3 Secrets to Get Cheaper Budget Flights from Singapore

06 January 2016
<p>Find out how to pay less for flight tickets. </p>

Find out how to pay less for flight tickets. 

Yes, you CAN make budget airfares even more affordable!

 

1. STAY INFORMED

Subscribe to newsletters and loyalty memberships. The newsletters that pop up in your e-mail inbox hold the earliest notices of sales and promotions.
Best in class: Jetstar’s Club Jetstar membership programme gives you access to exclusive discounts, promotions and their very popular “Take a Friend for Free” sale, essentially a one-forone on certain flights. Joining the club also gives you a $40 flight voucher, redeemable on your next flight.

 

2. BE WARY OF CREDIT-CARD PROCESSING FEES

Don’t get hooked by a low price on an airline’s website, only to discover at checkout that hefty credit-card processing fees have been added, making your total fare higher than expected.
Best in class: Tiger Airways’ stated prices include taxes and fees. The additional credit-card processing fee is a reasonable $9 a flight, whereas its competitors’ fees may go up to $22. You can also choose to pay at an AXS machine, which reduces the surcharge to an even better $5.

 

3. BOOK IN ADVANCE

Doing this tends to result in lower fares and better deals. At some sales, prices can even start from as low as $63 in total, inclusive of all airport taxes, levies and credit card processing fees.
Best in class: Air Asia holds a “Free Seats” sale four times a year wherein the airfare is waived and you pay only for taxes and service fees, as long as your flight is booked six months to a year in advance and within Air Asia’s network of 85 destinations.

 

Gordon Ng, Her World, September 2015

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