As the weather is getting warmer and schools are near the end of the year. Most of us are planning for some adventurous summer. As you plan your next adventure trip, although, it seems difficult but you want to stay within budget as much as possible.
There is always a lot of competition between airlines. We are always looking to save some money here and there especially want to grab some great deals on airline tickets so we can spend more on the fun stuff. Below are a few tips to follow when you’re looking to purchase an airline ticket, book a hotel or even renting a car.
Avoid to Travel near Major Holidays
There are certain days, or time of year when the prices of airlines go higher or lower. If you’re traveling few days before New Year’s day, Christmas or Fourth of July etc. then you are most likely to face high fares. It’s a lot cheaper to travel after a major holiday.
Travel on Weekdays
Traveling during the week is cheaper than weekend. Same with the timings, flying late at night or early morning is cheaper because not everyone likes to travel late at night or early morning.
Plan Your Trip Early
Start your search as early as possible. Most airlines release tickets about 11 months in advance. But don’t book your flight that early. Keep an eye on the tickets for your destination and search at least once a week to grab the best deal. Best time to purchase is at least 6 to 8 weeks before traveling.
Choose Budget Airlines
Fly budget airlines, you have to face a few layovers and change of planes but it will cost you a lot less and if you’re traveling for adventure you can enjoy the stay for few hours at different airports or get a pass to go out and explore the nearby attractions.
Take Advantage of Student Discounts
Some travel sites provide discounts for students or under age 26. Take advantage of that and ask for student discounts.
Avoid Fees for Extra Luggage
Avoid over the limit luggage, most airlines charge extra if you have more luggage than allowed.
Delete Your Search History
Delete your cookies/history as some airlines save cookies and are tracking your search data, which may lead to higher prices for returning customers searching for a specific flight.
Join a frequent flyer program
It’s free to join and you’ll earn points towards cheaper fares, upgrades, and free companion tickets. Even if you don’t travel often, it doesn’t hurt to join the program and eventually add up your points especially if you’re going on a longer flight.
Search in Different Search Engines
Search in different search engines and websites to look for the lowest deals before you book your flight.
Use Different Airlines to Travel
Sometimes choosing different airlines for departure and returning on a different airline is a lot cheaper than booking a flight on the same airline both ways.