I was watching the news earlier and they had this travel editor from Virtual Tourist as the guest. His predictions about holiday travel were not good – he said that it is unlikely that airfares would go down for Christmas, so it is a good idea to book now. That got me thinking about looking for more holiday travel tips. After all, everyone could use some savings these days. Here are some of the best tips I found.
I’ll be home for Thanksgiving…
…rather than Christmas, that is. The travel editor seems to be right. If you look at various web sites, you’ll find that the ticket prices for Christmas travel are considerably higher than the prices for Thanksgiving travel. If I were you, I’d consider going home for the turkey holiday.
If you have already planned out your travel dates, you might want to be a little more flexible. The fact is that airlines are charging surcharges for certain dates – those that are closer to the holidays. If you can arrange to leave a day or so earlier, you will be able to save on the surcharge.
The trend is for airlines to give discounts to those who do not have check in luggage. I have learned this trick and have learned to pack light. Just bring essentials and leave those that you don’t really need for your trip. Even if you’re going on a 5-day trip, you can make your stuff fit into one carry on!