Herald on Sunday business columnist Diana Clement tells how you can slash the price of your flights.

We all love a bargain holiday. But all too often we pay over the odds for our flights. Here are some smart tricks to help slash 50 or even 75 per cent off a fare:

Be flexible with your dates. The better booking sites make it easy for you to see the prices for the dates before and after your first choice. Even better, at least two booking sites, including and new kid on the block, offer a table