If you want to get the best deals on cheap airfares to Asian destinations, then you should be flexible with your travel plans. This means that you should actually plan your vacation around departure and return dates that the airlines and travel agencies offer. This is the most reliable way to get cheap airline tickets to Asia, and there are several ways to locate these price deals to begin planning your vacation.
Use travel search engines
Most travel search engines allow for flexible date and time parameters when searching for airline tickets. On Travelocity, you can search for flights that are anywhere from one to three days around your preferred flight date. Both Travelocity and Kayak.com allow flexible date searches for flights within any given month. Remember that flights tend to be cheaper on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
You can also be flexible with your choice of airports within a departure or destination city. Here’s an example of flights on Kayak.com in September from New York City airports to Bangkok, Thailand’s two major airports. Note how the ticket prices differ from day to day and week to week.
Get email alerts on cheap fares to Asia
The major travel search engines offer free email alert services, such as Kayak’s Fare Alert, to inform you of discounts and airline promotions. Take advantage of these by signing up. You can opt to tailor your email alert preferences for specific departure cities and destinations, and for specific airlines.
Airlines offer not just seasonal promos for low-season flights. They also offer weekly sales for underbooked flights on weekends. Sign up for email alerts like TravelZoo’s Weekly Top 20 List to take advantage of these sales.
Search for discounted flights and International airfares to Asia on Asia.com and remember to read our Asia Travel Guide to figure out what to do and where to stay once you arrive.