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6 tips to help you find the perfect flight

Find your perfect flight with Skyscanner's super search tools and explore the world without making a big hole in your pocket. Here we offer 6 tips to help you find the cheapest, most convenient flight to help make your money go further.

1. Don’t search, find!

How do you narrow down all the available choices to that one, perfect flight? Simple. Use Skyscanner’s great range of filters. Choose the options that suit you: direct flight or not, time of day you want to fly, maximum duration of your journey, favourite airline(s) and bingo! Perfect flight sorted.

2. Let someone else do the donkey work

Know where you want to go but need to find out when flights are cheapest? With Skyscanner’s Price Alerts you can monitor your favourite flight routes and we’ll email you if the price goes up or down. It’s free, easy to use and you can change your alerts or unsubscribe at any time. If you want to use this feature in our mobile app, just touch the alarm bell icon to keep track of our latest prices. Need help setting up Price Alert notification emails? Check out this quick video guide.

3. Flexible dates? Here’s how to save!

Know where you want to go but don’t mind which date you fly on? Skyscanner has a super search tool to help you find the cheapest travel dates. It’s as easy as selecting the ‘whole month‘ in the calendar boxes. Then click ‘search’ and we’ll display the cheapest days to fly.

4. Flexible destination? Pay less and discover new places

Open minded about where you want to travel? Skyscanner’s Everywhere search tool will give you inspiration and help you find the best flight bargains. Just select the dates you want to travel and put ‘Everywhere’ in the destination box. We’ll show you best destinations at the best price on your preferred dates.

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5. Frequent traveller? Here’s a great way to save time

If there’s a route you’ve flown before or fly frequently, Skyscanner’s saved searches are all you’ll need. Just log in and from that moment on, we’ll save your searches for you to check out later. Forget about the hassle of having to input all the data all over again and just get searching! If you’re planning on using this feature on mobile, it’s called ‘recent searches’ in our app. You will have easy access to your favourite or frequent destinations on any device.

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6. Know the best time to book

When’s the best time to book your flight? Skyscanner has analysed millions of flights to hundreds of places and we’re happy to share our insider knowledge on how to bag the cheapest flights. Just check out our Best time to book information and learn when the flights you want will be cheaper.

Have you tried our super search tools? Come on, give them a go, and get more tips on bagging the perfect flight:

The Everywhere search Not sure where to go? Search for flight anywhere.

7 secrets of finding the best low cost flights. Seven secrets revealed that will help you bag the best low cost flight.

Price Alerts Sign up for our price alerts so you ever miss a deal.

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