How to Book Last Minute Flights

Have you ever had the spontaneous desire to book a last-minute flight? Then, you may have visited our site to make a booking, only to find that no flights are available on the day you’ve chosen to fly!

Last-minute flights are not always available. Some destinations are so popular they sell out long before the departure date. Not to worry, follow the steps on this informative guide on how to book last-minute flights.

  1. Visit
  2. Use our booking tool to select your destination and dates.
  3. Select the price and time that suits you best.
  4. Finalize your booking with a payment.
  5. Then, your flights are secured.

Are there last minute flight deals?

checking flight schedules at the airport

Last-minute flights do indeed exist, but whether they are available is something you need to consider. Some airlines do offer last-minute deals to places such as Cairo, but the need to be flexible is extremely important. While booking in advance does guarantee you a seat, being able to book a last-minute flight shows that you can still get available seats even at a later stage.

You may also need to suddenly change your travel date. Do this easily with our Flexible Travel Dates service. You will be allowed to request a change of the date you wish to travel on up to 24 hours before departure.

What is the best time to buy airline tickets?

Where you’re going and why you’re going influences when is the latest you can book. If you are planning to head for a business meeting in Riyadh, but the meeting is a few weeks after a major festival, make sure you avoid the weeks before the festival to book your flight. Should you be planning to enjoy the spring or autumn seasons in Amman, the latest you can book a flight is three months ahead of the departure date.

Skip the days leading up to and after holiday periods and school holidays. Flights around these periods usually get sold out long in advance. Skipping those dates will ensure more seats will be available to you, and you’ll easily be able to book that last-minute flight.

Why are last-minute flights so expensive?

up in the air last minute flights

Flights usually get more expensive the closer you get to the departure date. The tickets costing the lowest sell out as the flight gets more bookings. Another thing to think about is that airlines reason that most of their customers who purchase last-minute flights are business travellers. Such travellers have no issue paying more for a flight.

Plane ticket prices don’t get lower the closer the flight date comes. The longer you wait, the higher the price of the seats will be. Even if you are simply looking for a relaxing time in Beirut, it would be wise not to wait until the last few hours before a flight departs! Cheap tickets are only available at the time bookings open for the flight.

You can get the price for yourself by signing up for a price alert. Keep an eye out for our ‘price alert’ button when you’re searching for flights.

What is the best way to book last-minute flights?

If you are thinking of heading to the airport and asking for a standby ticket, forget about it. The ideal way to book a last-minute flight would be to stay alert to find out when tickets become available. While booking at the last minute is a spontaneous decision, it will help to know in advance if tickets are available. To do this, sign up for our newsletter to find out when tickets go on sale.

airplane ready to take off last minute flights

Now you know more about last-minute flights. Next, book flights with Travelstart! Where do you plan to go next? If it’s Amman, Beirut, or Riyadh, you’ll be sure to get a seat, no matter when you choose to make a booking.

When it comes to last-minute flights, you might need to act fast. With our booking app, Flapp, you will have no trouble booking your flights with just a few taps. There will be no need to turn on a computer and visit our site. Just take out your phone and book your flights with Flapp! Download the app today from the Google Play Store or Apple’s App Store.

A related concern is the need to cancel a flight. Something may come up that will clash with your travel dates. Cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before the departure of any international flight with our Cancellation Refund service.

Perhaps a family member is feeling ill. It would be wise to add the Medical Cancellation Protection product to your booking. In the event that family member needs to go to the hospital urgently, contact us to request a cancellation. You will receive a full refund of airfare and taxes.

It rarely happens, but an airline might be liquidated before your departure date. Adding Airline Liquidation Protection to your booking will protect you. If an airline cancels a flight because of liquidation, you can submit a refund request. You will receive a full refund.

Have you booked last-minute flights before? Tell us about your experiences in the comments.

All information on this blog page was correct at the time of publishing and may change at any time without prior notice. Travelstart will not be held liable for loss or inconvenience resulting from the use of out-dated or incorrectly noted information.

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