Money Saving Monday: Buying, selling and saving on travel expenses
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We are now into the busy holiday travel season, which is often thrown off-course by weather.
Many people can vouch for the frustration of delays and cancellations beyond your control. However, there are ways to keep your money from flying away.
WHNT News 19 took action to find some very helpful websites to make this process as painless as possible.
In short, these sites can help you recover some of your money due to cancellations, sell a plane ticket if you have to cancel a trip, buy someone else’s ticket and do the same with room reservations.
When the weather turns nasty, airports are the first to feel the chill in the forms of flight delays and cancellations.
GetAirHelp.com works to help take the frostbite out of a such a situation, especially during the holiday season.
You can file a claim with GetAirHelp.com to receive compensation for your troubles. Although, the service takes a cut of 25 percent if you receive compensation. The site has a compensation limit of $800.
If something comes up that forces you to cancel your trip, like illness or a change in plans, all may not be lost.
JumpFlight.com helps travelers from all over the world sell and purchase airline tickets.
Those interested can set up an account with JumpFlight.com and organize the transfer.
Tickets may need to be transferable in order to work. The website walks you through the process.
The same thing goes for hotel reservations through a website called RoomerTravel.com.
You can sell your reservations to someone else. The site claims to save customers hundreds of dollars.
It walks you through the process and helps you set competitive prices.
And one more way to save is when you’re getting to the airport to start your trip.
AirportParkingReservations.com can help you save money on where you’ll leave your vehicle and how you’ll get to the terminal.
The service helps you do comparisons to locate the best deal in the area.
There’s also an iPhone app which you can show when you arrive at the parking lot to confirm your reservation.
If you’re a member of a warehouse club, you might try booking your hotel and rental car through them.
Costco has deals up to 20 percent off rooms and discounts and coupons from several rental car companies.
Sam’s Club advertises average savings of 15 percent on hotel rooms, and 10 percent off rental car rates.