Monthly Archives: October 2016

3 Great Flight Comparison Sites To Save Money On Your Next Trip

People are most likely to spend more when they travel, whether domestic or abroad. Unless someone else or your company shoulders all of your expenses, you have to do a thorough research and plan your flight to reduce your costs.

We listed down three international flight comparison websites you can check to save on your transportation and accommodation costs. Spend your money on more important matters than tickets.

1. Skyscanner

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When it comes to comparing flights, Skyscanner proves to be easy to use and efficient. Hotels and rental cars comparisons are available; not to mention the best prices on domestic and international flights.

This website is free to use and does not charge any booking fees. In fact, after finding your most preferred travel or accommodation options, you will be referred to book directly with the airlines, hotels, and car companies.

Using Skyscanner also allows you to get ticket prices and combinations you won’t usually find somewhere else.

2. Skiplagged

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Go to Skiplagged.com and notice a fascinating tagline, if we can call it such. Yes, United Airlines sued Skiplagged for its services. Lucky for our flight comparison site, the lawsuit was now dismissed.

This website takes pride in its brilliant services. They offer indirect flights which tend to be cheaper because people can simply get off at layover airport destinations. Compared to direct flights, it’s guaranteed for passengers to pay a fraction of the cost of direct flights.

3. Hipmunk

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This San Francisco-based website has the Agony filter under its wing, which is ideal for passengers to choose flights based on their schedule flexibility and price.

Hipmunk is free and user-friendly. Its simple design also allows you to compare and book hotel accommodations for your trip. You may also set up alerts for future deals.

Remember these three sites the next time you need to book a flight. Best travel deals come to those who search and compare.

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4 Things To Keep In Mind Before You Travel Overseas

When traveling, whether abroad or within the country, there are things you should not forget. Even when you have a lot of cash to spare, following these tips will save you all the hassle, and allow you to spend on more valuable items than unnecessary expenses.

1. Secure up-to-date documents for international travel.

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While most countries require the validity of your passport to be six months from preferred return date, we highly recommend that you keep it valid at least for another nine months. If you need to renew your passport, do it before you leave. Just allow ample time, about 45 days, to have it processed.

For car rental needs, make sure to bring a valid international driver’s license, if you have one. Also, don’t forget to photocopy your travel documents and place it on different luggage from your passport. Keep soft copies on your email or online drive, just to be safe.

2. Get vaccines and fill your prescriptions.

Check any travel advisory and health warnings for your place of destination. Get any required vaccination at least six weeks before you travel. If your trip is immediate and on short notice, get a shot as soon as possible.

If you need prescriptions filled, get a refill before you leave and make sure you have more than enough to last your trip. Some of your medications may not be available for sale abroad.

Photocopy your prescriptions, and take note of the generic names and alternatives, if any. Store your medicines in their allotted bottles, and place them in your carryall. Secure a letter from your doctor for any syringes and declare them before you go through security check.

3. Prepare your wallet.

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Whether it’s an all-expense paid trip or comes out of your pocket, make sure you have your wallet and cards ready before you leave.

If you need to bring your credit cards, keep a maximum of three on your wallet, and advise your providers your destination country to avoid your transactions getting denied. You may have to withdraw cash using your cards from automated machines. Thus, remember your pin.

If you must write your card information, don’t keep a list on your wallet. Keep it somewhere secure and list limited but pertinent information.

4. Pack appropriately and get travel insurance.

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Do some research about your destination. Remember not to bring anything unnecessary or prohibited. Limit carrying gadgets and valuables, if you can. Pack your carryall with your valuables, including your prescriptions, travel documents, and devices.

Get your travel insured before you leave. Prevention is key.

Please take note of these tips before you leave. They’ll save you the unnecessary hassle.

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