You’re probably on the constant lookout for discounted airfare. After all, Singaporeans are frequent air travellers – in 2017 alone, there were over 8 million outbound departures made by air. That’s an impressive figure for a city-state with a population only of 5.6 million.

Unfortunately, the pursuit of cheap flights sometimes leads people into practising archaic rituals that don’t actually work, such as buying plane tickets on a Tuesday or clearing browser cookies.

Fret not, however – here are five ways you can score cheaper flights that actually work:

  1. Time your bookings

One of the most effective ways of getting cheaper flights is to be smart about timing your travel dates and bookings. Here are a few tips to help you get the cheapest prices:

Fly during cheaper months. Apart from avoiding off-peak seasons, if you already have a destination in mind you’ll want to know when …