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How to search for cheap flights on the Internet.

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With a million and one websites claiming to offer the cheapest flights around, it can be hard to know which ones to use. This is a guide to help you find the best deal, the easy way! It will give you some general advice about looking for cheap flights using the airline's websites and introduce you to some of the low cost flight price-comparison websites, and give you information on how to use them.
What you'll need: 
A computer
An Internet connection
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Before you get started, it is always a good idea to check whether a particular airline is having a "flight sale". These can provide flights at rock-bottom prices. To do this, you can visit an airline's website directly, or simply Google "flight sale" or something similar.
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There are many budget airlines around nowadays, and it is always advisable to check their websites to see what their prices are. If you shop around, you normally get a better deal, but it helps to have an idea of what you would expect to pay if you booked direct. Budget airlines include Jet2, BMI Baby and Easyjet. To see which budget airlines fly to your desired location, use The Low Cost Airline Guide*.
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Finding cheap flights can be easy if you know to go direct to the best websites. Cheapflights.co.uk* is a good one, as it compares prices from over 150 travel companies. It also has an option to show you the cheapest dates to fly, if you are flexible with your dates. Other good price-comparison websites include Opodo* and Travelsupermarket.com*. You won't be surprised to hear that Lastminute.com* is very useful for finding last minute flights, but unfortunately these are rarely cheap, so this should be a last resort.
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Using your selected website (or all 3 if you are really keen!), enter the dates you would like to fly, and the route you would prefer to take, into the online form and hit enter to see your results.
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Once you have your results, it's up to you which flights you choose, but there will be a link to buy your tickets and book your flights.
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Whether you are going away on business or pleasure, the last step of this How-To is to have a pleasant trip!
Warnings: 
Expedia.com has had a lot of bad feedback lately, so if you do decide to try their website, I advise proceeding with caution!

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