Quick Tips To Help You Save On Flights

Quick Tips To Help You Save On Flights

If you’re planning a major holiday sometime in the near future, but you want to save on flights, there are a number of things you can do to minimise the damage to your wallet. Top of the list is to travel at the cheapest times; the price of flights can vary a great deal depending on the month, the day, and even time of day you fly, with weekends often more expensive. Another thing you can do is plan to travel in low season, avoiding peak times of the year. For example, avoid the Mediterranean during July and August, Florida during the winter months, and major holidays such as Christmas and Easter virtually everywhere. Flying indirectly to a destination can also save you money, but only if you have the time to spare; you could even build in a stopover to ease your jet lag, while adding another destination to explore to your trip. Mixing up your flights can also save money, such as using different airlines for different legs, or mixing flight classes, such as flying a short leg in economy and a longer one in premium economy or business. You can also choose to fly from an airport which is further away from your destination. London is a great example of this, with three airports including Gatwick, Heathrow and London City to choose from, and nearby Luton to the north as a possible option. The only thing here, however, is to check the cost of getting to an alternative airport by train or bus as it may end up costing you more overall. Other ways to save on flights including signing up for deals, checking LuxuryHolidayBargains.com.au regularly for new deals, and taking advantage of companion fares with airlines when they arise. On board, if you happen to be flying in economy, these days you can often BYO your own food, which can offer savings as well as a healthier way to eat. And when it comes to luggage, if you are flying with a budget airline or in economy, pack light and make sure you weigh your luggage before you leave home; if your bag is over the limit, you may have to pay hefty excess fees. Another thing you can do is pick an airline which doesn’t charge for baggage, or has a generous check-in allowance, or take carry on bags only.

2 Comments

Marguerite

June 1, 2018 @ 00:14

Some very good tips here for saving money, it just takes a little more time and thought put into your planning. Cheaper airlines really do make up for the low cost tickets by charging for the "extras", like blankets, food, and the big one, excess baggage. When travelling with only hand luggage, or one small bag in the hold, carry extra clothes on your person. Wear a few layers that match each other, topped by a light coat like a puffer coat, this can double as a blanket or pillow for extra comfort. I find aircraft really cold especially during overnight flights.

kathreyn33

June 1, 2018 @ 15:06

Great blog thanks Luxury for sharing....I had no idea all these things could make such a big difference to how much a flight will cost!

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