Is it better to book a flight directly with the airline or credit card?

While booking a flight directly with an airline is often your best move, it's not always your best move. With many travel credit card programs, you have the ability to use points for flights or earn bonus points when booking through their respective sites.

Which credit card gives best discount on flight booking?

Top 10 Travel Credit Cards in India in November 2023

Credit Card Best For
Club Vistara IDFC FIRST Credit Card Co-branded benefits (Vistara)
Axis Atlas Credit Card Travel booking with points
Axis Bank Vistara Signature Co-branded benefits (Vistara)
Air India SBI Signature Co-branded benefits (Air India)

Is it better to book a flight on a credit card?

Is it cheaper to call the airline to book a flight?

The best fares are always on the airline's own website. If you call, many airlines will assess a surcharge for phone booking. You may find discounted tickets elsewhere but they often will not allow you access to the airline's own customer service when bad weather interrupts your trip or something else goes wrong.

How to use credit cards to save on flights?

One easy way to save is to use your credit card.

  1. Book your flights and hotels using points, miles, and cash back. …
  2. Get TSA PreCheck and/or Global Entry membership fees refunded. …
  3. Don't skip the airport lounge. …
  4. Take advantage of free checked bags. …
  5. Trim your insurance costs.

What day is cheapest to book flights & Why?

While booking your flight on a Sunday helps you get the lowest price, actually flying domestically on a Wednesday may help you save 15 percent off airfare. Data shows that, almost across the board, travelers who flew on Wednesdays instead of the beginning of a week saved this much on domestic flights.

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