A lot of business travelers keep a firm eye on opportunities for travel and that includes the occasional discount business class airfare that will pop up now and then. Here’s how to snap up yours.
These type of fares have universal appeal because you get the comfort of business class travel, usually at a greatly reduced price.
Not to mention wider seats, quality service and the other perks of business class travel including the opportunity to network and spend time with other like minded individuals!
So, how do you get a discount business class airfare then?
Well, there’s a few ways to go about it. Let’s run through each way to get your discount fare.
Sign Up For Email Alerts
One of the first things you can do is sign up to receive email notifications (or even SMS notifications) from your favorite airlines. They’ll happily email you their hot deals, upcoming flight specials, fare alerts, and so on.
You may need to become part of their loyalty program to get these alerts – but it’s worth it.
Be Flexible About Your Trip
Secondly, allow yourself some flexibility about arriving and departing near your destination. For example, if you wanted to fly to Australia from south east Asia, you could depart from Bangkok (Thailand) or Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) – all depending on where you can get the best discount business class airfare from.
Then you could catch a low cost domestic flight to your destination in Australia.
Stay Less Than 30 Days
Another way to snap up your discount business airfare is by staying less than 30 days at your destination. You might notice many airlines that offer these fares impose 30 day maximum stay.
So if you’re staying for a couple of weeks that’s fine – otherwise look for airlines such as Virgin Atlantic or British Airways that will allow you more stay-time-freedom!
Book A Few Months Ahead
You also can book WAY ahead – a couple of months is OK. This forces you to plan ahead, and that’s a good thing!
The airlines are happy because they have pre-bookings, and you’re happy because you get to look forward to the trip and save some serious dollars at the same time!
Ask The Airlines
Ask the airlines! It pays to ask or email your favorite carrier if they can upgrade you to business class for a little bit more. Or ask them if they have discount business class airfares available. You can also look through the flights section of your local newspaper for special offers.
And remember, always compare the economy and business class airfare costs. You may find the upgrade is well worth the extra expense!
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