So here they are, the 4 most frequently asked questions about travel:
1. How far in advance should I book my airline ticket?
This obviously depends on a few items:
First, where are you going to?
Second, when are you going there, is it high season?
By the norm, booking a ticket the latest possible will get you the better deals. But that entangles that you are quite flexible on your dates and times, and also don't mind if you end up not finding a flight - Yes, it may happen that you didn't click fast enough to get the last few seats.
If you do have a date schedule, then the best is to book:
- 1 to 2 months before in case of domestic flights
- 2 to 3 months before for international flights.
Of course, if your answers to where and when you are going tell you is a highly requested place in its peak season, then make sure to add at least 1 more month in advance there.
2. What is the best day of the week to book a flight?
If you mean to get better deals, there are 2 awesome days:
Why? Well, companies usually put up their promotions on Mondays, that is when the other companies get to be aware of their competition, so by Tuesday the companies all decrease their prices trying to compete for your ticket.
3. Why are the fares different in price from site to site?
This relays on the deals the companies have made with each site. Sometimes the agreement relays on lower prices, better combos, or better seats.
Companies may charge the different prices depending on the seat even if it is within the same class, and they may give some sites the cheaper seats, and to others the less cheaper ones.
Also the relationship between the company and the site will depend on marketing and how many people it has brought to the airline.
So unless we are part of all those sites, we can't know for sure, which site has the best deals.
4. What happens if the name on my document is different than the name on my boarding pass?
When booking your flight, try to be sure that your name is the same. This is a safety measure companies take to perform the watch list matching before you issue your boarding pass, and also before you get in the plane. This way a wanted person should not manage to get into your flight disguised or into the country visited.
But, big but here, this doesn't mean that because there is a difference of one has the middle initial while the other has the complete name will stop you from travelling.
The following differences are accepted:
- Middle initial instead of full name
- No middle name/initial instead of full name
- Hyphens or apostrophes missing
Were these helpful?
Did you ever wonder about these?
Are there any other questions you would like answered?
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