Oct 25 2017

Traveling 101: How To Keep Airfare Low

Published by at 12:30 pm under Traveling 101

Hello there! So, you’ve decided where you want to take a trip to and thats great, but next you’re tasked with buying a plane ticket to said destination and you’re already preparing yourself to have it be $300+.

Cringe.

No one wants to fork up a ton of money for a flight to this location and back, especially if it’s more than a party of one. So, why have to when there are tons of ways to get those cheaper flights. Let me help you out and show you how I’ve gotten cheap plane tickets to destinations like Los Angeles, Florida, or New York. The great thing about the tips I’m going to give you is the can be used for all types of destinations inside and out of America.

First, the easiest way to save money on a plane ticket is to be flexible. If you have the opportunity to be flexible with the time to you travel to a location then you could save hundreds. For example, when I went to Los Angeles I got a round trip ticket for $170 from Chicago. I had been able to be flexible on what day I came and left in the month of August so I was able to pick days that had lower prices. I also looked at plane tickets to Los Angeles right now and they’re as low as $99 round trip which is incredible! Now, if you tried to travel there during certain months like December, May, and July the prices are so much higher, like $3o0 more. If you’re able to have that flexibility it can be worth it in the end.

Let’s say you can’t be flexible with your dates, no worries there are other ways to save a couple of bucks.

  1. Share a suitcase with a friend, some airplanes charge for that! My best friend and I always split a suitcase when we travel so we don’t have to pay an extra $40 round trip!
  2. Don’t limit yourself to one airline, Spirit always gets a bad rep but 8 times out of 10 they’re one of the cheapest and you can save hundreds! Plus, they’re really not that bad.
  3. Look through other websites. If you’re going for those all inclusive trips, other websites, such as Travelocity, KAYAK, or DealRAY can have deals that help you save in multiple areas such as housing and activities you’ll do there.
  4. Can you fly in or from a different airport? Take me for example, I take the hour drive down to Chicago and stay with my best friend and then fly out from there because I can save upwards of $200.

I hope some of these tips have helped you, they sure have for me over my various trips. The main point of this is that don’t just go with the first offer you get, unless you have an unlimited budget but instead spend the extra 15-20 minutes to search for the better deals that truly are right in front of your eyes.

Until next time,

Marisa

 

 

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