Since the last decade, there had been a remarkable increase in the amount of air traffic. With hundreds of airlines operating worldwide, traveling overseas has become much easier now. Today, we can travel anywhere in the world that too, in a short period of time. However, one thing that we need to consider while going for an air travel is the expense of traveling. Here are some cheap air traveling tips that will help you to reduce your air traveling expenses.
Firstly, you have to understand that airlines have many tiers of pricing, that is, the same seat can be sold at a different price depending upon the time, duration and location of the sale of the ticket. This difference may be in hundreds of dollars. Thus, you should never pay heed to the list price.
Before you purchase airline tickets, you must seek some advice from your travel agent or some frequent flier. These people are well aware of the various discounts that airlines give. There are certain days or time when airlines cut their prices and you can take advantage of such situations.
If possible, try to be flexible. You can go ‘standby’ on an airline and can hang out until someone cancels his or her seat or until a seat gets vacant. By doing this, you will be entitled to a cheap last-minute ticket.
Look for pre-owned tickets. You will find many people who buy tickets but their plan traveling plan changes. Since these tickets are non-refundable, such people tend to sell them to flyers at a much cheaper price, in order to get some part of their money back. You can take advantage of such situations by getting tickets at the discounted price. You will find on-sale airline tickets at various places like local or online classifieds, eBay etc. You can also look for them in Google.
Try to get a promotion or upgrade. Many times it happens that a flight is overbooked and the airline offers complimentary upgrades to some passengers. Although it happens occasionally, you should be ready for such a situation. You can also ask at the check-in counter about any chances of getting an upgrade. Sometimes you just have to pay a little extra to get an upgrade.
Follow these simple and easy to follow tips and see how you are able to cut your air traveling expenses.