We all know that a ‘Price war’ has broken out in domestic arena across airlines, across the globe to offer cheaper air fairs to its consumers. But that’s not true for larger (non-budget) airlines and airlines flying on international routes.
Well, there are ways to get cheaper flights booked on non-budget flights and on international routes if you choose to follow some really interesting booking tricks.
Some of them are:
1) Airlines tend to cut rates steeply just few hours before the flight takes off, try the last minute booking trick, especially on weekends then they cant get flights to full. Yeah! be aware that this trick might not work in a peak season or busy routes.
2) Book early and be flexible: Some times on many busy routes, booking very early could fetch you great deals. At least 6 weeks in advance. You should also try to be flexible with your travel dates.
3) Wednesday trick: Wednesday seems to be the cheapest day for flights due to usually non travelling business folks or vacationers who choose early week or weekends respectively.
4) Hopping multiple flights might fetch you some good deals, off-course do consider that multiple flights/carriers can lead to long stopovers at airports.
5) Sites like skyscanner.net, kayak.com, airfarewatchdog.com (recommended for US only), cleartrip.com (Mostly India) can get you good comparisons and great deals.
Here are some videos to help you book cheap flights, http://914videos.com/Search/book_cheap_flights