Travel tips to save money during holidays
Midland National recently published several tips for saving money on travel during the holiday season.
Traveling is expensive, especially during the holiday season, and Midland suggests researching airline fees, considering other methods of traveling, traveling during a "dead week," checking school calendars, planning meals for traveling, staying flexible and staying with family or friends as ways to save money.
Researching airline fees on websites like Airfarewatchdog.com can help find good deals, but travelers should also research which airlines charge fees for checked bags or carry-ons.
Midland also notes traveling by car or train could be less expensive and a good alternative to traveling by plane.
Traveling during a "dead week" means traveling immediately after a major holiday because there are fewer people on the roads or flying and airfare is typically cheaper, according to Midland.
Midland also suggests checking school district calendars to avoid congestion on roads with those traveling during non-school days and to plan meals so that you do not have to stop and buy food along the way.
Midland's final suggestions of staying with family or friends and staying flexible help lessen lodging expenses and can include cheaper flights if you're willing to have multiple layovers or red-eye flights.