Would you like to fly to visit a family member or friend this summer, but don't think you can swing it financially?
Yes, airline prices have gone up (along with everything else), but there are still deals out there from airlines like Spirit, Allegiant and Frontier. Even United Airlines has jumped into the low-cost ring with a personal-bag-only option.
Check out this seven minute video with my best strategies, which have worked for me now on almost 30 backpack-only cheap trips.
At first I couldn't imagine how I could survive a trip with only my backpack, but 8 years ago this mama hurdled that obstacle when my son was the lead in his college's musical, and I realized I could make do with a lot less than I thought.
One year with this strategy we even were able to afford to fly 7 of us in to see him in another musical!
One bonus tip that I don't think I mentioned in the video: Check in for your flight just two hours before the flight departs and you will get a better seat (the undesirable free seats will already be assigned, and they will need to assign you a premium seat up front that was not purchased.)
The app I most often use to find good flight deals is Hopper. It will give you tips on if now is a good time to buy or if you should wait for an expected price drop. If you are following that trip, it will notify you when the price drops.
I'm always trying to pass on ways to make your family life better, so I hope this helps!
P.S. Did you see that Walmart was outspoken this week about their Pride merchandise? They offer a gamut of Pride items for ages newborn and up, shown in 24 pages of their online store. ...Just another thing to make note of for those of us making the purchasing decisions for our families.