Culture Lab U.K. (Culture-Lab)

How to get the cheapest airline tickets


It's always exciting to think that you've beaten the system and picked up a real bargain and booking a cheap flight can really give you a cheap thrill.

However the hard reality is that it's very hard to track down genuinely cheap flights and what looked like such a fantastic deal may not look so good once you've added on taxes, miscellaneous charges and any fuel supplements.

Some final caveats

Check to see if the airline website that you are booking with adds travel insurance to the cost because some do it automatically. If you already have insurance or don’t want it then you can uncheck this box.

Carefully read the small print regarding cancellation charges or charges to change the name on a ticket or to change to another flight. These can vary greatly but sometimes such changes are not allowed at all.

Finally, check to see if the company that you are buying from holds an Air Travel Organiser's Licence (ATOL) to protect your money. If it doesn’t it's still alright to book but be aware that if the airline goes belly up that you’ll be unlikely to get any help from anywhere.