Everybody that you talk to has their own method for getting cheap flights. Whether it’s charming the reception desk agent or flying on a plane without windows. Okay, maybe not a plane without windows, but you get the idea.

While some of them work, most of them are a just myth.

To help you out, we’ve sorted through the rumors and have our top pick of tips to help you save some serious cash when flying.

  1. Checking baggage is one of the biggest costs included in your ticket. Instead of booking through airlines which combine your price, look for ones which let you book a cheaper flight with carry-on luggage, only.
  1. If you are checking online, always clear your cache before you search again. Airlines websites are smart and know when you really need a flight, incrementally increasing the price to scare you into booking.
  1. If you don’t mind where you go for the weekend, pack a bag, take it work, and get on a last-minute flight. Often available by simply waiting at the airport, these flights are a fraction of the cost simply to get a person in the seat.
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  1. Set yourself a fare, not a destination. If you have $200 to spend on return flights, look for an airline which can take you away and back for that price. Don’t worry too much about where you’re going, just enjoy being away.
  1. If you can leave on a Wednesday, then you are likely to see a decent reduction in the price of your flight. This happens to be the least traveled day, leaving many airlines to fill their the many remaining seats with passengers to cover operating costs.
  1. Don’t be afraid to break up your journey. Connecting your flights can be a great way to save money. Often, airlines will offer discounts on return flights from your home country to a destination close to your own. Then it’s a small regional flight after that.

Well, there you have it. Our top picks for saving money as you fly. Now that you know the best secrets there’s no reason not to travel! So go on, get out there and enjoy the adventures of traveling!

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