Travel is so expensive these days that most people can’t do it as much as they’d like. I, for one, travel a lot for work and family, The flights are usually one of the most expensive bits, but you can always do the rest on a pretty tight budget if you stay in a hostel and try to limit your spending by going to free attractions, etc.
So, all you need to do to afford to travel more often is to find cheap flights. Luckily, that’s not as difficult as you’d think. Just use these handy tips and tricks to get flights for next to nothing.
Always Use A Credit Card
Using a credit card isn’t going to get you cheaper flights by itself, but there are a couple of good reasons that you should always use one to buy flights. First off, you get more insurance on a credit card so if your flights are canceled for any reason, you can get that money back.
The other main reason is that great deals are going to pop up from time to time, and you’ll need to snap them up before they go away again. If you don’t have the cash available, then you might miss out, but if you’ve got a credit card on hand, you can take advantage of those deals.
However, you need to be careful with credit cards and make sure you’re getting one that has an interest-free introductory period. That way, you’re only paying back what you borrowed and you won’t get into trouble with high-interest payments.
You’ll need a good credit score to get those cards, so if you haven’t got a great financial history, read this handy guide on how to repair your credit and sort your finances out. Once you’ve done that, you’ll be able to get a good deal on a credit card that you can use to buy your flights.
Go For The Big Airports
Airports are always a nightmare so you might think that you can save yourself some hassle by flying from a smaller airport.
You might be right, but you’ll pay for the privilege. Smaller airports do sometimes have great deals on flights but, most of the time, you’ll find that the bigger airports will offer cheaper flights. If you really hate the idea of a busy airport, you can use these simple hacks to make the experience more bearable.
When you go on a website, it saves cookies (information about your visit). If you’ve looked at flights a couple of times before, the prices are going to change and usually go up because they know that you’re interested. They’re hoping that you’ll panic because the prices are increasing and just go for it. The good news is, you can get around this easily. Delete all of the cookies in your browser and use private browsing when you search for flights. Most of the time, you’ll find that the prices drop by quite a bit.
Use these simple tips to reduce the cost of flights every time and you’ll be able to afford to travel way more often.