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To book a flight can be quite overwhelming, yet as easy as the breeze. Going on any trip requires planning and adequate information so as to avoid being stuck in any part of the trip.

Check these out before you decide on booking your next trip, hopefully, they come handy.

Use a friendly flight search engine

There is a common misconception that directly visiting an airline’s website is a guarantee for the best available flight deal. You will be doing yourself no much good if you still believe that.

Most airlines give discounted fares to travel agencies and yea, you get a dedicated travel expert to handle all your travel needs during a booking.

Nonetheless, a better reason for using a user-friendly search engine like wakanow is that you get a list of flight deals to make a comparison of different factors such as fares, transit times, number of transit stop and flight time before hitting the book button.

Always book in advance

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You are 5 times more likely to get a cheaper flight deal when you book in advance than when you book with only a few days to go, you also get ample time to choose the best deal that suits your preference regardless of how cheap it is. Booking in advance allows you to play around with your itinerary.

Did you know that the knowledge of an upcoming trip triggers the excitement hormones in your brains? Now you do.

Always book in advance, avoid that late pressure.

Consider your itinerary

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Regardless of how cheap a deal sounds, it is best to always consider options such as a direct flight to your destination as this accounts for a timely smooth trip, transit stop-overs and overall flight time to avoid delays and an uneasy trip.

A delayed or long trip can be a sour taste in the mouth and it is best to avoid that. Multiple lay-over might require a transit visa and you would want to avoid paying extra fees or even going through the process of canceling your flight and seeking a refund for the same trip.

Be certain yet remain flexible

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When planning a trip, it is best advised to be certain of your departure day to avoid cancellation.

However, choosing a flexible 3days option on your travel can earn you an even more cheaper deal – that’s a secret, keep this knowledge safe.

Crosscheck your details

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One way to avoid delays at the airport checkpoint is to ensure your identifications are exact as you input them into your booking and be sure to crosscheck these details are correct before booking.

Pay as soon as possible

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Hard truth – placing a reservation on flights deals is not guarantee that you will definitely meet that same deal when next you come back to continue with the booking. The demand to get the best flight deal can be high most times and airlines give priority to those with cash in hand as that’s what keeps them in business – however a better way to deal avoid a cancelled reservation is by using the Pay Small Small option.

Print relevant documents of your booking  

Be sure to make multiple copies of relevant documents regarding a confirmed flight booking and be quick to take them with you to the airport.

About the Author

Ugochukwu is a Content Writer with a keen interest in Social Media and Content Marketing. Ugo, who is a graduate of Metallurgical Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology developed a knack for writing and spitting marketing words on paper. He has worked for Brila Media - a sports media firm before moving to the travel industry. His professional interests include- communications, content marketing and business management. In his spare time, he delivers a sports podcast, trades the forex market and reads about history.

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