Small businesses have to travel to compete with the big guys, but they can’t always afford to pay like their competition. To level the playing field it’s essential to get as many discounts as you can, whenever you can. Use the following tips to get some discounts on your next business flight.
- Travel on holidays. Airlines tend to offer deep discounts on those days and the days immediately preceding and following a major holiday. How can you afford not to take advantage of this great tip?
- Travel on Tuesday or Thursday. Like holidays, these days are not popular travel days and usually come with discounted fares.
- Shop when the stores are closed. If you’re doing online shopping and comparisons, then schedule some late night Internet sessions in the middle of the week. For some reason this seems to garner the best deals.
- Shop around. The Internet is full of deals, but don’t make the mistake of thinking it’s the only place with discounts. Try the airline directly and don’t be afraid to pick up the phone. Plane seats are like snowflakes, no two are alike. And they all carry different price tags.
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