Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Secrets of scoring cheaper airline tickets

Does buying airline tickets stress you out????
Follow these rules to be a "happy" traveler!

It does me and that is 90% of the reason we fly through United Military Travel (UMT) - it is 
soooooo nice to have someone else search all the websites for the best deal.  It is time consuming, stressful AND sometimes a deal breaker on whether people actually take a vacation or not.  The travel consultants at UMT always take into consideration the cheapest possible itinerary for you all while not sticking you with long lay overs and cheap airlines.  I wanted to share with you some of my little tricks when booking airline tickets with our travel consultant ; tricks that help me save money and give them the best information to work with.  Here is my family's full proof method of traveling through United Military Travel

  • Shop earlier but don't always buy early.  Airlines start offering cheaper airfare about 4 months out, 5 months for international.  
  • Holiday travel is an exception to the first rule - book early!
  • Airline prices change up to 3 times a day!  So trust me when I say that booking when you travel consultant says book - you should.  Typically that means all in one phone call - not multiple ones because that is when prices jump.  They want to save you money too :) 
  • Sunday, hands down, is the MOST expensive day to travel.
  • Prices rise about 40% the week you want to travel - so again book early.
  • Most discounts and sales are offered at the beginning of the week so call UMT then.
  • Buy Tuesday and Wednesday - Fly Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday.
  • Be flexible on the airports you fly in and out of - that can save a ton of money! Flexibility is the main key to scoring cheap tickets!

My families motto....

So be a happy traveler not a stressed out one - enjoy the entire process, be excited 100% of the way.  Always smile because life is to short to frown :) 

1 comment:

Thank you so very much for taking the time to visit my blog! Traveling is very dear to me and sharing my travels and desires with you makes my heart smile. I want to hear all about your adventures because sharing travel stories is the root to all inspiration. Also, any suggestions you may have on how I can improve this blog - I am all ears!!
Allie xoxo