5 Travel Hacks to Relieve Stress, Optimize Your Time and Save Cash
We Can All Agree
I know I’m not alone when I say that I can’t stand when it’s time to travel any other way than driving. I would rather drive 500 miles than fly or even take a train. The train isn’t that bad, but it’s the lack of control that’s stressful and annoying. The possibility of a rail or flight cancellation is stressful in and of itself.
So, we can all agree that traveling is stressful. The fact is, according to Expedia, Americans suffer the most stress when they need to fly. The research dictates that more than half or 55% of us say it creates more stress than when we file our taxes or have to visit the dentist.
Travel Season is Almost Here
The holiday travel season is inching closer so Expedia’s report may be helpful to ease the stress. Just in time comes their 2024 Air Travel Hacks Report.
Here are some of the things they recommend for a smoother and less nail-biting experience.
Best Day to Fly
Sunday is the best and cheapest day of the week to book flights. They claim that it will save you an average of 13% on international flights. You’ll also save on domestic travel with an average of 6% savings. Never book a flight on a Friday. While Friday is the best day of the work week for many things, it’s the most expensive day to book a flight.
Book Your Flight in Advance
If you book about a month in advance you can save as much as 24%. That’s compared to travelers who booked last minute. They got their ticket for three-quarters of the price of those who waited. It’s always best to book your flight as far out as possible to get the best deal possible.
Lower the Odds of Cancellation
The same goes when you want to have less of a chance of being canceled. It’s recommended that you book far in advance, but the time of day is also relevant. If you want to decrease the chance of cancellation or delay fly before 3 pm. The study shows that there’s a 50% higher probability of cancellation of earlier departures.
Best Day to Fly
If you want to save about 16%, the best day to leave the ground is Thursday. Conversely, do not leave on a Sunday if you can avoid it. Sunday was found to be the travel day that cost more than any other.
Book on a Sunday.
Fly on a Thursday.
Fly before 3 p.m.
Don’t book on a Friday.
Don’t fly on a Sunday.
Have a great trip.