Major announcement for all you budget travellers! Long haul flights are about to become much cheaper come next year!
Business Insider just posted an article, indicating a big price drop in 2018. According to them, prices of long haul flights already decreased by 7% in 2017 and are set to drop even lower.
So, how cheap are we talking?
Well, airlines are always competing to offer the best deals to us travellers, so as soon as one airline drops its prices, its competitors are pretty much forced to do the same.
Norwegian Airlines are going to be offering flights from the UK and Ireland across to the US for as little as £69 one way (£138 return)! WOW Airlines – who are a relatively new player on the scene – are offering a flight from Edinburgh (for example) to New York for £178!
Now, obviously this all depends what day you are booking on as well as various other factors. For more info on when to book your flights, check out this post.
In order to get these amazing deals, you will likely have to sacrifice some of the in-flight luxuries you may be used to. These may include no in-flight meal, smaller leg space or no carry-on bag. You may also have to deal with longer lay-over times and things of that nature.
Being successful at budget travel largely revolves around your mindset. So, when you’re packing just think, “Do I really need that?”, “Should I really bring this?”. Bring your own snacks on the plane.
All of these little things will add up and will save you a lot over time.
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Go for it!
If you any doubts or reservations up until this point about travelling, allow this news to change your mindset! It’s going to become easier than ever before for you to travel to your dream destinations. Remember, it’s all about getting into that budget traveller’s mindset.
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