- Posted August 12, 2013 by
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100 Ways to Travel Better: Your tips
HOW TO HAVE THE VACATION YOU WANT WITHOUT BREAKING THE BUDGET
Last year I flew to Rome for unbelievable price of $90. How, you ask?
Miles, miles, miles. Whenever you fly, sign up for the airline’s mile program for every flying member of your family. It may be not too much at first, but the miles do add up.
Sign up for a credit card that gives you miles for dollars you spend on the card. You can use these miles for yourself or any one you want - the miles are transferrable! This is the major savings you will get. If the card has annual fees, make sure to call the card customer service and ask if they waive the first year’s fee. In a year you can re-assess if it’s is worth keeping.
While I found that prices on Orbitz and similar sites are usually the same as those offered by airlines directly, if you do decide to purchase tickets from those sites, make sure to add your airline mile account number and use a credit card to get even more miles for your money. You will find that the airline will give you hundreds of free extra miles as a thank you gift. Your next air-travel will be either of minimal payment or even free.
At the time you book your ticket, don’t forget to choose your seats - the last thing you want is to be stuck for hours in a middle seat.
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