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It’s Almost Vacation Time!

It’s Almost Vacation Time!

Are you dreaming of a vacation or getaway? If you are beginning to plan or are ready to book airline tickets, here are some travel tips to avoid overspending. Airfare savings with cut-rate travel is possible!

When to book a plane ticket

Book in advance: Generally, booking flights well in advance can help you save money. Airline prices tend to go up as you get closer to the travel date, so book your flights as early as possible if you know your travel plans well in advance. Book 49 days in advance, or seven weeks for the best airfare.  Studies show that is when the fares tend to be the lowest.

Be flexible with your travel dates: If you are flexible with your travel dates, you can save a lot of money. Try to avoid flying during peak travel periods like holidays or weekends, as prices are usually higher during these times.

Sign up for airline newsletters: Airlines often send out newsletters with exclusive discounts and promotions for their subscribers. Signing up for these newsletters lets you stay informed of deals or promotions and save money on your flights.

Use price comparison websites: Price comparison websites can help you find the cheapest flights available. They allow you to compare prices across different airlines and travel dates, helping you find the best deal.

Fly budget airlines: Budget airlines offer cheaper flights than traditional airlines but may have fewer amenities and charge extra fees for things like baggage or seat selection. However, if you don't mind sacrificing some comfort, flying budget airlines can save you a lot of money.

Use airline rewards programs: If you fly frequently, signing up for an airline rewards program can help you earn points or miles that can be redeemed for free flights or other benefits.

Remember, when booking flights, it's important to compare prices across different airlines and read the terms and conditions carefully to avoid hidden fees or charges.

Where to book a plane ticket

Of course, getting to your destination is the goal, but consider flying into less popular airports that are near your destination. Why? The fares there could be lower. Plus, there may be sightseeing opportunities or activities to enjoy along the way.

How to book a plane ticket for the best rates

Don’t assume roundtrip fares are the lowest.  Sometimes, booking two one-way tickets may be less because you fly in one direction on one airline and fly back home on another. Also, consider calling the airline directly and speaking with an agent.  Sometimes they have access to lower fares than you’ll find online. 

Wherever you go, remember that with Online Banking, you can access your accounts anywhere you can access the web. It’s easy to enroll; click this link for instructions and links to download our Mobile App from the Apple Store or Google Play Store. Once that’s complete, you will be able to log in using your digital banking credentials and have First Reliance Bank in your pocket wherever you go.

Do us a favor, please, tell your friends about us so they can be smart about their money too.


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