Did you know your seat-paying child is eligible for a frequent flier account? It's a great way for your kids to earn miles and feel as if they belong to something. For the parent, take comfort in knowing the money you're spending on a flight may eventually work in your favor once they earn enough miles for a free flight. Next thing you know, your next trip is already paid for.
Certain airlines require you to keep your account active periodically or else the miles you have accumulated will expire.
Another budget-friendly travel hack is when and where you buy your tickets. Airfare bought at the customer service desk for Spirit and Frontier airlines are always cheaper versus booking over the phone or online.
For example, on a summer 2019 nonstop flight to San Diego for a family of four, I paid less than $200 altogether one way. Talk about a steal! Earlier in the summer, I purchased a roundtrip, nonstop flight to Detroit via Spirit and paid less than $35 for the ticket. My plans changed and I never went on the trip and was out $35. It's a lot easier to come to terms with saying goodbye to $35 as opposed to pay full price coupled with change fees.
Different studies and research has examined when the best days to fly are and the best time and date to buy a ticket. I have found that airfare is always cheapest on Tuesday. The difference is enough to care about keeping those extra dollars in your pocket for your trip.
Follow the provided links to enroll your child in a frequent flier program.
All of the airlines ABC11 reached out to declined to give information on how many minors are enrolled in their loyalty program.
Happy and safe travels!