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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Finding Best Airfares during Holiday Season

With the advent of summer, and the vacation season in full swing, families and other folks would be looking forward to travel to international shores for their summer holidays if they are not already there yet. People get in touch with travel agents or start searching the internet for best deals on hotels, sightseeing tours but most-importantly flights. But, it is a well-known fact that during peak travel season flight prices become anything but affordable and people end up shelling-out more money than they usually have to, over airfares.

Some of the popular destinations which families prefer to visit to enjoy their holidays include Malaysia (with destinations like Kuala Lumpur, the Duty-Free Langkawi islands, Malacca e.t.c), Dubai (the home of Burj Khalifa, white sandy beaches and endless shopping), Switzerland (the home of the Alps) amongst others.

So how do we get affordable flights to popular destinations during peak holiday season ? Here are some tips -

1. Looking for airports close to your destination (for example Sharjah is an airport which is only a 30 minute drive from Dubai). Sharjah is the hub of Air Arabia, (one of the best low cost airlines in the Middle East).
2. Keeping an eye over airlines, especially national carriers like Malaysia Airlines,  which provide affordable airfares to destinations (in Malaysia) as compared to other carriers.
3. Being flexible with dates of travel (+/- 2-3 days). There are always chances of you getting affordable airfares for flights taking off during weekdays (Mondays to Thursdays) than weekends
4. Catching a red-eye (night) flight. While flying in odd hours or avoiding rush hours can be a bit tough it could be a lot easier on your wallet
5. Booking in advance (if possible, although i would recommend you to book flights only when your travel plans are confirmed as Air Tickets are usually non-refundable)
6. Managing your Frequent Flier Miles to your benefit
7. Using internet tools for airfare tracking

Travelers and Tourists flying to destinations like Dubai, Abu Dhabi e.t.c. could save on their budget by keeping an eye on the airfares being provided by Air Arabia. (It is considered to be one of the best low-cost travel airlines in the Middle East).

Travelers and Tourists flying to Malaysia should keep a track of airfares being provided by Malaysia Airlines as it not only is the national carrier of Malaysia, it also has one of the largest aircraft fleets in the world (which effectively translates into more seats and hence affordable airfares)

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Thanks for the informative article ! I will surely try out your tips when i plan my next vacation !

Thanks for this useful information..