Be Flexible On Arrival/Departure Days
Avoid Traveling During the Holiday Week
Reserve Airport Parking in Advance
Not only is the airport going to be extremely busy over the holidays, but so will the parking lots surrounding it. Do yourself a favor and reserve a spot in advance at an offsite parking facility. This offers several advantages for the holiday flyer. For one, it guarantees you a spot to park your car. For another, it usually always costs less that parking onsite - and if you can find an online coupon for the parking provider, it's even cheaper. Take the stress and hassles out of finding a secured parking spot and getting to the terminal on time when you travel for the holidays this year by reserving it in advance.
Don't Make Group Flight Reservations
If there's a large group of you traveling together, don't take the easy way out and look for a batch of tickets with a single airline on a single flight. You'll end up paying the highest rate found on one seat for all of your seats. Instead, look for availability for two passengers at a time and book your air travel that way. You may not all be seated together on the flight, but you will pay less.
When You Buy Tickets Matters
You've probably heard advice that recommends you buy your airline tickets long before the holiday season so that you get the flight you desire. But doing so can mean you'll pay far more than you need to. Think about it - airlines are counting on holiday flights being full so the earliest rates for those flights will be expensive. But as the time draws nearer and there's still seats left, the airline will usually discount them just so they fill the flight. Don't wait until the very last minute, though, because you'll pay a premium for necessity.
When it comes to saving money for holiday travel, there are ways to do it. Just remember that timing is everything and reserving your flight at just the right time while booking your airport parking ahead of time allows you to stay in your budget.
S. Hurley Hall runs the Taking Off Travel Blog for off airport parking provider ParkRideFlyUSA.com/blog. It covers travel destinations, business travel, travel gadgets, travel tips and more. Join our email list and be the first to hear about special offers that make your trip less expensive and more enjoyable. Book your airport parking reservations before you arrive at the airport. Hurry! Visit us at Park Ride Fly to receive a 10% discount on your airport parking for a limited time.