Tips for buying air tickets
Finding the right flight ticket can be quite tricky. Here are some practical tips for buying airline tickets:
1. There can be a huge difference in the prices of airline tickets depending on where you bought them, so it’s worth taking a closer look first. There are several sites on the Internet that compare the best prices for a particular route. Sometimes there are restrictions on the use of citizens or permanent residents of only one country or another, use the search engine to find a site suitable for your country.
2. Today there are quite a lot of budget airlines. Check them out and find out if a low cost airline flies to your destination. Pay attention to the information. A note about Paris and Barcelona could mean an 80 minute bus ride to the city centre.
3. Some airlines offer great promotions where you get discounts on the number of domestic flights if you buy one international flight. This can be very beneficial.
4. If you are traveling for a longer period of time, you can buy tickets all over the world at once, which can be extremely advantageous, but often have limitations, for example, you must fly in one direction and cannot go back.
5. It may be cheaper to travel to typical business destinations during the holidays and famous landmarks during the off season.
6. If you think your plans may change, look at the fine print on cancellations and rebookings.
7. Some countries require you to have a return ticket in order to enter. If you plan to enter by air and leave the country by land, this can be a problem.
8. If you are on a special diet, be sure to let us know at the time of booking and at the time of check-in.
9. If you missed your flight because you missed the airport, or because you got your flight dates mixed up, you may be allowed to change flights, either free of charge or for a fee, without having to buy a new ticket. It all depends on your airline, so try to put on a very pitiful face when you go there.
10. Check with the airline if you need to validate your ticket a few days in advance before returning.
Muhammad has 10 camels. He sells 12 camels. The first 10 people came to pick up their camels. When the last two people came to get their camels, Mohammed says, “I’m sorry, but sometimes people buy camels and don’t come for them, so I sold part of the camels twice. I’ll get new camels next week, then you can take yours. Please, take this chewing gum as compensation.”
This is exactly what airlines do. They sell more tickets than there are seats, hoping that not everyone will show up for registration. Sometimes too many people show up before the flight, so not everyone will be able to fly. So validate your ticket and arrive early at the airport. If you are not allowed on your flight, you can receive compensation, assistance, food and hotel accommodation. If you are not in a hurry, you can even voluntarily give up your seat for compensation.
Loyalty reward programs
Loyalty loyalty programs allow you to collect reward points that can be used in exchange for flights or other services such as hotel reservations and car rentals. The airline uses these programs to encourage travelers to book with them, even if other airlines may offer better prices.
Many passengers end up never using their Reward Points, so think twice before buying a more expensive ticket just because you have a frequent flyer card with that airline. Seats are usually limited for frequent flyers, so if you plan to use bonuses, book your tickets in advance.