August 7, 2020

How To Book A Flight For Beginners And Few Tips

Booking a flight is an important part of your itinerary. Airplane tickets can be the biggest expense during your trip. Plus this is sometimes quite confusing with prices that often change and also online booking which is now widely used.

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You can try these simple steps to help you book the best flight, even if it's your first time booking a flight online.

  1. Determine your itinerary, where to go, date of departure, the price range you want, etc.
  2. Make a flexible plan. In general, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the cheapest airfare days to travel, but it's a good idea to check in advance.
  3. If possible, it's a good idea to book about six weeks before your scheduled departure. This is intended to provide a better choice and price for flights. Ticket prices tend to be expensive if it is too close to the departure schedule.
  4. Open several online booking sites and compare flight prices according to the days and destinations on your itinerary to get the best flight fare.
  5. Make notes regarding flight fares and offers, which will make it easier for you to decide on your bookings. Also, pay attention to the flight cancellation policies and change fees.
  6. Now it's time to decide on the flight you want and make a purchase. Follow the instructions on the site. Fill in your origin, destination, date of travel, and other information needed.
  7. Print the booking confirmation and prepare other important documents to take with you on the day of your departure.

Apart from these steps, the following tips regarding flight bookings may be of help to you.

  1. A general rule is that you should have arrived at the airport 2 hours before departure time, because there is security check, baggage, etc.
  2. If you wish to change your flight, most airlines will issue a payment refund/partial refund maximum 24 hours before prior to departure time. Less than 24 hours, then you will lose the refund.
  3. When you repeatedly search for flights on a certain route, the flight price will change. Sources say that the cookies on the site may be the cause.
  4. If you have confirmed the destination and date of the flight, you should immediately book the flight. If your booking time is too close to your departure date, even though there may be special offers, the prices are generally already high.
  5. You can also search directly on the specific airline's site for a better offer. Airlines may offer better prices than online sites to encourage consumers to make purchases directly on the airline.
  6. Apart from that, you can also consider the travel agent option. You may get a good offers and an agent can help you when a situation gets out of control.
  7. You can use points or miles from an airline rewards card or general travel rewards card to book flights.
  8. You can consider an alternative airport. Many big cities have more than one airport, which often offers cheaper airfare.
  9. If it's not urgent, you can book a connecting flight to your destination and get a cheaper price than a non-stop (direct) flight. For this option, you have to plan enough time for the next flight (2-3 hours), such as: time for security check, delay, collect your bags, etc.
  10. This may be rare, but what happens if you are going to miss a flight? Try to be calm, don't panic! Call your airline immediately and tell them that you will be late! You have to realize that this is airline discretion, tell them your reasons humbly and be polite. Say that you did your best to arrive on time but delayed because circumstances outside of your control, such as: public transport delays; a broken-down vehicle (flat tire or mechanical trouble); unexpected turnaround due to road accident (damage); bad weather conditions (storms); a fallen tree on the road; or a medical emergency. The sooner you call the airline the better and increase your chances of getting help. The airline will re-book you on a later flight to your destination at no additional charge.

That's all! Hopefully these steps and tips will help you book a flight, saving time and also save some money. We wish you a smooth and enjoyable trip!


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