The key to budget travel, especially during the holidays is timing and doing your homework. Flights are booking at a record capacity this year due to less planes, the price of fuel, and labor costs. With the help of personal experience, watching the news, and scouring the internet, I compiled this trusty list of money-saving tips for holiday budget travel! Tell your family, “I’m coming home!”
- Book – weeks before. Booking too early and too late will only cost you. Booking 3-6 weeks in advance (domestically) is a safe bet.
- Sign up for newsletters JetBlue and Virgin Atlantic are my favorites. Today, I received in my inbox the special of the day!! $39 one-way flights by Jetblue
- Avoid these days: December 22nd, December 23rd, and January 2nd.
- Flying on the actual holiday can save money
- When booking, check prices of surrounding airports
- Consider booking on Tuesdays, the day that airlines update their flight inventory. Airfare is lowest on Tuesdays.
- Don’t assume connecting flights are less expensive. Do check direct flights, they are often a better deal.
- Use fare comparison websites. My favorites are Kayak.com and LowestFare.com. If you are a student or teacher STA Travel is, hands down, the best hub for lowest fare. It is LEGIT.
- If you must travel last-minute, check sites that specialize in last-minute deals. I like Travelzoo.com and Last Minute Travel.com.
I practice what I preach. I hope to help you save! As a present to you, I am providing a link to $39 domestic flights from JetBlue. It is good for today only! Let me know if you book! Enjoy!
P.S. I found a great article with money-saving holiday travel tips. Check out this article that lists the top 10 money saving tips from Go Banking Rates.
Source- Go Banking Rates