7 Tips for Finding Cheapest Airfare to Andaman
The major expense in budget to visit Andaman is flight ticket booking to the islands. This is due to the fact that the number of airlines flying to the islands is quite less and the number of airlines that fly direct to the islands is comparatively lesser. Currently, the fare of direct flight from mainland India to the islands range from 7000 rupees to 14000 rupees. Fares increases to 25000 rupees in the vacation and peak season.
Here are some tips to follow while booking flight tickets to Andaman:
Decide in which season to visit:
The best time to visit Andaman & Nicobar Islands is from April to June (during summers), May to September (during monsoon) and December to February (during winters). Many consider the best time to visit the islands is from November to May. As a result, flight tickets are quite expensive (more than 7000 rupees) during the peak season that lasts from November to May. While flight ticket fares are comparatively cheaper (somewhere around 5000 rupees) in the off season that lasts from June to September.
Direct flights vs. non-direct flights:
Many consider that the fares of direct flights are comparatively cheap compared to the fares of in-direct flights. However, this is not always true. Many tourists have reported that they paid less when they decided to go to the islands by in-direct flights. This fare difference between direct and in-direct flights is due to the fact that the demand of direct flights from metropolitan cities in India (Delhi, Chennai, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata and Bangalore) is quite high.
Midweek day fares vs. Weekend fares:
Booking flights to the islands on midweek days like Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday provide tourists with best cheap deals as compared to the bookings made on other weekdays and weekends (Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday). This fare difference between midweek day fares and weekend fares is due to the fact that a lot of tourists visit the islands on weekends and on Mondays and Fridays.
Purchase Tickets In Advance:
It is advised to book departure flight tickets to the islands as well as return tickets exactly a month in advance. It is not good to wait for the last moment to get the best deal.
Purchase Flight Tickets after Midnight:
Some say that the flight fares are reduced post midnight. Those who are planning to visit the islands can try to look for the best flight deals after midnight.
Look Forward To Flight Ticket Festive Sales:
All the major airlines that fly to Andaman (Air India, Jet Airways, Spice Jet, etc) provide great sale offers on flight tickets. It is recommended to sign up for their regular email updates and information sheet or newsletter to get information about the upcoming dates of discounting and sale of tickets.
Check the terms & conditions when booking tickets:
Airline tickets at discount and cheap tickets available are sometimes non-refundable and there are high charges on cancellation or modification of these tickets. Therefore, it is advised to check the terms and conditions thoroughly.