Have Business Will Travel

Ticketing Tactics

When booking airline flights, try using creative ticketing techniques to save money. You can use back-to-back ticketing to get a "Saturday stay" fare without actually staying over Saturday. For example, say you're planning two trips to the same destinations, Dallas and Seattle, on the following dates that don't include a Saturday stay:

Trip 1: Dallas to Seattle, October 7; Seattle to Dallas, October 10

Trip 2: Dallas to Seattle, November 13; Seattle to Dallas, November 14

Instead of buying two round-trip tickets for the dates above, mix and match your dates so each ticket includes a Saturday stay. While you'll still be on the same flights, the tickets actually purchased would be for the following:

Ticket 1: Dallas to Seattle, October 7; Seattle to Dallas, November 14

Ticket 2: Seattle to Dallas, October 10; Dallas to Seattle, November 13

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This article was originally published in the September 1997 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Have Business Will Travel.

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