With all the talk about airport security and the new rules that TSA employees must implement (sorry if you don't want naked photos of yourself floating around or don't want to be felt up before you get dinner & a movie) let's talk about flight carries. Who do you prefer to fly with? Which airlines offer the best rates?
When booking a flight, do you stay with one carrier to rack up the miles to get free trips and hotel stays? Or do you go on orbitz.com and just compare prices and choose the lower?
JSD Tips for comparing flights:
♥ DO use a website like orbitz.com or expedia.com if you're just looking for the cheapest deal
♥ DO sign up with a specific airline frequent flyer program if you find yourself traveling with them quite often. You can use the miles you traveled to earn free flights, hotel stays, magazines etc.
♥DON'T wait until the last minute to book a flight! You'll be paying way more than you want to. Know you want to travel during the New Year's holiday? If you haven't booked now, depending on where you're going--it's going to be one expensive flight!
♥ DON'T overlook the EXTRA fees flight carriers charge! Baggage fees are the new thing---Southwest has bags fly free! If not, you have to pay for your bags to fly-both ways.
♥ DO make sure you want to travel the dates you choose when booking. Carriers charge extra fees to make any changes to your itinerary.
So what your tips when booking flights? We'd love to hear from you!