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Scrap Your Way to Cheaper Holiday Airfare

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Ah, the holidays. It’s the perfect time to fly out and visit your family… or to book a trip in order to fly far, far away from them. Whatever your need for traveling this season might be, we’ve put together some tips to help you turn scrap metal into travel-cash.

Let an Old Clunker Help You Travel a Few Miles More

It would be a fitting tribute to an old car of yours if you let it take you to one last destination. So, if you have a non-running automobile in your garage or in storage, turn it into scrap to fund a large portion of your trip, if not the entire thing. Give Davis Salvage a call at (602) 267-7208 today to get the process started.

Become a Scrap-Hunter

Don’t worry: you don’t have to become a master-scrapper. Just check our list or salvageable materials and see if you have any of the items just sitting around the house. Another good strategy is to keep your eyes peeled for things that have been tossed to the curb such as exercise equipment, metal furniture, and especially non-working washers and dryers. You can also look for people giving these items away for free on sites like

Time to Buy & Fly

Now that you have your funds for holiday travel, here are some tips for finding the lowest-priced airline tickets.

Book Now or Regret Later

Booking your flight as early as possible also means you also get it as cheap as possible. Travel experts say to purchase your tickets at least six weeks prior to the departure date. That means that now is the perfect time to look into tickets for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The biggest deals are typically posted on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Go Discount

Affordable airlines such as Spirit and Frontier are great ways to fly around the US for less. They offer far-less amenities than other airlines like complimentary baggage check and in-flight snack and drink. You can skip these fees by only bringing a carry-on bag (your bag must be small enough to fit under the seat in front of you) and including a few snacks for yourself.

Also, when searching for tickets, use a browser that has an incognito mode. This is because airlines use cookies to find out if you’ve repeatedly searched for a certain flight and some will raise their prices accordingly.

Pack Light

If you’re following the above advice and only bringing a carry-on bag, you’ll want to pay particular attention to these space-saving tips.

  • Try to only pack small amounts of clothing items
  • Roll your clothes instead of folding them (this saves room)
  • Don’t pack disposable items: instead, purchase travel-sized items like shampoo, shaving cream, and toothpaste after you’ve landed
  • See if you can borrow large items like hair dryers that take up bag space from relatives/friends
Bon Voyage! If you’ve scrapped, saved, researched, and booked at the right time, then hopefully you got an amazing deal on flights. The only thing left to do now is enjoy your vacation time and upload a photo to our Facebook letting people know that you got to go on vacation from scrap metal recycling.

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Phoenix, AZ 85034
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