Plan Early and Check Often!
Anyone that knows anything about me, knows that I am a planner. I plan for everything but I go all out when it comes to vacations. Since airfare normally opens up for sale 331 days prior to the return date of a trip you will usually find me starting the research process on that day if it has not already been started prior. Why do I do this you ask? The reasons are many. First, In many cases the earlier you book the better availability you tend to have especially if you are planning on a very popular destination like Disney world or if you are travelling at a popular time like a holiday week. Second, just because you book early does not mean you are locked into the price that you pay. In most cases, you are only putting down a deposit and you are free to apply promotions and change the booking up until the time of final payment. Lastly, check your plans often. For instance if your airline flight that you booked has a schedule change and it has changed significantly enough to alter you plans or at least upset them you have the ability to have those flights changed often times for free. This means that if you book a year out and you take a flight that had a layover because the price was decent and that flight schedule was changed you can often change that flight to a direct flight that was well out of your price range and not pay anymore. Had I not been planning at the beginning I would not have been able to book that flight that the airline had just released before they had the employee schedules released and thus no changes would have been made and I would be not be on a direct flight for a fraction of the cost. I also would not be staying in a prime location in Disney during Thanksgiving vacation and still getting a great promotion because I already had the reservation and just had the price adjusted the day a promotion came out. So, the next time you decide to book a vacation think about it way ahead of time and save yourself money and keep checking back until you pay your final payment to make sure you are not missing out on a nice promotion that can be applied. Better yet call All Aboard Vacations and we will do all of this for you. We make it our policy to always apply any promotions that we are made aware of to all of our clients’ reservations.