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It's best to compare as many travel specials, discounts and promotions as you can before you buy. Be very aware of hidden costs because there might be taxes and other fees not previously disclosed in the original price. Having flexibility on dates, times as well as airports can save money too. Package deals are sometimes better then buying your flight, hotel and rental car separate.
The Websites Below are some of the best places to search for travel specials on the internet.
Now that most airlines are charging you extra for a lot of things it might be a good idea to ship your bags. Also read the contracts for any travel disclosures about protecting yourself and your belongings. Also be sure to check your airlines refund policy (contract of carriage) and and know your rights on flight changes, bumps, delays and cancellations.
If you are bumped from your original scheduled flight Airlines must first ask for volunteers and then pay passengers who are bumped against their will, usually up to $400 cash on domestic flights if you are forced to reschedule and reach your destination between one and two hours of the original arrival time, price could double to $800 if it takes longer then 2 hours. it's better to take cash instead of a voucher because of the limitations with vouchers. Always be polite with Airlines personal when bargaining. Be Very Careful of Travel Scams and Fraudulent Travel Deals Consumer Protection
Sign up for airline "alerts" for quick notification of delays or cancellations. Know before your flight what other airlines are flying to your destination so incase of cancellations you can call them or ask the gate agents for available flights then go directly to their terminal.
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Try to buy your plane tickets 2 to 4 months in advanced. Much sooner if you are flying during a holiday peak season. Sometimes buying your ticket less then 21 days before you fly may save money too but not that often. Early morning departures & arrivals are less likely to have delays.
For best prices search for tickets on off-peak travel days like Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday Morning or a Monday (after midnight or 5pm) and try to fly on a Saturday, Tuesday or Wednesday.
If not flying directly non-stop, always check pricing on connecting flights from other cities and alternate airports near your desired airport for better deals. Being flexible can save. Don't forget to look at first-class seating for specials. Always check directly with an airline or hotel for special prices and extras.
Airlines & hotels usually have weekly deals so signing up for e-mail alerts on their website for price breaks is a good idea too.
Traveling off Season Can Help Save Money:
(Europe - Nov. 1st through March 15th) (Caribbean - Sept. 1st through Dec. 15th)
(South America, Australia & New Zealand - May 1st through October)
Hotels , Inns, Spas, B&B's, Villas, Hostels, Rentals, Home Shares, Price Comparing
Websites for Travel Deals
South Pacific Island
What are Love Padlocks? Pont des Arts
Romantic Beaches / Islands
Camino Real Acapulco Diamante
The Bellagio Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Walt Disney World
Mangiss, Bali, Indonesia
Grand Hotel Florence
St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Bora Bora Lagoon Resort
Hyatt Regency Aruba Beach Resort & Casino
Palm Beach, Aruba
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
The Big Island, Hawaii
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Page Last Updated: February 23rd, May 11th, 2015