Before you buy the plane ticket for your next trip, you should take these tips into consideration, so you can save money and not have a bad time at the airport. Since buying a plane ticket is not easy as it seems and if you do not know how to find the best deals, the trip you are planning can be very expensive.
1. Compare prices
Before buying a ticket directly on the airline’s website, you should compare prices on websites and travel applications. Since most of them offer cheap prices and offers that will help you pay less, Johnny Jet explains in an article he published in Forbes.
In Priceline.com You can book flights, hotel rooms, cars, cruises and vacation packages. The page allows you to find the lowest rates according to the date you want to travel or the price you want to pay for the trip. On the other hand, the page offers relevant information and data on different destinations, as well as advice when traveling. In order to reserve a ticket you must create an account on Priceline. The company does not charge reservation fees and has an application that is available for iPhone Y Android.
With Expedia you can easily search through more than a million flights, hotels and vacation packages to find the offer that best suits you. This company does not charge cancellation or change fees on most hotel reservations. If you download the application to your cell phone you will be able to receive discounts and access the reviews of other users about trips, hotels and vacations. The application is available for iPhone Y Android.
2. Pay for luggage, food and extras when you book the ticket
If you know that you are going to carry several suitcases and you are going to order food during the flight, you should pay for these services when you buy the ticket, so you can save money. Many companies raise costs if they check in the suitcase or extras at the airport. The airline Spirit advises: “If you know you will need carry-on or checked baggage, buy it right when you make your reservation to save a lot of wool.”
For example, with Spirit if you register a carry-on bag when you are making the reservation it will cost $ 35, but if you register it at the airport the cost will be $ 55 and if you register it at the boarding gate it will cost $ 65.
3. Make sure you are buying the plane ticket at the best time
Do not buy the ticket too many days in advance or very close to the date you want to travel, since the tickets will be more expensive. According to the study carried out by the travel company, Skyscanner, The best time to book a domestic flight is 2-3 weeks in advance. While for international flights it must be done 5 to 6 months in advance, so that it is cheaper.
Similarly, the study found that at 5:00 a.m. the odds of finding cheap deals increase significantly. Also, the best days of the week to book a flight are Thursdays for domestic travel and Wednesdays for international travel.
4. You must have enough time to stop
When choosing a stopover you must ensure that you have enough time to take the next plane. When you buy tickets from the same airline, it is in charge of confirming that you have enough time to take the next plane and is in charge of transporting the suitcases. However, if you book the first trip on one airline and the layover on another; You must take into account the time it would take you to collect your bags, register them and get to the terminal.