Airline pricing right now is pretty remarkable. Flights are cheap for travel well into 2021, which is extremely tempting. The only problem is, should you go ahead and book considering the current restrictions?
It’s a bit of a conundrum, but with a bit of research, you should be able to make an informed decision. I would be of the view to book now, lock in the pricing and worry later and here’s why.
Which Flights Are Cheap?
British Airways have some extremely good fares at the moment. Heading from Dublin to London? Well, you can get that for €60 return. The outbound flight is priced at €15!
How about heading to the United States? Dublin to Denver return is €273. It is a hand baggage only fare, but even so. Perfect for a short break to see friends.
But What About Travel Restrictions?
Of course, nobody is allowed to go to the USA at the moment. These tickets are for 2021, but even so, it’s possible the travel restrictions will remain in place.
What you need to do is look for the airlines “Book with Confidence” policy or similar. For BA, anyone who makes a booking before 30 September 2020 will be able to swap their ticket for a voucher if need be. Of course, if the flights are cancelled, you get your money back.
To me, it’s a bit of a no brainer to make a booking while flights are cheap. All going well, you’ll get to your destination as intended. Worst comes to worst, you get a voucher for future travel. As long as you book with an airline you often fly with, this shouldn’t be much of an issue.
For what it’s worth, I’ve had nothing but good refund experiences with British Airways so far. To be completely fair, Finnair, Aer Lingus and Swiss have also handed my money back when they’ve cancelled flights. I don’t have a voucher yet, but I am not adverse to it with BA.
Are you planning to book travel while flights are cheap or will you hold off? I’d be interested in your thoughts. Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.
Featured image by Simon Boddy from Maidenhead, UK via Wikimedia Commons.