Many people don’t know that converting your flight price into another currency might actually save you an extra $25- $100. Play around with 5-6 different currencies to find the best price. Here’s how to do it…
1) Before booking, check what the total price is in your currency.
This flight from Boston to Rome is listed as $822 USD on Kayak.com.
2) Perform a new search in a different currency and convert the prices over to the original currency you were booking with.
After switching to the Australian currency its $985 AUD which is $762.87 USD (after converting). This is now$59.13 cheaper. Sometimes this can be $100+ cheaper, depending on the currency and flight.
3) But before paying, check your currency rate on your credit card.
Check the fine print on your credit card to see what the exchange fees are (usually 5%). But even with a 5% exchange fee you are still saving $21.Check the Greedy Rate’s breakdown on credit cards with low or even 0 exchange fees.