Score the cheapest flights with these 5 flight booking hacks

Have you been wanting to go on a trip for ages? Why stress over flight deals when you can easily compare the cheapest deals on Mayflower? We’ve outlined some insider tips and tricks for booking the best and cheapest flight possible! 


Here are 5 flight booking hacks that will help you snag the lowest fares for your next big vacation: 


1. Look at all your options 



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Don’t just rely on a familiar airline to fly internationally - take a look at the airline options available to you. If you think that only luxury airlines such as Emirates and Cathay Airways carry international flights, think again! In recent years, budget airlines such as Air Asia X, Malindo, and Scoot have risen to the occasion to provide travellers with affordable alternatives to far-flung destinations such as Saudi Arabia, Greece, and even Hawaii! With over 80 airlines available on the Mayflower flight booking platform, there is no shortage of options to pick from. Put on your game face and start comparing your flight fares from different airlines on our site! 


2. Consider booking one way tickets and flying into and out of different cities 


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While booking a round trip ticket in and out of the same city might seem like the easiest, most logical way to go, it's not always the cheapest. In such cases, it will benefit you to cross-check prices and see if it's cheaper to book one-way flights. For instance, consider flying out from Subang instead of KLIA.  Both airports are easily accessible from the city center of Kuala Lumpur! You may easily save costs on expensive return flights by doing just this much more research.  


This method is also a great way of making full use of your vacation in a different country. For instance, if you’ll be arriving at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, and departing from Kansai International Airport near Osaka,  you could easily start your journey in Tokyo and travel to cities like Osaka and Kyoto in between your journey. With careful planning, you’ll be able to see 3 cities on one trip! 


Psst… if you want a package to go with your plans on seeing Tokyo, Osaka AND Kyoto at one go, check this out:


3. Take advantage of layovers 


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Want more bang for your buck? Flights with layovers tend to be cheaper than flying direct! But of course, check to see if the layover duration is worth your time. Use up half of your 24-hour layover to explore what’s outside of the airport - 12 hours is more than enough to sample what a country has to offer for a future visit! Check out our article to find out what you can do in Taipei during a 12-hour layover


Some countries also offer free or heavily discounted layover offers via their national airlines. Airlines that offer these packages include Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Royal Brunei AirlinesEtihad Airways offers a FREE 2 night stay when you stopover at Abu Dhabi, for ANY fare choice and ANY fare class, for outbound OR inbound stopovers! The best part? You can book this AMAZING deal and travel from now til 30th November 2020 from Mayflower Holidays by calling us at 03-9232 1888 or enquiring at . 


4. Consider early flights 



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Turns out waking up at the crack of dawn for an early flight is worth it! Not only are early morning flights cheaper than flights scheduled throughout the day, they’re also less popular - meaning you’ll get to escape the dreaded crowd in an already cramped airplane. Another advantage of booking an early flight is that if it gets cancelled, you can easily be moved to a later flight on the same day. If you book the last flight of the day and it gets cancelled, you'll be stuck until the next day. Don’t you just love win-win situations like these? 


5. Keep tabs on promotions on Mayflower’s website and social media profiles 

Free flights or hotels? Up to RM200 OFF in promo codes? You’re hearing that right! Mayflower Holidays has been known to put out amazing deals that are TOTALLY WORTH IT during previous promotional campaigns... so pay close attention to our website and our Facebook page, you’ll be able to keep track of the crazy deals that Mayflower puts out for our loyal customers! In fact, we are currently giving away RM100 worth of travel credits* to ANYONE who answers our Mayflower Travel Survey. What are you waiting for? Click here to participate in our survey: ! 

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