During this festive period, the hospitality industry is very busy because it is the festive period and many people intend to move from point A to point B without any stress. Travel agencies are busy booking hotels and flights, the airport will be flooded with people waiting to catch their flight and your fellow travelers aren’t always patient.
For Africans who are planning to fly to their destinations and are yet to book their flight, there are certain things they have to know so they won’t have any issues with their flights.
Set price alerts
By looking for flights early, you are not required to buy a ticket today because your prices will only go up if you wait until the last minute to buy. If you’re not ready to buy a ticket today, you can set a price alert that will notify you when a ticket price increases or decreases. Ticket prices can fluctuate on a daily basis, even a small drop can result in large savings if you need to buy a ticket for each member of your family.
Airfare usually fluctuates
One of the things that many travellers have complained about is that airfares are unstable and usually fluctuate. The price of a flight from Lagos-Enugu maybe 50k now and when you refresh your web browser, it is either the price has increased or decreased. When the price reduces, customers are happy and vice versa. Whatever the case may be, you should book your flight asap. But to be on a safe side, you can book your flight on Jumia’s hotel and flight marketplace months before the exact date to fly.
Book at the right time, fly at the right time
Sundays and Mondays are supposedly the best days to book the cheapest flights, and Fridays are the worst. And when you’re sitting there on a Monday morning, scrolling through your private browser for holiday deals, try to book your flight for a Tuesday or Wednesday, because these are apparently the cheapest days to fly out.
Being an early bird when it comes to flight booking is one of the best things you can do for yourself. It takes off the stress and hassles of booking at the last minute and also ensures that you are booking at the best and most affordable price.
Don’t fear travel package
A site like Jumia’s hotel and flight marketplace offer travel packages that include your hotel as well as airfare, there are times when the actual travel package is cheaper than the roundtrip ticket to your intended destination.