Trip Stacking is the New Fall Travel Trend

Everyone's into trip stacking right now
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It’s no secret that the landscape of travel has seriously changed in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. Those of us who were used to traveling often were in for a big surprise when we had to relearn most of our travel habits. Well, that’s where this fall’s new travel trends come in, most of which are in response to COVID-19 and the travel restrictions that come with it.

Trip stacking, at least, definitely is. Here’s what you should know about it.

Trip stacking refers to the practice of buying two (or more trips) over the same time period in case one of them falls through. The idea is that you will travel during a certain time one way or another, even if one trip gets canceled because of Coronavirus considerations.

It’s something that is generally limited only to the people who can afford to lose out on a whole trip and not miss the money, but it’s actually possible to do it even as a budget traveler.

See, with many airlines reintroducing flexibility of changing flights or getting refunds as the pandemic stretches on and on, you can more or less assume that you’ll be able to move your second trip to a future date if neither of the two you booked fall through.

That being said, this is definitely a risky move to make and requires a strong familiarity with your airline’s policies, as well as a high comfort level with risk. So is trip stacking something you are thinking of trying out this fall?