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Find Cheap Flights with Omio

Remember the glory days of 1p flights from Ryanair? Although practically free or very cheap flights are a thing of the past, finding cheap deals on flights are still very much possible. Low-budget airlines have a monopoly on short haul flights within Europe because why pay more if you don’t have to? However, given the competition and popularity of the journeys, the prices have been steadily increasing over the years so the cheapest flights to Europe are more difficult to come by. All is not lost; give this page a little TLC for a resemblance of the glory days!


 

Where are low-budget airlines flying to? | How to book cheap flights? | Everything you need to know about low-cost airlines

Why Use Omio to find Cheap Flights?

Given the number of budget airlines in the market currently, wouldn't it be swell if there was a way you could compare cheap flight prices at a glance? Well look no further frugal friends, Omio is here to lend a helping hand and do the endless trawling of websites for you to ensure you get the cheapest flight.

If this hasn't already convinced you that Omio is the best thing since sliced bread, well there more you can do with this flight comparison tool. When you search for flights, our smart search function will calculate if it's cheaper to for you to fly to a neighbouring city or town and then continue your journey with a bus or train.

 

 

Where are low-budget airlines flying to?

Below you can see a list of budget airlines and the amount of destinations they are flying to per country. Almost across the board, it shows that low-cost airlines fly to Spain at a greater frequency of all the countries mentioned.

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Tips on How to Find Cheap Flights

1. Booking in Advanced or waiting for deals on last minute flights?

Booking 3-6 weeks in advance is said to be the optimum time to acquire the cheapest flights. Using this method is said to be far superior to leaving until the last minute as it has now been found that once enough seats have been sold to make the flight profitable, airlines often raise prices again.


2. Be Flexible

Flexibility is key in enquiring the cheapest flight tickets; in every sense of the the word. Be flexible on time, dates and even destination if you’re feeling particularly bendy. This is one of the few occasions when cheap last minute flights may be within reach.


3. Save up some miles

Some airlines give you the opportunity to save up air miles when you fly frequently enough with them. After a while, you can exchange these air miles for cheap flights or accommodation.

 

4. Embrace Layovers

Layovers; they are annoying but if you’re time rich and money poor they are definitely something to consider.


5. Don't get ripped off by shuttle services

It’s always worth doing that little extra bit of research to ensure you secure the cheapest flight tickets; an important one being checking the distance between the city and the airport. Some cheap airlines use secondary airports which tend to be far away from the city centre and offer shuttle services at a pretty high rate, so it’s worth checking to see if the price of these services outweigh the price of ticket to the main airport; incidentally Omio does this for you!


6. Hand Luggage is your friend

When possible, just carry hand luggage, it can cost an arm and a leg to check in luggage with low-cost flights, especially if you do it upon arrival at the airport. To prevent this from happening, ensure you check the weight and dimension restrictions for your hand luggage with the airline you’re flying with.


7. Use Omio

Booking flights online via a travel search engine should become part your routine while searching for cheap flights. Omio compares all airlines in an instant to get you the best deals and even chucks in buses and trains to make sure you’re getting the best possible price for your journey.


8. Best time to book cheap flights

It has been proven that the best time to book flights online is at the stroke of midnight, it is said that this is when airlines “free” the offers that didn’t get booked that day. However, be cautious with this approach; the myth has been dispelled regarding getting the cheapest flight deals if you leave it until the day before. Though, on some rare instances this might be the case, more often than not it doesn’t work and it’s not worth taking the risk.


9. Consider Combining Airlines

When booking a round trips make attempts to search for individual legs separately, especially when using a search engine as the cheapest option may be with two different airlines.


10. Cheap routes

This comes with time, the more you travel the more you start to notice trends and journeys that are consistently cheap. However, if you don’t have time, here are some great examples!

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Flight Brussels-Berlin
Flight London-Barcelona
Flight Paris-Madrid
Flight Dusseldorf-Milan
Flight Paris-London
Flight Paris-London
Flight Paris-London
Flight Amsterdam-Barcelona
Flight Dusseldorf-London
Flight Frankfurt-Rome
Flight Cologne-Prague
Flight Barcelona-Madrid
 

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Everything you need to know about low-cost airlines

So you’ve bagged those cheap flights and want to make sure you don't incur any unnecessary charges that low-cost airlines are infamous for, check out some. We have compiled some expert tips to make your experience easier and more bearable


  • Bring your own food to avoid paying for the expensive food on board.
  • Save money on the seat reservations for short flights!
  • Only take carry-on luggage, which is free. So you won't have to pay extra for checked-in luggage
  • Consider flying from a different airport for cheaper prices

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