Easy Ways to Get Cheap Flights When You Work Abroad
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When you work abroad under a multi-year contract, time feels like it’s going in slow motion. Christmas-time is like a special <a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/stay-positive-live-overseas/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">torture</a> chamber designed to rub in your face the fact that you’re all alone in a foreign country. You&#8217;ll often wish that you could fly back home easily. You know what? You can if you watch out for cheap flights! Here are some tips to help you bag cheap flights when you work abroad.</span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sign Up for Airline Newsletters</span></h2> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="576" height="1024" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-908321-576x1024.jpg" alt="Cheap Flights Work Abroad" class="wp-image-9884" title="Cheap Flights Work Abroad" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-908321-576x1024.jpg 576w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-908321-169x300.jpg 169w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-908321.jpg 640w" sizes="(max-width: 576px) 100vw, 576px" /></figure> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">I was able to book a flight from the Philippines to Indonesia and back for under $37.00. I booked my Aunt a flight from Australia to the Philippines round trip for under $300.00. You too, can fly direct from </span><a href="https://beta.cebupacificair.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Dubai to Manila</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> for just under $400.00, and this price is not even a sale price! You know how I was able to get those cheap flights? I signed up for newsletters from budget airlines that fly to the Philippines. </span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Plan Ahead</span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Airlines hold seat sales, but the flight dates will be set far into the future. The key into getting a good deal is to plan ahead. When you’re under a contract, you obviously can’t take a long leave of absence. What I do is to mark on the calendar the&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.khaleejtimes.com/nation/dubai/complete-list-of-religious-holidays-in-the-uae-in-2018-" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">official holidays</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, and then work around them so that I can take a mini-vacation without using up far too much of my leave credits.</span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sign Up for Miles</span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Another way that you can get cheap flights is to sign up for miles. Airlines usually have their loyalty programs, and if your company provides your tickets, get your miles credits by signing up for it. Get credit cards that gives miles and consolidate it all once you’re ready to fly. By consolidating, I mean transfer the rewards points from the credit card to one airline miles. You can get free trips if you&#8217;ve accumulated enough miles. Philippine Airlines even has double </span><a href="https://www.mabuhaymiles.com/RedeemMilesFromFlight/International-Award-Redemption" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">miles redemption</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> from time to time. Meaning, you can fly for half the miles needed.</span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Utilize Technology</span></h2> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="682" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-826349-1024x682.jpg" alt="Cheap Flights Work Abroad" class="wp-image-9886" title="Cheap Flights Work Abroad" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-826349-1024x682.jpg 1024w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-826349-300x200.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-826349-768x512.jpg 768w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-826349-1200x800.jpg 1200w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-826349.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /></figure> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Technology is wonderful and it’s there to serve us. You can use the </span><a href="http://www.hopper.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIktaMpKnc2QIVw6S9Ch1FLwx7EAAYASAAEgIKS_D_BwE" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hopper</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> app to see the days or months where the flights are cheapest at the destination of your choice. Use </span><a href="https://www.skyscanner.com" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Skyscanner</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> to compare cheap flights. </span><a href="https://www.kayak.com/flights" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Kayak</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> and </span><a href="https://www.traveloka.com" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Traveloka</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> are also great alternatives. Another great tool to watch for cheap flights when you work abroad is </span><a href="https://www.google.com/flights" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Google Flights</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. Search for flights back home and click on Track Prices. It will send you emails when flight prices change.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Getting back home from time to time is not as expensive as it used to be. Air travel is no longer the province of the very rich. Cheap flights for those who work abroad is attainable as long as you know where to look.</span></p>