If you regularly travel by business and / or pleasure, you probably know about the many standard tips for travel, such as advance booking and the content of at least 50 pounds of luggage, to avoid additional fees for the weight. But for savvy travelers, we offer a few lesser-known, according to a broken path tips to help you save money and reduce stress on the trips.
Sign up for the program PreCheck TSA. If you travel a lot, you may want to look into the procedure for checking the safety of travelers on Security Administration PreCheck. PreCheck members are eligible for expedited security screening at participating airports. More than 336,000 passengers have passed through a period PreCheck. PreCheck is currently available at Kennedy Airport, Dallas / Fort Worth, Miami, Las Vegas, Minneapolis and Los Angeles for AAdvantage program members American Airlines, as well as the airports of Atlanta, Detroit, Las Vegas, Minneapolis and Salt Lake -Sitsi for Delta SkyMiles members. TSA announced that US Airways, United Airlines and Alaska Airlines will begin PreCheck operations later this year. PreCheck also available member of the program "Entry" on the Customs and Border Protection agency.
Be aware of new pricing rules on airline tickets. Earlier this year, the Ministry of Transportation (DOT) has adopted new rules that require commercial airlines to be more transparent in how they advertise the price of tickets. In the past, airlines would advertise only the basic ticket price. Now airlines must disclose to buyers the total price of the ticket tickets, including fare twice plus the required federal taxes, airport and any other charges, which the passenger has to pay. Remember that when you make online purchases of tickets, the price offered now include government and airport taxes and surcharges. Understand that now because previously hidden charges are included in the promotional price of the ticket, what we consider a good price for the ticket, will be greater than in the past.
Save money with the help of smart travel. Going on a trip? With gas prices the way they are, use the technology. There are many applications for smartphones. Check GasBuddy, FuelFinder, iGasUp and TripTik Mobile, to find a gas station with the best prices. Use Route4me, Waze or Google Maps Navigation, to find the most efficient route. RoadAhead for iPhone displays your location on the highway, as well as services and gas prices at upcoming exits.
During a trip abroad with your smartphone to inform the provider that you activated for international use. To avoid high rates for the use, use the sites data / Internet access is available only when you need to check your email. Use the free Wi-Fi whenever possible, but never get access to bank accounts and personal financial information. Do not connect to the network under the name of "free public Wi-Fi". They often & # 39 are unsecured networks created by hackers. Also, be aware of the roaming tariffs, especially in European countries.