Keeping an open mind can help when finding cheap flights
Sometimes finding cheap flights may seem like a lottery, however in reality it’s not. It pays to have an open mind when planning as the savings can be big.
For example if you are looking for flights with a specific airline (say Qatar Airways for this example) to Paris from Melbourne during June 2020 a return flight search reveals the cheapest is $1469.
However if you pick an nearby alternative city such as London (Gatwick) the price comes down to $1313.
Furthermore you can combine the two into an open jaw ticket, the price increases but still less than a return ticket to/from Paris.