"Chiang Mai? Why are you going to Thailand now?"
My friends are often curious about my motivations to travel. When every country in the world is on your bucketlist, how do you decide where to go?
Two words – cheap flights
Flights can take up more than half of your budget on any trip and an expensive flight is often the biggest deterrent to visiting a new country. If only there was a way to find the cheapest place in the world to fly to, at any given time.
There is a website where you can not only find the cheapest destinations to fly to during any given month, but also see which airport in your country offers the cheapest flights to any place in the world.
It was the first week of October and just like everyone else on the planet, I was hit by that baffling question – where should I go to bring in the New Year?
Skyscanner is the place to find real answers to such open-ended queries. About 15 minutes of crunching numbers on Skyscanner was all it took for me to lock the perfect destination. I will be off to Chiang Mai in a few weeks.
And guess how much I paid for it? Rs. 9,800. Return.
Cheapest flights to "Everywhere" in the world
Most meta-search engines do a great job of finding the best flights on the Internet, but you are always limited to how flexible your searches can be. On Skyscanner, no permutation is out of reach and you can customise your flight search to a degree never seen before. Here's how to find the cheapest tickets on the Internet.