How to save money when flying International flights

I am a member of Skymiles from Delta airlines. You can join their mileage as it is free. You have to make sure that when you fly, make sure you add your skymiles so the mileage can transfer to your account. You can also require points by shopping to the stores that is part of the Skymiles. There are many stores that you can shop too. I acquire more points especially from last Christmas shopping for my kids and my husbands holiday gifts.

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I have been a member for the Skymiles for awhile. Right of this moment, my mileage is 103,449. The miles will not expire too so it is ready when you decide to use your miles to fly. I have planned my Christmas trip to the Philippines for many years. It has been 14 years since the last time I celebrate Christmas in the Philippines. I missed it so badly. There is no best place than celebrate Christmas in the Philippines.

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This year I want to make that dream come true by using my mileage. I have to make sure first that I will ask vacation from work. I am so happy that my supervisor grant my request to have a vacation for three weeks. There is no pay of course but it is fine. I am so excited and cannot wait.

I keep on checking the Delta to see if the dates are open so I can booked my Christmas vacation. I can see my departure date but the return date is not available yet. By using my mileage, my fare is even lesser like $200+ for a round trip to Manila. It is way cheaper than flying without using your mileage.

As I love to spend, I also loves to save. I wish that I started saving my money since I started working last February. I asked for a form in my bank and submitted it to the payroll department for her to deduct $25 instantly on my pay check. Blogging helps me too and my savings, currently I have $1,800 in my savings.

For the first time, I am happy that I can pay for my flight to the Philippines and use my savings for my Philippines vacation. I know that my husband always there for me to help me with funds during my Philippines vacation which he done from my previous travel. This time I am traveling by myself as my kids do not want to go with me. I know it would be awesome for my Mom to see her grandkids unfortunately not happening this time.

I cannot wait and am so excited for this Christmas trip to the Philippines. Once I will book my flight, I can start buying gifts for my families and relatives and send in my Balikbayan box. This way I do not need to bring them with me. it should be ready before I arrive.

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8 Responses to How to save money when flying International flights

  1. nova says:

    that’s a great thing to do mommy jess, you’ll soon fill out those boxes without a rush, and earn more to spend while you are on your bakasyon

  2. We used to have skymiles from Delta but we have never given the chance to use the miles until they expired so it was wasted. We are planning to visit Pinas this year and I am still scouring the internet for better deals on Airfare.

  3. Janice says:

    Wow, congrats on collecting a lot of miles and being able to use it for your next trip back here. Too bad your kids won’t be able to go with you though but I hope you’ll still have fun.

  4. That’s fantastic. Flying abroad is not cheap and we must do our research to be able to save enough for airfare. Using accumulated miles is a great idea too. I wish you well, and hope you get to enjoy your well deserved vacation in your home country.

  5. Mariel C says:

    I haven’t tried travelling by plane yet and also travel abroad but this is a nice way to save money. I will try this soon.

  6. Zwitsy says:

    I really love airlines having this kind of perks offered to their customers. This is pretty much an additional perk of why we should go on a trip regularly. hahaha don’t get me wrong, going to different places has so many things to offer and being able to get the privilege to earn and use it later on, that’s making the traveling more exciting and fun.

  7. I think using miles earn to save money is a great idea. I haven’t tried it as I am not a member of any airlines yet.

  8. ria c says:

    Wow sis! Gotta use those mileage! And if you can, fly business 🙂

    As an airline staff, I wish I could save up all those mileages I have earned in all my travels. Unfortunately, we can’t. But if we could, I would have probably exchanged them to many, many more other tickets that would take me here and there. I just don’t see myself stopping any time yet.

    Get that ticket and enjoy the P.I sis with your family. Save up because you know how the holidays are spent back home, right? 🙂

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