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Travel Tip Tuesday: Why You Should Shop For Flights In Foreign Currencies

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If you’re purchasing a flight from a foreign carrier, try changing the “country” you’re from when you view the page.  Sometimes the the flight is cheaper when it’s quoted in a foreign currency.  It may be just a few dollars cheaper or a lot more (I once saved $20 using this trick when I purchased tickets on RyanAir in Swedish Krona instead of British Pounds).  When changing the country on the site, however, the site language will also change to the language associated with the country/currency you’ve picked.  If you can’t read that language, use a browser like Google Chrome to do the automated translation of the site for you.

Some countries you can try selecting is the country you’re flying to/from.  Aside from that, I like to pick neighboring countries as well.  It’s sometimes a gamble and takes some luck and patience, but if you’ve got the time, the foreign conversions just might be in your favor! Finally, if you are going to purchase the ticket in a foreign currency, don’t forget to use a credit card with no foreign transaction fees!

Help me keep this series going!  If you have any travel tips, please email me at diana@justwanderlustblog.com and your tip may end up in a future post!

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