Tips for Booking Last Minute Travel
Although booking in advance is better, there are times when you might have to book a last minute trip. Whether for business travel or personal reasons, prices can be high and fees can be annoying. Here are some tips to help you save some money when you have no other option.
Avoid close in airline booking fees
You might have rewards points in your frequent flyer account and that might seem like a better value than to buy with cash. But some airlines charge a fee if you try booking a flight within 21 days of departure. You might be better off paying cash and save your points for later. Always have a Travel Team Agent look up flights, we can find the cheapest prices available and save you the hassle, call 1-800-788-0829 for more information.
Research ticket prices on multiple sites
Airlines like to keep the best deals to themselves instead of giving them to third-party booking sites. Airlines are more likely to discount the red-eye flights that either depart early or arrive late. If you have this scheduling flexibility, this might be the easiest ways to save some cash and still fly on your desired travel dates. Call a Travel Team Agent at 1-800-788-0829 for more information.
Bonus Tip: Don’t forget to research nearby airports to find potentially lower prices.
Look for last minute hotel deals
Instead of going directly to the hotel website to book a room, look for last minute online specials. If you would prefer to pay with points, you will need to book directly through the hotel. You can have a Travel Team Agent look to see if there are any last minute deals by calling 1-800-788-0829
Be Open to the Unexpected
You will find the best last minute travel deals:
In the off-season
Don’t have a specific destination
Not required to fly
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