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6 Important Things To Know About Booking Flights

By: Mary Briscoe Categories: Air Travel

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There are many points which are important to take in consideration when booking flights. Some of these factors are obvious but it’s always good to have knowledge about them before you make booking for your next flight.

Seasonal Variations

Seasonal Variations
It’s really very expensive to fly to Europe particularly in July or August since it’s the summer holidays. All the holiday packages are extremely expensive during the Canadian winters when you want to enjoy a week in the sun.

Yet there is one thing which many people don’t focus on and that is their destination. If you are traveling to China a week before the Chinese New Year or you are traveling to Turkey in Ramadan, then take our advice, do not fly in festive seasons as the prices go high and there are chances that you won’t find any seat available, since in festive seasons, all the flights are jam-packed.

Time Of Your Flight

Time Of Your Flight
The timing of your flight is a very essential factor. It’s not like you are always ready to fly at 4 am in the morning. Availability is essential but should not always be considered as the prime factor. Knowing all the factors like when to fly, where to go and what date to travel, many people think that the price of an airplane ticket depends on the numbers of seats on the plane.

Well, let me tell you something interesting, this is not the case. When you get on a flight next time, inquire the price of tickets from a few passengers around. i. What you will find surprising is that not more than 12 people have paid the same price as you have. What’s all that about?

Internet Vs Travel Agent

Internet Vs Travel Agent
Making a booking through a travel agent has its own pros and cons.For me, it does not suit well as I’m a little skeptical about getting my booking done through travel agents. Booking your flight online through a website has its own pros too. Like you can search the best deal for the travel destination you are going to. You can book a precise seat according to the requirement you have, you can pay through credit card and there is no commission deducted. For me booking flights through website has always worked and I recommend it on top of the travel agent.

Reconfirm Flights

Reconfirm Flights
Before leaving your house, you should always reconfirm your flight in advance. At times when you reach the airport, you find out that the plane has not reached or the flight is delayed and you have to wait for several hours. The flight can be re-routed and reschedule at any time so it’s always a good idea to reconfirm in advance.

Last Minute Flight Deals

Last Minute flight Deals
The airlines always encourage you to book in advance so that you can secure the best price but that doesn’t mean that they don’t secure a good price on flight deals. If you are looking for a chance to book the last minute deals then I recommend the following:

Don’t Be Fussy – The reason an airplane is not filling up is because people aren’t booking the flight. Ask yourself why is it so cheap? Many times the air travel industry opens their doors to last minute deals or cheap flights just to get more passengers.

Be Flexible – You need to be flexible with your travelling dates.If you can travel any time in July then you should keep checking the deals and you might come across the one that interests you.

One-Way Flight

One Way Flight
When you are booking a one way ticket, you will be shocked with the prices. At times it will be cheap, at times it will be expensive and at times it will be more costly than the return ticket. The price of one way ticket depends solely on the destination you are traveling to.

If you are traveling to some country that will require a lot of documentation to pass through the immigration besides the passport with six month validity then there is a good chance that your one way ticket will be very expensive.

So when you are booking a flight for any destination, remember these factor sand keep them in consideration.

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