Get ready for the most expensive holiday travel season ever. Because if you want the experience to last for years to come, you’ll have to stay at least as long as the holidays.
As a former New York Times travel correspondent, I have been to every imaginable place in the world and experienced almost every imaginable type of holiday. Now, I plan to do the same to you.
In this guide, I’ll show you how to save money on every type of holiday from the beach to the mountains and everything in between. Whether you’re planning to drive the Trans-Siberian railway, take a cruise or fly business class, I’ll tell you what to look for and how to use your vacation time the most efficiently.
If you’ve never flown business class before, this is the time to do it. Travelers who flew business class before will save up to half of what they would have spent on a standard economy ticket. That’s why it is so important to know the key to business class ticket pricing.
How to Save Money on the Best Holiday Travel in 2019
1. Travel by Air
Air travel has the best possible chance to save you money on your vacation because you know where you are going and when you are coming back. You can also use it to earn some extra money while you’re away.
Here’s how traveling by air is easy:
You book with your preferred airline.
Your flights are fully-booked, so there are no surprises.
You plan to return to your same country after your vacation.
In the unlikely case you miss a flight because of a weather or flight delay, you’re just another passenger. Your only compensation is to take a later flight on a different airline.
2. Buy a Round-Trip Flight
If you’re buying airline tickets with United, for example, you’ll get a lot more flexibility when it comes to routing. That means you can take a direct route to or from your destination and bypass your preferred airport. It will also save you money because it’s cheaper to fly a direct route. So, you can take the scenic route, the super-fast route and even the boring route that only stops in one airport.
To keep your budget in check when buying round-trip flight tickets, you have to stick with your flight dates. And you’ll still save money if you book your ticket