Recently, a flight attendant with 2 years of experience shared tips to help save money while traveling. Spending money at the airport is inevitable. But in this flight attendant’s personal opinion, there are a few things you need to keep in mind to save money for your real vacation.
1. Limit wasting money on drinking water and food at the airport
The no-liquid rule through security makes it difficult to stay hydrated, as air travel can cause dehydration. Therefore, you should bring empty bottles.
Many airports now have clean water taps, which visitors can quickly fill up here. Alternatively, you can also ask the flight attendant to refill the water bottle when boarding. This helps to save money for tourists and at the same time limit the amount of waste released into the environment.
Flight attendants advise travelers not to buy water at the airport. Photo: Shutterstock.
At the airport, a bottle of filtered water can be more expensive than the shops outside. Similarly, you should not buy food here. If you look at the prices, diners can expect to pay 2-3 times more for food at the airport.
Amid the pandemic, some airlines have temporarily suspended the delivery of hot food during the flight. Therefore, you should prepare snacks before boarding the plane.
2. Limit currency exchange at the airport
It is not uncommon to move to another country and forget to change the appropriate currency. But according to this flight attendant, you should not change currency at the airport due to the high exchange rate.
Instead, you should spend time going to the bank before your trip to do the money change for a good rate. If you unfortunately forget or feel that it is not enough, you should just exchange some money at the airport and then go to the local store to continue converting money.
Currency exchange at the bank usually has the best rate. Photo: Wise.
3. Limit spending money on parking at the airport
Similarly, airport parking garages tend to charge high fees. According to Forbes, in some cases, parking at the airport can cost more than the airfare.
In New York City (USA), parking fees at the airport can be up to more than 1,600,000 VND/day. If sent in a week, that number will increase significantly.
Besides, parking at the airport has potential for damage. Andy Abramson – who often travels by plane – once shared with Forbes about returning from a long trip and finding the hood of the car was dented, the doors were scratched and the windows were cracked.
Parking at the airport is quite expensive. Photo: Passenger Terminal Today.
4. Do not buy tickets on holidays or weekends
There is no exact formula to get the best airfare. But there are a few tips to help you find the ticket that fits your budget.
Flight attendants advise people to buy tickets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, as prices tend to drop after and before the weekend. If you have time, you should compare fares on different days instead of fixing a specific date.
5. Limit shopping at duty-free shops
Duty free shops always attract customers at the airport. However, according to this flight attendant shared on Insider, they do not provide the desired incentives, even with higher prices. Travelers can find more affordable deals online.
Most items sold at the airport are more expensive than elsewhere. Photo: Shutterstock.
According to Insider
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