Hmmmm, is there something I am missing? THis is an economy class ticket from Bangkok to Bolivia.
You can find the same route for about 1600,– if you choose your own multistop flights.
I really don’t know how all these online booking systems come up with those prices. I have seen really strange things happen when lloking for flights online and it seems like all this excess money finances someone’s private yacht.
If you invest a little time searching your flights you can find significantly cheaper deals than you might initially see.
are my favourite options to start researching flights.
It’s always good practice to check the airline websites as well and if you are willing to invest a little extra time make a list of most common routes to your destination and then try create your own trip.
For example: BKK (Bangkok) to EZE (Buenos Aires)
Initial searches may come up with prices as high as 2000 € one way economy class in July 2012. If you invest some time you can find a flight for about 1000 € — going to Nepal with a separate ticket and then from Nepal to EZE with Quatar Airways.
Here are 10 hints how to find cheaper flights:
- 1. Use Skyscanner and swoodoo to start with – they compare many other site’s prices.
- 2- Create a note like document or take a paper to note prices down
- 3. compare different dates
- 4. Look for other airports in your region of origin and destination and combine those (usually the biggest hubs offer the cheapest flight connections)
- 5. Make a list of most common routes for your itinerary and reaserach every part of these itineraries seperately and with 6. different airlines.
- 6. Check airlines that are not listed on Expedia, etc — Nepal Airlines, Bangladesh Airlines, etc.
- 7. Go visit a good old travel agent – sometimes you may be lucky.
- 8. Last minute is mostly more expensive than booking far ahead.
- 9.Check for different currencies – Expedia.com may have different prices and offers than Expedia.de and even after conversion be cheaper for some flights.
- 10Try to observe the patterns to which airlines yo are interested in change their prices. As you may have seen by now most of the info we get along the lines of — ONLY 5 SEETS AVAILABLE — is somehow made up — on each site you get a different info regarding the number of different seats available.
The same ticket may be cheaper in the morning then in the late afternoon — cheaper on wednesday than on friday. THis may be due to the fact that airlines observe when people book the most and simply increase prices during these periods.