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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?
The Points Guy Assessment:
The Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great pick for the beginner and the frequent traveler. The CSP has superb travel benefits, double points on certain purchases, and a 50,000 point sign up bonus. The $95 annual fee is waived the first year so this puts it as one of the less expensive cards, while still allowing you to earn one of the most valuable point currencies.
- 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®
- Chase Sapphire Preferred® named a 'Best Travel Credit Card' by MONEY® Magazine, 2016-2017
- 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
- 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