HOW TO BOOK A FLIGHT & HOW TO FIND A GOOD HOTEL?

The question of booking flights, hotels or tours is the most frequent my friends and relatives ask me. Well, I totally understand that it is not an easy task to compile a plan with new destinations, date and schedules of arrival, check-in and the rest of figures. To make this kind of preparation work I always have a pen and A4 paper in front of me, because for me personally it is essential to see all the steps of planning in front of my eyes. Moreover, jumping from one window in browser to another really annoys. See if you feel my pain, go for old school paper planning.

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Tickets

I happy to leave in the times, when everyone have total access to booking facilities. My parents told me that some 10 years ago you had to go to special office in order to buy a flight ticket. The number of offices was limited, people were slow and queues long. Today you may book a ticket with 5 clicks. I share the way I deal with this task, what may be useful to you as well. And the first step is to find an appropriate searching platform, which gives the best options and best prices. Good for you, I’ve found this search form and successfully integrated into the blog, so that you also have a chance to book as a professional traveller.

Hotel

The second step I make, when I plan my another trip (provided I don’t have a friend to stay in the city of my destination), is hotel booking. Here I use BOOKING.COM mainly, as a very raliable and easy service, with lots of serach options, huge number of variants and perfect prices, but in some cases I check the available variants with the special form. Below I give the two hotel search forms: one for booking and another a global one. My method is to check booking first and if anything looks to expansive I go to the second search form and after compare the prices.

Must do

So after the tickets and flights are booked you are sure get notification on your emails and if you use google calendar, which I strongly recommend to do, because today it is a very flexible tool that can not only remind, but also pick up information from your inbox and put certain events in the schedule automatically, check if the dates are already in the calendar or put them down manually. Use the check-list:

  • Count another +1 hour for the road and +2 hours for check-in, securuty check and duty frish shopping;
  • Mind that in almost all the hotels (hostels, appartments) check-in starts after 2 p.m.;
  • Don’t forget about currency exchange (from my experience airport is not the best place to change, better to have a plastic card or to change in advance in your bank);
  • Check the weather forcast for arrival;
  • Enjoy the trip!