Keeping Your Peace When Travelling
Wondering on how to save while travelling?
Here are some tips:
* Ask a travel agent for their top tip. They have a treasure trove of them. If you are traveling in a group, get them all.
Ask the airline about their top tip. Some have given away more than others. Airlines are constantly revising them, so you might have to check if you’re getting the tip you want.
* Look for ways to get freebies.
For example, ask the travel agent for a couple of freebies in the flight to encourage her to offer more. Or, do a search on the Internet to see if you can find a travel agent who offers something similar. Do you want to get freebie? Buy through a travel agent or airline’s website. You will be able to search for exactly what you want online and you will know exactly what to expect from the flight and when. You’ll also have the added benefit of knowing exactly where you want to be at any given time. If you can’t get a freebie, try to get a $25 airfare credit. This is given out from time to time to customers who promote their business online. The more you promote, the more you get. You can do this by either leaving reviews for hotels or reviewing hotel reviews. Try to get a hotel review on TripAdvisor because they pay out way more than other sites.
* In the morning, go to bed at a reasonable time. Don’t go to bed when the flight is landing.
The reason for this is the flight is given out to whomever has had the patience to stay up till the latest midnight when the airline sends the flight out. In addition, if you were awake, it is possible that an airline’s systems have been compromised. If so, you’ll see the flight just goes out and as soon as it touches down, you land. It is quite humorous when you land and it is the pilot that landed you. The first time this happened, it was me. He says I don’t know where I put the seatbelt. That’s OK, I’m sure the next plane will have it on its own. He then gives you a nice big drink and we go on our merry way.
* If you want to be an airline fan, be a little more proactive.
Find someone on the inside who can steer you to some excellent deals on airline travel. You can even go to a local member of the Airline Industry Association or they could send you to an International Association. However, you can be very innovative. It does not need to be an actual Airline employee, it could be someone at an airline booking agency. You have to have a lot of patience because you can’t afford to get lost in the shuffle.
* There are very rare occasions when you will have a last minute cancellation.
The reason for this is simple, you want to be able to fly anywhere. Therefore, you push the airlines to give you a good deal. It may be that you have a really great deal, it may be just a little above, but I always negotiate upwards. I also recommend buying your ticket and luggage check-in luggage separately. This way you have the option of checking the luggage in, after which you head straight to security. There is a good chance the luggage will get lost if you check the bag in.
* Be prepared for delays.
As simple as it sounds, there is a good chance the plane may be delayed. If you are going to a major city, it is always advisable to drive to your destination. This avoids the hassle of having to wander around the airport in a panic.
* As simple as it may sound, sometimes the plane may go up with a delayed departure, and then down with a delayed arrival.
It is only meant to go up, but because of some reason the plane has a delayed arrival, it will still arrive at your destination some hours later. This happens because of weather, there may be a delay in the cargo, or the plane may have been rerouted. You have been able to arrive in time, but the delay is for what the airline term a “technical issue.”
* You are also advised to allow yourself some time to transfer from the plane, this is because the plane is likely to be crowded, and the airport is likely to be overcrowded.
You will be able to find somewhere to go out to if you allow yourself some time to find somewhere to park, get in your car and then drive there.
* Do remember to pack some essentials, such as contact lenses and some snacks, in your carry-on bag.
It is easier to find your way back into the airport from the car and find your way back to your destination. You will be able to keep a copy of these essentials with you all the time and always know what to expect. Always have a copy of your itinerary or a newspaper in your handbag so you always have what you need, ready to show to the authorities when you need to show evidence of your identity. Always make sure you have your passport, flight tickets, and some supplies at the airport.
These are useful in any situation, whether its a financial loss or just to help you cope with the shock of what has happened. It also gives you something to do when you arrive at the airport.
I hope this article has helped you to understand some of the things you need to remember when travelling. Remember remember, never let the situation of the plane go out of your control. Always keep your plane in the control of the people who are responsible for it, it is easy to forget this. This will always help keep your peace.