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8 Travel Hacks When You’re Broke AF

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| March 2, 2017

8 Travel Hacks

When You’re Broke AF

By Therese Aseoche

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Summertime is just round the corner which means it’s time to book a well-deserved vacation! But traveling is a luxury we can’t always afford to splurge on (here’s a great guide for you when planning your travel budget), so here are a few travel hacks you should keep in mind when booking a trip!

8. Book flights on Sunday

Yes, you read that right. It’s been age old news that Tuesday afternoons are the best time to book flights, but Expedia just released data from billions of passenger flights during the first 3 quarters of 2016 that found Sunday to be the best day to bag cheap tickets.

 

7. Buy one-way tickets

It’s comparatively cheaper to book a one-way ticket going to your destination and then another one-way ticket back than to purchase roundtrip tickets. If you’re not in a rush to get home on a specific date, then this is a good option to save on money.

 

6. Use a private window when searching for flights

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Some travel sites will track your browser and booking history and will often raise ticket prices just because you’ve visited the site before and are about to make your purchase. This only works if you’ve been repeatedly checking the same websites and flights over the course of a few hours or days though.

 

5. Find the cheapest flight to anywhere

If you’re feeling adventurous yet constrained by a limited budget, try searching for the lowest fares to anywhere around the world. If you like the resulting country or city, then book your trip to that place and start planning your spontaneous getaway!