Secrets to Getting Cheap Flights

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Often airfare can be the most expensive purchase of a whole trip and often the least fun. Getting to a destination shouldn’t have to cost you massive amounts of money. Saving money on your flight will leave you with more funds to do the fun things you want to do and also make going on vacation more affordable.


  • Leave on a Wednesday – most people book their vacation so that they leave on a Friday or Saturday making these the most popular days to fly. Booking your flight on a Wednesday will normally be a lower cost (unless it’s a holiday) because there is less demand.
  • Monitor Social Media – Many airlines will post hot deals on social media, promoting cheap flights. However, these deals often don’t last long so it’s important to jump on them when you see them. Following airlines Facebook and twitter will help you be able to monitor these deals more easily.
  • Pick the Layover – Although layovers and plane changes can be annoying, they are likely to save you $50-$100.
  • Compare – use sites like, Skyscanner, google flights, and more to compare different airlines and see which flights are cheaper. Keep in mind if these airlines have extra baggage costs, etc. because these all can factor into the price
  • Get an airline credit card – Fly often? Get an airline credit card that gives you points towards flights every time you use it. You can rack up a lot of miles and get flights for free by buying things you would normally purchase anyway using that card.
  • Be Flexible – When planning a vacation be flexible with the days you’re flying out and flying back. Adding a couple days to your travels can save you big bucks. Plus who doesn’t love an extended vacation?
  • Don’t Book Roundtrip – Sometimes flights can be cheaper if you book two one-way tickets than if you book a roundtrip flight. Flying to a place with a different airline than you fly home from can definitely save you money.

There are plenty of sites and tips out there that can help you save money on airlines costs. The important thing to do is to research and not book the first slight that you see. This way you can have more funds when you get to your actual destination.

Holiday Travel

Traveling during the holidays can be a huge headache. Luckily, there are many ways to make getting to your destination much easier. Here’s a guide to avoid the lines have everything you need and be ready for whatever the traveling season pass to throw at you. Whether you’re traveling across the globe or a few states over, here is everything you need to know.

Leave room in your suitcase

You’re going to want to leave room in your suitcase. It doesn’t matter if you’re flying or driving, you want to be able to bring back gifts and anything else you might pick up on the way. Your best bet is to bring along an extra bag or pack your clothing and personal items in a larger bag. If you plan accordingly you’ll be able to bring everything and the kitchen sink home with you.

Leave early

Highway traffic, security lines, flight delays are all things you may experience during holiday travel. In order to account for the unaccountable, plan to leave earlier than you normally would. The worst case you have to sit a little bit longer or you’ll get to your destination early. No matter what it’s better than missing the holiday altogether. Make sure to hit the road early your family will thank you.

Book early

Jesses you want to leave early, do you want to book early. If you need a hotel or flight, you’re going to want to do this as soon as possible. Especially during the holidays, rooms get full and flights completely booked. The best way to avoid travel mishaps is the book and reserve as early as possible. This way you’ll have the peace of mind you need and your family will know when to expect you.

Bring items to keep you occupied

As mentioned above, You may be sitting a little longer than you’d like. The only way to combat boredom, is to plan accordingly. Be sure to pack items to keep you occupied. Some great items are books, tablets, music, and travel games. If you’re bringing electronics with you, don’t forget the Chargers! There’s nothing worse than getting to the airport and realizing your tablet is dead and you have no charger. Bring things with you that you know will keep you occupied for at least a few hours. You never know what type of delays you might encounter.