Learn how to save money and save time booking airfare this holiday season. We’ve rounded up the best travel tips from our travel agents and from experts around the web.
Take these tips as a free gift from us: Merry Christmas!
1. Be flexible.
Whenever possible, try to keep your travel dates flexible. Changing your departure or arrival dates by even a day or two can mean significant savings. Don’t be afraid to fly on Christmas or New Year’s Eve if your schedule allows – it can save you from 20 to 40 percent. Check out these helpful calendars from Cheap Air:
2. Be willing to change up your routes.
Do you always fly nonstop? Are you married to a particular airport? Try to let your preferences go and consider booking flights with a layover to help reduce fares.
3. Buy 2 one-way tickets.
You’d be surprised how much you can save by piecing together tickets from multiple carriers. Instead of searching for roundtrip flights, ask for 2 one-ways and see what your options are.
4. Talk to a human.
Traveling around the holidays can be more expensive and complicated than another time of year. That’s why it’s best to speak to an expert. There are many advantages to booking airfare through a human instead of an online booking engine. Real people can hunt down the best options for you. Our agents have access to discounted fares not published online. Let someone else take care of the headache of booking, and focus instead on enjoying the holidays. Call us at 1.855.781.2063 or request a quote here.
5. Don’t wait!
Fares can increase between $5-$8 per day from now until the holidays, so get a move on!