If you’ve ever had to book a flight to travel cross-country before, then you know firsthand that it can be an unpleasant process.
Not only is booking a flight to your destination considered to be the most overwhelming part of your trip, but it’s possibly the most expensive as well.
The thing is, if you play your cards right, you can shave roughly 90% off those steep flight costs and save yourself $4,320!
That’s why I’ve listed a few EASY ways to save time, frustration and money on your next airline ticket.
For starters, clear your browser’s cookies.
Whether you’re tech savvy or not, just know that these “cookies” block some of the better deals from coming your way.
Prior to surfing the web for the best air fare possible, switch over to private browsing or incognito mode to avoid cookies that remember your search history.
Doing so is a simple trick to ensure you’re pulling up the best prices available.
If you’re using a PC, simply hold down the control and shift keys, while pressing P. As for Macs, hold down the command and shift keys, while pressing N.
That’s all it takes to avoid missing out on cheap airline tickets listed over the internet!
Next, you’ll want to use a flight search engine to narrow down the results. There are hundreds of websites that offer services in this department, but only a select few that outshine the rest.
I personally use Google Flights, but Momando and Skyscanner are two other options that are just as good.
For the most part, each of these sites function fairly similarly and at the end of the day, it just boils down to personal preference.
With that said, I’m confident that either of these three options will return search results that you’re happy with.
Another way-to-save tactic for flights is to avoid weekend travel dates.
Considering more people are scheduling travel dates around this time, prices tend to ramp up. If possible, shoot for a weekday, preferably a Tuesday when air traffic is less congested.
Apart from that, time is also a factor.
In the same way you can save money by traveling on dates that are less busy, you can get cheaper air fare via specific flight times that are not as popular.
You should try to fly between 5:00 AM and 7:00 AM or sometime after 8:00 PM to get the most bang for your buck.
This probably goes unsaid, but book in advance!
It’s proven that planning ahead can drastically cut airline costs. Scheduling a flight two or three months ahead of time ought to do the trick.
Now, if you’re looking for a discount and are willing to sacrifice a little leg room and the “free” food that typically comes along with the ride, then budget airlines are the way to go!
Companies like JetBlue and Southwest Airlines sell tickets at a fraction of the price.
Just keep in mind that the discounted rate, comes at the cost of luxury. However, for many people, it’s well worth it.
The only tricky part to flying via budget airlines is the luggage…
Usually, these airlines require you to pay separately per bag. So make sure you read between the lines and cover all of the necessary baggage expenses beforehand.
Finally, try to write off your travel expenses on taxes.
What many travelers don’t understand is that you can write off air fare and other forms of transpiration as long as your trip is “business related”.
Even if the trip isn’t solely used for business purposes, you can still receive a tax break.
For example, traveling to educational seminars, such as the upcoming Annual Wealth Summit, could qualify since it pertains to business and other aspects of the finance world.
As you can see, there’s more than one way to save on air fare and put more money in your pocket, but if you’re itching to learn even more about ways to build wealth, then I encourage you to attend the Annual Wealth Summit.
Use these way-to-save tactics to your advantage and purchase a cheap airline ticket to sunny Orlando, Florida where this special event will take place.
You don’t have to pay an arm and leg for an airline ticket and you don’t have to be in the dark when it comes to making the most out of your money.
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