Ways to travel more (and cheaper) for Romanian tourists using Kiwi.com

Aurel Constantin 30/09/2022 | 13:22

The autumnal off-season is a time when a lot of people are looking for good deals for city breaks or even their winter vacations, if they plan ahead. Prices this year are higher than in 2021 for a variety of reasons, even if now they are considerably lower than they were in summer, Romanian travelers are still looking for ways to make the most of their vacations, whether that means seeing more or paying less.

 

Travel aficionados know some travel hacks already, but it does take a lot of online research on your own to find the best deals, as well as juggling with multiple platforms. Learning from travelers everywhere, Kiwi.com made it easier for customers to find them by integrating travel hacks into their Kiwi-code algorithm.

Self Transfer is a way of finding better fares for trips.

It simply means that travelers can combine planes with buses or trains in order to find better prices. For instance, say you want to travel to a smaller city in Italy that has an airport, but there aren’t a lot of direct flights, so the platform will show you nearby airports and transfer options from your destination airport to your destination city, by connecting airlines and carriers that don’t usually collaborate, all in one place.

Hidden cities ticketing finds the hidden segment in a route.

Finding a hidden layover is also a travel hack that can help you see more and pay less. Say you want to visit Valencia and you’re leaving from Iași, but the cost of the direct flight is a bit outside of your budget because its in high demand – the platform will search for a better fare that includes a layover in Valencia, so your ticket destination will be, say, Madrid, at a lower price but you will disembark at Valencia. It is a strategy that many travelers employ on their own, but it takes a lot of energy to uncover those normally unadvertised layovers which can be better spent elsewhere. Important to note that this option is only for those with carry on luggage.

Throwaway tickets come in handy when you want to book a one-way trip.

Sometimes, the price of a one-way ticket can be higher than the price of a round-trip one, so there is also the option of using throwaway tickets. This simply means that you book a round-trip journey without intending to use the return ticket. Say you are a student flying to university from Bucharest to Malmo, and a one way ticket is 50 euros more than the round-trip flight – you will just not use the return ticket.

Nomad search helps solve the puzzle when traveling to multiple cities

Another strategy used by those who want to travel the world is booking a trip with multiple stops along the way, but that means an endless shuffling and reshuffling of possibilities. This time, you only have to list the cities you want to visit, and how many days you want to spend in them, and the algorithm will help solve the puzzle for you, finding the best prices between cities, and for your overall trip.

These are just a few of the ways you could save on your trips that took a lot of research and planning, that can now be done faster and more efficiently than doing it on your own. Other than that, Kiwi.com offers flight price alerts, flexible ticketing options and many other hacks and booking options that help travelers see more for less.

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