How To Book Your First Flight For Your Honeymoon? – Beginner’s Guide

Book Your First Flight

Planning for honeymoon is one of the most exciting things to do together as a couple. There is the anticipation of a wedding, which is followed by a once-in-a-lifetime vacation. But often, these things can be expensive.

In this article, I will be guiding you the things that you can do to get free honeymoon upgrades- be it for your flight or accommodations when visiting a destination. Keep reading till the end and take this as a source of inspiration for your upcoming trip!

Ways Of Getting Honeymoon Upgrades

Travel Off-Season

Research places properly before selecting on a destination. You would want to avoid visiting during the busiest season, as that would automatically indicate inflation of prices of everything related to the place.

You would want to visit during the destination’s low season to increase your likelihood of getting a room upgrade. Lower occupancy would also directly indicate unsold suites and rooms for complimentary upgrades, which the hotels will give out to boost customer loyalty.

Cash In On Reward Points

If you have accredited a lot of credit card points, then it is finally time to use it off. You could buy two business-class tickets intended for your honeymoon destination. but you also need to make sure that you are paying mind to how you are spending your rewards. There are many booking sites like myenvoyair,, kayak etc.

It is also very worthwhile to use up the points for a long-haul flight rather than a short-distance flight. Your accumulated points are going to have a higher cash value with the hotel’s loyalty program than an airline, which would be in the form of a room upgrade.

Build An Airline Allegiance

It really pays to start building up loyalty with an airline much in advance, of your actual honeymoon trip. When airlines consider passengers to move them to a higher class, they would first consider people who have the most airline points.

A long history with a single airline shows that a person is a loyal customer. Hence, they would have a much greater chance of being upgraded to a business class over a non-member person.

Get An Upgrade Outright

When business-class seats are available, it is a very common practice for beginners to sell them on a first-come, first-serve basis. These upgrades are also known to cost much less than the value of the original ticket and are also very frequently sold at discount rates. You can start tracking the costs of upgrading your seat a few days before your actual honeymoon date.

You would also need to ensure that you arrive earlier at the airport to ensure a higher probability of empty seats that are available for purchase at check-in.

Try Bidding On An Update

There are a number of major airlines including KLM, Etihad, Icelandair, Lufthansa, Air New Zealand, and South African Airways. Not all of the flights are eligible, but if you see that yours is, you need to keep an eye out for their email, indicating that they are open for bidding.

If your bid gets accepted, then your credit card would be charged automatically.

Access For Hotel Loyalty Programs

Once you already decide on where you would like to stay on the honeymoon, you can join the loyalty program of the said hotel’s brand. Some of the biggest ones are – IHG Hotels, JW Marriott Rewards, Hilton Honors, Fairmont President Club, etc. Many of these programs are also absolutely free to sign up for and would also bring them a number of perks such as hotel-exclusive packages, free WiFi, Resort credits, and even reward points.

Check In After 3 p.m

You are going to have a better chance of receiving an upgrade if you arrive at the honeymoon hotel around the afternoon. By this time, the staff should have a clear idea of which rooms are really available and would make adjustments accordingly.

Tell On Everyone

When you are on a trip, you could casually throw hints at people that you are here to celebrate a honeymoon. You can also remind the guest staff about that when checking in. The they might actually prepare a complimentary round of drinks or even dessert – all on the house of course. You do not even need to think about where to eat, as hotels sometimes are known to provide with complimentary meals as well.

You Could Just Try Asking  

While it is considered to be very rare in getting an airline upgrade, you could still just try asking. The same really goes for the hotels, who may, after all not really provide a room upgrade but can offer you both a few freebies that would make your stay much more enjoyable.

To Wrap It Up!

That was all for information regarding how to book flight for honeymoon. Thank you for reading up till here. I hope you found the information useful. Let me know in the comments your thoughts on the same.

Author Bio: 

Jais Frank is a freelance content writer and enthusiastic blogger. Jais is the co-founder of RSLonline. He contributes to many authority blogs such as The Daily Notes, Contentrally, Top Preference. He also likes to write in many international magazines and journals. 

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