What type of flight booker are you?

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So you’ve come to Cheapflights.co.uk. Chances are, you are probably in the market for a, eh, well… cheap flight. But in the same way there are different kinds of travellers, it is fair to say there are different kinds of flight bookers too. Here at Cheapflights.co.uk, we know that everyone’s booking journey is a little bit different and we’re always working to make sure our site has the right tools to make the booking process simple. So whether you’re an organisational whizz or the ultimate planning procrastinator, we’re pretty sure we have something to help you get those flights booked.

Not sure what type of planner you are? Have a read below and find out what your booking persona is (and why Cheapflights.co.uk is the right site for you).

The thrifty flight searcher

The thrifty flight searcher treats the internet like a limitless thrift store and knows that in the midst of all the cat videos and fake news articles, there are deals to be found. They’d happily search the internet for hours to find the cheapest possible deal, and not be put off by a pesky layover or inconvenient flight time. Enter Cheapflights.co.uk. We cut out the endless searching through websites and let you see thousands of travel agents and airline prices – all in one place. Plus we automatically order them starting with the cheapest first. Handy right?

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The impatient traveller

What’s that expression again… “It’s not the destination, but the journey”..? Nothing could be less true for the impatient traveller. When it comes to flying, they are all about convenience and have no time for stopovers, alternative cheap routes and out-of-the-road airports. Annual leave days are precious after all, and why would you want to spend a day hanging about an airport for a stopover, when you could fly direct and be at the beach (with a cocktail in hand) even quicker? As well as letting you filter your flight search results by the cheapest flights (it wouldn’t really make sense if we didn’t do that right?), Cheapflights.co.uk also lets you filter by the quickest flights, for those times when money is no object.

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The logical booker

These calm and collected types know that sometimes you get what you pay for. Before making a purchase they scour the web for reviews, peruse the Ts&Cs with vigour and spends hours researching and comparing airlines and destinations. These logical bookers know that sometimes it pays dividends to pay a bit more and also know that the quickest option isn’t always the most cost effective. For them, the Cheapflights’ ‘Smartest’ filter is a godsend. If you’re this kind of traveller you can kiss your precious pro-con lists goodbye, as our clever tech crunches the numbers to see which flights offer the perfect balance between flight price and journey time. You’re welcome.

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The impulsive purchaser

These busy folks know that at some point, they WILL book a holiday. They just don’t put too much thought into the wheres and whens. They know roughly what type of trip they’re looking for and just need something to push them in the right direction to find it. Back in the good ol’ days before the tech revolution, these people would be the ones to come across a deal on Teletext or sellotaped to a travel agent window and be lured in. These days, they’ll find their holiday inspiration in their inbox. If you’re this person, it’s about time you signed up to the Cheapflights newsletter. It sends the best deals straight to your inbox every week.

The fussy planner

We all know one of these people… the ‘omg I couldn’t possibly fly with that airline’ and the ‘there is no way I am flying earlier than 9am’ complainers. Basically, the people that make planning a group trip on WhatsApp a… tad infuriating. They’re the people who make the more easy-going among us start to mentally flip tables in anger, with most discussions resulting in someone saying, ‘why don’t you just book it yourself?!’ Are we beginning to sound repetitive when we say that Cheapflights has the answer? It’s because we always do… Once you’ve made your flight search, you can start to filter away all the things you’d rather not have for your journey. Looking for a certain airline? You can unselect the others. Not a fan of stopovers? “Be gone to them” you can say. Filter times, airports and durations to your heart’s content and the results will still be displayed in order of the cheapest price (of course).

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The deal fiend

For these types of bookers, hunting isn’t really their forte. Their searching style could be described as more of a casual browsing. Although they’ll invest the time in finding the ideal trip, they like to keep the search easy. It may be a surprise to them then, that along with a flights, hotel and car hire search engine, Cheapflights.co.uk also has a deals section of the website that is loaded with all sorts of offers, from city breaks to cruises to all-inclusive beach holidays. It’s called the ‘The Hotlist’ and is updated with fresh deals every Tuesday.

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So what type of booker are you? Let us know in the comments. And if you’ve been tempted to start the travel search, head on over to Cheapflights.co.uk and start hunting for flights, hotels, car hire and travel deals.

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What type of flight booker are you? was last modified: April 18th, 2017 by Kirsten McCroskrie
Author: Kirsten McCroskrie (94 posts)

Scottish-born London dweller who uses any chance she gets to chase the sunshine. Most at home when sipping cocktails by the sea, but will always happily settle for a double-shot cappuccino in an inner-city hipster café...