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HOW TO FLY ROUND-THE-   WORLD    ON ASHOESTRING?!   ©SAURAVARYA
FLIGHT DEALSCheck for deals on low cost carrier’s (LCC) website                                                      2
FLIGHT DEALS      Friday is celebrated as ‘FlyDay’ by      many LCC.                                     3
FLIGHT DEALSOn halloween last year, you could fly anywhere in the US on  JetBlue for $31                                  ...
LOW COST CARRIERS                    5
LOW COST CARRIERS                    THE WORLD’S BEST                    LOW-COST AIRLINE :                    1.AirAsia  ...
LOW COST CARRIERS                    7
TIPS FOR BOOKING CHEAP FLIGHTS•   Join mailing lists/subscribe to twitter/FB updates•   Be Johnny-on-the-spot with the tic...
TIPS FOR BOOKING CHEAP FLIGHTS• FLY TO SECONDARY AIRPORTS• BE FLEXIBLE WITH DESTINATIONS                                  ...
ROUND-THE-WORLD TRAVEL• STAR ALLIANCE (*A)United, U.S. Airways, Lufthansa, Austrian, Singapore, Thai, Air New Zealand, ANA...
ROUND-THE-WORLD TRAVEL                         11
FLIGHT SEARCH ENGINES                        12
FREQUENT FLIER MILES & LOYALTY PROGRAMS• Sign up for a branded airline credit card• Watch out for special promotions(2-for...
BUMPING….Cause airlines slightly overbook to        maximize revenue and    efficiency.-   Routes frequented by business t...
HITCHING PLANES• Offering to split costs on a small single-engine plane (like a  Cessna 150) will run you about the cost o...
TROUBLESHOOTING(AND PROBLEMS TO AVOID)• WAITLISTHow full is the flight?What do you think my chances are?• NO VISA, NO PROB...
WEBSITES TO CHECKWWW.PRICELINE.COMA reverse auction websiteWWW.AIRFAREWATCHDOG.COMStay alert to cheap flight deals in your...
THANK YOU!             18
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  1. 1. HOW TO FLY ROUND-THE- WORLD ON ASHOESTRING?! ©SAURAVARYA
  2. 2. FLIGHT DEALSCheck for deals on low cost carrier’s (LCC) website 2
  3. 3. FLIGHT DEALS Friday is celebrated as ‘FlyDay’ by many LCC. 3
  4. 4. FLIGHT DEALSOn halloween last year, you could fly anywhere in the US on JetBlue for $31 4
  5. 5. LOW COST CARRIERS 5
  6. 6. LOW COST CARRIERS THE WORLD’S BEST LOW-COST AIRLINE : 1.AirAsia 2.Virgin America 3.Jetstar Airways 4.AirAsiaX 5.easyJet 6.WestJet 7.Jetstar Asia 8.Southwest Airlines 9.Azul Airlines 10.Indigo Airlines 6
  7. 7. LOW COST CARRIERS 7
  8. 8. TIPS FOR BOOKING CHEAP FLIGHTS• Join mailing lists/subscribe to twitter/FB updates• Be Johnny-on-the-spot with the ticket order• Be flexible with travel dates• Check airport’s website..and see what airlines fly into it.• Book earlyBest booking window are 6 to 8 weeks before the flight 8
  9. 9. TIPS FOR BOOKING CHEAP FLIGHTS• FLY TO SECONDARY AIRPORTS• BE FLEXIBLE WITH DESTINATIONS 9
  10. 10. ROUND-THE-WORLD TRAVEL• STAR ALLIANCE (*A)United, U.S. Airways, Lufthansa, Austrian, Singapore, Thai, Air New Zealand, ANA24 airlines flying to 912 destinations in 159 countries• ONE WORLD(OW)American, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, LAN Chile, Qantas, Japan Airlines, Royal Jordanian10 airlines (+ a few subsidiaries) flying to 675 destinations in more than 130 countries 10
  11. 11. ROUND-THE-WORLD TRAVEL 11
  12. 12. FLIGHT SEARCH ENGINES 12
  13. 13. FREQUENT FLIER MILES & LOYALTY PROGRAMS• Sign up for a branded airline credit card• Watch out for special promotions(2-for-1 mile deals)• AirAsia’s loyalty program 13
  14. 14. BUMPING….Cause airlines slightly overbook to maximize revenue and efficiency.- Routes frequented by business travelers, particularly those on Monday mornings or between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays.- Departures after noon on Fridays or on Sunday evenings- Transcontinental nonstops- Pre- and post-holiday flights- Popular routes- Routes that have scant nonstop or direct service with no change of planes 14
  15. 15. HITCHING PLANES• Offering to split costs on a small single-engine plane (like a Cessna 150) will run you about the cost of driving• Check/put notices on busy flight school message boards• Go to airport and ask people if they want to buy a ticket for you 15
  16. 16. TROUBLESHOOTING(AND PROBLEMS TO AVOID)• WAITLISTHow full is the flight?What do you think my chances are?• NO VISA, NO PROBLEM (MAYBE)• MULTIPLE AIRLINES ON THE SAME ITINERARY 16
  17. 17. WEBSITES TO CHECKWWW.PRICELINE.COMA reverse auction websiteWWW.AIRFAREWATCHDOG.COMStay alert to cheap flight deals in your areaWWW.JET4YOU.COMChoose the tariff preference, let the site decide date and destinationWWW.AIRHITCH.COMOne way ride across Atlantic for $169WWW.HOTWIRE.COMOversupply directly to consumers 17
  18. 18. THANK YOU! 18

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