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What’s the deal with student flights?
If you’re a student on a long-earned summer break, you’re probably hoping to get away from it all, whether it’s on a dream trip to Paraguay, a visit home or a hop to the other side of the country. While domestic and international travel can be a seriously expensive business, especially when you’re budgeting for school, and even more so during the holidays, there’s plenty of sites around that offer student specials.
We take a look at a few of the top places to look for student flights, both home and abroad, so that you don’t have to trawl through them all yourself.
Tell me about the top 3 places to find student flights…
STA Travel is one of the more popular student and youth travel companies and has been around since 1979. STA have unique airline partnerships, so they can afford to offer the lowest fares around and they can help you to book your travel experience no matter the budget. The awesome part about STA is the best price guarantee – if they can’t beat any genuine competitor quote, they’ll give you $1,000 travel credit!
Right now, some of STA’s bonus student promotions include 10% off Spring Break when you book in July, 30% off tours and more in South Africa and around the world multi-stop Emirates flights from $2,059.
Student Universe launched in 2000 and has been offering exclusive discounts to students and youths ever since. They negotiate special rates on flights, hotels and tours, as they have contracts with plenty of world-class partners including more than 70 airlines. You need to join the site to use their services, but membership is free.
Low-cost travel site cheapOair has a dedicated student and youth section, with exclusive discounts on global flights for those aged between 16 and 25. Current sample student travel flight deals include Fort Lauderdale to Medellin round-trip for $297 and New York City to Puerto Vallarta for $356 return.
What else do I need to know about student flights?
It pays to shop around for bargains before you book any travel, as you can save essential dollars that you may need during the school year instead. Always check the T&C before booking and ensure that you are entitled to any of the advertised discounts.