I don’t happen to be a person who can travel without considering the cost of the vacation. Nope, I am not in possession of one of those silver spoons. So, because I am a realist I have to do a bit of work to make sure that if I do get blessed with a chunk of time to travel, that I don’t go into debt doing it. In this post, I will focus on how to get the cheapest flights possible with these tips.
Do Your Research
This whole effort is about research but this tip refers to researching where you are planning to travel to, especially if it is foreign to you. This is important because holidays and feast days in other countries raise tickets prices exorbitantly. For example, traveling to the Caribbean during Carnival season will cost you four times as much than in the offseason during hurricane season. And the same applies to any country that you want to see so, this research can save you hundreds.
Be Flexible With Your Travel Dates
You need to be flexible for the reason stated in the first tip but also because of error flights ( error flights that are incredibly cheap and are listed by the fault of the airline) pop up all the time without warning. Give yourself leeway so you won’t be screwed getting back to work and family obligations.
Use The Tools of The Trade For the Cheapest Flights
There are many tools to find the cheapest flights out there, by tools I mean fare aggregators, or travel search engines. There are now so many choices. We’ve seen the commercials for industry giants that have been around for years, you know the names. There are way too many flights and airlines to keep track of. Take the complication out of it and use their technology to find you the perfect itinerary.
Buy Your Tickets At The Airport
This tip is for the lucky few who live very close to their airport, for those where the airport is trek away you’re out of luck. Now I learned this tip from travel blogger Diam, at From Diam With Love, the strategy behind it is to avoid the fees that are commonly added on to your online ticket price. Mind you this tip only works if the lowest price is directly offered through the airline. You’ll end up saving a passenger usage fee of about $20 USD each way and that adds up especially if you are buying for a family of flyers.
Get A Low Interest, No Fee Travel Rewards Credit Card
This might actually be the hardest tip to implement because it takes the most work out of them all. You need to research the benefits, the cost, and practically of each card because all of this reasoning are subjective to the person doing the looking. Here is an article to get you started here.
What are your money-saving tips for finding the cheapest flights? Please share them below and share your knowledge! I’d love to read them all.
Until our next rendezvous…