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Ingenious Ways to Keep a Check on Thanksgiving Travel Costs

October 27, 2017 Priyannkaa Dey 0Comment

Holiday season is the time to enjoy, meet family, eat delicious food and give your mind the relaxation & rest that it has been craving for a very long time. The Thanksgiving festival is coming up and with it, the travel excitement is increasing.

However, whether you plan to travel with family to an exotic destination or you need to travel to meet family, it is always advisable and wise to trim costs. Getting a reasonably priced hotel or a flight ticket can seem like an uphill task as the costs are soaring and demands are higher. Let’s explore a few ways by which you can lower your traveling expenses during this Thanksgiving festival.

Use Rivalry among Travel Websites to your Advantage

Securing an airline ticket to your favorite destination or thanksgiving getaways might be a bit tough during peak season. However, if you check the destinations where there is high demand as well as competition to provide perfect fares for traveling, you will get numerous delightful options. Strategically, these places will offer excellent pricing and there will be some alternative for every individual.

Don’t Delay and Over-think for your Thanksgiving Travel Plans

It is always good to make up your mind fast, especially when demands are high. Opportunities to grab lowest fare air tickets or perfect hotels at economical rates will not be too many during the peak season because if you don’t take it, someone else will take it.

Make detailed plans as soon as you can. Sign up for alerts and notifications on various travel websites and grab the deals if there is any drop in price. During Thanksgiving, these offers can be for a day or two, so you need to decide fast. Booking your flights early can be helpful in trimming costs.

Choosing Airports and Days to Travel During Thanksgiving Vacations

There are other ways to save money too which are logical yet quite often ignored completely. Choose alternate hubs or airports which are a little farther away. If it’s convenient to travel from there at a lower cost comparatively, then it’s a great idea. Also, there are no magical days when cost is lower whether it’s a weekday or weekend.

Explore all days if you have a flexible schedule as things are different during festive season and prices keep fluctuating. For example, during Thanksgiving, on the morning of Turkey day or the Wednesday and Saturday after the holiday might be the days that are quite affordable.

Also, look out for sites like FareMachine where you will get a fair idea about the perfect prices and availability during Thanksgiving or any other festival. Furthermore, there will be travel experts to help you regarding your travel plans to thanksgiving weekend getaways.

 Don’t Follow the Crowd; Redeem the Points & Miles

Don’t worry about where everyone is going. Choose off-beat places or business destinations. Not only will they give a peaceful and hassle-free experience, you will feel more relaxed traveling to a place that is not over-crowded. This is also the time to use the reward points and miles that you have been saving.

In some cases, price might remain same but other benefits will be quite appealing like complimentary upgrades, waiving off baggage fees, special travel packages, frequent flier program perks etc.

Exciting Road Trips with Loads of Snacks & Entertainment

It’s not necessary that one has to travel everywhere by flight during this Thanksgiving festival. If the chosen destination is not too far, then driving there while enjoying the relaxing music, fresh air on the face and great snacks on the way can be the perfect alternative.

It will help you to save money as no luggage costs are there; yet you can have a fulfilling experience with friends and family. Moreover, you decide yourself regarding the snacks, entertainment options and other things that make you comfortable beforehand. Bring these items along while packing for the trip so that they need not be bought additionally during the journey.

Keep Checking Social Media for Economical Thanksgiving Flights and Amazing Thanksgiving Flight Deals

Social media has become a huge playground for any brand. If the promotions on social media are not in place, then chances are that it might never reach your target audience. Therefore, keep checking your social networking accounts and mails, you might find many exciting and unpublished fare deals & offers there. Friends can help you too.

For more updates regarding flight bookings at the perfect prices, check FareMachine.

Priyannkaa Dey

Content Writer at FareMachine
With editorial and writing experience with magazines such as ‘DataQuest’, ‘Leisure & Resorts’, ‘Voice&Data’, 'Entrepreneur'; Priyanka has also worked in the digital communication department of other organizations like FareMachine. Her interests include blog reading and writing.

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