Long distance parenting can be expensive!Â Here are a few things I have done in my continuous quest to find affordable airfare and to make the traveling experience as pleasant as possible.
I have joined frequent flier programs. I like the frequent flier programs that allow miles to accumulate and can then be credited towards a free ticket but I have been very disappointed to learn that they do not all work that way. Iâ€™ve been racking up miles on one airline all summer long and just found out that all I can get from it is an upgrade. Sure, upgrades are nice but what I really would like is a little relief from these sky-high airfare rates!
I signed up for weekly e-mail alerts from all of the airlines on which I normally travel. I also check the travel sites periodically but it has been my experience that the best deals usually come directly from the airline sites.
Hereâ€™s one thing I highly recommend regarding November/December holiday travel: book your tickets sooner rather than later. I booked December flights last month and those same flights have already increased in price!