5 Tips for Getting the Best Deals on Airfare
When planning your cruise vacation, one important thing you might need to consider is your airfare. The price of airfare can definitely make or break your vacation plans, so you may want to take a look at these 5 tips for getting the best deals on airfare.
If you want to have more money to spend on your cruise, then consider the following advice on how to save on your airfare:
1) Book early
Even if your life is unbelievably busy, do your best to buy your plane ticket as early as you can. Waiting will just mean that it’ll be more expensive to get to your destination or worse, you may not get to go at all. You should also keep in mind that airlines typically designate just a few seats for passengers paying for their ticket using frequent flyer miles, so space fills up quickly!
2) Check the dates
In most cases, airline tickets are non-refundable so if you’ve mistakenly booked the wrong dates, then you may be out of luck. If the airline allows you to change your dates, there will probably be additional fees.
3) Contact your travel agent
Occasionally, flights change without notice. In order to ensure that you don’t get to the airport at the wrong time or day, you should speak with your travel agent about a week before your ticket says you are scheduled to leave. Your travel agent has your best interest in mind, and will gladly check with the airline on your behalf to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible.
4) Look over the spelling
You may think it is a no-brainer to spell your name correctly, but occasionally airlines do make mistakes. The I.D. you are using and your ticket must match. If they don’t, you may not be able to set foot on the plane, at least not without first correcting the issue with an airline representative, and any changes to your ticket will likely cost extra.
5) Pack lightly
Start by being honest with yourself. Do you really need five pairs of shoes with you during your cruise? If you think about it, the answer is probably not. Airlines these days charge a lot of money to bring multiple suitcases and you’ll also be forced to pay extra if your bags exceed a certain weight limit. Take clothes that are easy to pack, and that you can use for different outfits.
If you want to know more about how to save money when buying your plane ticket, or even help booking your tickets, then contact our travel advisors at CruiseExperts.com. We’ll answer any questions that you may have and give you more tips on how you can save plenty of cash. Or give us a call at (888)- 804-CRUIse (2784) – we’d be happy to assist you with all your travel needs!
Julie joined the CruiseExperts.com team in 2013 as the Marketing Coordinator. She’s lived in Visalia, CA for neaqrly 30 years and is a wife and mother of two adult daughters. She holds a Communications/Marketing degree from the University of Illinois (Go ILLINI!) She has been involved in advertising, marketing, public relations, fundraising development, and event planning throughout her career. “I’m thrilled to work with the CruiseExperts.com team! And I love to travel. Put those together and I have the ideal job!”