Trips Tips for The Average Joe

Handy Tips for Frequent Flyers

Traveling is one of the things you’ll find lots of tips about, especially online. But are all of these tips worth reading? Maybe not. Some are as common sense as “pack light” or “keep a bottle of water in handy” and the like.

If you want real tips that can give you real benefits when you’re always on the go, whether for work, business or pleasure, check out the following:

1. Know how code shares work.

Before booking a flight on a partner airline to get miles, check how their partnership functions. Travel clock is always ticking, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t find time to check the details. Some will give you the same mileage, others less. Yet others may count miles based on how much you paid for the ticket, instead of the distance covered.

2. Book flights separately one-way each instead of round-trip.

Sometimes, flying two different flights with separate one-way tickets is less expensive than getting a round-trip ticket, and may give you better departure and arrival times as you put different flights together. Apparently, your travel clock will be more flexible for you if you choose this option.

3. User your airline’s app.

Most airlines have invested in their own apps that meant to provide passengers with real-time updates on things such as delays in flights or changes in boarding gates, etc. If you’re traveler, you know just how helpful a tool like this can be. At most airports, you can even use these apps for paperless boarding. And it can also make your travel clock easier to manage.

4. See what perks you can enjoy with your credit cards.

You may already be entitled to perks and you just didn’t know it. Take note, however, that these privileges may differ, so you have to know your priorities, like when you have to decide between waiving your foreign transaction fees or earning more miles. Sometimes, you have to decide quickly – travel clock is always ticking, remember?

5. Get those cookies out.

Lastly, if you’ve heard about that thing called “dynamic pricing,” be aware that it will not reduce a flight’s price regardless of the number of times you refresh a window; in fact, it can even push the price up as the system is led to think that demand has just increased. Though people can try getting around this by using incognito windows, the safest option is still to tidy your search history and get rid of those cookies.

There are more tips that can help increase your frequent flier IQ, but these are five that can really make a huge difference in your experience. You can keep your travel clock up-to-date, which is important for every traveler.