After just yesterday buying my 7th flight back to Asia, I FINALLY feel like I figured out the secret to buying flights. And it’s not waiting until Tuesday and then searching “cheapest flights to ___” into google (I kid you not I used to do that).
And as much as it sucks to hear, there’s honestly no big secret for buying flights. It just takes time and patience - which around the holidays, are the two very difficult things to have.
Even during everyday life buying a plane ticket can be stressful so regardless of when you’re buying your next plane ticket - here are a few tricks to give you some organization to the madness.
1. Always start on Momondo
After months of looking for flights for both myself and others, I am confident when I tell you that momondo.com almost always has the best deals for both international and domestic flights. I search here first and occasionally find myself ending my search here because of their amazing deals!
Momondo prides itself on analyzing over 100 million fares to bring you up-to-date routes and prices on flights that you most likely will not find anywhere else.
For every $400 flight to Asia I find on every other website, I find at least one really AWESOME flight in the $300’s on Momondo. So I definitely advise to start your flight search here.
2. Switch to Google Flights after that.
As great as Momondo is at giving you the lowest possible prices on flights, sometimes the lowest price means a 50 hour long flights. Which…..even when I have all the time in the world to get somewhere, I would rather pay $100 extra dollars in a heartbeat to not spend over 12 hours sleeping on a chair in a random airport.
So when this happens, my next step is usually switching over to google flights. I’ve found that Google Flights always provides you with the best name-brand flights for honest rates. Even if I’m convinced I found a GREAT flight on momondo, I always search Google Flights as well just to make sure there isn’t something better that I’m missing.