How to Book Cheap Flight Tickets to Singapore
Post by Uzma Kidwai | Sep 01, 2016
A random thought collided with the brain cells while I was at the Indira Gandhi International airport waiting for the boarding announcement of my flight. I resisted, but eventually, let the thought go on my Facebook timeline.
"Only travel helps you find where the modesty resides in you and realize how inconsequential time and space you live." True?
I know we all try hard to provide a quality to our life with the richest possible experiences, however, the insufficient time we live. Every one of us pampers a dream deep inside of traveling the world at least once in a lifetime. ‘Someday’ is a sigh we all steam out and wish if we had wings. I even imagined being an alien with a superpower to fly whenever and wherever I wish. Okay, now don't laugh.
Thin may be the possibilities are but discarding them downright will be an error of judgement. Therefore, you should be ready with your travel bucket list, like I always am. And, I am not going to give you a prize for guessing what tops the list. Obviously, it's Singapore. What I have learnt from my fellow travellers is whether you are a new-bee of the backpackers’ bunch or a frequent flyer, Singapore should never be the regret of the life.
So what if Singapore is recently adjudged as the most expensive city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the Lion City is insanely unique with its world-class mega-attractions, hi-fi lifestyle and metropolitan luxuries. Yes, agree, Singapore is three or four times costlier than its Southeast Asian counterparts, but food in Singapore is hundred times delicious, its nightlife is thousand times rocking and its streets are million times safe.
Is budget travel to and in Singapore is impossible for it being an economic powerhouse? This is the question we are debating and I am trying to answer. I would downright right down those suggestions which claim to have been to Singapore is one of the most expensive affairs.
There is no denying that aviation industry has bottomed out and is in tatters world across, finding a cheap flight deal is not at all impossible. All you need to do is right things at a right time and right pace to be a flight hacker. So, let's check out these simple ways you can save big bucks on your airfare and actually can reach to the most happening Southeast Asian destination.
- Be Flexible with Your Travel Dates
Let’s understand why flexible dates help you save lots of dollars. The Airlines are free to set their prices. When the demand goes high, they raise the price, when demand is low they reduce. Therefore, if you plan to travel in a festival season, you will end up paying more, but if you choose to travel in off season, you will get the cheapest deal.
So don’t be too stubborn about the dates of your holidays. Usually, middle of the week is the best time to book flight tickets online.
- Fly with Budget Carriers
This is one of the most important features for booking cheap flight tickets. Instead of looking for the luxury Airlines, look for the budget airlines. Not only they have their prices checked in order to ensure consistent traffic, they run many promotions, which can ensure you get the cheapest possible rate for your flight. Search engines such as Expedia, AirAsiaGo and Zuji are always full of promotions.
And the best way to track them all together is to sign up at CollectOffers.com and subscribe to their daily newsletter, which brings you all the latest offers on a daily basis.
- Try Alternative Routes
Agree, time is money, but you have to choose between time and money when you book flight tickets. Airfare gets varied with the various routes. It is natural that you are going to pay more if you choose a direct flight to save the time.
In order to choose alternative routes, you may well end up having a coupon of flights to reach your destination, but make sure you will save handsome money for investing a little more time into your holidays.
- Remember: Not all OTAs are Equal
There is no dispute about the fact that Online Travel Agencies, such as Ctrip, Expedia, and Booking.com are the best bet to get the most economical flight tickets booked. However, be mindful, not all the online flight booking platforms are the same.
If you search for the flights with Expedia, you will get to see all the airlines; the premium as well as budget airlines. Such privilege may not be offered by other Search Engines. It is also important to check the local version of the Search Engine, which may have all the airlines listed. After all, you can’t miss a deal.
- Keep Tracking Favorite Coupon Site
No matter net-savvy you are, you can’t constantly keep a track of each and every search engine, their deals and promotions and airlines. The best way to remain constant with ever changing airfare and the best flight deals is to keep checking coupon code sites.
Coupon code sites, such as CollectOffers.com and vouchercodes.sg brings you the best of flight deals and last minute deals from all the online travel agencies and all the airlines of the region in order to help you save good bucks.
- Sign Up for a Frequent Flyer Program
This is old school idea but you never know what works for you and when. Gone are the days of loyalty to one particular airline. Even though you are a frequent flyer, all you need is the best deal. Especially when Zuji, Expedia, and AirAsiaGo like search engines provides you last minute deal flight deals.
However, frequent Flyer Program help you help you acquire bonus points from the airline for being loyal to them, which certainly can save you a few bucks, but it can’t save you as much as an Expedia Voucher Code from CollectOffer can save you.
- Be Late, But Don’t Be Too Late
Don’t get surprised if your tickets are canceled by the airlines if you have booked it too early. Airlines have bottomed out and airfare is bound to rise each day. Flying you cheap at the 6 months old price won’t be possible for your airline. There could be the possibility of you being charge extra for add-ons, which were not there, such as luggage.
6 to 8 weeks in advance is the ideal time to book the flight tickets. You will be enjoying the best comparative airfare and you will get a good discount deal as well.
- Pay For AirFair Through Credit Card
Okay, so you have got your Expedia coupon code from collectoffers.com and you are on the payment page of Expedia. Hang in, don’t use your debit card, if you wish to save few more extra bucks. Instead, go for the credit card. Almost all the credit cards provide you either direct cashback or offer you a discount on online flight booking at reputed OTA, such as Expedia and Zuji.
Besides, you don’t require to buy additional Travel Insurance either, as Credit Card provider will offer you complimentary Travel Insurance for you and your family members. Sound a music, isn’t it?
- Use Social Media for Last Minute Deals
The one sentence we usually get to hear these days more prominently is “Never underestimate the power of Social Media”. Hell…It is true. You can realize the power of social media when you are about to book your ticket for your business trip paying wholesome money and you accidently see a tweet or a facebook post in which CollectOffers offers you 20% discount through Expedia on online flight booking.
Your day is made without a doubt. So, being on social media is not a bane but a boon if you know how the utilize the potential.
You will rue missing out on great flight deals if you will skip these basic tips while booking your flight tickets on Online Travel Agency.
Always use incognito browser mode - Websites store their cookies on your laptop or desktop, which store your search data. Every time you return to their search page, websites are buzzed about your readiness to buy tickets. Therefore they may offer you higher prices than the usual rates.
Track Coupons of your favorite OTA: It is always wise to have an eye on coupon code sites. sites like CollectOffers adds hundred of coupons every day. There is 100% probability that you find the mega deal around your traveling date. Do check coupon code site before searching flights.
Not all Airlines are on all OTA: This isn't a rocket science. You should book flights only using those online travel agency which offers options from all airlines. Like Expedia partner AirAsiaGo lists all the airlines of Asia to provide more and cheaper options with low-cost carriers.
Do check Airline's website before booking: Not all the time, but there is quite a possibility that you may get same rates or cheaper than what OTAs are offering. In that case, book your tickets from Airline's website and earn some loyalty points that would help you further in Singapore.
Are you gonna stay at Changi Airport for as much time as you are going to stay in Singapore? I guess, no. So, you would require booking a decent, classy but fit-within-budget hotel in Singapore well. Watch out for this place, next week I am gonna bring you a genie that will reveal you some interesting stuff on how to book a cheap hotel in expensive Singapore So, stay tuned.
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