Love a good travel hack? You’ll catch a bunch of short, easy-to-replicate tips on the social media platform TikTok. TikTok’s fun videos explain how to navigate your way through luxe travel on the cheap. There are tricks you didn’t know you could use, websites you didn’t know existed, things you didn’t know you could say, and moves you didn’t know you could make to upgrade your experience and save tons of money. Take a look at some of the best.
Book First Class Tickets a Couple of Weeks Before Departure
If you’re looking to upgrade your ticket on the cheap, you’ll find more premium seat availability a few weeks before departure. TikTok user Brian Chung (@brian__chung) also suggests using Awardhacker.com to find the cheapest first-class flights on points.
TikTok creators Devon and Betsy Fata (@lux_list) have a few tips for travelers looking for hotel upgrades. Their number one rule is to simply ask. Devon says, “This is obvious, but it works way more often than you’d think.” He suggests phrasing your request so that it requires a no answer, such as, “Would it be too much trouble to see if we could upgrade our stay?” They also suggest asking for a corner unit or offering to leave a review of a new hotel in exchange for an upgrade…