Flight Centre’s head of leisure, Tom Walley, has more tips for tourists looking to save bucks on an earlybird airfare.
The best-value earlybird fares are for travel in the early part of the year – during the shoulder season before the summer rush of June, July and August.
Competitive fares sell out quickly so, to avoid disappointment, get your flights locked in as soon as possible with sale fares on offer now expiring before the end of the year.
Flights to Europe offer a stopover — Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore are examples — so make the most of this feature and organise a side trip to get more bang for your buck.
Be flexible with travel plans
Include a short-stay stopover
Take out travel insurance
When you’re locking plans in so far in advance, travel insurance will ensure you’re protected should you need to cancel or reschedule.
5. Use Eurail to connect your itinerary
Fly into more affordable hubs and travel on by train, using Europe’s comprehensive fast-rail system, to maximise your budget.