Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Book a cheap flight

1) Book your flight with a "no-frills" budget airline
We've listed all the budget airlines flying from the UK below. Some of these also fly from European cities to Barcelona but you'll have to check which because their schedules are always changing.

"Since the success of EasyJet many other airlines decided to get on board offering a "no-frills" flight service"

To reduce overheads and keep ticket prices low, these airlines only offer bookings through their on-line web sites or by a telephone reservation system. This means you won't be able to book these flights through a travel agency or 3rd party company like expedia or travelocity.
It's important to check their terms and conditions before you book as most of these airlines will not refund your ticket if you change your plans.

2) Book well in advance.
You're most likely to get a low-cost ticket if you book at least a few months in advance of your trip. The Budget airline seats fill up quickly and as they do prices go up.

3) Make mid-week bookings
Bookings made for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are often the cheapest tickets.

4) Take a late night or early morning flight
These flights are always more economical.

5) Consider a different airport
If you can't find any cheap flights to Barcelona International Airport consider flying to Girona Airport instead. Girona is only 1 hour 20 mins north of Barcelona by train.

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