Friday, June 17, 2016

Making the Most when Paying for your Flights

Gone are the days when calling the airline or visiting a travel agency was your only option to book a flight. Now there are so many on-line sites offering myriads of flight options in a variety of prices to get you from point A to B.
Many of these sites also compare findings from other sites. This is a great way to compare prices and itineraries.

My current go to site is Skyscanner Canada.

Other favourites are:

Google Flights is good for researching flights, but often the options you find are unavailable when it comes time to book.

All of these web sites cover different airlines and have a variety of different combinations to get you there and home.....which is important because, like booking points, it gives you the option to choose a long layover. Please see my previous blog post to find out more about layovers.

In my last post, I discussed taking advantage of a long layover. If the layover is long enough, you can do a sample tour of a city.

My husband and younger son booked their flights to Cape Town and home from Nairobi, deliberately with a long layover in mind. They will stop for almost twenty hours in Abu Dhabi on the way to Africa and for the same amount of time in Dubai on the way home. Fortunately, I managed to get a long layover in Dubai on the way home for my eldest son and myself at the same time so the whole family can check out the city.

Don’t forget that when paying for your flights, as mentioned in my last post, you still want to keep track of extra fees and taxes.

So now is the time to flex those fingers, and get ready to flight shop.

Please feel free to drop me a line if you have any other tips or questions about this topic.


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