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Book Last-Minute flights with Skyscanner: Here’s how!

Ever since the low-cost flights’ revolution, many of us think that we must book flight tickets months in advance to get the best flight deals. But here on Skyscanner Israel you can search and find last-minute flights without taking a mortgage. Here are our tips and tricks on how to find cheap flights in the last minute this new era


Back in the 90’s and early 2000’, travelers used to go to the airport, arrive at the check-in counters and ask for a standby ticket, hoping to find a bargain last minute deals. However, today with the Open Sky policy, so many people travel by air; most flight deals are sold out before their scheduled departure. While some people are still using this method at Ben Gurion Airport, most chances you will go back home with nothing.

Be Flexible and Find Cheap Flights

Last minute flights are still out there, but how can you find these flights? All you have to do is to use our “Everywhere” feature and let us show you the world.

In some seasons it’s easier to find last-minute deals than in others. Naturally, during religious or national holidays, as well as school breaks, cheap tickets are harder to find. But don’t let that put you down, Follow these simple steps and go packing!

Step 1:
Go to, our free Skyscanner app, or to the flight search box above, and type the desired departure airport in the “From” box.

Step 2:
In the field “to” you can enter your desired destination, or if you want to be inspired, simply enter the words “Everywhere.”

Cheap flights to… Everywhere!

You can also view all the destinations offered from your departure airport on a map. Simply click on “Map,” located on the right side of the homepage, above the “cabin class & travelers” field.

Use our interactive map to find cheap flight tickets

With Skyscanner Israel, you can filter your search for cheap flights by country, and also be flexible when planning your trip. For example, if you want to travel to France, but don’t want to set your exact destination, simply enter “France” in the “To” field. As soon as you click on “Search,” all French destinations are sorted by price.

Step 3:
Now enter your travel dates: date of arrival and departure, number of travelers, etc.

If you want to see last-minute flights, click on the option “whole month” and select the desired month. Choose the current month to get the best flight deals on last-minute flights. With a little luck and determination, you will find real bargains even during the high seasons.

Find cheap flights using “whole month”

How We Find Cheap Flight Tickets

Step 4:
Now that we have all the information that we need click on “Search” and our mission to find you last-minute flights can begin!

Step 5:
Skyscanner is now browsing the web for the best last minute deals. If you have selected “Everywhere,” we will sort the countries by price, starting of course, with the cheapest flights to the cheapest destination. Needless to say, this function also works for any search. 

With so many offers, the decision can be tricky as the list may be very long. It’s for you to decide whether you want to visit a city that you already know, or discover a new destination where you’ve never been before.

Step 6:
Once you have decided, just click on the country or the price and the different cities will be displayed according to the price.

Step 7:
Now you can click on the desired destination; the prices will appear in a clear calendar view, but you can also switch to the diagram view:

Cheap tickets and last minute flights
Find Cheap Flights from Tel Aviv

Last-Minute flights with Price Alerts

Let’s say that you are hoping to find flight deals to Paris, but the flight tickets are too expensive for your budget. You don’t need to search, again and again, every single day, until you finally find cheap flights. Instead, set up a price alert and we will send you an email telling you whether the price has risen, dropped, or if there is no change. Click on “Get Price Alerts,” and we will guide you through the registration. This service is entirely free, and you can change the alerts or unsubscribe whenever you want.

Sign up for Price Alerts and get last minute deals

Have you found cheap flights for the weekend or a short vacation? Try to pack up all your stuff in your carry-on bag. Adding checked baggage can increase the total cost of flight tickets significantly. Check the airline’s carry-on policy. Some airlines allow only 7 kg, and others, like easyJet, have just size limit but no weight restrictions. Note that with some low-cost airlines, such as Wizz Air and Ryanair, sometimes it’s cheaper to book an entirely new flight rather than changing the date even if it’s only one day, or the name even if it’s only one letter.

That’s it! Now you know how to find cheap flights like a pro. The decision is in your hands! Have fun flying, traveling and vacationing.

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