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How to save money while flying to South America


Travellers flying to South America have to put up with exorbitant airfares day in and day out. Those who believe that they can find cheap tickets to South America can only be termed as naÔve since there are very few low cost airlines that offer international travel into South America and close to none that offer low cost domestic travel. Travelling between two destinations located close to each other would also lead to a traveller shelling out close to $1000. You should realize that literally all flight travel in South America costs as much unless you know of ways of how to save money while flying to South America.

Most people typically use various search engines to search and compare for the best fares and end up believing that they get the best fares available. However, while these search engines offer travellers with knowledge about the various flight options and connections available, they do not necessarily offer the best possible fares. To get the best fares, you need to take that extra step. Here are the best ways of minimizing your flight costs to South America.

Reward Travel


Irrespective of which airline you choose, your airfare is bound to be ridiculously expensive. This is where reward travel can go a long way in reducing your airfares. People who often fly from one place to another accumulate bonus points or miles for all their travel itineraries with a particular airline. These miles can in turn be redeemed on a number of incentives, one of which is lower flight fares. There are a number of flights which also offer special deals and promotions if you book your tickets using certain credit cards. This can help you get attractive discounts on your airfare as well. The biggest advantage of redeeming your miles from major airlines is that you can also use those miles to get discounts on all alliance airlines. However, you cannot transfer the miles from one airline to another, irrespective of whether they are a part of the same alliance.

You can also acquire free airline miles for yourself if you havenít done so already. There are a number of airlines which offer you miles for signing up for their credit cards and using those cards for your flight bookings. For example, United Airlines offers up to 50000 miles to passengers who spend about $1000 on their flight tickets on United Airlines. That is enough to cover at least two round trip tickets to South America. If you plan your journeys properly, you can actually redeem these miles and literally fly to South America for free. British Airways and Emirates are other airlines that offer extremely attractive miles systems.

Airline promotions


Most airlines roll out promotions and discounted fares from time to time. Stay on the lookout for such promotions and grab the opportunity with both hands the moment it arises. Remember that most promotions are limited both in terms of the number of tickets as well as time. You would therefore be wise to book early and get discounted fares for your journey to South America.



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