Flying high with grounded costs!
As the weather takes a turn for the worse and the crisp, biting winds of winter start to blow, some of us may be feeling the pinch of our already tight purse strings.
Taking a break before all the seasonal festivities begin may feel like a distant pipe dream; however, the Flexicover Team have come up trumps by finding you a great selection of money-saving travel tips from Skyscanner, the flight search experts.
Don’t get left out in the cold, warm yourself up with these top money-saving travel tips today!
- Travel midweek if possible
The price of flights varies considerably depending on the month, day and even time of travel. Avoiding weekends can make a huge impact on the price of flights. Consider travel from a Wednesday to Wednesday rather than a Friday to Friday.
- Find the cheapest flight from any airport
Don’t mind where you go as long as you can get there cheaply? If available, use a flight website’s “Search Everywhere” option which lists the cheapest flights from your local airport in price order.
- Travel in low season
If you can manage it, don't head to Australia for Christmas or Spain just as school summer holidays begin. Travel during the off-season and you're sure to find better bargains, even to popular locales. Much of Europe’s flights will be cheaper and the destinations should be a lot less crowded making your stay more restful.
- Fly indirectly
If money is more important than time, perhaps consider a flight with a stopover. Indirect routes are often a far cheaper option and many won’t add too much time to the overall journey either. A number of carriers to the USA have flights with brief stopovers in Amsterdam or Paris which may bring down costs.
- Mix and match your flights
Mix and match your airlines to find the cheapest price and times that suit you best. You can save money by flying out and back with different airlines or from different airports. This could be a fantastic chance to indulge in a multi-city trip!
- Pre-book airport parking
If you need to leave your car at the airport whilst you head abroad, be sure to book your parking well in advance. Booking on the day is normally much more expensive and may not be guaranteed.
- Fly from a different airport
Even though there may be an airport on your doorstep, don't rule out the possibility that it may be cheaper to fly from one slightly further away. It may work out cheaper even taking into account the cost of a train or bus ticket to reach the alternative airport.
- Take your own food
Nowadays many airlines, particularly the low-cost carriers, charge for food and drink on board. So save the pennies with a little forethought by taking along your own snacks instead of buying them on the plane or in the airport. Families in particular can save a packet by doing it this way!
- Beat the baggage fees
If you're worried about excess baggage charges, why not wear your extra items instead of cramming them into your case? There are some fantastic products on the market that let you take additional belongings on your person ensuring they won't count as excess baggage.
- Get cheaper travel insurance
And, last but not least, taking out an annual multi-trip travel insurance policy could work out to be cheaper than buying a single trip policy, particularly if you travel more than once a year.
Wherever you do decide to travel, Flexicover Direct, the travel insurance specialist, is committed to providing the highest level of service to ensure that you are safe and secure, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year when away.
If you are travelling soon, have a great trip!