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Oct

How to Save Your Money by Using Air Miles

By: Mary Briscoe Categories: Airline Miles

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Summertime is the peak for tourists and travelling for people around the world – with children out of school, vacation season all round, most trips are planned during the summer months. These are followed by the months of autumn, when schools are back in session, people settle back into their daily routines of work and studies and the travelling industry enjoys a little time of relaxation. This is also the perfect time to travel; there are no congested crowds of eager tourists or the summer hustle bustle at airports. In addition, there are special discounts for specific destinations if you know how to choose your vacation spot wisely. Autumn travelling can be very cost-efficient for you, if you only pay a little attention and make the most of all the offers being put forward.

1. Choose the Off-Season to Visit Your Favorite European City:

The major European cities like Rome, London, Athens,and Paris tend to be extremely expensive during the summer when hundreds and thousands of tourists travel there. In the months directly following summer, these cities become much cheaper and affordable in comparison, hence making this time perfect to plan your vacation to these magnificent cities of Europe. This is because prices are increased during peak tourism season and slacked directly after. The opportunity cost of a late vacation will be the change in weather, the summer heat will be replaced by a slightly cool breeze, but that is a small compensation to make. Cheaper season, here, does not only refer to shopping within the cities and tourist deals but also the airfare and hotel bookings – the overall cost of the trip can be cut down significantly if the summer season is avoided.

However, flights across the continents still tend to be expensive, but that can easily be overcome by opting for deals that help you get cheaper tickets. You can reduce your airfare by redeeming points for miles or buying miles. Utilize your travel rewards before they reach their expiration date and can no longer be used. Buy the miles to cover the amount remaining after using the miles accumulated and enjoy your vacation to Europe!

2. Keep a Track of Your Miles Tickets and all Promotions:

The best thing about cheaper airfares during the off-season is that it’s easier to use the miles you have accumulated and cash in to use the rewards. Airlines often have deals and promotions going on for their frequent flyers that aid in getting cheaper flights and a more luxurious experience. The money saved through this can be used in the hotel booking and budgeting during the actual vacation. If the airfare exceeds the rewards you have attained, you can buy the miles and use them. There are special deals for the purchase of miles that offer discounts and special pricing to entice the frequent flyers to avail that option. The off-season is a perfect time to do just that and then go enjoy a holiday that will go down in the memory books as one of the best and more cost-effective trips planned.

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"The frequent flyer scheme has become as much part of the business traveler's life as a mobile phone or a passport. Indeed, when they were launched twenty-five years ago, air miles promised to be the passport to riches for those flyer loyal and busy enough to earn them."
"For the average traveler, that means buying miles or points in order to reach a threshold for an award ticket. Most airline charge 3 to 5 cents per miles."
"There is a group of traveler junkies so obsessed with racking up frequently flier miles, they scour the internet for deals that take them through little known airports."

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