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The only thing sweeter than finding a good deal on airfare is the possibility of it becoming an even better deal by saving you more money. If you’re flying on an international carrier or traveling to a destination abroad, there’s a chance you could be able to score a better deal by booking on the foreign version of the airline’s website. For example, low-cost carrier Norwegian Air is known for its low fares, but on several of its international routes, we’ve been able to score up to 30% in additional savings by selecting “Norge” as the language. Of course, there’s no guarantee, so it’s best to check on a case-by-case basis with all airlines.
Yes, you may have to copy and paste everything into Google Translate, or have Google automatically translate the page, but the savings could make it worth the added step. To read more on how this works and how to take advantage, see Mitch Berman’s post, Can You Save Money Purchasing Airline Tickets in Foreign Currency?
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
- Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
- Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
- 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
- Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
- No foreign transaction fees
- 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
- Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
- No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards