your flights midweek; it is not only cheaper to
fly Wednesday to Wednesday than over the weekend,
it is also cheaper to book during the week. Most
airlines bump their prices up at the weekends
because they know this is when most people have
the time to research and book holidays. Come Monday,
booking prices drop again.
your budget carrier wisely
might be able to find a £1 return fare with
the low-budget carrier Ryanair, but make sure
you maximise it by using the right card to pay.
Most credit cards will incur a payment handling
fee of £5, and that's per person, per one-way
flight! If you are travelling as a family, that
ultra-cheap flight can come to seem less of a
Also, most budget airlines do charge for carry
on or checked in baggage; weigh the pros and the
cons to see if it is not better to simply go with
a standard airline.