If you are like me, you probably spend more time searching the internet for deals, promo code and coupons to get cheap stuff or, as my friend; Elias Razzouk would put it “affordable stuff.” You see for Elias “affordable” has a fine tone to it than cheap but hey if you are traveling to Liberia, get used to saying cheap.
Here are 10 best ways to find cheap tickets to Liberia or should we say “affordable?”
10. Travel Agency
With easy access to the internet and the opportunity to do it yourself, many people do not need a travel agency anymore; I mean what is the point if you could be your own travel agent, with your phone, tablet or computer, you can search, find and booked your own travel itinerary, so why used a travel agency?
However, while that is good news for you, it is bad news for the travel agencies. Making your own travel arrangements means less and less business for travel agencies that is why making that phone call to a good old travel agency might just pay off in your interest.
Travel agents do have special discounts offered to them by airlines but with low customer’s influx, those discounts are awarded to the few that call in or walk through the door. Therefore, the next time you consider traveling to Liberia, be sure to call that travel agent friend of yours and see what discounts they have available.
9. Friends Working With Airline
You might not know this but having friends with connections pays off and so the next time you ’re having a drink at a bar and get introduced to a person that worked with an airline; be sure to connect properly, they do come in handy when you need them.
Having a friend or family member that works with an airline is one of the easiest ways to get a cheap ticket. Most airlines offer employees travel benefit to employees and their immediate relatives. Of course, the airlines do not know every employee immediate family member and that’s where you come in. So before, you booked your next flight to Liberia, Be sure to holla at that friend of yours who worked at Delta and see what he can do for you.
8. Compared Prices Using Cheap Website
Most of the time when we think about buying cheap tickets, few websites pop up in our minds. There’s cheapticket.com, cheapfareguru, Travelocity, Justairticket, CheapOair, onetravel, Orbitz and tons of website that offer cheap tickets and so it’s easy to go with the first one that jumps to our mind. However, a good thing is, if you are going to use a third party travel website to book your vacation, you might as well compare prices on many of them and see which one is offering a cheaper or more affordable option.
7. Burn The Midnight Oil
First, let me explain why so many folks think that Tuesday is the best day to buy cheap airline tickets. That is because airlines often announce deals on Monday evenings so by midnight Monday many other airlines are scrambling to match those deals
The best time to book a flight is usually Tuesday at about 3 a.m. eastern time. Tuesday is a very good day to find a whole bunch of deals. So the next time you think about making the journey make sure you are on the night shift and used the lunch break to look up deals on your gadgets.
6. Promo code
Yes, I love cheap things, oh wait! I love affordable things and one way to get an affordable ticket is to use promo code offered by airlines. Some airlines offer promo code with up to 30% discounts and that can save you a couple of dollars. Next time you buy a ticket to Liberia, a website like https://www.coupons.com/coupon-codes/airfare/ can give you a promo code to use during your checkout.
5.Fly the Cheapest Route
Non-stops vs. connecting flights: Non-stops are more convenient but you can sometimes find better deals on connecting flights. Not always, but when a flight with a stop is cheaper, it can sometimes save you as much as 50%. Always compare the price of a non-stop with a connecting flight before you ding your credit card. Only you can decide if a cheaper price is worth the inconvenience of a longer travel day or spend the mulla and make the straight shot for home
4. Avoid Holidays
Try to avoid American holidays and international holiday when buying a ticket to Liberia. Airlines do not know that Liberia and America do not have the same holidays. Like for instance, buying a ticket in June for the July 26 celebration in Liberia might be expensive because America also celebrates its independence on July 4, so the ticket prices are going to go up no matter what. Search for tickets during the off-season in America or whatever country you are in. Make sure there are no holidays in that country coming up when you search for your next ticket.
3. Buy Directly
Many people think using an alternative website like the ones mentioned above is cheaper since those sites offer tickets cheaper than the airline but that is as further away from the truth as it can be. Many alternative sites add fees to what the airline is actually offering so before you buy your next ticket, head on the official website of the airline you want to travel with and see what deals they have on the table.
2. Book Group Travel One Ticket at a Time
When booking travel for two or more people, book only one ticket to start because a quirk in airline reservation systems means multiple tickets sold in a single transaction must be sold for the same price. For example, if you need two tickets and the airline has one ticket for $100 and all the others cost $125, you will pay $125 for both. However, if you purchase the two tickets one-at-a-time, you will get the cheaper price for one of your tickets.
1. Leave Plenty Of Time Ahead
It is always good to leave plenty of time ahead when booking your trip regardless of where you going. International best practices have it that you should Shop 3 months in advance for domestic flight and 5 ½ months in advance for international flights. So next time before you book a trip to the motherland be sure to plan at least 6 months ahead.
That is it! That is out 10 ways to buy cheap tickets to Liberia. Here are additional perks we just can’t go without telling you.
Popular times to fly: Purchase tickets two months in advance for popular peak travel periods such as June, July, and August; Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s; and other special holidays.
Cheap days: In the U.S., Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday are usually cheapest. For international travel, weekdays are usually cheaper than weekends.
Expensive days: Fridays and Sundays usually cost more, especially in the U.S.
Cheap times of day: Fly when most people do not want to, such as dawn, overnight, or flights during the lunch or dinner hour.