I have been lucky enough to do quite a bit of travel. Even though you make be thinking that travel is too expensive for you, it really isn’t! You can find some great deals online, as long as you know where to look. I have compiled a list of the airline travel tips that my family swears by, and maybe we can get you to your new destination sooner than you think!
Breaking down airline travel
When traveling overseas consider open-jaw tickets (flying into one city and back home from another city)…This allows you not to have to waste time heading back to your arrival city and see more of your destination. For example, we flew into London and out of Paris and we were able to experience the Chunnel!
Best apps for finding great airline prices…Kayak and Skyscanner. They will both monitor flights for you and notify you when the prices increases or decreases. For Asian and European flights, we start looking 6 months in advance. Booking.com and tripadvisor,com offer great reviews on hotel in your destinations. Plus, Booking.com offers free reservations and free cancellations on a lot of hotels.
Airlines we love!
When you are traveling on a budget or have a large family then finding bargain airline tickets to far off destination takes some research and some great airlines. Here’s our favorites..
Heading to Asia? Then consider taking Emirates Airlines. We found great fares and the economy amenities were top of the line. On Demand entertainment at each seat with an extensive selection of movies and tv. Great video games for the kids to play. Meals provided were above average and flights and drinks are available the whole flight. Perfect for kids and hungry adults..Did we mention that alcoholic beverages are complimentary also? We experienced great service at the airport and in the air. Add in an exotic stop over in Dubai (try Platinum Heritage Luxury Tours & Safaris https://www.platinum-
Planning a trip to Europe?
For those wanting to explore Europe on a budget…consider these airfare tips that have worked for me. Iceland Air is our go to airline for getting us to Europe. It’s a bargain airline and all flights from the US in Europe layover at Reykjavik, Iceland. You may have to pay for your onboard meal if you choose to..but the flights are a bargain plus no cost on two checked bags! If you can, squeeze in a stopover in Iceland, Whale watching and the Blue Lagoon spa, waterfalls…Stopover are free at Iceland air so indulge. Also, Iceland air accepts PayPal in case you are wanting to pay for your vacation in cash or if you don’t have a credit card, Super convenient and wallet friendly.
For the Type A Advance Planners…British Airways is offering a sweet layaway vacation plan. Just book your air tickets and at least one hotel or rental car and you qualify for their vacation layaway. Check it our on British Airways website.https://www.
britishairways.com/en-us/ flights-and-holidays/holidays/ low-deposit-holidays Pay a deposit and the rest must be paid at least 5 weeks before your departure dates, You can make as payments as you like. Be sure to research the the flights and hotels in advance to make sure you get a great deal. Use Booking.com and Kayak.com for your best options then book on British Airways for extra time to pay on that dream vacation.