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How to Save Money on Last-Minute Flights

You’ve probably heard many tips about how to save money on flights. But most of these aren’t about how to save money on last-minute flights. It’s great to find out that we can save money if we fly during a certain season, but that is of no help to us if we need to fly ASAP. And ASAP flights tend to cost a lot.

So how do you save money on last-minute flights?

Never Check

But how will you buy a ticket if you never check? That’s the thing. You will check. It’s just that the airline won’t know about it. As if they know about it, you will pay more.

There are two ways to do it.

The first one? You need to buy right away. That way, the airline won’t be able to change the costs of flights.

The second option? Clear your cache and change your IP. If you aren’t going to buy a ticket right away because you want to have a proper look around to make sure you are getting the best deal, you need to change your to that. Otherwise, the airline will know that you were already looking at particular tickets earlier, and they will raise the prices.

If you want to change your IP, you need to use a VPN. A VPN stands for a virtual private network and allows you to virtually be anywhere you want in the world, provided that the company that you use has servers in the location that you want to access. If you change your IP by using a VPN such as PrivateVPN, the website of the airline that you are visiting will think that you are visiting for the first time, and thus, you will not have to pay extra for no reason.

That’s not the only thing a VPN helps with, check out the post about how to get set up Hulu outside of the US and how to access any Netflix and Amazon Prime content regardless of where you live.

Be Somewhere Else

There’s a lot of variables that determine the price of your ticket. Location is one of them. If you are in a location where flights to a certain country are popular, then those flights to that location will naturally be more expensive in that location.

If flights to Ireland from x are more popular than flights to x from Ireland, then it might be more beneficial to buy tickets if you are in Ireland. Depending on the trends in the country that you are in, prices will differ. You can be on the same flight as somebody else and be paying much more simply because that flight was more popular in your country.

With a VPN, you can not only have a different IP in the country you are in but you can also have a different IP from a country outside of yours. Most VPN companies offer American servers and don’t have servers in locations such as Vietnam. But PrivateVPN has servers in 55 locations. That gives you a great advantage in terms of getting cheaper flights.

If you are looking to save money on last-minute flights, there aren’t many things that you can do, but changing your location to be virtually in a different country is one of those things that can help you get a cheaper flight.

How to Set up PrivateVPN

You decided to save money on last minute flights? Perhaps you also want the security that a VPN brings? Great. It’s also simple to set up.

  • Go into PrivateVPN.com and press the Buy button.
  • Provide all the information that’s needed. That’s your email, password, plan, and preferred form of payment.
  • Go to the bottom of the site and press the Download button.
  • Choose the version that suits your device and download the app.
  • Install it.
  • Log in into your account.
  • Choose the server that suits your needs.

And if you are having a problem with that, there’s a more detailed guide to setting PrivateVPN up on Windows and Android. These guides will also work for Apple devices.

Lastly, when it comes to booking flights. Try out connecting to a few servers before buying a ticket, you might really get surprised.

Written by Michael Smolski.