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Flights can be very tempting to book, especially when they come at a serious bargain. However, research into flyer experience has shown that the cheapest flight ticket t isn’t always the best ticket. So, before buying a plane ticket, here are some things you need to consider.

 

Refundability

A refundable airplane ticket in a passport

Source: Huffington Post

Imagine saving up all year for that holiday vacation only to end up missing your flight. That could be awry if your ticket isn’t refundable. Since your ticket rules will determine if you’re getting a refund or not, you’re better off reading the fine print. Better still, always insist on buying a refundable ticket even if you have to pay a little extra. You never can tell.

 

Baggage Allowance

Baggages at an airport terminal

Source: Skyscanner

Each ticket comes with a maximum baggage allowance. This is also dependent on the class of ticket purchased as well as the carrier (airline) involved. Be sure to find out the baggage allowance for the ticket. Trust us, there’s nothing cool about being stuck with excess luggage at a busy airport.

 

Legroom

Legroom aboard a flight

Source: The Independent

There’s so much to do during a flight but getting cramps isn’t one of them. Why not save yourself the stress by inquiring about the legroom allowance. A flight isn’t really cheap if you arrive feeling like you walked half the trip. Consider this when buying a plane ticket.

 

Layover

Source: @Lydiaho

Spending time at the airport could be fun. What’s isn’t much fun is having to spend the night at an airport. This is sometimes occasioned by a long layover. Some layovers will even require you have a transit visa without which you may be disallowed from boarding your flight. Take a minute to understand the flight layover before buying a plane ticket. It may literally save you hours of trouble.

 

Reward Points

Airline Rewards Miles

Source: Lifehacker

Not all tickets entitle you to earn flight Miles. Though seemingly insignificant at first, there’s a whole lot you can do with the right amount of accumulated Miles. These can be used for flight tickets, flight upgrades, and some cool freebies. So, earn as many Miles as you can. You never know when you’ll find them handy.

Bringing it all together, booking flights shouldn’t be a nightmare only if you book it right. Here’s where you can always get it right.

Do you agree with us or you want to share an unforgettable flight experience? Feel free to drop a comment below.

About the Author

Ayotunde is an Online Content Writer with a robust research background. A graduate of French Language of the University of Ado-Ekiti, he has a combined 6 years professional and postgraduate experience. After an initial postgraduate volunteering experience as a French Instructor at the Department of European Studies (University of Ibadan), he has worked with Olx.com as a Classifieds Moderator, and with Bookbuilders Edition Africa as a freelance French Editor and Translator. His professional interests include- communications, public relations, and business management. A book lover, cryptology and travel enthusiast, Ayo dedicates his spare time to playing chess as well as a doctoral research he hopes to round up this year.

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