Tips and Tricks to Tickets From the Jetsetting Blonde

“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” Rosalia de Castro

Jetsetting Blonde

With all the frequent flier miles I have racked up, I get asked a lot about what my wanderlusting secrets are. There isn’t an exclusive club, or a hidden password to travel and to do it while ballin’ on a budget. I am the queen of a deal, and as a jet setting blonde, I have made it my mission to know the ins and outs of traveling, especially when it comes to flying.

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BUY your ticket ON a Tuesday or Wednesday

This one is the most important, yet it also has a knack of confusing people. Yes, there are certian days that are better to fly on. But there are also certain days and times you should BUY your tickets on.

The magical days of days is Tuesday after three and Wednesday. Why is it cheaper to search and book your tickets on these days? I honestly have no idea. Perhaps airlines know that most people book and plan their trips at the beginning or end of the week so they decide to be a bit generous. We can hope.

Whatever the thought process, it is the perfect reason to love Tuesday again! I have experimented by searching for tickets on a Friday and they are much more expensive then that holy grail of a day, Tuesday.

Time does matter. Tuesday mornings are still expensive, but once the clock hits three they magically get cheaper. I have also, though I value my sleep to much, been told buying them at two or three in the morning is also cheaper, but again while I might be all about that travel deal, a girl needs her shut eye. Thus I will stick with Tuesday’s after three.

Do not search on the day you are actually flying

This might sound weird and just a little big brother, but airlines do keep track of what you are searching. If you type in the date you actually need the ticket for, they will think you are desperate and raise the rates. Do you ever notice that the days before or after your selected date are cheaper? Their is a reason. Airlines habitually will make the date you picked more expensive. Put in a date a few days before your preferred one so you can gage, before you actually book.

Another Big Brother tip (I swear I am not a conspiracy theorist) is erase your browser before you are ready to buy. Again, airlines take note of what you have searched for in the past. If you erase it and start fresh, tickets will be way cheaper!

Fly with one airline

This one can be hard if you are jetting all over the place. Not every company flies everywhere. But try to stick to as few as airlines as possible. They will not only offer reward programs, where if you rack up enough points you get free flights, (thank you JetBlue, you know how to keep me travelin’ on a budget!) but if something has happened, they are more apt to help their loyal members then those who flit between companies, or even use third parties.

Thankfully I haven’t had to many hiccups, but the ones I have had, (and I admit one of them was my own blondeness) Jetblue was willing to work with me at little to no charge. All those fees airlines charge when you have to change your flight? JetBlue has waived them every time for me. Loyalty goes a long way!

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Fly on weekdays

This one can be difficult because we don’t always get to plan our schedules, but if you can book your flights so that you leave on one of the less busier days (i.e. midweek usually) do it! Flights are much cheaper on days that have less traffic. Airlines jack the prices up on days that are popular to fly on like Friday afternoons, and Sundays when people plan getaways. If it is an extended holiday weekend, try to take the day before or after off. That Thursday or Tuesday can be up to a hundreds of dollars cheaper, then if you fly when every else does. And not only will your wallet thank you, but also your sanity as the lines will be much shorter!

Kill them with kindness

Flying is stressful, I understand that. But I can not tell you how many times I have been upgraded to seats or offered food, because I kill the attendants with kindness. Plus it is entertaining to hear someone complain and then be given priority over them! Kindness does win out people! And flight attendants pay attention to it! Smile at them, make eye contact with them and even if a rule seems silly, listen to them. Being cooperative can actually be beneficial, because they will remember you and be more likely to give you priority.

What are some of your tips and tricks for flying without breaking the bank?

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  1. I remember you telling me some of these tips before and they seriously surprised me!!! The Tuesday and Wednesday is literally a life hack, like how would one even know that!! I’ve also relayed that message to Andrew since he’s usually the one who buys them on the spot lol And when you say fly with one airline/jetblue, etc….do you by chance have the jetblue CC? Andrew and I are trying to find maybe like a CC or something so that we can start building up flyer miles but we have no idea which airline or which card would be better. I mean I’m sure if we actually did research on it we could get an idea but I figure I ask Miss JetSetter herself just in case you had a quick answer for that πŸ™‚

    xo, JJ

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    1. Oh my gosh yessss!!!! It is a life hack! (totally needing out, but I love that word hack I have no idea why, but I do!)
      I do not. I have thought about getting it. It would totally be beneficial. They have the true blue program which is free and literally every flight you book you rack up points which after a certain amount you can use for flights.
      Oh my gosh you just made my day! and are the sweetest! I will say, (and where you fly out of Logan, you do have more options) go with the airline you use the most and goes to the airports you fly too. I got hooked on JetBlue, because they fly to all the destinations I typically go too and their headquarters is JFK, which is the airport I fly out of.
      But if I flew out of Laguardia, I would probably be getting cozy with Delta or United since that is their big hub.
      I hope you are having an amazing week beauty! ❀

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  2. These are incredible tips!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank youuu!!!! I was actually just going to do some research on traveling cheap. Do you use any credit cards for airline miles?! Can you tell I’m dying to plan another trip soon?! XOXO

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    1. Thanks beauty! Awe thank you for your sweet words and for reading! I have missed you! I do not, but I have thought about it. I love it! Please do! Maybe to the East Coast? In particular the Concrete Jungle? I know a place you can stay for free! πŸ™‚ ❀

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      1. I miss you too!!! And of course ❀ GIRL- I am dyiiing to go to NY. WHAT A DREAM, especially with the best NY local I know!!! Also- just fun fact, I never knew it was called the concrete jungle until I saw it on your blog- and now I hear it referred to as that everywherrreee! So thank you for that πŸ˜‰ ❀ XO

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        1. Oh my gosh you are the sweetest! Haha you are very welcome, you were int he know before others were in the know! ;p And you have an open invitation and I will have a list of all the must do local and tourist spots ready! ❀

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