If you’re planning on travelling this holiday season, the experts at Swoop have some great tips for you! Today on The Marc and Mandy Show, Karen McIsacc of Swoop talks saving with unbundled air fare, when to upgrade for the lowest fees, and more.
What is an ultra-low cost carrier?
Ultra-low cost carriers like Swoop offer completely unbundled product. That means, you only pay for what you want and nothing that you don’t. If you don’t want a carry-on bag, why would you pay for it? (Or worse, pay for someone else to bring theirs.) With ultra-low cost carriers like Swoop, you can spend those extra savings on yourself.
How can you save money by pre-paying for your baggage and the amenities you prefer?
If you plan on purchasing baggage, upgrading your seat, or getting priority boarding, it’s best to do it at the time of booking to receive the lowest possible fee. If not, not to worry, you can still do it online before you get to the airport. Avoid doing it at the airport though. It will be more stressful and the fee will be higher.
How can you save on baggage fees by packing light or sharing a checked bag?
Packing light is another great way to save money. If you can fit everything you’ll need for a weekend away in a personal carry-on, you can save on baggage fees. If that’s simply not enough space for you, you can share a bag with friends or family and save a few extra bucks that way.
For the answers to these questions and more, watch the video above!