Seat sales by the 5 largest low cost airlines in the region (AirAsia, Jetstar, Cebu Pacific, Tiger Airways and Scoot in no particular order) can prove to be great sources for bargains and are certainly worth looking out for. I can still recall some of the good deals I got which included:
- Singapore – Manila (around 3.5 hours flight per way, roundtrip for USD 20)
- Kuala Lumpur – Abu Dhabi (around 8 hours flight per way, roundtrip for USD 110)
- Kuala Lumpur – Christchurch (10 hours flight per way, roundtrip for USD 170)
- Kuala Lumpur – Vientiane (2.5 hours per way, roundtrip for USD 60)
It is during such instances that going for the budget carrier option becomes truly justified, with prices that won’t break the bank.
At the same time however, getting these deals can prove to be equally frustrating with websites crashing and sale fares disappearing quicker than you can say buy, leaving prospective passengers with a strong sense of urgency to get the booking done. I have had my share of frustrations. Though I have not learned to overcome the latter yet, from my experience, there are a couple of things that we, as bargain hunters can do to secure that good deal and make the entire booking process much easier. Read after the jump