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August 1, 2017

Helpful Tips for Frequent Flyers

Traveling is one of the things you’ll find lots of tips about, especially online. But are they all wroth your time? Perhaps not. Some are as common sense as “pack light” or “keep a bottle of water in handy” and the like.

If you’re looking for solid tips that can offer solid benefits while you’re on the go, whether for business or pleasure, read the following:

1. Know how code shares work.

Before you book a flight on a partner airline for miles, know how their partnership works. That travel clock is always ticking, but you have to find time to review the details. Some partnerships will give you the same mileage or less. Yet others may count miles based on how much you paid for the ticket, instead of the distance covered.

2. Book two one-way flights instead of a round-trip ticket.

Sometimes, if you fly two different airlines and book two one-way tickets, your total bill will come out cheaper compared to getting a round-trip; you can even get better arrival and departure times while mixing and matching flights. Evidently, with this option, the your travel clock will provide more flexibility for you.

3. Take advantage of your airline’s app.

Airlines – most, at least – have their own app that can be used to get real-time updates on things like flight delays, gate changes, etc. As a traveler, you know how a tool like this can be so helpful. Some of these apps even allow paperless boarding at most airports. Not to mention your travel clock will be easier to manage.

4. See what perks are offered by your credit cards.

You may not have discovered them, but you may already be entitled to some perks. Remember though that these privileges can vary widely, so you will have to know what your priorities are – for instance, would you rather waive your foreign transaction fees or get more miles? Sometimes, you have to decide quickly – travel clock is always ticking, remember?

5. Junk those cookies.

Finally, if you’ve heard of such a thing called “dynamic pricing,” know that it won’t make a flight any cheaper no matter how many times you refresh a window, but it will even drive the price up because the system will think demand has increased. Many people like to work around this by using incognito windows, but clearing your search history and cookies is always a safer alternative.

There are so many other tips out there that can give your frequent flier IQ a boost, but the above can be greatly useful. Your travel clock can stay up to date, and all travelers know this is important.