How to plan your next plane-ride-away trip

Plane ride away? What, what did you say – plan right away?!

Let’s plan some casual plane-ride-away trip for inspiration! The world is your oyster, right? 😉

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HOW TO PLAN YOUR NEXT PLANE-RIDE-AWAY TRIP

Wake up on a sunny day, early in the morning. Either the birds or the trams should be singing. If they are not – try every day until you succeed.

On a day when birds or trams are singing (if both are,consider it your lucky day!), go to your favorite spot at your home.

Make yourself a coffee with milk and two spoons of sugar. This one should be a nice big coffee, the American style.

Sit with your laptop and coffee in your cozy internest.

Open skyscanner.

Type your desired destination.

Don’t choose specific dates, but whole months.

For example – Depart: August, Return: August.

Hit the search.

You will then see two calendars – one for departure, one for return (or you will see two charts).

Either way, don’t hurry up to look at prices and dates. Wait.

Drink a small sip of your coffee.

After doing so, you should click on the month, right next to “Depart”. Now you can see during which month the tickets are the cheapest. Choose that exact month when prices are low for both departure and return. Only now you can have a closer look at the calendars/charts and find the cheapest tickets.

When you’ve chosen a flight, which you want to book, skyscanner will forward you to the page where you can buy your tickets. Look again if some additional taxes apply, as you are always transferred to a different page!

Flying over Bulgaria

TIPS FOR SAVING MONEY ON FLIGHTS

OPEN A NEW INCOGNITO WINDOW
When you are looking for plane tickets use incognito mode. When you are checking over and over again for tickets, the prices increase. Everything stays in your browser history and cookies work against you.

REFRESH
Even when searching for tickets in incognito mode – prices do change. So, be patient and spend time refreshing the page (or days, I’ve done that).

SUBSCRIBE FOR “HAPPY MAILS”
Subscribe for the newsletters of the airlines you are most likely to use. You will receive “happy emails”(alerts) telling you that they have 50% off or two tickets at the price of one. Sometimes they are offering pretty good deals, but still – always think twice. For example, if they are saying you can have two tickets for the price of one, this doesn’t necessarily mean you are gonna pay less than usual.

CHECK UP TICKETS ON A REGULAR BASE
If you check plane tickets regularly you become familiar with the prices and the time periods during which tickets are at their best price. You will always know right away when is the perfect moment to book. Sooner or later, if you are persistent enough, you will develop a sixth sense.

BE FLEXIBLE
Be as flexible as you can, in every aspect you can. Don’t get fixated on a specific destination – if you see prices are too high, think of other places you’ve always wanted to visit. The same applies to travel dates – find a way! If you are on a budget and you want to go away for a week – book a flight with no checked-in baggage. This will save you some money and you can enjoy traveling with just a backpack.

Sky over Japan

MIND TRICKS

THE PERFECT MOMENT IS NOW
Don’t try to plan everything to be right, because it won’t be and you will die waiting. Just buy the tickets and go. If you overthink it, it’s not happening.

DON’T BE AFRAID, BE BRAVE
Make that step. Change something. Overcome your fears. Overcome your paranoia. Be flexible. Be unpredictable. Surprise yourself. Be brave. Be happy. Go live your life.

 While doing this whole exercise I found the perfect tickets to Rome! Sofia – Rome – 90 euros, both ways! ❤


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