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Handy Tips for Frequent Flyers

Travel is one of the countless topics you’ll find so many tips about, especially if you look online. But are they all wroth your time? Maybe not. Some are so common sense, like as “keep an empty bottle of water in handy” or “pack little” and the like.

If you’re searching for significant tips that provide significant benefits, whether you travel for work or enjoyment, read below:

1. Understand code shares and how they work.

Before you book a flight on a partner airline for miles, know how their partnership works. Yes, travel clock is always ticking, but there are some details you need to be clear on before you go. Some will give you the same mileage, others less. Yet others may count miles based on how much you paid for the ticket, instead of the distance covered.

2. Book two one-way flights instead of a round-trip ticket.

Sometimes, flying two different flights with separate one-way tickets is less expensive than getting a round-trip ticket, and may give you better departure and arrival times as you put different flights together. Evidently, with this option, the your travel clock will provide more flexibility for you.

3. Use your airline’s app.

Most airlines have invested in their own apps that meant to provide passengers with real-time updates on things such as delays in flights or changes in boarding gates, etc. If you’re a traveler, you know that a tool like this can be incredibly helpful. Some of these apps even allow paperless boarding at most airports. Not to mention your travel clock will be easier to manage.

4. See what perks you can enjoy with your credit cards.

You may already be entitled to perks and you just didn’t know it. Remember though that these privileges can vary widely, so you will have to know what your priorities are – for instance, would you rather waive your foreign transaction fees or get more miles? Sometimes, you have to decide quickly – travel clock is always ticking, remember?

5. Junk those cookies.

Finally, if you’ve heard of such a thing called “dynamic pricing,” know that it won’t make a flight any cheaper no matter how many times you refresh a window, but it will even drive the price up because the system will think demand has increased. Many people like to work around this by using incognito windows, but clearing your search history and cookies is always a safer alternative.

There are more tips that can help increase your frequent flier IQ, but these are five that can really make a huge difference in your experience. You can keep your travel clock up-to-date, which is important for every traveler.