7 Money-Saving Travel Hacks You Need To Know Before Booking Your Flight
Because the only thing better than travel is CHEAP TRAVEL...
When it comes to seeing the world, there's only one thing better than travel.
And as with most things in life, there are a number of amazingly sneaky secret squirrelly things you can do to help you bag a cheaper flight than everyone else.
In the immortal words of meme Ed Stark...
1. TUESDAY IS THE BEST DAY
Tuesdays are the cheapest days to book, and generally the best fares are advertised about 50 days ahead of departure with the most expensive being seen three days before travel.
2. AVOID FRIDAYS
The time of your flight departure can also impact flight costs; morning flights tend to be more expensive so those who have the flexibility to travel between 6pm and midnight can benefit from savings. Further, Friday is consistently the most expensive day to fly because of the increased demand of those trying to get away for the weekend.
3. HIT UP YOUR TRAVEL AGENT
Don't assume going directly to the airline is the cheapest way to travel. Sometimes small travel agents use flight search sites to sell off holidays and flights that people have cancelled. This can be a top way to find a bargain break.
4. GO LONG
Flying indirectly with only a short stop over can save hundreds of pounds so it's well worth considering a longer route to save those ever precious pounds for when you’re abroad.
5. GO INCOGNITO
Delete your browser history when it comes to booking flights. Prices can increase based on the number of times you re-enter a particular website.
6. GET YOUR SPECIAL NOM ON
If you want to receive your meal quickly - put in an order for a special meal before you fly. Generally, these are served first and ensures you can receive your food before all the other travellers. Increasingly with changing regulations there are healthier choices this way too.
7. LOUNGE IT UP IN STYLE
With airport premiums it's well worth considering investing in a lounge pass - given the majority of lounges will offer free Wi-Fi, food, alcohol and showers, and some even going the extra mile with free spa treatments and blow drys - you can actually save a significant amount of cash overall. Lounge passes start from £13.50.