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Up in the Air: The Real Cost of Flying

By: | on Aug 30 2011 | with 0 Comments in Living
Finding travel deals is always fun! But before you book that dreamy 5 day/4 night vacation for two to Hawaii be sure to consider the real cost of flying through promotional travel deals. Check out this interesting infographic about the real cost of flying from Credit Donkey, and our tips below on how you can snag a good deal:

In order to help you make the most out of your travel plans, be sure to follow these helpful flying tips:

1. Do research

Research the best time to fly and when prices can be found out their lowest. Bing.com has some great travel information, including the “best time to fly” and “last minute flight deals.”

2. Consider additional fees

Remember that in addition to your flight, you may also be paying checked luggage fees, parking fees, food and beverage (unless you enjoy airplane pretzel packs). On flights these days, you may also find yourself forking over money for comforts such as pillows, blankets, and headphones.

3. Use your perks

If you travel often, consider using a credit card with airline mile perks. They can also help you sweet seat upgrades and other bonuses like free travel insurance.

What are some other helpful travel tips when booking flights? Let us know your secrets and we will be sure to share them!

-Elizabeth

 

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About the Author

About the Author: Liz was our Marketing intern when she was studying at the University of Washington. She did a fantastic job interviewing celebrities for us, and curating content around very relevant family topics like pets, vacations, and goal planning. We miss Liz, but she left us with a wealth of great information to share with you! .

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