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How Flight and Travel hacking Can Save You Money? #travelhacks #traveltuesday

Does Flight and Travel Hacking Really Save You Money?

Here Is How Flight and Travel Hacking Can Save You A Ton Of Money, and Allow You Great Life Experiences!

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No no no You aren’t going to be hacking into any computers or any such geeky stuff, we are simply talking about travel hacking as a money saving activity!

Today’s share was inspired by a question that was posted on Quora and a couple of responses that were offered! One was truly interesting; we’ll let you decide on that! Either way you will learn something about how Flight and Travel Hacking can save you money!

We have dived into when is it best to book/buy your airline ticket details can be found here. So we wont be delving into that again! Now….

The reason 2 of the responses on the post stood out for us is because they are informative and in our view less known travel hacking opinions. Let’s dive in:

According to Adam Chang, it all depends on what your travel hacking extends to. Lots of people do points and miles.  Some do manufactured spending.  And some fuel dump. He goes ahead to give us an insight as to what fuel dumping is about:

– You’re in essence tricking the airline systems into dropping the fuel surcharge!
– People go out of their way (hours a week) to learn secret code names and methods for tricking airline systems – for example, fat boy means something related to Hawaii I think!
– People literally have to watch their back and make sure no airline personnel see their itinerary (a $300 ticket to Europe would be very suspicious.) And this is Adam’s opinion on whether flight and travel hacking can save you money!

“…it can save absurd amounts of money, but I see it as more for people to do for fun than actually save money (that time cost is huge)!”

The other answer was more or less what most people feel about travel hacking (a misconception if you ask us); 

 “a LOT of work and tracking to avoid screwing yourself over.”  – Susan Deluzain Barry

Susan apparently signed up for a card that gave 50K points after a certain dollar amount spent in 3 months.  Except she forgot to move expenses over, track the time, and missed the bonus.  According to her, the amount of time that one would need to invest to actually make the most of the various offers is probably not worth it. We beg to differ…

Before we go further let us clear the air:

#Travelhacking is not just for people looking to go #backpacking for months Click To Tweet

  1. Travel hacking is not just for people looking to go back packing for months on end. Most of our trips have been 7-14 days, and we recently returned from a dream bucket list 10 days’ vacation to the Dreams La Romana Resort and Spa in the Caribbean.
  2. We don’t spend a fortune. We just spend smartly on normal utilities, weekly groceries shopping and put most expenses on the credit card, AND ENSURE its paid off monthly. Our aim is to save you money not get you into debt!

And now if travel matters to you, then learn how flight and travel hacking can save you money. Also learn why we decided to be part of a world travel community so we didn’t have to go through the hassle and time suck of travel hacking the traditional way!

If you love to travel you will truly love the benefits, we get and how much we do and you too could save as part of this community!

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How Flight and Travel Hacking can Save you Money & Allow you to Travel Better!

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As you can see, there are plenty of tips and ideas on how flight or travel hacking can save you cash on your trips, not for the lazy or fear-mongers lol!

So to recap the basics:

  1. Travel hacking is quite simply centered around building your air miles or frequent flier points/accounts!
  2. Find a frequent flyer program or Travel Community that works for you.
  3. Find creative ways to earn points on those frequent flyer programs and/or Club.
  4. The money Saving is predominantly in the savings you can make by using your points for travel rewards. It can be so rewarding and allows you to experience life for much less!
  5. Redeem Your points sensibly & let the planet be your runway! 🙂

 

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With some of the online tools & travel planning apps to help you save money for your next vacation or trip, you’ll soon also be living Lavida Loca!

Resources for you:

Our Travel Hacking Tutorial – Learn More

Travel Planning Tips – Dive in

FlyerTalk Forum – Learn More

The Points Guy Blog – Learn More

So is flight & travel hacking something you’d consider to save money? Do you reckon its worth it? Where would you choose as a vacation destination? Like and share if you got value and drop a comment below with your experiences. We do the research, Let us inspire you. Why not  start by  subscribing to our blog here and let us know your travel needs.

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Julie Syl Kalungi

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57 Comments

  1. The only travel hacking I did recently was check up on Southwest Airlines to see if my flight arrangements in September were cheaper. Found out they were cheaper and got credit added to my account. I saved $160!

  2. I wish I saw this post last year when I took a trip to New Orleans, it would of saved me a lot of money.

  3. Glad to hear the emphasis on paying off the credit card regularly to avoid excess debt. That’s really important.

    • Hi Rebecca,

      Our point here is to encourage responsible Living, and not get people into debt! Since most people already use credit cards why not get better benefits and Be responsible with it. While living a life filled with such fun! 🙂
      ~PKJW

  4. great info you mentioned here julie. thanks so much

  5. Rebecca Swenor

    This is awesome information on what travel hacks are for any one looking to save money traveling. I love the idea of using a traveling community and will have to look into it. Thanks for sharing the hacks.

    • Hi Rebecca,

      We are happy to Have a chat with you about the travel community! And answer any questions you may have!

      ~PKJW

  6. Kathy

    This is such a great post with so much information. I love to save in any way possible. I’ve been thinking of going on a vacation this Winter, so this has helped. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Melissa Bernardo

    Great tips for saving! Thanks for sharing. I love traveling but it can get pricey!

    • Hi Melissa,

      Travel can be as pricey as one wishes to continue paying retail and using the traditional means of finding their travel deals. Savvy traveller dont. Simple. If you want to learn how its done, we are happy to help!

      ~PKJW

  8. [ Smiles ] This is something that I would usually leave in the hands of a travel agent.

    However, the main goal is to save cash.

    • Hi Renard,

      Travel agents are notiorious for adding a steep margin to a booking. They gotta eat right! And While we dont begrudge them their livelihood. A savvy person can do a better job and get better savings!

  9. Thanks for the tips! I’ve been traveling a lot recently, and any techniques that can help me save on expenses are most welcome!

    • Hi Czjai,

      Thanx for swinging by. We always say that when one has a vision one finds super amazing ways to enhance their travel. As a frequent traveller its essential to find ways to doing that. We are glad to have a chat and help you in any way! 🙂

      ~PKJW

  10. Travel hacking does help save you money, I do believe that! I always look for great deals on sites like Expedia, and try booking flights on the less-busy days (mid-week).

  11. Nicole Escat

    Oh, you’ve got a really informative post! I love travelling because I have the chance to go to new places and meet new friends.

  12. I am no longer into credit cards per se…have one debit/credit and so would not be in line to rack up points. Love travelling and hope to do some this year and next winter so thanks for the tips though.

    • Hi Claudette,

      The Right Debit/Credit card does do the above things to an extent.You just gotta do some research, And Airlines also have reward programs dont miss out on those! 🙂

      ~PKJW

  13. victoria

    This is so fantastic hacks for travel. I really love to travel

  14. Ryan Escat

    I love hack posts, it really helps me saving a lot of money. This is very timely because we are going to a long road trip! Thanks!

  15. Nikki

    Wow, it is a great post actually. This is very helpful as I am planning to travel this end of May.

  16. Elizabeth O.

    I really think it helps a lot especially when you’re a frequent flyer. Who wouldn’t want to save some expenses on travel anyway, right? This is definitely a good tip!

    • It sure does help Elizabeth and I want to personally thank you for all the support. By the way I got FB to fix the problem with your posts not showing! 🙂

      ~PKJW

  17. I learned a couple of pointers here. Good job on the article, it’s worth a share especially for my own circle!

    • Hi Karla,
      Glad you got some pointers and Absolutely if you got value DO pay it forward and share away! We love it when our audience shares the goodies! 🙂
      Thank you so much!

      ~PKJW

  18. Great hacks! Anything to save some cash on traveling is a plus!

  19. Thanks for these travel hacks. Need to implement more of them!

  20. This is a really cool idea. I have to look into travel hacking a bit more. I take a ton of trips so it would be nice to save.

  21. Thank you Julie for all the tips on saving money while making travelling plans. Saving money is ‘paramount’ in this day and age!

    • Hi Rory,

      Creating our economy and Living life to the fullest potential is our aim and Paramount bro. Saving cash while at it is okay but we know, nobody goes with the cash right 🙂
      ~PKJW

  22. mya.k

    My mom likes to get as much discount as possible, so she can to save money so we can do more fun thing wherever we are going.

  23. These are fantastic travel hacks! I love to travel – especially when you can save cash while doing it!

  24. You guys rock! Love this write up

  25. I can’t wait to afford and be able to travel more when the kids are older (and on their own lol!) I am the one who loves to save money so I will try whatever it takes to get cheap travel!

    • Hi Christine,

      PLease listen to me, DO IT FOR YOU! Never ever wait coz who knows how long we got? So Just plan your travel and get started even if its local travel. See as we grow older, we tend to be less likely to step out of our local zones, let alone fly all over the show…just my Two pence!
      ~Julie

  26. I’ve heard a lot of people talking lately about using a credit card that rewards you with miles. I think this is a great idea. I tend to stay loyal to certain airlines because I trust them over finding the cheapest airfare.

    • Hi Cindy,

      Airlines are in it for themselves yet when you find one that you trust,yup its best to stick with them and rack up some benefits as a loyal user!

      ~PKJW

  27. Robin Masshole Mommy

    I always buy my tickets on tuesdays. It’s the best day of the week to buy 🙂

    • hey Robin,

      Different people say different days, its pretty much common among travel buffs that Sunday Night is the bets day to Buy your ticket…But travel Tues, Wed now those days are cheapest!

      ~PKJW

  28. I am not on any frequent flyer programs, I really do NO travel hacking- which is bad, but then again, I don’t travel ALL THAT often… However, I did just get a global entry pass so I can skip the line at security! 😉

  29. We use one credit for purchases to rack up points for travel. With a family of 5 it pays off. And we only use the card for normal purchases and pay off each month.

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