1. Save money on your ticket with this trick. Foreign airlines will often offer deals and different rates to travelers that are based in the same country as the airline. Simply visit the airline’s website, and when you have the option to select your country, choose the airline’s home country, search your flight, and compare the fare to those you have found when searching from your own country. For example, if you need to travel to Mexico on AeroMexico, visit AeroMexico website. On the top left you will see a menu for selecting your country. Select “Mexico” and search for your flight. In some cases, there may be no difference in price; other times this trick can save a couple – or a couple hundred – dollars.
2. Save time and skip the lines with a Global Entry Card. Global Entry application is open to U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, Dutch citizens, South Korean citizens, German citizens, Panamanian citizens and Mexican nationals. Find more info on eligibility and benefits on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website.
3. Save luggage space and money by renting instead of buying your travel gear from services like Ayoopa.
4. Save face and make friends by learning a few phrases before you head out on an international adventure. Bonus points: You can support AEA student scholarships through purchasing languages books (such as A Chinese Phrase a Day, A Japanese Phrase a Day, and Instant Vietnamese: How to Express 1,000 Different Ideas with Just 100 Key Words and Phrases) coauthored by AEA Director Sam Brier.
5. Save the planet. Travel creates carbon emissions that are damaging to the environment. Many airlines like Qantas offer options to reduce your carbon footprint and offset the emissions caused by your flight.
What do you save when you travel? Share your ideas with us in the comments section.