Flying can be pretty much expensive and yeah, that could be discouraging.

A good number of us have experienced that same repetitive and tiresome search in looking for the cheapest airline possible to travel to that destination. This makes flight the most expensive part of your travel.

Here are a few ways you can reduce the high cost of airlines and fly the cheapest way possible.

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1. Make use of airfare search engine

Using as airfare metasearch engine is pretty much easy. Sites like Google flights, Skyscanner and the likes search for tickets across many different airlines and offer helpful tools like price prediction, price maps based on destinations, fare alerts by email, and more.

2. Be flexible with your travel date

Pick a travel date around periods when there are fewer people travelling.

Airline ticket prices vary depending on the time of the day, the day of the week and time of year.

It’s always cheaper to fly during the middle of the week than on a weekend because most people travel on the weekends and airlines hike their prices then. Also, travelling early in the morning or late at night is cheaper because fewer people want to travel at that time. Avoid travelling during major holidays because most of the airlines increase their flight fare at such times.

Basically, it's cheaper to fly when no one is flying.

3. Be flexible with your travel route, you don't have to fly direct

Even if you don't get the chance to be flexible with your date, you can be with your route.

So, for those long-distance flights, it may pay to book different legs separately rather than all at once.

4. If you are a student, you can take advantage of student discounts

If you are a student (or under 26), there are a good number of discounts available to you to take advantages of. You might, however, need to do a research, but it's sure worth it.