Cheap international fares are in abundance but often hard to find but with little perseverance and efforts one surely can get cheap flights. Although there is no single magic formula yet it is not that hard. But keep in mind these cheap tickets come with many restrictions. For example, traveler cannot switch from one airline to another as tickets are non-endorsable and one may not be allowed to change the date of departure as it might create problems in doing so. If the changes are inevitable the airlines may charge an extra fee. Many a times some airline tickets are non-refundable. Check with your airlines or your travel agents before you finally decide to buy it.
There can also be huge difference in price between non-stop direct flights and the connecting flights with extra stopover. Every airline has their own way of determining the price of any ticket. There is no set of rules that connecting flights are cheaper than non-stop flights or vice versa.
Also it is good to purchase a vacation package that includes hotels, airfares and car rental or sight seeing etc. Such kind of vacation packages is very cost effective and save a lot of money on the vacation trips.
Last minute travel deals are beneficial to many, as many air lines are forced to sell the tickets at lower rates in order to fill up the vacant unsold seats. People who are lucky enough can get hold of such cheap international fares.
Some times a best travel deal can be got on the days of popular holidays like the New Year, Christmas, and Thanksgiving Day. Normally the airfares are the lowest during the mid of January till the mid of February, from April to May and from mid of September to mid of October.
Most cheap international fares for any destinations are always available during low season but at times one can really get great cheap tickets during high seasons as well trying little hard in searching and comparing.