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April 2, 2015 OTA News No Comments Email Email

Flight comparison website has announced cheaper flights for passengers who are willing to “muck in to save bucks”.Travellers can save up to $400 on selected routes for helping crews on selected airlines with odd jobs around the airport and on board the aircraft.

Cheapflights travel expert Susan Sullivan says the size of the discount is dependent on how willing passengers are to assist airline staff.

“Travellers can choose from a range of duties including loading their own luggage, leading safety demonstrations, preparing cabin food and keeping the aircraft cabin and toilets clean,” says Ms Sullivan.

Cheapflights, one of the world’s leading flight comparison websites, has added some new technology to its website including “Barter Value” functionality as an alternative to its popular “Smart Value” feature.

“Barter Value helps customers determine how much their contribution could be worth in dollar savings.   Passengers can save $40 for collecting trays, entertaining unruly children or helping the in galley right through to $100 for loading and unloading luggage.”

“People will go to extraordinary lengths to save money on travel and in this new age of budget-travel, people don’t mind rolling their sleeves up and mucking in, if it means they will save themselves a few bucks,” she said.

The promotion is available at for bookings made between midnight 31 March 2015 and midday on 1 April 2015.  The offer is available for passengers over the age of 21 with a resilient attitude and a good sense of humour.

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