Insider Tips: How to Save on Multiple Airline Tickets
For its Insider Tips From the Pros package, Kiplinger’s spoke with dozens of experts in fields ranging from college aid to travel to glean insights they apply to their own financial lives and share with their own family and friends. Rick Seaney, co-founder and CEO of FareCompare.com, revealed a tip so practical and valuable that it’s worth sharing separately with Kip Tips readers here:
"Airline reservations systems typically charge everyone in your party the same higher price—even if there are a few lower-priced seats that could be purchased by a portion of your group," he says. Because of this glitch, you should shop for airline tickets for one passenger at a time in order to save on trips with two or more passengers on the same itinerary. I’ve done this several times, he continues. "Once, on a trip to London, we had to buy four tickets. When we bought them separately instead of as a single purchase, we saved more than $1,000 because three were available at a lower price."
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