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Travel hacks include booking scams too and this time we’re going to tell you on how to escape the additional costs when booking flights.
What Is It?
While flying over to destinations is becoming more and more affordable, there are still some additional costs that passengers have to go through at the end of the booking process online.
Known as the ‘ancillary fees‘, the airlines also charge for other aspects of a flight such as luggage, reservations, seat reservations and meals that can increase the cost of the ticket.
What’s In It?
Even though airlines bring out the best bargains for cheap flights, this might not always be true as you need to look out for the additional charges at the end before paying for the tickets. When you go until the end of the procedure, you’re able to compare the prices and see what all is included as additional costs.
Look for all the mandatory costs and a list of things you wish to include according to your choices, every individual traveller has his or her own set of needs like check-in baggage, eat a meal on board, or to book a particular seat on the plane.
Extra baggage can an additional cost that most flights include even though your ticket price is cheap but, you might have to give more because of it. To avoid this, try to travel with a carry-on bag only, if that’s not an option, always check the rules and guidelines of the particular airline for luggage allowances and weigh your bag before going on board.
Try to always plan ahead before travelling to destinations like buying currency and getting it exchanged. Buy your currency in installments to avoid the sudden changes in the currency exchange rates. Another way to dodge the hidden costs is by pre-booking your meal on board as many airlines do not have the option of free meals.
To avoid paying extra for your wish to fly in a middle seat or a front row seat, try to book your seats well in advance online, if you still run out of options then call the airline directly or email them to fix the problem.
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