Tuesday, 23 February 2016

The 4 most asked questions about travel


You may have never traveled before, or you may be a pro at it. No matter who you are, there are always the questions you would love to ask someone, and get a straight forward answer.
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:
- Tuesday
- Wednesday

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?
Leave me a comment letting me know.

23 comments:

  1. This was really helpful post! Especially for the ones who are traveling alone for the first time :-)

    <3: Jasmin N | littlethingswithjassy.blogspot.fi

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    1. Yep, even if not alone, it's always good to know more.

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  2. I am starting to plan an anniversary trip for this fall, so this was extremely helpful! I didn't realize there were days to get better deals than others. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. I've definitely heard that Tuesdays are the best days to book flights... And I have crazily seen some tickets from LA to DEN at $39!!! WHAT?!?! lol!

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    1. I know, you get the really crazy deals!

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  4. Agreed. Especially on the ticket part!

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  5. I saw an infographic about this subject on Pinterest. When I needed to book a trip to Greece, I put some of it into practice. It actually DOES matter the day of the week you fly out and return, too. Big difference in price!

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    1. Yep, I am glad you managed to get better prices!

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  6. Thanks for this. Many new travelers get confused by all the changes and this helps tremendously!

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  7. Thanks for the helpful tips. I didn't realise that there were better days than others to book flights.

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    1. Most people don't know. That is why I am here!!! hehehe

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  8. For certain laces you have to book way even 6 months in advance. For example, for going to places such as Vietnam, the prices are going up really quickly! But for places such as Japan, the prices can be ok even 2 months before.

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    1. Exactly, you are completely right!

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  9. These helpful tips. It's good to know things like what day is the best day to book your flight.

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  10. I remember when we booked me a flight under my married name and I hadn't changed my passport. That was a fun day. Not! Haha. Yup. Always worth double checking. We did have rather a lot going on that year though, so we had a good enough excuse not to be so vigilant! ;-)

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    1. Hahaha, Oh my, that must have been quite a situation!

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  11. Very helpful post. Planning on travelling around Europe in summer.

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    1. Lovely, you will enjoy yourself a lot!

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  12. Thanks for the tips ! Always wondered about the prices.

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