Summer has arrived, the weather’s warm and vacation season is in full swing. Chances are you’ll be catching a flight this summer — whether you’re going domestic or international, use these tips for a more enjoyable and efficient flying experience.
Find cheap flights with these apps: Skiplagged – Shows you hidden-city ticketing options to get you a flight for up to 50% less. Hopper – Predicts upcoming price trends.
Has your flight fare lowered since you booked? Contact the airline — some will give you the difference back in airline credit.
Skip long security lines. Apply for TSA Precheck ($85 for five years) to save time and stress. For international travel, apply for Global Entry ($100 for five years) to expedite the customs process.
Give up your seat for a travel voucher. If you’re not in a rush to get to your destination and you find yourself on an over-booked flight, let the ticketing counter know. They may offer you travel vouchers for giving up your seat.
Long day of travel ahead? Head to the airport’s website to pre-book an airport lounge pass. Gain access to a quiet space with complimentary refreshments, magazines, WiFi, etc. There is an upfront fee, but it provides a relaxing start to your travels.
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