Researching and booking international flights can be mentally exhausting. With a variety of choices and many components to piece together, its easy to feel overwhelmed. If you’ve confirmed your trip through Tenon Tours, we can help you book your flights. However, if you are a traveler who likes to do things yourself, here are some things that you will have to consider.
You’ll want to choose airfare that fits within your determined budget and the number of people that will be traveling with you. Be wary of shockingly low prices, however — if they seem too good to be true, there’s probably a reason. You may be making up for the lower cost with more connecting flights or longer layovers. This can make an already long day even more stressful, and should be taken into consideration especially when traveling with children.
Airfares can also fluctuate multiple times a day, so don’t be surprised if ticket prices are higher at the time of booking than they were when you started looking.
Which airport will you be flying into? How close is it to your accommodations? What do you have planned the first day of your trip? Will you arrange transportation from the airport? How far will you be from the airport on the last day of your trip? Are you giving yourself enough time at the airport (at least three hours in advance) before your flight departs? These are all the questions you’ll need to answer when booking your international flights.
Websites such as Travelocity, Expedia and Skyscanner can help you find a variety of flights. Be sure to check the individual airline website as well to ensure you are aware of all fees and restrictions, as these may be left off third-party sites. This can include whether or not you are allowed to have a carry-on, baggage fees, luggage weight and size requirements, etc.