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Budget Flights

There are numerous ways to help keep flights budget-friendly. Continue reading below to find out some of our tips and tricks to keep the cost of your flights down and help you better budget! At Alternative Airlines we are proud to ticket over 600 different airlines across the globe with 40+ payment methods helping you to get a great deal!

Fly Low Cost

A great way to get a cheaper flight, which can be great for your budget is by flying low-cost. A low-cost airline is one that doesn't offer some extra's or facilities as standard with basic tickets. Airfares are usually unbundled, meaning you can pay for services that you want and aren't forced into paying for something you don't want. Often low-cost airlines will charge for additional extras such as baggage, seat selection, meals and more. Low-cost airlines operate in all regions of the globe so make it really easy to find one near you. Some budget airlines also offer intercontinental flights as well as domestic flights helping you to get a budget flight. See our table below to see which budget airlines operate in your region.

Always remember! As more and more airlines compete against each other to win customers, low-Cost airlines may not always be the cheapest option. So use our flight search tool to see which options may be on offer for you, helping you budget better.

Africa Egypt Air Arabia Egypt
Air Cairo
Kenya Jambojet
Morocco Air Arabia Maroc
Nigeria Green Africa Airways
South Africa FlySafair
Zimbabwe Fastjet Zimbabwe
Asia Armenia FlyArna
FlyOne Armenia
Azerbaijan Buta Airways
Cambodia Lanmei Airlines
China 9 Air
Beijing Capital Airlines
Chengdu Airlines
Colorful Guizhou Airlines
China United Airlines
Jiangxi Air
Lucky Air
Ruili Airlines
Spring Airlines
Urumqi Air
West Air
Hong Kong HK Express
India IndiGo
AirAsia India
Air India Express
Go First
Indonesia Citilink
Indonesia AirAsia
Lion Air
Super Air Jet
Wings Air
Japan Jetstar Japan
Peach Aviation
Skymark Airlines
Spring Airlines Japan
Kazakhstan FlyArystan
Kyrgyzstan Air Manas
Kuwait Jazeera Airways
Malaysia AirAsia
AirAsia X
Nepal Himalaya Airlines
Oman SalamAir
Pakistan Airblue
Fly Jinnah
Philippines Cebgo
Cebu Pacific
PAL Express
Philippines AirAsia
Saudi Arabia Flynas
Singapore Jetstar Asia Airways
South Korea Air Busan
Air Premia
Air Seoul
Jeju Air
Jin Air
T'way Air
Eastar Jet
Taiwan Tigerair Taiwan
Thailand Nok Air
Thai AirAsia
Thai AirAsia X
Thai Lion Air
Thai Vietjet Air
United Arab Emirates Air Arabia
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Express
Vietnam Pacific Airlines
VietJet Air
Europe Albania Albawings
Austria Easyjet Europe
Eurowings Europe
Czech Republic Smartwings
France French Bee
Transavia France
Germany Eurowings
Hungary Wizz Air
Iceland Play
Ireland Ryanair
Malta Malta Air
Lauda Europe
Moldova FlyOne
Netherlands Transavia
Norway Flyr
Norse Atlantic Airways
Norwegian Air Norway
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Poland Buzz
Romania Blue Air
Russia Citrus
Spain Iberia Express
Air Europa Express
Plus Ultra
Sweden Norwegian Air Sweden
Switzerland Easyjet Switzerland
Turkey Anadolujet
Pegasus Airlines
Corendon Airlines
Onur Air
Ukraine Bees Airline
United Kingdom Easyjet
Ryanair UK
Wizz Air UK
North America Canada Air Canada Rouge
Flair Airlines
Lynx Air
Sunwing Airlines
Costa Rica Volaris Costa Rica
Dominican Republic Arajet
El Salvador Volaris El Salvador
Avianca El Salvador
Honduras EasySky
Mexico VivaAerobús
United States Allegiant Air
Avelo Airlines
Breeze Airways
Frontier Airlines
Northern Pacific Airways
Southwest Airlines
Spirit Airlines
Sun Country Airlines
Oceania Australia Jetstar Airways
South America Argentina Flybondi
JetSmart Argentina
Brazil Gol Transportes Aéreos
Azul Brazilian Airlines
Chile Sky Airline
Colombia Viva Air Colombia
Peru Viva Air Perú

When You Fly Matters!

You can grab a great budget flight just by flying at certain times of the day, week or year. Airlines are always busiest during summer and winter vacation times so these flights will always be the most expensive. If you are able to then we recommend travelling out of season and during the shoulder season. As there is less demand in these periods, airlines are able to offer reduced fares to try and increase demand, meaning you can easily bag a budget flight.

What are red-eye flights and can they save me money? Red-eye flights are ones that depart late at night, flying through the night and then arrive the next day early in the morning. As the flights are operated at unusual and sometimes awkward times they can be cheaper. This means that occasionally, by travelling on one of these flights you can bag yourself a budget flight. However, please be aware, that on occasion red-eye flights may not always be the cheapest option as they can sometimes be a convenient flight option.

Booking your flight in advance can help you to get a budget flight and helps budget your spending if you plan on using one of our 'Buy Now, Pay Later' payment options. Read our handy blog post on the cheapest days to buy flights to learn more about getting a budget flight.

Use our Best Fare Calendar

At Alternative Airlines, we want to help you get a budget flight so we have our amazing Best Fare Finder. This feature is great if you are flexible with the days you can travel. When booking and telling us your dates in the flight search tool, you will notice colour coded dates. If the date you plan on travelling is coloured in red then it means that it will be one of the more expensive days to fly that month. However, if the date is shaded green, then it means this will be the cheaper day to fly. Using this handy tool you'll be able to get yourself a great budget flight.

Use our best fare finder calendar to find the cheapest day to fly

Spread the cost with 'Buy Now, Pay Later'

We are pleased to offer our customers over 40 different payment methods, giving you the flexibility to pay in a way that suits your budget and finances. We offer a whole range of Buy Now, Pay Later options from a range of providers including Klarna, Affirm, Afterpay, Zip, Spotii and more. Each of our providers offer different payback plans including, weekly and monthly, visit our Buy Now, Pay Later page for more information. Please be aware that some of these options may not be available in your market, see at checkout which are. You must have pre-approval from the loan provider to be able to use this as a payment option