Summer is here and with it comes the desire to travel. Ask for a vacation, pack your bags, take planes and settle in a good hotel where you can rest.
However, a good vacation also requires good organization (like everything in life, after all). One of the essential elements of organizing a trip is the purchase of flights or plane tickets.
Although there are many applications that allow you to buy the cheapest plane tickets, there is also a trick through which you can also save money, if you manage well.
The trick is very simple, you will only need a VPN to be able to buy this plane ticket.
Read on to find out how you can use a VPN to buy cheaper flights!
Let’s start at the beginning: what is a VPN?
Before we continue, if you’re unfamiliar with the term VPN, you might like to know what it is. In short, a VPN is a service on line which allows you to browse online anonymously and securely.
No one will be able to spy on your movements on the network since the information is encrypted, and you can change your IP address to connect from the servers of the country you want. As long as they are available on your VPN service of choice.
Why should I use a VPN to buy flights?
Every time you access a web page, your IP address is tracked to offer you information based on your location. Therefore, when you enter an airline’s website such as Rynair or Vueling, prices based on your location will appear. This means that depending on the country you are in, you will see cheaper or more expensive flight prices.
On the other hand, these web pages tend to increase their prices if they find that many people are waiting for the same flight. In other words, if you are not clear about this, you enter and exit the website several times, it will appear that there is interest in this flight and the price may increase.
Use private browsing might help avoid the second thing we mentioned. But if you want to ensure your one hundred percent anonymity, We recommend using a VPN.
How to Use a VPN to Buy Cheaper Flights
To start with, the most important thing is to choose the right VPN. You should know that you have many options available. And yes, like any online service, you have free options and paid options.
We were able to test different VPN services to offer you guides with our recommendations. In the following articles you can find good VPN options:
Although the free option may be tempting, a paid subscription may prove to be the best option. You get more benefits, there are usually no usage limits and the prices offered are quite affordable. One of our favorite VPNs that always results in a solid choice (from personal experience), is NordVPN.
Once you have chosen the appropriate VPN, you will need to go to the VPN connection option. In many services, you will be able to see a map with the different server location options available.
You will have to try connecting from different countries until you find the cheapest flight price. Follow the next steps:
- Open the web browser you are using and make sure to remove the cookies.
- Open the VPN program of your choice and try to connect to another country.
- Open an incognito window in your web browser and check the price of the flight.
In addition to checking airline websites, you should know that there are different apps to find cheap flights. Some of these apps are Skyscanner, Kayak or Edreams.
Before you proceed to search for cheap flights using a VPN, there are a few things to keep in mind. Sometimes, when purchasing the flight, you are asked for a billing address. If you do not have a billing address in the country where you are purchasing the flight, additional charges may apply or you may have to pay more for currency exchange.
However, it is worth trying. If all goes well, you could save a few dollars on your next trip.
We hope you are having a good holiday!