Monday, October 8, 2012

Trip Planning Mistake – Inflexible Vacation Dates

A sure way to maybe end up paying too much for airfare is by setting vacation dates and then refusing to change them. Admittedly, a lot of people don’t have flexibility for their vacation time but if you can leave or come home a few days one way or the other, then check out airfare options. Typically, you’ll find the lowest airfare for flying on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Friday and Sunday will cost the most, but this can vary depending upon your route. When using the Internet to search for airfare, be sure and use the Flexible Date option  – this will give you an idea of the airfares around your initial dates. Flexibility in dates also can pay off on your hotel bill. When visiting our grandchildren, my husband and I stay at a Homewood Suites in a business area. During the week, the rates are over $160 per night. When we stay on the weekends, with our AAA discount, the rate drops to $90 per night.

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