For those of you uninitiated with the technology, a VPN basically masks your IP address, which hides your exact location. The interesting thing here is that if you are searching for flights or car hire, the prices can differ greatly from country to country. We have even found in some cases that switching from Safari to Google Chrome has thrown up different results. You can also play around with currencies, whereby you can book in one currency much lower than in another. And this would still be a gain back to you even after the credit card exchange rate.
Don’t just assume that the price you see is the best price available. Always look for other ways to find a better deal.
Even if Skyscanner is showing a cheap flight, visit the actual airlines website FIRST and check with them. Call them and ask if they can better the online price. It also helps to check if it is cheaper for you to buy two single tickets rather than a return. Amazingly, it is often times cheaper!
Another trick is to then check the airlines app. Companies are so eager to push all business online now that they are tripping over each other to offer better deals. If they have recently launched a new app or a new feature, then chances are that you will find a better deal that way.
Use the airline’s app to pre-check in and download your boarding passes. Some budget airlines charge you fines for not coming with a boarding pass, so make sure you do this! It saves you tons of time at the airport and keeps you paperless and clutter free.