Venice is a maritime city that has been ruling over the hearts of travelers for centuries. Rightly called the Queen of Adriatic, it is indeed one of the most panoramic and romantic places in the world. There’s a lot to explore in Venetian Lagoon apart from just yachting in the pristine azure waters, such as spectacular landscapes, historical museums, magnificent architectures in backstreets and its artistic and musical cultural heritage.
With an average of half a million tourists a day, the city remains over-crowded most of the time. A number of airlines from budget to luxury provide regular flights to Venice, including Air Canada, Iberia, and British Airways. Here are the three mantras to book tickets to Venice at cheap airfares:
Weekdays: Plan your travel on weekdays and not on a weekend. Most of tourists plan their vacations on weekends so that they don’t have to take long leaves from work places. Owing to more passenger traffic on weekends, airline tickets tend to be higher on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Advance Purchase: Purchasing airline tickets in advance and not waiting for the last minute travel deals during the high tourist season is the best idea to get cheap airfare deals. The best time to visit Venice is during the Venice Carnival and in the months of April, May, June and early September. Airfares for Venice flights tend to rise as the travel date approaches because the fewer the seats vacant, the higher the plane ticket cost is.
Compare and then Purchase: While booking your airline tickets, compare the airfares for same flights on the websites of number of online travel companies. Those having contract fares on flights to Venice may offer discount airfares. If it is a matter of few dollars only, contact your regular travel service provider to honor the same air fare rather than moving towards a travel agency new to you.
So if you are planning to visit Venice, it is advised to book your airline tickets at least 30-60 days in advance and to save more on your travel cost book flights on weekdays.
Thanks to our guest author: Rachna, a blogger of CheapOair.
While I somewhat agree that eopple may be encouraged to travel while sick, I still don’t see why should AirNZ change flights free of charge for someone who hasn’t purchased insurance when others pay the $10/flight. If you have children, or circumstances where the likelihood of needing to change flights is high, then you should be paying for insurance a quick look shows children under 11 years are covered by insurance for an adult fare, so it’s not even $10 each way for every person you’re booking for. Depending on the age of your children it could only be an extra $40 for the 2 adults, which isn’t that much in relation to the cost of 4+ fares. I never paid insurance on domestic flights because I weighed up the costs and benefits and likelihood of needing to change based on my circumstances. I could have paid upward of $200/yr for insurance on every flight or taken the risk that it would cost me somewhere around that to change a flight if it became necessary. However, I would re-evaluate the need for insurance if my circumstances changed for example, booking a family holiday with children well in advance would probably lead me to take out insurance.Also, electronic goods are not covered, because the insurance is a very simple policy covering checked baggage only, where electronics are much more likely to be damaged. Would you check your camera/laptop/other valuable items? Most eopple would use carry on for these things, and if they didn’t, the airline would be constantly paying out on them if insurance was purchased. If you want more comprehensive insurance, then you bypass AirNZ’s very simple offering and seek it independently.