Many travelers think the magic day is Tuesday, long lauded by travel deal sites and various publications, including this one, for its fare sales. Other travelers may have heard pundits declare Wednesday the ideal day. In December, Expedia and the Airlines Reporting Corporation, which processes ticket transactions for airlines and travel agencies, announced that weekends are the new best time. Not only does it help to be flexible with dates and destinations but try being flexible with the route you take, too. Sometimes it’s cheaper to fly to London and take a budget airline to Amsterdam than to fly direct to Amsterdam. There are so many budget carriers around the world that taking advantage of a good deal to another city and then hopping on a budget flight to your destination is sometimes the best way to go. I had to go to Paris once; the flight was $900 USD, but I could fly to Dublin for $600 and get a $60 flight to Paris. It meant more flying time, but the $240 I saved was worth it.
Sometimes having wanderlust means you absolutely must explore some far-off places. Whether you want to take a train through English countryside or see what the American desert has to offer, the world’s landscapes are all on the table to the savvy traveller. Thanks to the flights on , getting to the other side of the world isn’t as difficult as it sounds. With international flights at prices you can afford, helps you get plenty of new stamps on your passport.
Keep track of the petrol price or the Rand price of oil – depending on airlines’ pricing power, these will filter through into prices. So if there’s been sharp falls in Rand oil prices in the last week, you may want to delay your purchase a bit, but if there’s been a sharp increase in the Rand price of oil you may want to accelerate the purchase of your ticket.
Make your dream of travelling around the world a reality. How often have you flown to your destination, wishing you could have stopped to see some of the fascinating places en route? A Round the World ticket enables you to do this in a cost-effective way, adding flexibility and fun to your travels.
Shop one ticket at a time: When booking travel for two or more people, book just one ticket to start. A quirk in airline reservation systems means that multiple tickets sold in a single transaction must all be the same price. Example: An airline has only one ticket for $50 and the rest are $100. If you shop for two, you will pay $200 total, but if you shop one-at-a-time, you will pay $150 total.