Here are the two qualifications that will facilitate my methods for traveling cheaply:
- Have an above-average credit score. There are several scoring scales in use. If you have a score of 700 or higher in any of them, you are good to go. In some cases, you will be okay with a credit score as low as 680.
- Do not pay interest. Pay your credit card balances timely so that you pay zero financing charges. If you are paying credit card interest in excess of 5%, then you have bigger priorities than planning travel.