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Booking Your Flight - Everything You Need To Know

Every day the airlines have thousands of killer deals — from mistakenly published cheap fares to normal deals to slashed prices to compete with another airline. Cheap fares are out there if you know how to find them.

1. Ignore the myths

There are many myths online about finding cheap flights. There is no magic bullet or one secret ninja trick. So let us first say: it is NOT cheaper to buy an airfare on a Tuesday, there is NO evidence that searching incognito leads to cheaper deals, and there is NO exact date or specific time period in which to book your airfare, airfares go up and down like a Yo-Yo depending on demand.


2. Be flexible with your travel dates and times


Airline ticket prices vary depending on the day of the week, time of year, and upcoming holidays. If you are going to fly when everyone is flying, then you’re going to pay higher fares. If you are dead-set on visiting the Algarve, go to the Algarve in the spring or Autumn when fewer people visit and airfares are cheaper.

It’s always cheaper to fly during the middle of the week than on a weekend because most people travel on the weekends and airlines hike their prices then. Prices are also cheaper if you fly after a major holiday. Early-morning or late-night flights are cheaper because fewer people want to travel then. The difference of one day can mean hundreds in savings.

3. Be flexible with your destinations


If you can’t be flexible when you fly, at least be flexible with where you fly. It’s best to be both, but if you really want to save the most money on a flight, you should at least do one! Airline search engines have made it really easy to search the entire world to find the cheapest ticket — you no longer have to search manually. When you are locked into one place at one time, you are stuck with whatever price shows up. No voodoo can change that. When you become flexible, suddenly the entire world opens up to you and you’ll find amazing cheap airfare!

4. Fly budget carriers


Budget airlines now service many long-haul routes, making it possible to bounce around the world for little money. Norwegian Airlines allows you to fly between Europe and Bangkok for about £250 each way. WOW air is introducing cheap flights to Iceland and Europe from the UK for as little as £50. AirAsia offers crazy-cheap deals around Asia and Australia for as little as £100 each way. You can find even tickets from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur for £30. You can fly most of the way around the world on a budget airline!

5. Search ticket prices as one person


Don’t search for or buy multiple tickets in a single purchase. Airlines always show the highest ticket price in a group of tickets. For example, if you are a group of four and searching for four seats, the airline will find four seats together and show your fare based on the highest ticket price. So if seat A is £200, seats B and C are £300, and seat D is £400, it will price those tickets as £400 each instead of adding up the individual ticket prices. Therefore, always search for tickets as a single person. Afterwards, in the checkout process, you can pick your seats so you and your friends are sitting together. We recommend using skyscanner.com to access the lowest fares and snap up the best deal.

6. Book early, but not too early

Airline fares will keep rising, but there is a sweet spot when the airlines begin to either lower or increase fares based on demand. Don’t wait until the last second but don’t book far, far in advance either. The best booking window is 6–8 weeks before your flight, or around three months before if you are going to your destination during peak season. Generally for short haul flights to Europe from the UK during the quieter winter months, the secret is the either book your flight as soon as the flight schedule is released or a month before you are due to travel, flights are quieter during the winter months meaning you get a great deal.

7. Make sure you enter the correct Passport Details

Unfortunately some airlines will charge you crazy fees for an incorrect spelling of a name and or passport numbers, always double check before confirming your details to avoid any nasty charges.

8. Add The Clubs

If you are taking your golf clubs, make sure you have added these to the booking, most airlines allow you to take a cabin bag onto the plane for free

9. Get to the Airport check-in Desk early

A set of golf clubs come under oversized luggage, so it’s likely you will need to go to the oversized luggage desk adding extra time to the check in process, beat the rush and arrive early for a nice relax with your group before the flight.

What our clients say

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    Location: Portugal | ' A Great five days!

    A great five days! The service Stewart provided was second to none. A very slick operation. The hotel, Marina club in Lagos, was above expectation with very helpful staff, along with a good choice of breakfast and wide selection of drinks in the bar. Very close to restaurants and town with a choice for every taste. The golf course, Palmares was very challenging with three very different nine holes.
    I have 16 very happy golfers along with myself already thinking of our next golfing holiday.

    SEPTEMBER 2019

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    Location: Alicante | ' Top class service

    Top class service and a fantastic golf holiday to Alicante - definitely recommended for anyone that wants a great golfing holiday

    AUGUST 2019

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    Location: Cyprus | 'Super Holiday'

    We had a super holiday in Paphos, this is a great place to play golf in the sun, the only problem now is we go back to cold Moscow and no more golf until April. Stewart was very easy to deal with and looked after everything, we even had complimentary snacks and drinks for each days golf.

    JANUARY 2020

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    Location: Bulgaria | 'Great organisation'

    Great organisation. Exceptionally prescribed. We have utilised GHS twice now and the courses of action have been flawless in the two cases. Stewart is constantly useful and proficient, the documentation is finished and exceptionally clear. The special seasons have been actually as depicted, and the suggestions made to us have demonstrated to be particularly in accordance with our necessities.

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    Location: Spain | 'Truly educated'

    Four of us had an occasion to Spain not long ago sorted out by Golf Holiday Shop and we would suggest them wholeheartedly. Stewart made the courses of action for us once more, he is truly educated and gives an individual help. Our gathering has extremely elevated requirements as far as our desires and Stewart consistently coordinates those desires.

    JANUARY 2020

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    Location: Greece | 'Simplicity of booking'

    Fantastic help. Simplicity of booking, individual consideration from starting request. full data given and clarified, Excellent help!!

    JANUARY 2020

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    Location: Turkey | 'Very well organised'

    All our clients have a great tuition trip to Belek, very well organised and we look forward to return again next year.

    JANUARY 2020

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    Location: Turkey | 'Great value for money'

    Awesome trip to Belek on 5 amazing courses. Great value for money and we look forward to more business together

    DECEMBER 2019

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    Location: Algarve | 'Transfer arrangements worked really well'

    Stewart was world class. Twenty of us went to Portugal, the courses we played on were absolutely superb. The transfer arrangements worked really well and gave us enough times for a few beers afterwards. Hotel was perfect location to walk out and gave a beer in the evening. Stewart is very caring and has always provided a memorable golf tour for us over the years.

    NOVEMBER 2019

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    Location: Turkey | 'Super golf courses'

    Thanks to Stewart for all his help in organising this holiday for us, we had a great time in Belek, super golf courses. Will contact you soon to arrange the next trip in May.

    DECEMBER 2019

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    Location: Vilamoura | 'Hassle free'

    I Highly recommend Stewart, he has arranged our trips to Spain, Portugal and Turkey over the years, all the trips have been top quality, hassle free and with no hiccps. He literally Takes care of it all to ensure everything runs smoothly.

    SEPTEMBER 2019

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    Location: Crete | 'Fantastic holiday'

    We had a great week exploring crete, this Island was a real joy and thank you to Stewart for his invaluable knowledge of where to go, places to see etc. Crete golf club is a real gem, a good challenge with incredible views of the mountains and sea, we teed off at 5pm one day and almost had the whole course to ourselves, heaven!

    AUGUST 2019

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    Location: Tenerife | 'Thanks for organising a memorable trip'

    Thanks for organising a memorable trip, the highlights were going to the top of Mount Tiede, playing Costa Adeje, a mouthwatering front 9, amarilla was fun, las americas top class and the lovely people we met at golf del sur. Hire car arrangements were spot on

    MARCH 2019

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    Location: Sesimbra | 'Amazing holiday'

    We had an Amazing holiday in Sesimbra, the Sana Sesimbra was absolutely first class, the staff could not do enough for us and Sesimbra, the surrounding area and the golf courses were absolutely fabulous. The hire car arrangements were very efficient, i highly recommend using Golf Holiday Shop, Stewart and travelling to the Sesimbra area.

    APRIL 2019

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    Location: Belfry | 'Enjoyable weekend'

    Stewart organised a thoroughly enjoyable golf weekend for us, everything was very quick and easy when booking and the price was very good, will use again.

    June 2019

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    Location: Algarve | 'Great Value'

    Stewart organised us another fabulous golf holiday. Once again it was the small bits we were really impressed with like the welcome table with drinks at Espiche. Thank you for your efforts

    APRIL 2019

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    Location: Lagos | 'Meticulous planning'

    We have been travelling for our annual golf jolly tour for the best part of 20 years and this one really stood out thanks to Stewart's meticulous planning. It was quite a challenge that we put upon him booking his recommended restaurants for a group of 24 men and 6 demanding ladies, he even arranged the resort on the final day to have a leaderboard for us waiting on the 18th, a class touch!

    APRIL 2019

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    Location: Costa De Luz | 'Best golf holiday to date'

    Another cracking holiday to Spain, the best golf holiday to date, we were a little rushed to by the tee starters one morning but other than that everything was first class.

    MARCH 2019

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    Location: El Rompido | 'Great fun week'

    We had a great fun week at El Rompido, Stewart once again came up trumps and organised our best holiday yet, superb courses, facilities and selection of food

    FEBRUARY 2019

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    Location: Tavira | 'As always very professional'

    As always very professional, all changes to Itinerary were easily achieved.
    Great quality of Courses chosen and the Maria Nova Lounge Hotel was superb, really enjoyed the town. As a package for 6 it was very good value and we will certainly continue to book again.

    OCTOBER 2019

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