Rule #3 – Visualise your journey
Think carefully about extras like priority seating, extra baggage allowances and food choices. If you’re planning a shopping trip, you’re probably travelling light on your outbound flight, so reserve additional baggage options for the return journey. If you’re on a night flight, you may not need a meal. And if you’re flying to a destination where immigration queues are long, getting a priority seat for quick disembarkation may not make a difference – you’ll be caught in a queue anyway.
Visualise your journey, and limit yourself to those extras that really make a difference to the travel experience. And remember, if any additional services have been added onto your purchase without your consent, contact your airline before you fly.