Booking an escape can be just a click away--for most---when choosing which airline will carry them to their destination (though some admittedly will still opt to phone in a reservation). Whatever route you prefer to secure a seat on the airline of choice, knowing which carrier offers the cheapest fees can amount to being a great money saver. Today, airlines tack on fees unbeknownst to many flyers. What can at first appear to be a cheap ticket, when fees are attached, can prove to be a pricey purchase.
By JANISSAVESGuest Blogger
at 9:58AM, 2 years ago |
Money Saving Tips
Just recently Virgin America, opened up services to Chicago and since the price was right and I needed to book tickets for my cousin's wedding, I chose to fly with them.
I'd flown with them before when my older child was almost two years-old and had a great experience. At the time, my daughter was a little sick and instead of having her sit on my lap, they gave me the entire row.
I have to say that this time around, I was a little disappointed with the inconsistency of customer service.
Though there are a few airline ticket estimators out there, you
still stand the risk of missing out on the cheapest rate. Really
good prices can last only a few hours, so if you're stuck behind
your desk with your boss looking over your shoulder, forget about
that discounted ticket. Instead of playing the guessing game,
wouldn't it be great to guarantee you'll always get the lowest
at 10:55AM, 3 years ago |
School is out, the sun is shining, and it's time to take off for a family vacation! However, before you book an expensive trip, it's important to take a good hard look at your budget and the money that you have available to spend. The economy is rough, disposable income is down, and your next summer vacation needs to be inexpensive, without of course sacrificing fun.
Here are some great ways to save on your next summer vacation:
Remember the days when flying used to be fun? Where you didn't feel harassed by the security and didn't have to pack your liquids in 3 ounces or less? Hmm...really, like baby formula is a disguise for a bomb. Come on now. Nowadays, flying has become more of a hassle and on top of it, airlines have been finding sneaky ways to charge us for stuff that used to be free. What happened to the free but nasty food that came with your ticket? Or the blankets, pillows, headphones and movies that helped you survive a cross country flight while having your seat kicked from behind by some annoying kid?
Don't you wish you could say @#$% off to the airlines?
Recently, a Jet Blue flight attendant, Steven Slater did just that. He quit his job of twenty years after getting into an altercation with a passenger who accidentally hit him on the head with his luggage. Steve cursed out the passenger on the intercom, and told Jet Blue "I've had it, that's it." Good thing he made sure to grab some brewskis before he fled the plane through the emergency chute. Good thinking Steve! Maybe he was mad about the no free food on the plane as well.
I kid, I kid.
at 2:56PM, 4 years ago |
Let's face it folks, air travel just isn't what it used to be. The pleasure trip to exotic locales or the always exciting family trek from Boston to the Jersey Shore has become more hassle than getaway over the last few years. Unless you pay through the nose for first class seats, most airlines, in an effort to cut costs, treat regular passengers like we're riding steerage on the Titanic. Some of the joys of air travel as we know it now: the lack of meals (unless you are willing to cough up some extra cash to choose from a list of twice frozen entrees), scarcity of blankets and pillows, extra payments for checking even one bag, waiting on the tarmac for hours while the plane finds a gate to dock into, and long lines seemingly every step of the way the moment you enter the airport.
But fear not intrepid dreamer of cloud surfing from days gone by. All is not lost. We do still have certain inalienable rights when flying the friendly skies.
at 3:49PM, 4 years ago |