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Learn Some Intelligent Tips And Tricks And Fly Free The Next Holiday

Aug 18, 2007
It is a big mistake to think that air fares are sacrosanct and cannot be negotiated upon at all. The real truth of the matter is however weird it may sound if you do some intelligent planning, you may be actually undertaking your next flight for free. There are several perfectly lawful ways that can help you fly free the next time. The following is a list of some of the methods experts use often:

(i) Frequent Flyer Programs. Frequent flyer programs, or air miles, are the most general option to fly for free. What's more, they are devised by the airlines themselves. If you enroll yourself in the frequent flyer program of any airline service, then they would award you points each time you travel with them. You can redeem these points at a later date to buy more tickets. If you are a frequent flyer, these points will add up quite fast and you will be able to fly free much sooner than you think.

(ii) Consolidated Flight Packages. Most travel agencies provide consolidated flight packages for both business and holidaying travelers. These packages include transport, lodging, sightseeing, taxi service, etc. The prices of these packages are consolidated, which means they are at a discount. Effectively, you will find out, the price of the actual flight will be quite low on a consolidated package than it is regularly.

(iii) Thank You Vouchers. Sometimes, airline services make a mistake. They overbook flights. When this happens, some passengers could be asked to voluntarily step aside. As a gesture of their appreciation, the airline service would give a thank you voucher to the passenger who has stepped aside, along with a replacement ticket for a future flight. The voucher could be well equivalent to the price of a whole new ticket.

(iv) Bulk Business Bookings. Some business travelers who fly often can take advantage of bulk booking. If they bulk a special number of flights for a year, then they will be given major discounts. In fact, they will be able to get some of the tickets completely free.

(v) Airlines Promotional Schemes. New airlines often reduce their fares drastically in order to attract business. Such attractive rates are also kept by big services if they are undertaking a new venture, such as planning some flights to new destinations. If you keep a look out, you will be able to find some airline or the other having some current scheme to the destination you seek. Sometimes, the schemes are too good to be true, but they are a marketing ploy by up and coming airline services.

(vi) Using Gold and Platinum Credit Cards. If you have a credit card higher than gold level, then most likely you will be getting some free air miles every time you use the card. You could check that out with your bank. These points can be redeemed for air tickets.

These are just some methods to fly free. If you are interested in knowing more, you could do a search on the Internet for more methods.
About the Author
Sean was initially quite orthodox about flying and used to pay the full fares each time. But now he has become wiser and learnt several ways to Fly Free. He does not want to keep such information all to himself, so he has built up this website where he provides guidelines to fellow travelers. You can log in to his website at:
http://www.flyfreereviews.com
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