Delta has announced a new VIP Carry-On Bag Service that is actually free to use (well for now anyway). If you’re like me, one of the most annoying aspects of flying is arriving at your seat only to find the overhead bin packed full with bags dropped off by folks sitting somewhere else. Hey, isn’t that my bin??? We all know that stowing overhead bags slows down the boarding process and blocks the aisles for everyone.
Have you been scared away from visiting Europe because it’s just too expensive? Well there’s good news on the horizon. Not only is the dollar strong again and climbing in value against the Euro, but seasoned traveler Matt Kepnes (a.k.a. Nomadic Matt) has shared his secrets for How to Travel The World on $50 a Day.
It’s been 50 years or more since Arthur Frommer first peaked America’s imagination to head to Europe for $5 a day. Generations have now hopped-the-pond to explore Europe, and the world, on a budget. Matt’s terrific guide for traveling smarter in today’s economy should be on everyone’s book shelf.
Let’s be honest, we all grimace at the thought of spending hundreds of dollars on travel insurance. One of the most asked questions I received as a travel agent was, “Do I REALLY need to buy travel insurance, I’ve never had a problem before”? But with volcanoes erupting, winter snow storms, strikes across Europe, terrorism events and just unlucky happenstance, having some trip protection is in fact a good idea. So for all you procrastinators, here’s some good news: there’s a new breed of travel insurance out there that is both no-hassle and inexpensive. Here are some policies well worth considering:
There’s a new VIP airport lounge experience that every flyer needs to know about. Up until now only elite flyers with oodles of airline miles and the willingness to purchase expensive annual memberships have had access to VIP airline lounges at US airports. Now The Club Airport Lounges is redesigning how travelers access VIP treatment while waiting for their flight to board with pay-as-you-go airport lounges.
JetBlue Airways and Emirates Airlines Have Formed A Code Share Partnership As New Non-Stop Routes From Boston to Detroit Begin. As Emirates Airlines begins flying from major US cities nonstop to Dubai, they are partnering with JetBlue Airlines as their United States connector. I last wrote about Emirates Airlines when they opened their 8th US […]
As Winter begins to draw to a close, it’s the time of year when we start thinking about possible trips and vacations for the year ahead. If you are ready to plan ahead then you may be able to take advantage of some of the discounts that are offered by many of the airlines for advanced bookings. Most people know that the closer you get to your departure date the more expensive your flights are going to be, so get in there as early as possible to secure lower airfare
As this infographic from IwantThatFlight.com.au shows, booking early is just one way to save money on flights. Here are more secrets to help you secure cheap flights, giving you more money to spend on the trip itself!
The recent consolidation of major airlines has resulted in big changes in the availability of Bereavement, Emergency, and Compassion airfares for 2014. Earlier this week American Airlines (after merging with US Airways) announced that they will no longer offer bereavement airfares. This is a very discouraging trend, especially considering they are now the largest airline in the United States. Currently, only two airlines in the United States still offer discounted Bereavement Fares:
JetBlue has earned the devotion of millions of flyers by providing the little extras that other airlines have consistently stripped away. A free checked bag, free drink and snack, in-seat entertainment system, and the best seat pitch of US airlines, have all contributed to JetBlue’s growing popularity. Recently they announced a change to their TrueBlue frequent flyer rewards program that allows families to share their miles, which is sure to shake up the industry and win JetBlue more enthusiastic fans.
To celebrate the one-year anniversary of their joint transatlantic partnership, British Airways, American Airlines and Iberia Airlines have launched a terrific winter sale. British Airways is quoting fares as low as $86* round-trip from New York (and major east coast airports) to London.
We’re seen a number of great deals and new services announced by airlines in the past week. Here are airline trends you’ll want to know about:
Cathay Pacific is offering flights to Hong Kong for $100! To promote their new flight route from Chicago O’Hare to Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific will be selling flights for $100 to a lucky few.
The travel industry has been waiting nervously for Google’s next move since they purchased travel industry giant ITA Software last year. ITA software powers most popular flight search sites on the web such as Expedia and Kayak. At the beginning of June, Google announced the availability of flight search right in the search bar. Here’s how it works:
Anytime I can avoid a layover in LAX (my least favorite airport) it’s a great day. That’ why I was so happy to hear that Qantas Airlines is beginning non-stop flights to Australia from Dallas Texas. Beginning on May 16th. Qantas will begin flying 4 weekly flights between Dallas and Brisbane with a connection to […]
Where do you turn to find low cost airlines that fly between London and Rome? How about Madrid to Munich? Soaring fuel costs promise that this summer will see air fare prices higher than ever before. It’s time to pull out all the stops to locate a reasonable ticket price for your summer sojourn to […]
Don’t you just love finding low price airline tickets to your favorite destination? Don’t you hate missing an airline sale because you didn’t hear about it in time? Thanks to the terrific airfare alert service by AirFareWatchDog.com you may never miss a great airline sale again! Here’s why I love this website. Simplicity! Airfarewatchdog.com presents […]
Momondo, Europe’s fastest growing travel booking site, should be on your short list of websites to use when making travel arrangements no matter what country you live in. In recent flight pricing standoffs, Momondo took top spot for consistently delivering the lowest fares. Not only do they search for the least expensive flights using twice […]
Southwest Airlines has announced a triple mileage bonus for flights between LaGuardia Airport in New York, Midway Airport in Chicago, and Boston area airports (Logan, Providence and Manchester) for travel between July 2 and August 31st. Your Rapid Rewards will be piling up at an amazing rate once you register to participate at http://luv.southwest.com/servlet/formlink/f?kOHpjQSDTC. Make […]
The Bahamas Tourism Bureau has announced the extension of their winter promotion – free companion airfare for travel to the Bahamas through December 22, 2010 (two for the price of one!!) Travelers who book a 4 night stay by March 3rd at participating hotels in Nassau, Paradise Island, Grand Bahama Island and The Out Islands […]
Finally, lie flat sleeping seats are coming to coach class thanks to the imaginative folks at Air New Zealand. The Kiwi’s will soon be introducing a whole new way to fly in coach class – by ‘Skycouch’! Their newly designed Boeing 777-300 ER (which will be introduced later this year) features a new style of […]
CJay is just back from Hawaii and has pulled together a primer on how to visit Hawaii on a budget – because we all know he was pinching every penny! There’s plenty of good news to be told – a dream trip to Hawaii has never been more affordable or easier to plan than it […]