NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – With omicron rampant and airlines canceling flight after flight, booking summer travel might not be a priority for you right now.
But industry insiders say that if you’re looking to land these unique deals, now might be the best time to do it!
Over the next few weeks, summer airfares will be the cheapest. But these bargains tend to pop up for a day or two and then disappear, so it’s important that you keep checking.
As omicron dominates our lives right now, we hope it will be part of our past by this summer. Experts say a new variant will likely appear, and if it impacts the travel industry, industry insiders say you can still take advantage of the pro-consumer airlines made at the start of the pandemic, in permanently ridding you of flight change fees.
“The big thing to know is that this only applies if you’re booking Main Economy Class or above, it doesn’t apply to those Basic Economy Class tickets,” said Scott Keyes, Founder of Scott’s Cheap Flights. . “But a number of airlines allow you to upgrade even after booking from basic economy to main economy. So, one approach could be to book it in Basic Economy Class, but later, if you decide to change your plans, you can upgrade to Main Economy Class and then be able to change your travel dates without any penalty.
It’s also worth considering travel insurance if you’re a little wary of the possibility of a new variant of COVID-19 emerging this summer that could affect your travel plans.