We’ve put together a list of 7 tips that will help you save money on flight bookings. So pack your bags and get ready to visit exciting new places without paying cash.
1. Use the ISIC Student card
You are missing out on the best offers if you still don’t have an IDP ISIC card for international students. The IDP ISIC card is accepted at more than 5,000 companies. It gives students discounts on services such as transportation, airfare, accommodation, entertainment, and food, and you can save up to 40% on airfare when you use it.
2. Visit the Student Universe website
StudentUniverse offers students discounts on flights, accommodations, and tours. You have the option to become a member or as a guest. Even if you are not a student, you can still take advantage of the discounts that are occasionally offered on the website by using coupon codes.
In addition, StudentUniverse allows you to set up an alert that monitors the cost of your desired itinerary and notifies you via email when there is a change.
3. Use incognito mode when searching for flights
It is possible that the flight tickets you see in your web browser’s search results will change based on your previous searches. You can avoid this by using incognito mode to search and find the best and cheapest flight deals and you will really know the real average prices for the chosen destination which are not exaggerated based on your search history.
4. Book flights during off-seasons
The shoulder season is the time of year that lies between the peak and off-peak times of the year. We recommend that you plan your trip for the mid-season, when there is usually less demand for airlines and therefore lower fares for flights. For example, you can save money by booking a trip to any city in Europe in spring or autumn instead of summer.
5. Book flights in advance
When it comes to finding affordable flights, the early bird really gets the worm. So it’s best to start your flight search at least several months in advance. Even if you’re not ready to book yet, you can get an idea of average flight prices. That way you are prepared to use it if a nice deal or discount comes along.
6. Monitor sales
It’s a good idea to keep an eye out for sales on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and other major holidays.
You can also follow your preferred airlines and travel providers to keep up to date with current and upcoming offers. Signing up for email alerts will have all sales delivered straight to your inbox, making it a breeze to book cheap student flights. Also, make sure to follow them on social media as they can sometimes offer deals or freebies that can only be obtained through those channels.
7. Pay with Airline Miles
Joining a frequent flyer program of your favorite airline will pay off in the long run, even if you don’t travel often enough to win a free flight. This is especially true for those taking long-haul international flights.
While it may take some time to rack up enough miles, this tactic can be used to secure incredibly low rates in the long run, making it ideal for college students. In addition to paying for flights, many airlines let you use points for things like seat upgrades, in-flight purchases, and Wi-Fi access. Remember, you can add your frequent flyer number to your reservation, even if you’re using a student travel provider like StudentUniverse.
Save more extra money by requesting one FREE IDP ISIC cardand you can please contact your IDP consultant If you have any questions about studying abroad or student services such as housing, health insurance and student banking services.