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Reasons to use an eSIM when Travelling

Have you ever been shocked by an exorbitant roaming bill after returning from a trip abroad? Have you found yourself frantically searching for Wi-Fi due to lost phone service while travelling? Or perhaps wasted precious time looking for a SIM vendor at the airport? I've been through all of these challenges, and that's exactly why I'm writing this post to explain why you should use an eSIM when travelling. An eSIM (embedded SIM) is a digital SIM card that is embedded into your device, such as a smartphone or tablet. Instead of a physical SIM card, an eSIM allows you to activate a mobile plan and connect to a cellular network without having to swap out physical cards. I recently discovered Airalo, the world's pioneering eSIM store that addresses the inconvenience of expensive roaming bills by providing access to eSIMs. With eSIMs from Airalo, you can instantly download and install a digital data pack from over 200 countries/regions, ensuring seamless connectivity as soon as you touch down anywhere in the world. Five reasons to consider using an eSIM when travelling Convenience: With an eSIM, you don't have to worry about finding a physical SIM card or swapping out cards when travelling to different countries. You can activate a mobile plan on your device and switch between networks seamlessly. Cost-effective: Depending on the country you're travelling to, using an eSIM can be cheaper than purchasing a physical SIM card or paying for international roaming charges. You can shop around for local plans and compare prices to find the best deal. Flexibility: eSIMs offer more flexibility compared to physical SIM cards because you can switch between different plans and carriers on the go. This means you can choose the plan that suits your needs best and avoid paying for features you don't need. Security: eSIMs are more secure than physical SIM cards because they cannot be lost or stolen. Additionally, you can remotely lock or erase the eSIM if your device is lost or stolen. Availability: In some countries, it can be challenging to [...]

2023-07-06T15:30:56+03:00April 14th, 2023|

WayAway Review: Cheap Flights with Cashback.

What is WayAway? WayAway is a travel search engine that offers competitive rates on airline tickets and other travel packages. By subscribing to WayAway's Plus membership program, users can enjoy extra cashback on bookings of flights, hotels, rentals, and other travel services. Have a look at the video and meet WayAway's mascot Burd before moving on to the review.  Searching for a flight When searching for a flight and retrieving the results, WayAway will show you how much cashback you will earn after you book the flight. The above is the standard search engine that you'll find everywhere. What I mostly like about WayAway is the pricing map. It will help you get a view of the cheapest destinations and based on your budget decide where you are going next! The search results will retrieve a list of options along with the airlines, prices, connections, etc. In the following sample, you would have earned $6.00. What is the WayAway Plus membership? Let's move on to the good part of WayAway, the Plus Membership. If you are someone who travels a lot then WayAway+ is for you. All you have to do is subscribe for the yearly subscription that will give you direct access to cashback (not any kind of loyalty points, but real cash). Up to 5% on flights depending on the airline  Up to 10% on hotel bookings through Booking (or get up to 20% off on selected properties!) Up to 6% on hostel bookings through Hostelworld 5% on car rentals through Rentalcars 5% on car rentals through QEEQ 10% on transfers with KiwiTaxi Up to 3% on tours with Go City 6% on tours, tickets, and experiences with Viator 7% on tickets to museums, shows, and attractions around the world with Tiqets 4% on hotels, 5% on car rentals, and up to 7% on tours, shows, and attractions with Klook 8% on tours and excursions with GetYourGuide 10% on passenger rights protection with AirHelp. How much does it cost? [...]

2023-06-22T12:39:42+03:00March 24th, 2023|

10+1 Tips on how to book the cheapest flight

I usually spend hours and hours before deciding and booking a flight. I search on various search engines, I watch the prices go up as the days pass by in order to book the cheapest flight, but usually, I end up booking a higher price (compared to the price I first found). Below I'm listing some tips you need to have in mind if you want to get the cheapest flight. 1. If you find a cheap fare just book it, don't think about it. If you think of it over and over again the fare will most likely go up when you decide to finally book it. The best time to book your flight is today, now. 2. Try to search and compare prices Skyscanner as far as I know if one of the most popular flight search engines.  Try to search for the same flight on travel search engines but also make sure to check the airline's website too, it might be cheaper. 3. Book 6 weeks in advance Prices drop below the average fare 6 weeks before you travel. 4. Book last-minute flights When an airline hasn't filled a flight, they will cut down their prices. So if you are flexible you should try this. 5. Travel on Tuesday or Wednesday According to FareCompare Tuesdays and Wednesdays are generally the least expensive days to take a flight while Friday and Sunday are the most expensive. 6.Combine two flights You might find it much cheaper to combine two low-cost airline tickets compared to one direct. Make sure to check all the available options. 7. Become a frequent flier Sign up for the frequent flier schemes so you can gather miles and spend them later by getting cheaper/free tickets. 8. Fly early in the morning Early morning flights are the cheapest. 9. Fly off-peak Avoid flying during half term/school holidays, high summer season, bank holiday breaks. 10. Fly to the secondary airport Most destinations have two airports. The primary one is more expensive compared to the second one (low-cost airlines fly there). 11. Join airline mailing lists By signing up on airline mailing lists you'll [...]

2023-06-22T12:36:25+03:00April 20th, 2020|

Missed Flight: Find out how to get Flight Compensation

Problems with your flight? Missed Flight? Have you had any idea that you are able to claim up to 600 per traveller if your flight was overbooked, cancelled or delayed? Know Your Rights When you miss a flight, you may be able to get either compensation from the airline or you may be able to get a refund of the taxes you paid the airline for your flight. In this article, we will explain when you qualify for both of these categories. Compensair is an organisation that helps air passengers claim compensation from the airline when they have experienced a flight delay, cancellation, or when they were denied boarding. They also help travellers with general travel information. Compensation Claim - EC Regulation 261/2004 Most people have no idea that if they missed their flight, they are entitled to receive compensation, you just have to be checked in. The most important thing has to do with checking in. In most cases, airports advise travellers to come to the airport at least two hours before the departure of their flight, to make sure there's sufficient time to check in and go through customs. If you arrive at the airport late, most probably you won't be allowed to fly. Most airlines require you to have checked in at least 45 minutes before the departure of the flight. If you still arrive late at the check-in desk they are allowed to deny you from accessing the aircraft. If an airline allows you to check in after the 45-minutes, the flight will be delayed since you won’t have enough time to go through customs or have your luggage loaded on the plane.  It is very common that travellers arrive at the airport earlier than their flight but have to face long queues. In most cases, despite the fact that there are long queues an airline might deny you to board if you haven’t checked in on time. In order to be able to claim your compensation, you have to check-in before the closing time. Prefer to do it online. If the flight is delayed or [...]

2023-06-29T12:39:36+03:00July 24th, 2017|

Tips for saving money while travelling

Travelling abroad? I’ve gathered here 17 tips for saving money while travelling. With these ways you can save money before you start planning and whilst travelling based on my experience. If you’re the kind of person who will like to save then read the following. Believe me; it’s not hard to save money whilst travelling. 1. Travel off peak If you can, travel on low season periods. This will save you a lot of money on flights and hotels. Also your destination will be much cheaper and less crowded so you’ll enjoy your holidays. 2. Book your flight early Before starting to save money, the first thing to do is start by booking a cheap flight. If you’re not the kind of person who wants to travel on luxury then you can easily find the cheapest fare with a low-cost airline. If you don’t know Kayak, then it’s time to find out about it. You simply enter your location and your budget and select where you’ll like to go e.g. Europe, Asia, etc. The map will generate the available airfare within your budget to a variety of destinations so you can decide where you’d like to go (if you are just looking to get an idea about a destination). If you know where you want to go, just book early e.g. 3 months before. You will save a lot of money. Also, signup for Skyscanner Price Alerts so you can monitor the price of a particular flight and make sure you get the best deal on your chosen route. Always make sure to check the price with the airline’s website since it might be cheaper. 3. Fly with low-budget airlines You can save a lot of money by flying with a low-cost airline. e.g. Ryanair or Wizz Air (tried both and didn’t have an issue). Of course, they won’t offer you food on board or a personal TV screen but who needs these? If you are the kind of person who can live without extras and want to save some money, fly low-cost. You can reach a destination by combining two low-cost flights and it [...]

2023-06-29T15:24:04+03:00January 12th, 2016|
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