If you are reading this article, that means two things to me. One, you are looking to save money on your next flight. Two, you are looking to save money when you fly on Delta Airlines. To me, that makes you a pretty smart person because you know the value of a dollar and you have chosen one of the best airlines in the world. Delta Airlines is one of the world’s largest airlines and they consistently rank high in customer satisfaction. Given their daily volume of flights around the world from every major city, there are numerous ways to get discounts at Delta Airlines. I have a few ways that I like to use and I hope that you can make use of these tricks and tips too.
The first and best tip starts long before you even contact Delta Airlines. This way to get a discount involves simple planning. Planning where and when you take your trip can make a big difference on how big a discount you can get at Delta. Did you know that by buying your tickets in advance you can save money? Well most people don’t. The fliers that pay the least are those that have purchased their tickets well in advance of their flight. Airlines like to give discounts to these fliers because they are making things easier for the airline. Delta Airlines is no different. When you book early, the airline knows how many seats they have sold or available on a particular flight. This makes scheduling easier and allows the airline to move smoothly.
The next tip is to decide when you are leaving. I mean which day you are flying. Some days are busier than others for the airlines. Crowds make it tough for them to get everyone where they need to be. Most people like to travel at the beginning and the end of the weekend (Fridays and Sundays). If you book your flight on a less traveled day like Tuesday or Wednesday, you can save a lot of money.
The next tip is to decide where you want to fly out of. Most people only consider their local airport. That makes sense until you realize that there are discounts to be had if you “shop around”. For example, you might intend to fly out of JFK Airport in New York City but find out that all of the flights that you want are sold out. A quick check might show that there are seats available at LaGuardia Airport. Those seats might even be cheaper because no one is catching that particular flight at LaGuardia. A short ride could save you some money.
The final tip is one that you can use for every airline. This tip is probably the most basic, but most people forget it or don’t consider it at all. The tip is to visit your airline’s website. In this case that is Delta.com. Airline websites always have discounted packages available for the taking.
As you can see, getting a discount at Delta Airlines is simple if you know the tricks and tips. Hopefully you will use some or all of these tips the next time you fly on Delta Airlines.