What’s the great thing about discount or low cost airline travel? It can motivate you to go an adventure that otherwise you may never have even considered before! (You may also hear discount or low cost airlines described as low cost carriers (LCC) or no-frills-airlines). So how exactly do you snap up that great airfare then?
Possibly the easiest way is to book your airline tickets online. The trick here is to find the low cost airline websites rather than affiliate websites which may slap an extra commission on top of your ticket costs. After all, you’re in this to get discount travel, right?
So, what you need to do is to jump online and search deep into Google (past page one). Also check any surcharges, extra taxes and other costs that might be added to the ticket cost. Remember that sometimes an air fare will have an attractive price tag but have hefty ‘additions’ added. So always do your due diligence.
Don’t disregard the major airlines too. These airlines discount, run promotions and special limited time flight sales. When one of these appears on your horizon, act quickly. The really cheap flights tend to get snapped up faster than you can pull your credit card out!
Another thing is that discount or low cost airline travel sometimes means that you have to travel light. You may find very low baggage allowances due to the low cost of the airfare. But don’t assume this. Always check what the limits are and what you can carry on. You don’t want to get stung with an extra payment because your baggage was over limit!
The thing about low budget flying is that you need to be flexible and ready to go at notice. You may be allocated to whichever seat they can fit you in, in-flight entertainment may be sparse, and water and food the bare minimum. But either way, these flights are out there all the time – your job is to get your hands on one and get your adventure started!