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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.


  • Egypt - Air Arabia Egypt, Air Cairo, FlyEgypt
  • Kenya - Jambojet, Fly540
  • Morocco - Air Arabia Maroc
  • Nigeria - Green Africa Airways
  • South Africa - FlySafair,, Comair
  • Zimbabwe - Fastjet Zimbabwe


  • 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, SpiceJet, Go First
  • Indonesia - Citilink, Indonesia AirAsia, Lion Air, Super Air Jet, TransNusa, Wings Air
  • Japan - Jetstar Japan, Peach Aviation, Skymark Airlines, Spring Airlines Japan, ZIPAIR Tokyo
  • 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, Flyadeal
  • Singapore - Jetstar Asia Airways, Scoot
  • 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, flydubai, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi
  • Uzbekistan - Uzbekistan Express
  • Vietnam - Pacific Airlines, VietJet Air


  • 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, HiSky
  • Netherlands - Transavia
  • Norway - Flyr, Norse Atlantic Airways, Norwegian Air Norway, Norwegian Air Shuttle
  • Poland - Buzz
  • Romania - Blue Air
  • Russia - Citrus, Pobeda, Smartavia
  • Spain - Iberia Express, Level, Volotea, Vueling, Air Europa Express, Plus Ultra
  • Sweden - Norwegian Air Sweden
  • Switzerland - Easyjet Switzerland
  • Turkey - Anadolujet, Pegasus Airlines, Corendon Airlines, SunExpress, Onur Air
  • Ukraine - Bees Airline, SkyUp
  • United Kingdom - Easyjet, Flypop,, Ryanair UK, Wizz Air UK

North America

  • Canada - Air Canada Rouge, Flair Airlines, Lynx Air, Sunwing Airlines, Swoop
  • Costa Rica - Volaris Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic - Arajet
  • El Salvador - Volaris El Salvador, Avianca El Salvador
  • Honduras - EasySky
  • Mexico - VivaAerobús, Volaris
  • United States - Allegiant Air, Avelo Airlines, Breeze Airways, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue, Northern Pacific Airways, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines


  • Australia - Jetstar Airways

South America

  • Argentina - Flybondi, JetSmart Argentina
  • Brazil - Gol Transportes Aéreos , Azul Brazilian Airlines
  • Chile - Sky Airline, JetSmart
  • Colombia - Viva Air Colombia, Wingo
  • Peru - Viva Air Perú
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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.

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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.

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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, Atome 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,

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