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10 Tips To Save On Holiday Travel

With the holidays just around the corner, one airline is offering its list of tips to help travelers save some money.

With the holidays just around the corner, one airline is offering its list of tips to help travelers save some money.

Allegiant says follow these ten tips to keep more money in your wallet this year:

  1. Book Early: The earlier you book, the more you'll save.  Airlines price flights based on how many tickets have sold.  So, as seats sell out, fares go up.
  2. Consider Smaller/Alternative Airports: The cheapest fares aren't always at the biggest airports.
  3. Go On Vacation: Traditional vacations destinations tend to be less busy and less expensive over the holidays.
  4. Bundle & Save: If you plan on renting a car or staying at a hotel, bundle the reservations with your airfare.
  5. Be Flexible: Travel on less popular travel days like Tuesday and Wednesday.  Or, consider celebrating holidays on an alternate day - Thanksgiving on Sunday or Christmas on Saturday.  Traveling on off-peak travel times can save hundreds on airfare.
  6. Pack Smart: Check the airline's website for size and weight restrictions, as well as measure your bags.  Suitcases that are too heavy or big most likely will incur a fee.
  7. Lighten Your Load: Consider sharing space and consolidating your luggage if you're traveling in a group.  Many airlines charge extra if you bring extra suitcases.
  8. Download Before You Go: Load your portable devices with movies, games, or books so you don't have to spend money for in-flight entertainment or Wi-Fi.
  9. Bring Your Own Water Bottle: Water can cost as much as $7/bottle at airports.  Bring an empty bottle through security and fill it up at a water fountain.
  10. Consider Travel Insurance/TripFlex: You can never anticipate the unexpected.  Last minute changes could cost you a fortune.  Consider travel insurance and refundable airfare options.  It costs a little extra, but it's worth it if you make changes to your reservation.
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