Tips for Booking Cheap Flights to Belize
With the weather warming up and vaccinations increasing, people are once again thinking of travel. One particularly appealing destination is Belize. This idyllic country is only a short flight from the U.S. mainland.
Of course, budgetary concerns are important. You don’t want to spend too much on your airline ticket. Therefore, we’ve come up with some tips that will help you save money on flying to Belize.
Anywhere you travel will have peak and off seasons and Belize is no different. If you can avoid traveling during peak times and book your travel for the slow or shoulder seasons, you will save money.
Late November to mid-April is the dry season in Belize, making it most popular for tourists. You’ll find it easier to save money on flights as well as on hotels and tours by planning your vacation for the summer months. You’ll also avoid the peak travel times of Christmas and spring break.
Additionally, you will find that traveling mid-week (Tuesday through Thursday) will tend to save you money.
Direct flights from regional airports will be the most expensive. To save money, fly through a major hub and be willing to consider connecting flights. Adding even one connection will save you money.
Consider Small Airlines
Many budget airlines have sprung up in recent years. These are often no-frills travel options; however, if you don’t mind giving up some amenities, they are a great way to save money.
These budget airlines will tend to fly through the large international airports, which is another reason to consider these when planning your route. They also tend to only fly on certain days of the week. If you can be flexible with your travel plans, you’ll maximize your chances of getting a good deal.
Do the Research
Time is money, and the more time you spend researching flight options, the more you could potentially save.
Create a spreadsheet of potential dates when you could travel and possible cities that you could travel from. For example, you might ideally like to leave on the 3rd of the month but discover that leaving on the 1st will save you quite a bit of money. Having a travel window instead of set dates will help you save money.
Consider alternate routes, as well. Sometimes catching a connecting flight through a particular location will save you enough to make it worthwhile to take a detour.
Once you find your ideal flight, call the airline directly to book your ticket. This will help you save money on fees.
Book in a Timely Manner
Sometimes you can get the best bargains if you wait until the last minute, so if you have the flexibility to do so, this might be your best option. Otherwise, you need to book early, but not too early. People trying to book a year in advance often end up paying more than those who book three months out.
Hopefully, these tips will help you get a great deal on your flight to beautiful Belize. Given its growing popularity as a tourist destination, more flights are being added all the time, making it even easier to find a great bargain!