AFFORDABLE FAMILY VACATION PAYMENT PLANS
When most parents think about layaway payment plans, they usually think about toys under the Christmas tree. The secret that most families don't realize is that vacation layaway payment options can also be a solution for trying to figure out how to pay for a family vacation.
Here at Flightlayaway, we want to make travel affordable for families. We offer vacation payment plan options free of charge to our clients.
So how does it work?
Step 1.- You need to plan ahead - Here at Vacationkids, we have a funny saying that holds a lot of truth..."Planning a family vacation is just like planning a family - You need to work 9 months in Advance". Yep, if you want to do a family vacation payment plan you need to give yourself at least 9 months of planning time.
If we told you most hotels and airlines post their rates about 300 days in advance you probably won't remember that number but parents can relate to the 9-month timeline.
Technically cruise lines and theme parks post their availability and rates even sooner. The point here is that in order to create affordable monthly payments, you need to give yourself plenty of time. Here are some quick guidelines as to WHEN to start planning your family vacations in order to give yourself the best Vacation payment options...
Summer = Thanksgiving & Summer. Holidays
Back to School = Summer Vacation for the following year
School's Out for Summer = Spring Break Holidays for the next school year
We hear you!...it's hard to plan that far in advance with everyone's school, activities, sports and work schedules. Many of us don't know our schedules for next week, let alone next year. It's a shocker but if want the best rates, choice of rooms and airline seats and the ability to make layaway payments on your vacation, time is your friend. Planning ahead will also afford you the best rates and availability choices contrary to everyone's dream of finding that elusive last-minute deal.
Step 2.- Make a Deposit - Most hotels, cruise ships, and even Disney only require a small deposit to put your vacation on hold and confirm your trip. This normally can range from as little as $50pp to a percentage of your total. It all depends on the specific circumstances of your trip. Take Disney for example - You can confirm a Disney park hotel, your park admission tickets and even a meal plan for as little as $200 total.
Step 3. - Set up a Monthly Payment Schedule - Most hotels, cruise lines and theme parks require your vacation to be paid in full about 60-45 days prior to your arrival. At Flightlayaway, we can work with you to set up a payment schedule to make it easier for you to pay down the balance you have due on your vacation. This can be done automatically via a credit card that you authorize for these payments.