Although this article is about how to find cheap flights to Bali, I will tell you about my first solo trip to Thailand. I remember it so well because of how nervous and excited I was. For one, I didn’t make a whole lot of money at that time, so just clicking the online submit button for an $800 ticket was scary. I really had no clue to what I was doing although in my head, I was the ultimate nomad who was born for this, right? Anyways, I made a lot of mistakes and ended up spending more money than I had planned. In fact, I ended up wasting a return ticket worth $500 USD as well as ending up having to borrow money from my boss back in the states. Furthermore, I had to ditch half of my clothes because the airlines wanted to charge me an additional $200 for my extra bag. So take my advice and plan ahead carefully or learn the hard way like I did.
Table of Contents
- Be flexible with your travel dates
- Be flexible with your destinations
- Fly budget carriers
- Book early
- Try Multiple Search Engines
- Sign up for frequent flier programs and travel hacks
- Join cheap flight mailing lists
- Find airline mistakes
- Search in other currencies
- Mix and match airlines
Flexible Dates & Times Will Help you Find Cheap Flights To Bali
Being flexible is my number one piece of advice I give to someone when they ask me, “How do I find cheap flights to Bali ?’ If you don’t mind a few extra layovers or traveling early in the morning or last flight at midnight, then this will help. Also, try adding a few connections, which will bring the cost of the ticket down significantly. Nonstop flights are usually more expensive. Try not buying tickets departing on the weekend. Additionally, flights after a weekend, after holidays, and first flight in the morning can save a few.
Airlines use advanced algorithms to determine their prices and run sales based on the time of the year, passenger demand, weather, major events/festivals, time of day, and competitor prices. Furthermore, try to be patient while shopping around before clicking the button.
I always fly during Bali’s slow season. If you fly during high season, your tickets will cost more. Also, everything is far less crowded.
April to October is the best time to visit Bali when there is little rain, low humidity, and lots of sunshine. But even, May, June, and October is a good option to save money on lower fares. It’s important to know, Bali is good to visit at any time of the year even during the wet season.
A Flexible Destination Is King
Americans in particular should look for the cheapest flight across the ocean on any international flight, then grab the cheapest local flight to their intended final destination from wherever they end up. (1) see what prices are available via Google Flights, Momondo, etc. to various places are around the world; decide which of the cheap destinations appeal to you, and select the dates you like that have the cheap fares available.
Try Multiple Search Engines
Finding cheap flights to Bali can be difficult especially when budget airlines never add their fares to popular search engines. Furthermore, some booking sites never post in English will feed prices directly from airlines which is also in another language and currency. The more tools/ search engines you have the easier it will be to find your cheap flights.
Budget airlines always charge fees for checked bags, carry-ons, printing your boarding pass, using a credit card, and anything else they can get away with. Be sure to double-check the price before you hit the last submit button.
Type in your final destination and take note of the price then open Google Flights and type in the destinations continent to see prices to nearby airports. If there is a significant difference then take the next step by seeing how much a ticket from that destination is to your final destination. There are a lot of search engines that will provide you with different results like:
- Airwander you can see layovers and compare the prices from different airlines including budget airlines in the search result.
- Momondo – They search the most airlines and websites in the world and come back with the highest search results for cheaper flights.
- Google Flights – Awesome search engine that lets you see prices for multiple destinations.
- Skyscanner – One of the best booking sites out there. They have a great user interface (and a great app for mobile)
Sign Up For Frequent Flyer & Travel Hack
The primary reasons to join a frequent flyer program are to earn; Seat upgrades, Elite status As you think about what you’re looking to get out of the program, consider your goals. A typical decision for frequent flyer members is whether to use miles on luxury rides or more trips. For example, flying business class may cost as many points as two trips in economy class. you Can click on links in
The best time to book your flight is around two months prior to departure, or around three months before if you are going to your destination during their high season.
Join Cheap Flight Mailing List’s
Sign Up for their social accounts like twitter and Facebook to get tips on how other people find cheap flights to Bali
Search In Other Currency
Take advantage of favorable exchange rates and try paying in the national currency of wherever that airline is based. Furthermore, flying to the airline’s country of origin will produce even bigger savings. But, some countries thought of this already and have their prices set to fluctuate with the USD.
How To Find Airline Mistakes (Error Fares or Airline Price Glitches)
Several times a year, airlines will incorrectly load a fare into a booking engine, resulting in tickets sold for $100 instead of $1000 for an amazing deal in a business class to Bali. Cathay Pacific for example accidentally sold international business class tickets from Vietnam to New York City for $675 (economy price) instead of $16,000. Sometimes it can be a currency conversion error, forgetting to add the fuel surcharges and fees, or simply human error.
Connect the Dots
Most of the time booking websites use the same airline for your trip, Therefore you may not always get the best deal if you are stopping in multiple countries. You can book with different airlines with ease with the sites I have provided you with. You just have to play connect the dots until you find the best option Mixing and matching tickets is one of the best ways to backpack while finding the cheapest flight into Bali.
Mix it up and you will find cheap flights to Bali
Try different variations with the above tips, and you will find cheap tickets to Bali. 1. searching non-traditional search engines 2. being flexible while choosing the right airline to the right destination 3.Try booking in different currencies. 4. Search with VPN to trick the airlines 5. Blocking your cookies and so on.