The pandemic has brought many consequences to the airline sector, and some airlines assure that they will not be able to recover from this crisis until 2024, others for their part, may not survive due to the restrictions and insecurities that the virus has generated in passengers when time to plan or decide a specific destination.
As a solution, the online travel agency eDreams ODIGEO has proposed a new technological tool dedicated mainly to travelers, which predicts market prices and will help them travel ‘intelligently’ at the lowest possible cost:
“Add more than 14 billion data of 660 airlines and provides trends on fare fluctuations to help customers make informed decisions about when to book and where to travel,” eDreams specialists explain.
All these data are collected on a web page, and are reflected in graphics and on a world map, in this way, travelers will be able to visualize and choose the destination, with updated information in real time.
“Once movement restrictions are removed, people will take trips to discover the world and reconnect with their loved ones, and there should be flexible travel options and options available to them when that time comes,” said Christoph Dieterle, Director of Products and Retail Sales at eDreams.
But, to make the right decision when booking a flight with this tool, eDreams recommends three specific steps:
1.- It is better to look for a flexible destination than a specific flight.
View the map and make your decision according to the colors of the traffic light, which indicates which is the cheapest destination. Due to the air crisis, almost everyone is covered in green, with low prices and many promotions.
This option will allow you to identify the most affordable time to book a flight.
2.- No planning or reservations long in advance.
“So far, the main trend is that continental rates are those in which a higher savings rate has been perceived, especially in departures prior to 30 days, in which there have been reductions of up to almost 50%”, Indicate the specialists of eDreams.
In other words, booking less than a month in advance will allow you to reduce the cost of the trip.
3.- Start the search on the continental flights, then go to the national ones, and finally, the intercontinental ones.
That is the order you should take if your intention is to save during a pleasure trip; This functionality is designed to inspire consumers to plan their trips in the post-Covid-19 era.
“With the progressive lifting of air restrictions, we have noticed that consumers want to travel again. With this service, they can feel secure in their travel decisions, as our new dashboards allow them to plan shortly in advance and save money when embarking on their long-awaited post-closing trips. “
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