As travelers, we all know how frustrating it can be to find the perfect flight only to have the price increase when we’re ready to book. This is where a price freeze can come in handy. Essentially, a price freeze allows you to hold a ticket at a certain price for a set period of time, giving you the chance to weigh your options and make sure you’re getting the best deal possible.
According to a recent article from The New York Times, some airlines and travel booking sites are now offering price freeze options to customers. For example, Google Flights and Trip.com are both offering users the option to freeze a fare for a fee (typically around $47), with Google even guaranteeing that if the price goes down after you freeze it, you’ll be refunded the difference.
Of course, as with any travel deal, it’s important to read the fine print and weigh the costs and benefits. Depending on the hold length and ticket price, a price freeze might not be worth the added expense. It’s also worth noting that not all airlines and booking sites offer this option, so you’ll need to do your research and shop around.
That being said, if you’re someone who likes to plan ahead and wants to lock in a great price for your next flight, a price freeze could be the way to go. Just be sure to read the terms and conditions carefully and crunch the numbers to make sure it’s the right choice for you. Happy travels!