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3 travel myths debunked

3 travel myths debunked

The world of travel has changed quite a bit over the years, with many tips and tricks people used to rely on to nab bargain deals, now being made redundant. Which is why you should be wary when someone gives advice on how to travel the world for a much more affordable price tag.

Here are some top myths debunked

Myth 1: Booking directly with the airline gets you the cheapest deal

Not true. If you end up doing thorough research, you may find that it’s better to fly from Sydney to Brisbane with Jetstar and return with Tiger Airways. Mixing up your airlines is a great way to ensure you get the best deal, and besides, when you book directly with the airline, you’re unable to compare prices which is why an online comparison tool is a must.

Myth 2: Buying a round trip will ensure a better price

Not all the time. While this used to be true, most airlines now sell their one-way fares for exactly half the price of a return ticket.

There are exceptions though, such as Qantas who offer a more affordable rate on their round-trip fares.

Myth 3: If you book on a Tuesday, you’ll get a cheaper price

False. Back in the days people used to believe that airlines would announce their best deals on a Monday, which meant Tuesday was the best time to book flights.

Now, airlines announce deals at different days and times, so if you want to grab yourself a bargain then sign up to alerts from deal hunting websites.