LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – Thinking of Christmas this summer? Probably not. But when you leave town, it’s important to book early. 13 Action News anchor Tricia Kean gets great money-saving tips from a travel expert.
“We went to Amsterdam, London, Nice, Paris,” says Aly Herrera.
She and her father are seasoned travelers.
“We went to the Cayman Islands, to Puerto Rico,” says Aly.
The couple also travel regularly to Mexico. His father, Rey, says he has a few rules when it comes to finding a flight.
“It just makes more financial sense to choose a certain airline that gives you free baggage,” says Rey.
Rey also avoids additional add-ons.
“I rarely pay for insurance. I’ve had it in the past. But it’s not usual,” says Rey.
He also books as early as possible. In fact, Rey is already considering flights to Mexico for Christmas.
BOOK NOL NOW
“Always buy in advance. It’s just the perfect thing to do,” says Rey.
Travel expert Scott Keyes of Scott’s Cheap Flights says Rey has the right idea. Book your Christmas flight now and your summer vacation flight in winter.
“Because the opposite season is when cheap flights are most likely to appear during these peak times. Think of it as if you are buying clothes. Winter coats will be the most expensive if you buy them in. December, ”Scott says.
Here are some other tips when shopping:
-Scott says to sign up to receive alerts on the best deals to your destination airport.
-And when the airline offers you travel insurance, think about the coverage you may already have. First, you are covered by the airline.
CREDIT CARD COVERAGE
“It’s federal law that says if the airline cancels or significantly changes your flight, you are entitled to a full cash refund,” Scott said.
Second, you are usually covered by the credit card you used to pay for the flight. This can include coverage for lost or damaged luggage and even a hotel stay while waiting for a new flight.
THE EARLIEST WOULD BE BEST
But the main thing is; for the best deal, the earlier you book the better.
“Right now is when those cheap Christmas and New Years flights are just starting to pop up and you want to watch them out,” Scott said.
Rey says it’s true. Some of the best deals for Christmas are available now. But Rey says it looks like airline prices are going up every day.
” In a significative way ! I was buying round trip tickets to Guadalajara and Cabo for $ 160 round trip.
Now they are roughly doubled. I see $ 270 stuff. Even when I buy them in advance, ”says Rey.