United, Frontier, Southwest and Virgin America are very friendly when it comes to holding your flight but other airlines you typically need to book a week in advance for this trick to work.
When booking your ticket after entering in your information on the payment screen will be a hold button. Select the option and your price will be locked in, giving you the chance to use the next 24 hours to land an even better deal!
Open-jaw tickets allow you to travel from point A to point B to point C and then back to point A. Let’s say you wanted to travel from Philadelphia to LA but before you head back to Philly you want to stop in Washington. Booking all three trips separately can be pretty expensive but using a tool such as Google ITA matrix can make the process simpler.
Why Pay In US Dollars When You Can Book Using Foreign Currency
It’s sometimes cheaper to pay with something other than USD. That’s right! Your tickets point-of-sale aka where the transaction takes place can cause price differences. Airlines typically charge more for passengers from countries with higher incomes such as the U.S., by merely changing your country when on an airline’s website the value of your ticket can change. This trick works best when looking to purchase international tickets.
Your Physical Location Matters
For U.S. domestic flights, locations matter. Booking a flight in a lower income neighborhood compared to the Hamptons or Beverly Hills really makes a difference! The way you can trick travel websites into thinking you are somewhere you aren’t is to change your I.P. address. We won’t teach you how to do that, but a quick Google search will show you what you need to do.
Pay For Wi-Fi? Ya, Right!
Google saves the day yet again. Little known fact, a slew of Google apps work for free when using Wi-Fi while flying high above the seven seas.
- Google Voice (sending and receiving)
- Google Drive
- Google Maps
- Google Hangouts
- Google Plus
- Google Translate
- Google Image Search
- Google AdSense
- Google Analytics
- Google Search from phone search bar
- Amazon music (only music in playlist will stream)
- Airline app
FYI, these apps typically only work when using your smartphone, but it’s better than nothing! Now go ahead and get your text game on from 30,000 feet above ground.
Why Pay For Your Bag When You Can Gate Check It
Why pay $25 for a service that’ll be given for free. If you can happen to fit all of your clothing into one carry on bag, then you’re in luck! Upon getting to your gate, ask the ticket agent to gate check your bag before boarding. Now you have extra money to pay for that overpriced airport coffee.