Beef kebab pizza rolls on Airarabia G9545 DXB-LHR. Option to purchase, not included with ticket 🌯 😒 Rating 2/10😒 Quite dry, couldn't taste the herbs, not enough flavor and too bready.
A prepaid hot meal on #airarabia
- This was a butter chicken on G9545. Dubai to Karachi.
Lacked a bit of flavor - needed more spices overall 😑Rating 4/10😑
A straight flight to NYC from home? Count us in! Except Allegiant didn’t have a defroster (Delta and American next to us did) so our flight was delayed 1.5 hours because we had to wait for the sun to come up 🙈. #cheapflight #budgetairline #babytravel
We get lots of questions on the topic of budget airlines & how we fly so cheap! ✈️ Overall, we have been pleasantly surprised with our experiences with budget airlines. Please don’t let one bad budget airline experience spoil the concept of “budget travel”! Not all budget airlines are created equal.
Our biggest tip for flying on a lesser known or budget airline is to be fully prepared & know exactly what you are getting into before booking any flights. Below are our TOP 4 budget airline tips:
1) BEWARE OF HIDDEN FEES.
Budget airlines have gotten creative with hidden fees. Many of these fees include luggage of any kind (including carry-ons), selecting your seat ahead of time, legroom, printing your boarding pass at the airport, & even going one ounce or inch over on luggage weight & size restrictions. TIP: Check out each budget airline’s “Optional Services” page & read the fine print before booking. Assume they are tricking you.
2) WEIGH & MEASURE YOUR BAGS, THEN DO IT AGAIN.
Weigh & measure your bags like your life depends on it (& know what the rules are ahead of time). They are sticklers! These are strict limits & they will absolutely charge you if you go over! AND, they aren’t bluffing at the check-in counter when they say “your bag must fit inside this metal box”. ...We’ve learned the hard way. 😳
3) GO PREPARED = SAVE MONEY.
Don’t pay for airline food; go prepared with your own food & water. Also, take your own small blanket and/or pillow. All these things cost extra. Our favorite trick is to buy a super cheap pillow from Walmart to take with us on our flight, then we throw it away once we land.
4) PAY FEES AHEAD OF TIME.
Pay for your luggage at the same time you book your flight. Also, if you have a tight budget, don’t pay to choose your own seat. We have taken the risk before, & we have always ended up sitting next to each other.
✈️ Budget airlines can be just as pleasant, and sometimes even better, than full-service airlines. We have flown with handfuls of lesser known or budget airlines, & we will continue doing so. We hope this is helpful! Happy travels!
#thesnyderspot #travel #traveltips #budgettravel #travelcouple #travelgram
Finally, the reason why some airline tickets are so cheap
Amazing! Thanks to @theoriginalrachel
for passing on a portable #hanukkah
kit complete with menorah, candles and dreidel and it fit in my bag back from Baltimore which didn’t even count as carry on it was so small #budgetairline
I planned my last trip to Japan because of a seat sale. (Seriously, that's how I plan most of my trips 🙌) I bought my tickets for $150USD round trip! Last year I flew to the east coast of Taiwan and I paid $15USD for my ticket. Yup, a ticket from Hong Kong to Hualien, Taiwan for $15USD! I lose more money in bank fees!! 😅 My secret to spending so little is Hong Kong Express Airways. Also known as HK Express, it is the only budget airline in Hong Kong and they fly to countries like Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and more. So if you are travelling to and from Hong Kong, fly with HK Express and save your money so you can spend it on your trip instead. Check out my post about HK Express, the benefits and how you can save money by flying with the budget airline. The link is in bio ✈️
Do you prefer train travel or flight? Sometimes domestic flights work out cheaper than taking the shinkansen in Japan, though not necessarily faster if you factor in the time needed for check-ins and travelling to and from the airport. I kinda just wanted to check out #Peach
Air - which must be the cutest airline name ever. Even its in-flight menu is peach-themed! 🍑🛬💺🛫🍑
#solotravel #domesticflight #budgetairline #bluesky
Lookee! My socks match the airplane! Holy hell were those seats crammed in that plane for an 11-hour flight. :/
So why Berlin? Because flight tickets to Berlin was so cheap that we needed to go no matter what! We had mixed feelings as this was our first time buying flight tickets via @trip
and boarding @flyscoot
but everything turned out good! From the day we purchased the tickets and returned home, no hassle, no issues whatsoever. Yes, that’s the amount we paid for both of us. Return tickets. Phuket-Berlin-Phuket. With luggage and meal. And transit in Singapore. From KL we flew to Phuket with AirAsia for only RM69. We’ll definitely be flying when there’s flight fare deals. Or some say error fares. 😁 #bargain #cheapflights #deals #berlin #travelmonents #love #travelbuddies #kakak #nextdestination #budgetairline #lowcost #lepastuterjumpaphic
Moscow, Russia (own photo, no filter)
A while back I came across flights to Moscow from Manchester with Easyjet for £35 return. I booked them on the spot with no hesitation because they were so cheap!
If I'm honest I didn't know much about Russia at the time. I had seen pictures of Red Square and knew a little about the country's history but I did my research and came up with a great itinerary, 3 nights in Moscow and then a night on the train up to St Petersburg. 2 nights there and then the train back to Moscow for my flight home. Perfect.
Then I researched the visas. Acquiring a Russian tourist visa is a lengthy and expensive process. The visa itself costs £70 and there is also a service fee of £38. The consulate needs copies of your biometrics which for me meant taking the train up to their office in Edinburgh for fingerprint scanning. Thankfully a friend drove me down to Manchester for my flight. All in all I think I paid just under £200 for visas. Those return tickets suddenly didn't seem so cheap!
Don't get me wrong I had a brilliant time in Russia. Moscow and St Petersburg are both such beautiful cities with so much history and the overnight train journey was really fun. I rode fifth class just for the experience and was cramped into a small carriage full of bunk beds with about 100 other passengers. We all drank vodka together and played cards, it was great 😀
The moral of this story is to always do your research before you book, especially if you're planning to travel on a budget. What you think is a cheap deal when you first see it can often be misleading. Visas are a big one. Russia, China (whose visas I already talked about in a previous post) and Vietnam are probably the countries with the highest fees.
Also budget airlines are cheap for a reason. You might need to get a taxi to the airport if the flight departs early in the morning. It's also worth researching the airport at your destination too. Budget carriers tend to use regional airports instead of international ones and they can be much further away from where you want to be. More transport costs. Do your research! ✈ 😀
) were supposed to be flying out to Melbourne this morning, 8:55am. Bags packed, excited to go. Then I get this email at 5:20am, 3 1/2 hours before we are supposed to fly out. Didn't see the email until we were already at the airport, unfortunately.
So at the airport, @tigerairaustralia
told us there were no other flights to Melbourne until next Tuesday (the day we were supposed to be flying back to Sydney), all their flights have been 'oversold'. They were "unable to offer any compension other than a refund of our flight cost". So the airbnb cost we have booked for today, the car we have rented for today, the transit and uber cost we paid to get to the airport, all that money is lost.
Our only options were to buy a ticket on @virginaustralia
for over $500 per person (Tiger Air was costing us $185 each) or take a 10 1/2 hour train ride to Melbourne, tonight. So now we kill time until the train leaves.
So basically this long winded post is a heads up to anyone not to fly with Tiger Air in Australia. They don't value you as a customer.
We recently flew with @ryanair
for the first time. As you can imagine I didn’t have high hopes after things I’d heard and read but they completely exceeded my expectations.
Before the flight I was really put off by their hand luggage sizes of 20 x 20 x 30. That excludes most rucksacks and laptop bags, were men expected to take a handbag!? I was all set for folding my shopper size bag in half! I also knew my bag to check in at the gates would only fit within the sizing if I squashed down the handle and completely expected to have to do that too. I was so surprised to find that there was no problem at all. They didn’t even check the sizes.
On top of that, it seemed on the flight out that they opened the gates quite early which made boarding very relaxed. By the time we got to the gate half the passengers had boarded and the queue took no time, not the scrum I had anticipated! The staff on board were lovely and really great with our son, having chats with him each time they passed.
The only downsides were that on the return flight we queued for about 45 minutes to board. I was also shocked to have to pay €3 for a small bottle of water! Overall it was a pleasant surprise though and I would definitely consider flying with them again.
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