Most of the year 2020 has been passed inside homes, expecting for the coronavirus to go away. Only in the very recent weeks some of the countries have started to lift the bans on activities and tourism. With that, of course, the airfare business is back in swing as well. However, to travel around these days is highly risky. Say, you receive an email from your airline that they are selling discounted air tickets- you start giving in to your temptation. But if we think deep, is it really worth it this year? Since coronavirus has been fluctuating in its effectiveness, no airline can say for sure if they’ll be able to implement their cheap air travel plan.
Talking more generally and contrarily, there is nothing wrong with buying cheap air tickets- or in planning your travel according to the release of some nice packages.
Why is it Worth it to Go For Cheap Air Travel?
First and foremost- money. When you plan on traveling, your flight is not the only expense. There are a dozen other utilities that come along; for example hiring a home sitter back in town to watch your pet or your plants, hiring a babysitter if you’re leaving kids behind, or the food and luggage expense- not to forget these are only the mainstream objectives of traveling. Your wish is to just reach a specific destination, not to fly the best mode- so why not save money where you can?
Going out on a vacation is not connected with going bankrupt. Our generation has internalized this idea that a vacation has to have bougie departures involved, five-star hotel stay ins. Let us tell you, vacation is about exploring; not ‘staying’. Your main goal has to be to reach the place, and the means could be whatever. (excepting the shady ones). Having understood the concept of not-so-wild a vacation in terms of money, the only question which remains is: why is even the cheap air travel not worth it?
But what are some very genuine ways to get hands-on drama-free cheap airfare? By drama we mean, any sort of inconvenience- because that is the first consequence we think of upon buying something cheap.
Here Are Some Tips to Buy Cheaper Flights
- When you’re traveling on-season i.e. June, July, and August; make sure to book a couple of months earlier. The on-season rates get higher than ever.
- If you have a true traveling spirit, you shall not mind investing a little more time in the connecting flights. You read it right, connecting flights are always cheaper than direct ones.
- You’re a student? Or a healthcare worker? Great. Get your special discount cards always ready-made just in case. You can’t let go of the chance of cheaper travel just because you never bothered to pick that card up!
- If you can, manage to book a flight right in the middle of a week. Weekends get pricey, But some weekdays can as well. The best days to get going are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
- You must be adjusting to your trade destination if you want to go on extra savings. For example, you can pick the fall time to go to Paris since summer and Autumn are Paris seasons. Just make sure you would have to have extra and warm clothing for it!
Lastly, ignore the myths. Know that there isn’t a magic trick that would save you your money. Searching incognito can’t mysteriously find you better or hidden deals. Similarly, you can’t just assume prices for airline tickets; your ‘best airline’ could still be charging extra bucks than others in the market!