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Look For Airfare Payment Plans

A large portion of your travel budget will typically go toward the cost of a flight, but if you can spread it out over time, the price of a ticket won't feel as overwhelming. Look for payment plans that allow you to pay over time so you don't have to spend a large lump sum upfront. For example, the travel agency CheapAir.com offers a "Fly Now, Pay Later" payment option that allows you to pay in installments over the course of three, six, or 12 months. "It's a great alternative if you're looking to defer some of your larger travel costs out over a few months," Jeff Klee, CEO of CheapAir, told POPSUGAR. "This can help alleviate stress at a time of year when people prefer to use their extra cash for festivities and gift-giving!"

7 Creative Ways to Save on Holiday Travel - Straight From the Experts

The holidays might be the most wonderful time of the year, but between your gift list, special events and parties, and travel expenses, it can also teeter on the most expensive. Whether you're dreaming of your family's home-cooked meals or escaping to an exotic destination, the reality is that for many of us, soaring airfare and hotel prices can put a financial damper on your holiday travel plans. In fact, a recent survey by Union Bank found that nearly half of millennials claim money is the reason they won't make it home for Christmas this year. So, in order to keep your holiday travel aspirations without blowing your year-end budget, we tapped industry experts to share their most insightful tips for saving serious cash on holiday travel. Put that money towards your gifting budget, an extra vacation day, or right back in your savings account!


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