Although traveling can be exciting – flying to your destination may not be.
In fact, flying is usually the largest expense of the entire trip. To help you save money on airline tickets I’ve put together the following list of tips.
I hope this helps you keep more money in your wallet that you can use to enjoy your travel!
1. Bring less baggage
Do you really need that extra suitcase for shoes? Carrying bags is getting more and more expensive each year. A lot of airlines only allow one carry on item per person and charge for any extra bags brought on the plane. Research which airlines allow more luggage and save yourself the time, money and hassle of paying more for extra bags.
2. Stay Away From Booking Fees
You may not even realize they’re there. But booking fees run rampant, especially if you book your travel on the phone. The fees aren’t cheap either – finding the right site to buy your tickets on can save you as much as $50 on your trip.
3. Don’t Pay Change Fees
If you’re unsure of your travel date AT ALL be sure you don’t book on an airline that will punish you financially for changing your travel dates. There are several airlines out there that will allow you to change your flight without paying an extra fee.
4. Always Book in Advance
If you can book 6 weeks out you’ll save the most cash. As soon as you decide on a travel date – book your flights. The longer you wait the more it’s going to cost you.
I hope these tips help you save money on your next trip. Travel is one of the greatest luxuries in life so be sure you don’t pay too much for it.