What travel means to you?
A Trip takes us out of our coziness and inspires us to check, taste and try a new worlds. It constantly challenges us, not only to adapt to and explore new surroundings, but also to engage with different humans, to embrace experience as they come and to share new and relevant experiences with best friends and wife.
We all hear some pretty strange stories about how the airlines charge people these days. I recently heard about an airline that is considering putting their passengers to sleep and pricing their tickets accordingly. Those are pretty drastic things in my book, but maybe it’s justified. In any case, booking airline tickets can become quite an expensive affair.
But we as airline customers have a way of fighting back. And what I mean by fighting back is shopping smart and saving money. Whether you’re traveling for business or for personal reasons, there’s no excuse not to find the best deals on air travel. It’s a matter of knowing where to look and then doing your homework by looking for the best airline tickets. It’s not difficult at all and well worth it in my opinion.
Personally, I like to use the internet to shop and compare air travel. There are literally dozens and dozens of websites that are independent of the airlines and thus have no obligation to them. That means it’s in their best interest to show you the very best airfare available.
Some of these websites can be a little intimidating at first, but you’ll soon find that they are actually quite easy to navigate. They can actually be quite fun once you get the hang of them. I see travel websites as treasure maps and it’s up to me to find the treasure, in this case exceptional air travel.
What you will discover is that these travel sites usually offer much more than just airfare and information. Many of them offer packages that include hotels, car rentals, and visits to attractions such as theme parks and museums. Makes perfect sense, really, doesn’t it? The bottom line is that you can get great airfare as part of a travel package.
Another excellent alternative is booking last minute flight reservations. You usually need to book your flight well in advance to find the best deals. But a little-known secret is that if you’re flexible enough and can travel last minute, some great deals can be found. Airlines that are canceled at the last minute will price their tickets to sell, rather than those seats becoming empty and the airline not making any money from it.
If you find a lot of last minute cheap flights, be prepared to travel at odd times. What usually happens is that the airlines have most of their empty seats on their red-eye flights. But for my money, traveling at odd hours of the morning and night is an inconvenience that is more than offset by the savings enjoyed on the airfare.
I have personally had great success and saved a lot of money doing my online comparison shopping and taking advantage of the great air travel deals available. They are there, trust me, you just need to know where to look.
Why is travel good for you?
Travelling relieves stress and boosts happy hormone
Travelling has the ability to take you out of stress and into new circumstances and experiences and this can reset your body and calm your mind. Even planning a trip can have an fantastic effect on the body & mind – it boosts happiness and feels rewarding.