5 free and easy travel hacks for smart travellers

No matter if you’re a frequent flier or someone who flies just once a year, we’ve got travelling tips that can make your whole trip smoother. Save time and save money with these 5 free and easy momondo travel hacks.

Where do you want to go?

Got time off coming up but unsure where to go? Inspiration can be hard to come by. Many of us use Instagram, Facebook, and family and friends as a source of inspiration, but if you’ve not found what you’re looking for, Trip Finder can help.

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Find your perfect holiday

By choosing your departure airport, and then using the four main filters (anything, anywhere, anytime and budget), you’re able to narrow down your options. If you can’t quite make up your mind, or if you’re looking for something particular, like a romantic trip or the warmest you can get, use the colour-coded filters to further hone the results.

When should you go?

If you know where you want to go, but you’re not sure when would be the most budget friendly time to go, Flight Insight has you covered. Just make a search using your departure airport of choice, the destination you’re aiming for and any dates, then click on the Flight Insight, top right on the results page.

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One little link – a whole lot of info

In the pop-up box, you can see how six different factors affect the price of your trip: airline, airport, season, day of the week, time of day and how many days before departure you should book for the best flights. Now you’ve figured out when it’s cheapest to go, make a new search using these filters and off you go!

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Everything you need to know about when to book

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Found a route but willing to wait?

If you’ve got your next trip in mind, but you’ve not booked yet, why not set up a Fare Alert to keep track of the price. If you see it going up, it might make sense to book it sooner rather than later (don’t forget we also recommend booking 53 days in advance). Once set up, you’ll receive an email up to twice a week notifying you of any price changes.

All you have to do is make your search, then hit the orange Fare Alert button by the results.

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Stay on top of those prices

If you’ve already got a momondo profile, your Fare Alert will be added to your profile.

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Easy overview in your momondo profile

If you haven’t, just a few clicks will have you up and running. Your momondo profile not only lets you set up Fare Alerts, but it also lets you set your travel preferences for the smoothest search out there. You can save favourite flights and hotels (which are synced across any device you sign in on), and you’ll receive our newsletter, packed full of the latest travel inspiration and insider tips.

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Build your perfect ticket

If you’re looking for flights to fit a specific schedule, or want to see if you can find two one-way tickets that are cheaper than a preconfigured return trip, Timetable can help you out.

Make your search as usual, and then click Timetable on the results page. From there, you can choose one-way flights to fit your schedule – and budget – perfectly. All the usual filters apply, from flight duration to arrival time, enabling you to build your perfect ticket.

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Use Timetable to create your perfect ticket

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Arrive inspired

Tickets booked, bags packed and on the way to the airport? Don’t forget to download the momondo places city guide to your destination (available via the App Store, there are 14 guides in the series – with lots more on their way!).

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14 cities – and counting

momondo places are city guides written by locals. They each contain over 200 handpicked tips on restaurants, things to do, things to see, and much, much more. Each tip is colour-coded by mood: family, cultural, romantic, social, fancy and local, so no matter whom you’re travelling with or what you’re in the mood for, you can find things to fit your travel style quickly and easily.

Updated regularly, momondo places work 100% offline – even the maps – so there’s no data roaming worries.

So what are you waiting for?  With these travel hacks in your pocket, you’re ready to find out where to go, when to go, and what to do once you’re there. Read our 15 ways to accomplish your travel goals in 2016, make sure you’re clued up on how to beat jet lag and get going!
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