melbourne and New York – some of the world’s most popular destinations – remind potential travellers that the time at which tickets are bought can dramatically affect the price. Flights booked well in advance are cheaper, as are those booked a few days before take-off.
In addition, fliers are encouraged to brave the labyrinth of promotional content and shop around. There are a number of online comparison generators which will allow browsers quickly and easily to spot the cheapest deal.
In short, buying tickets and getting a ‘good deal’ has become something of a complex procedure. With every airline suggesting its own flights are the most affordable it is difficult to know how or when to book. However, with a few hints from experienced fliers, prospective travellers should find it easy to source and secure tickets that are good value for money.
Until a few years ago, the aviation industry was booming and it was possible to find international flights at ridiculously cheap rates. Today however, the situation is radically different. The global recession and rising fuel prices have hit the airline industry and it is increasingly difficult to find cheap airfares.
Australia is a highly popular destination so there is more choice when it comes to finding a flight Sydney or Perth bound. However, it can still be tricky to find a cheap flight on your preferred dates and route. The key lies in exploring all the different options available.
While going to Sydney or indeed any international destination, one must be aware of which times offer the cheapest deals. For example, going in the thick of holiday season is likely to be much cheaper not only in terms of airfares but also accommodation and other expenses.
Comparison websites can be a great tool while looking for cheap flights. Often price comparison sites have special deals or offers that are not available anywhere else, even directly from the airline itself.
Persistent searching is likely to pay off as deals come and go quickly. Keep looking at various airlines operating the sector you want, operate with a certain amount of flexibility and you will find a great deal on airfares!