This episode we look at the basics of booking a flight. What to do and what not to do. We go back to the fundamentals for first time travellers and discuss checking in online, reserving your seat and whether you need to print out your confirmation!
Using a flight comparison website is a great start. Momondo, Skyscanner, Google flights and Kyak are all great.
Be flexible on your dates as you can save yourself a fortune by dealing your trip by as little as 2 days.
Once you have found the perfect flight, jump over to the airlines official website to see if they can offer it any cheaper.
On budget airlines you may have to pay to pre-book your seat. You don’t need to do this. Your “seat” is confirmed already and you can get assigned a seat at check in for free if you are not fussy.
You need to check your baggage allowance. Each airline differs with this. Hand luggage now has a weight and item restriction, so check before you go to the airport. If you are checking any luggage then budget airlines will normally charge extra for these bags.
MAKE SURE you add this to your booking before your flight as paying for checked luggage at the airport could set you back 4 times as much!
On long haul flights, meals are normally included and you can tell them whilst booking if you need a vegetarian option. With short haul, depending upon the airline you can normally purchase snacks mid-air!
You pay for a flight using a debit/credit card. If you have a credit card, this can sometimes be better as you are sometimes offered protection on your payment.
——- SOME HELPFUL RELATED VIDEOS ——-
13 WAYS TO PASS TIME ON A LONG HAUL FLIGHT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VjSQXh0L7o
HOW TO SURVIVE LONG HAUL FLIGHTS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXvR_0HXj-w
COMPARING FLIGHT COMPARISON WEBSITES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RltaxRlmzM
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