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Best Time To Take an Off-Peak Trip

Off-peak travel, aka at a time when demand is lower, is a great way to take advantage of less expensive flights, fewer crowds, and more options for hotels and getaways. Granted, the cons are that, typically, the trip is during less than ideal weather, for example. But, this doesn’t necessarily make for a less than blissful trip. It just means being more creative in your destination and expectations.

Are you an early bird or a night owl? Good. Because then you can take advantage of flights that are not the most popular time-wise. If you want to save money on a trip and airfare is a pressing issue, consider the red eye flight or an incredibly early morning flight, and choose a non-weekend day to do so. You can save considerable amounts of money for a minor inconvenience, if your schedule allows such flexibility.

Rainy season? If you want to visit a far flung exotic location but can’t afford to go during peak season (generally, during the winter months), then consider planning a trip right on the edge of the peak season – a week or two before or after. Your weather might not be as tranquil or warm, but, the cost will be lower for a hotel and other touristy things you’d like to do.

Train or road trip? Definitely don’t hit the open road during rush hours – if you can, travel mid-morning to mid-afternoon, or, as some people choose, in the middle of the night. It doesn’t work for everyone, but, it can make your trip a lot less busy.

By general rule, consider off-peak trips as times when it goes against all popular thinking. So while visiting the Caribbean in mid-summer could give you warmer than average temperatures, if you are flexible about taking a siesta mid-day, you can enjoy the rest of your day. Being creative with your options and choices will yield the best return on investment for your off-peak travel.

No matter what flight you take, Groundlink will get you there!

Utilize our ON TIME EVERY TIME® Guarantee, worldwide availability, and flight tracker to ensure seamless ground transportation after your off-peak flight. Start by booking a ride here!

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