How to Travel Cheap – How to Save on Vacation Airfare

Studies show that people do better, feel better, and just have a more general feeling of well being when they are able to take a yearly vacation and get away from it all. But how to travel cheap in this day and time when the majority of folks are living paycheck to paycheck?How about just put everything on plastic and take a vacation compliments of your credit card company? Sure, you could do that, and it might feel like you were saving money because, after all, none of your paycheck is going toward the trip. But think it over because you will end up paying double or triple for your travels over the long run.

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So let’s start with the basics, just getting to your destination. Traveling to your vacation locale is going to eat up a big chunk of your budget so let’s focus on that right now.You could drive but really, with gas prices, you’d probably be much better off to fly. So if you are wanting to fly cheap, what is the best way to go about it? Offline travel agency? Travel site online? Call the airline companies and buy your tickets over the phone? Buy from the company’s website? Which way is going to save you the most money on your vacation?Planning in advance is still the best way to go about arranging your tickets. Yes, you can sometimes score great tickets at the last minute and save a bundle of cash, but chances are you will not be able to get seats together even if there is such a deal. And to me, that wouldn’t be much fun if I had to sit with strangers on my flight. That’s if you can even find a last-minute travel deal in the first place. You can if you know where to look and are diligent, but plan ahead for the best chance of great savings.

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The other tip I have for you is track the air fares for a while before buying. It’s a fact that certain days and certain times will yield bigger savings for your air travel. Keep a record of the prices of the tickets on each day of the week. Check multiple times a day. It becomes kind of fun actually, seeing the different deals that pop up sometimes. And hey, if you get lucky and a really awesome price shows up, grab it! But otherwise, over a period of a week or so you’ll see the best times to buy your plane tickets.

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