Love Travelling? Travelling increases your knowledge, adds to your memories and broadens your mind. Places like ghats, valleys, and breathtaking sunsets, although are harder to reach, are worthwhile as soon as you get there.
But getting there comes at a cost. Not just the cost of taking time off from work, or family or going through the travelling discomfort, but also the actual cost of the tickets!
Many people are simply unable to travel because of the expensive tickets to different places. Especially the cost of international tickets is huge. That explains delayed plans in friend circles to Thailand, the Maldives and more beautiful places!
Not just the international ones, domestic torus also can be hard on the wallet. Although how much you would like, and how long have you been saving to get there, you can always appreciate a discount.
So, in this article, we are highlighting the top 7 ways in which you can save on your flight tickets.
- Use a coupon
Coupons are available on anything and everything these days. That means you can also find discount coupons on travel. Let me explain to you how it works.
Whenever you want to book for a ticket from an online website you can easily find the schedule and the fares of the tickets. There are plenty of airlines in and outside of Indian that will help you get to places.
AirAsia is one of the leading Indian airlines. There are plenty of coupons for AirAsia present online. These coupons will help you save on all your AirAsia travel needs. Simply look for AirAsia coupons online and find amazing deals on travel. You can get 15% off on domestic flights or can select from holiday packages to unique destinations from flat rates. At the same time, you would also be able to get cashback on your spends.
- Watch out for giveaways
‘Travel giveaways’ are exciting because many a time they not only you get you the discount or free tickets, but also can reduce the cost of the entire vacation. This includes accommodation costs and more! Or you can simply win a complete holiday package in an online fest and enjoy your way to Dubai, Milan or other awesome places.
Participate in games online. Keep an eye on the prizes. Many companies start fun events at the time of festivals or big events like IPL where they organize a range of games that can get you gifts. If you are lucky enough, you can win a trip too.
You are most likely to win these cool giveaways from travel companies. It will practically save your amount on your tickets. But you have to be updated with their events and offers so you don’t loose out on the contests as soon as they arrive. Best would be to follow them on all their social channels and also subscribe to the newsletter. This way you will be informed as and when they come up with the games that can make you win all the tickets.
These also include social contests that run on Instagram, Facebook or more places. Simply tagging your friends or answering easy questions can get all of you an awesome trip. That’s so worth it, huh?
- Use the benefit programs
You already know that when you book a ticket you will be able to get a bunch of points that you can store in your credit account and then use whenever you need. Many people ignore this as they don’t know when they will have enough points to be able to claim a ticket, But you would feel surprised if you think about it. Consider all the referral programs, rewards, loyalty programs and more all put together. That can help you save a lot on your ticket.
First, pick one airline’s website. Check all the reward programs they host. Create a free account and sign up for all of those. Use the benefits religiously to make the most out of them.
Here’s how you can sign up for a Referrals program.
Send the referral links to your friends or family members through WhatsApp or other messaging apps. The links are fairly simple to copy. You can also share the exact same link from the referrals page and the whole process takes less than a minute. But the real deal starts when you have to convince your friends to signup with the link. But when they do, bam! The rewards are yours, and they get the benefits too! There, you just collected a bunch of rewards points.
Above that, you also have credit card offers that will help yo increase your points over time.
- Get employed by the airlines
If you really love flying, then you must consider a job at an airline. The airlines hire for a bunch of posts including air hostess, stewards and more. You can also get a ground staff position. Mostly the jobs at an airlines company are interchangeable. For example, a ground staff can be a flight attendant later in his/ her career.
But for the biggest benefit – you get huge discounts on travelling (more than any offer) and also the opportunity to fly for free all the time. Companies mention exciting benefits in the job opening descriptions like vacations in addition to insurances of different kinds. Free tickets are given to the crew depending on their experience in the airlines and other factors. The number of yearly tickets can go up to 24 free tickets per year. Most of the times, families can enjoy free tickets too.
About the author
Aamer Hussain is an avid traveller and always finds new ways to save on his travelling expenses. In his full time job, he works as a content marketer.