special offers and last minute flights to Gambia from
the UK, EU or USA can be time consuming.
The first thing when using a the internet is not to
use a broad terms but to specify words like "economy
class" "cheap flights
to Banjul" "Airport", "Yundum",
International "from the UK" or "London,
Gatwick". Before you go looking for low priced
air tickets to Banjul, it helps to know what a low priced
airline ticket is. To do this you may want to compare
prices online for special deals on offer on airline
tickets to Gambia using a price comparison website.
Fare comparison sites allow you to check all the relevant
airline websites simultaneously to get the best airfare
bargains. A click on your desired journey takes you
to the airlines travel-booking section.
Below is advice on how to get to Banjul by plane in
the cheapest way possible.
The more flexible you are about the date of your airline
departure, the more likely you are to find a cheap air
fare to Gambia. If you persist on traveling on certain
dates you will probably pay more for you airline ticket.
If you are able to make you holiday departure or return
a day or two earlier or later you can save a substantial
amount of cash on the price. Try using Travelocity to
find airfares for flexible vacation dates. Orbitz and
Kayak also have the flexible date option.
When you make your flight bookings early you can save
on the cost of your ticket making it relatively inexpensive.
Attempt to make your flight reservation 30 days before
your departure. Special deals don't hang around indefinitely
so if you see a great flight deal you should make your
reservation straightaway and without delay. Generally
Tuesday is the best day of the week: Most airlines update
their reservation systems on that day at 7pm GMT. People
tend to buy the bulk of their tickets on the weekend,
so airlines make changes on Tuesdays which is one of
the slowest days of the week.
Avoid weekend flights to Banjul because they are normally
more pricey due to the fact that this is the time of
the week when most travellers fly. Flying between Monday
and Thursday normally results in a reduced cheaper fare.
Similarly you should try to steer clear from making
your reservation on busy holiday dates as that is when
most travellers and airlines are flying out to Yundum
Airport. The peak holiday months for visitors to is
in the winter months between October to April.
Go directly to the various websites of airlines flying
to Banjul Airport and sign up for email alerts for discounted
budget deals to Gambia.
If you have the time you can save money by using an
airline flying to the nearby Dakar Airport (Léopold
Sédar Senghor International) can often give you cheaper
airfares. You can then make the rest of your inward
journey by car and ferry.
Consider purchasing separate air tickets for your outward
bound and return flight as this can often save you money.
If along with your flight you will also require hotel
accommodation, then booking a package holiday can save
you money on your journey, room and board.
Some online booking services and airlines have a "lowest
fares" guarantee; often if the fare drops within
24 hours on the same ticket, you can claim the difference
and benefit by getting the cheapest possible economy
flight to Gambia.