Search for cheap airfare to Bali and book a flight to Bali
Air ticket prices to Bali are affected by many factors. One of the world’s leading airfare experts, Edward Hasbrouk said it can get so complicated that no single model exists for predicting the cost.
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BootsnAll is the world’s leading source of travel information and airline tickets. Their expertise will enable you to find the airfare to Bali you want. Airfare to Bali will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Jakarta. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. AirAsia, Valuair, Citilink, Lion Air and Indonesia AirAsia fly to Bali. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through Bangkok, Thailand; Delhi, India; or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
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Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Garuda Indonesia is the national airline. However, Qantas, Royal Brunei, Cathay Pacific, and other airlines also stop in Bali.
The most expensive flights to Bali are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
• Fly mid-week
• Book your holiday during the off-peak season
• Consider flying into Jakarta and traveling overland to Bali via train, bus, or inexpensive ticket
• Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
• Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
Domestic airfares are regulated by the Indonesian government, with travel agents pretty much offering the same price. Domestic airfare prices in Bali experience massive hikes at key time of year, especially Ramadan / Idul Fitri. Under normal situations booking a domestic ticket from Bali is simple, but if a major holiday is approaching, or even a couple of weeks away, flights may be fully booked and the next open seats expensive.
If you use a local Bali travel agent to find you an air ticket, do not wait for them to call you back if time is short. In some cases they will wait until the economy seats are sold, only to offer you the ‘deal’ they have found.