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Showing posts with label airfare flights. Show all posts
Showing posts with label airfare flights. Show all posts

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cheap Flights to London - Tips For Finding Affordable Airfare

Cheap Flights to London - Tips For Finding Affordable Airfare

London is one of the largest cities in Europe, as it welcomes 27 million tourists every year. It's also one of the oldest cities in the world and boasts museums and historical landmarks. Some of the most popular attractions include Tower of London, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, etc.

Many of the centuries old buildings and castles are said to be haunted by ghosts of royalty and servants alike. Since it's such a fantastic city and tourist destination, cheap flights to London are sometimes hard to come by.

In fact, cheap international flights usually are hard to come by. Many Americans and Canadians find that flying to Ireland first, and then to London, is cheaper than flying to London directly. You shouldn't despair if you experience problems finding cheap airfare. It is possible to find, you just need to know where to look.

Here are some tips for finding cheap flights to London:

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Extremely Cheap Airfares - How Hard is it to Find Extremely Cheap Airfares?

Extremely Cheap Airfares - How Hard is it to Find Extremely Cheap Airfares?

Finding the right price for your budget when it comes to flying on an airline can be a tricky proposition. The world of air travel ticketing and pricing can seem like a maze of jargon and red tape that is meant to confuse the customer, rather than make your life easier and more convenient.

Even with the issues of modern day flights, traveling by air is still usually the most economical and fastest way to travel great distances. Keeping these three power tips in mind when searching for your next airfare should help you to find the extremely cheap plane tickets your are searching for.

  • Be Very Flexible. It helps a lot if you are not rigid with your travel dates. Also, flying mid-week can add significant savings. Saying over Saturday is not as important as it used to be for getting the best price, but avoiding peak holiday travel dates is very important when it comes to getting the cheapest airfare. Do not forget to check flights leaving from neighboring airports. You might be able to save a lot of money in exchange for driving to an airport a little farther away from your home.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

5 Ways to Secure Low Cheap Airfare

5 Ways to Secure Low Cheap Airfare

For low cheap airfare please fasten your seat belt

The best time to book your cheap airfare online

Never, ever, book your flight over the weekend , neither book on a Monday or a Friday as these are the most expensive days to book. The best day and time to book is on a Wednesday after 10.00pm but before 10.00am on Thursday (preferably before 8.00am if you can make the effort to get out of your bed – it’s sure worth your time). The aforementioned tip is due to the way airlines adjust their flight prices.

Generally speaking they will raise them on a Friday, leave them riding high all weekend and if sales are slow they will lower them on Monday morning. Lowering them further on Wednesday evening until Thursday afternoon when they will start to raise them once again, peaking on Friday through Monday.

One final point: If you are considering flying during the next month, make sure you book just after the 7th of the month as airlines readjust their inventory around this time.

Best days to fly

Well, frankly, if you like me, enjoy travel, any day is a good day to fly. However, in the best interests of securing low cheap airfare don’t even think about travelling on a Monday, or a Friday . The best days to book your flight (actual flying time) is either on a Wednesday or Thursday, Tuesday is OK too.

Obliterate your cookies

Yes, the chocolate chip kind too (yum-yum), but in this case I mean the little cookie spies on your computer, the cookie monsters which hold your preferences, search history , ID’s etc. This is particularly relevant when your searching for cheap airfares on the same site, over and over again, even on different days.

If your cookies are not cleared when you return to the site, you will be identified and all your previous searches are know etc. I am not espousing any conspiracy theories here, but you get my drift – don’t you?

Newsletter sign-up

Visit airline websites (not agents) and sign up for their newsletter or frequent flyer programs. Once on the list you will occasionally get offers and discounts emailed to you. Don’t underestimate the power of this strategy as like everyone else, airline marketing departments have sales targets to meet and will often keep red hot promotion codes to themselves to mail to their list.

Get alerts from airfare comparison sites and Google alert

Sign-up for cheap fare alerts with airline comparison sites. An important point here is to state your parameters and preferences as you don’t want to be getting alerts which are not relevant to your flying plans.

It’s also worth using the Google alert service. Be specific with your keywords though . For instance, if you set an alert for low cheap airfare you will be bombarded with alerts which may not be relevant to you. So go for something like: fly to the Caribbean for 300 dollars. Don't forget to send me a postcard!

You now have some great advice on securing your low cheap airfare. If you want to further increase your chances I strongly suggest you take a look at this Cheap Airfare Guide I would just love to give you this info free but I don't want to get slapped with a copyright infringement (smiley).

Saturday, October 17, 2009

How to Get Cheap Airfare - Find the Best Airfare Deal Online!

How to Get Cheap Airfare - Find the Best Airfare Deal Online!

Nearly half of all travel airfare is booked online so it pays to look online to get cheap airfare. With a little bit of legwork you'll be able to come up with the lowest best airfare deal and often save hundreds of dollars on your airline tickets in the process.

First of all the three major travel sites will often have different prices for the same flight. So go the easy way to Orbitz, Expedia and Travelocity and look up and compare prices side by side. If you don't have to fly at a specific time of day, try typing in different times for your arrival and departure.

Be as open as you can and experiment a little. The airfares on the flights that are less popular will save you the most money. You should find significant savings and often a different price for each of the travel sites.

You can save even more money if you avoid the booking tools on the travel website's home page. Instead go to the search options box, Plug in more information such as airports located within a 50-mile or drivable distance. You can save a lot of money on your airfare and get it a lot cheaper if you're willing to be flexible.

Know what a ticket usually sells for. This may take a little research over time to come up with a good average price so you know what a good price for your airfare is when you see it.

Check to see if the discount airline Southwest Airlines flies on your route.

Start shopping for cheap airfare far ahead of time but don't book then, preferably three months ahead or so - airlines post their schedules from six to eleven months ahead of time. This will be information-gathering time.

Forget shopping and booking travel on weekends, the best time to shop and buy cheap airfare is late on Monday or early on Tuesday. Airlines will start their airfare sales on Sunday night or Monday morning. However other airlines usually match the airfares that are on sale by Monday evening so you have more options.

The cheapest day to book airfare is Wednesday, followed by Tuesday and Saturday. Tuesday and Saturday can be good because the airlines are trying to fill seats because of the low demand for these days.

Airlines post airfare to the computer system that's used by the travel websites and travel agents, three times a day - 7:00 A.M., 9:30 A.M. and 5 P.M. Pacific time and on Saturday and Sunday at 2 P.M. also Pacific time. So make sure to have a fare in mind and check several times a day. Fares can change in an hour or two so if you see a price that you know is right make sure to book it right away.

Make sure to start shopping early. Know that fares will start to rise in some cases 14 days before a flight and for sure 7 to 10 days before your flight.

With these tips you should get off to a good start now that you know some of the secrets to how to get cheap airfare and finding the best airfare deal online. There are a few other trade secrets to learn also. Continue to do your research online and you'll save lots of money on your airline tickets and travel online when you fly.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Cheap International Flights - Getting the Lowest Cost International Airfares Possible

Cheap International Flights - Getting the Lowest Cost International Airfares Possible

Cheap international flights are every travellers dream. After all, most international flights run in the high hundreds to thousands of dollars, so any savings are a huge bonus. Unfortunately, most people have absolutely no idea how to get the absolute best deals on their international airfares.

Just going to a major travel site and picking the lowest fare that shows up won't get the lowest price. Here are some tricks you can use on your next flight to save the most money possible.

Check international versions of travel sites...

Let's say you're flying to England. You jump on and check the flights and assume the lowest one you see is the best deal and book it. You could be missing out on even better savings that are just a few clicks away!

All you have to do is head to, the United Kingdom version of the site. Often times there are even better deals available on the same or similar flights. You just need to look. Always check if there is an international extension of the travel sites for the country you're flying to.

Follow up your online search with a call to a travel agent...

Once you've completed your in-depth online search and found the lower price on the net, don't book it just yet! The best thing to do now is to call a travel agent, tell them the price you've found and see if they can do any better!

International flights are expensive, and that simple extra step could save you hundreds of dollars extra. If the experienced travel agent can't find you a cheaper price, then it cost you nothing to ask. If they can, you've just saved yourself a chunk of extra cash!

Learn all the secrets to cheap flights directly from the experts...
These are only a couple of the tips and tricks you can use to knock hundreds, and even thousands, off of your future flights. There are so many more that are almost completely unknown to the general public.

Go to and check out Fly Cheap! Airfare Secrets Revealed! The ultimate guide to saving on airfares, Fly Cheap! will show you exactly what you need to know to save the absolute most possible on all of your future flights.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Some Kinds of International Airline Discounts

Some Kinds of International Airline Discounts

With the war among the airline companies getting hotter day by day and rising to the skies, the international airfares have shown a sudden drop, with endless discounts being offered everyday to travelers.

Alongside, international countries offer numerous upcoming deals in travel packages and discount international airline tickets, encouraging more and more tourists to spend their vacation in one of these much known or not so known international destinations.

It's a true fact that international vacation can create a hole in one's pocket, so maximum of the travelers look for cheapest and affordable ways to do things including accommodation at very reasonable price, discounted airline tickets, cheap eating and shopping and so on.

Discount international airline ticket is one of the smartest ways to have an advantage on budget during international vacation.

Well, there are several ways to fly out of the country without hurting your wallet too much. Looking or asking for discount airline tickets is something very common all these days. One can ask for his discount airline tickets from a travel agent as well from airline authorities.

You can also browse the web for discount international tickets. Spending few minutes on the internet and comparing different airplane deals can actually get you great vacation packages as well as discounted airline tickets.

Mostly, travel agencies fail to compete with the international airline tickets available on the internet. Numerous travel search engines, tourist boards. Trip planners and tourist guides are promoted through website technology.

Booking international airline ticket on net requires intensive research and is a best way to start your quest for airline tickets if you are flying for the first time internationally. It's almost impossible to say which travel website offers right kind of discount on international airline tickets.

These websites keep on getting updated every now and then. Best way for 'money saving' is to always compare numerous websites and search engines before booking your discounted international airplane ticket.

Great news is that many travel portals believe in providing discount to military personal. It is their way to honor men and women who served or is serving their country. In case you are one such traveler, don't forget to grab your military discount on airline ticket.

Alongside, if you are business personal, you must also check if any discounts are being applicable in your case. Often, it's the economy class which gets covered under these discounted airfares by certain airlines. Also, booking tickets in advance can also help you save huge bucks on international cheap tickets.

Discounts on international airfare surely changes with routes. Airliners may not offer heavy discounts on extremely busy routes. Certain less-busy routes are loaded hefty discounts. Seasons also a play a vital role in availing cheap flights & international airfare discounts. Discounts are almost negligible during peak seasons and the moment the peak season ends, airfares show a drastic negative.

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Monday, May 4, 2009

Discount Airfare: AirTran Flights from $39 One-Way

Discount Airfare: AirTran Flights from $39 One-Way

If you're looking for a quick weekend getaway or planning an end-of-the-summer vacation, AirTran might just have the flights to fit your budget.

Starting at $39 one-way, these AirTran flights land at just about all the places the discount airline flies.
In order to grab these cheap flights, you'll have to book your travel by May 12, but you can travel through Nov. 11, 2009.

Sample fares include flights to Las Vegas, Orlando flights, Miami flights and flights to San Francisco.

We found a few sample flights with AirTran, but there are plenty more to be found. Book your summer airfare with AirTran to capture these deals:

Atlanta -- San Francisco $129
Atlanta -- Washington D.C. $74
Baltimore -- Las Vegas $129
Baltimore -- Miami $79
Boston -- Phoenix $129
Charlotte -- New York (LGA) $69
Chicago (MDW) -- Miami $89
Dallas Fort Worth -- Chicago (MDW) $117
Detroit -- Philadelphia $99
Los Angeles -- Orlando $129
Miami -- Seattle $129
Minneapolis St. Paul -- West Palm Beach $84
New York (LGA) -- Miami $84
New York (LGA) -- San Francisco $129
Orlando -- Phoenix $129
Orlando -- San Francisco $129
Philadelphia -- St. Louis $82
Raleigh-Durham -- Fort Myers $79
St. Louis -- Tampa $99
Washington D.C. -- Houston $89
Washington (DCA) -- Los Angeles $129
Washington D.C. -- Orlando $79
West Palm Beach -- Phoenix $129

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Discount Airfare: Spirit's $35 Promotion Ends Today

Discount Airfare: Spirit's $35 Promotion Ends Today

There are less than 24 hours left to save $35 with Spirit Airlines.

Book a flight by 11:59 p.m. EST on April 13 for travel between April 21 and Nov. 17. To get the $35 discount, enter 35HOURS in the promotion code box. This discount works for flights that are $49 each way or higher.

We tested the promotion code for Memorial Day weekend from Boston to Atlantic City and didn’t see a price difference. However, when using the travel dates July 9 and July 13, the promo code did save us some cash.

The airline notes that the $35 discount already reflects a savings of $10 for booking online. This just means you’ll actually only see an additional $25 off when you use the promo code.

Our July flight to Atlantic City was $157 round-trip without the discount, but totaled $132 round-trip with the promo code.

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Discount Airfare: Morocco Flights From $567 RT

Discount Airfare: Morocco Flights From $567 RT

What’s the one thing keeping you from visiting Morocco? We’d guess it’s the normally sky-high airfares, because there's no other reason to miss out on the amazing cuisine and culture of this country. So, if your schedule accommodates traveling in May, Iberia Airlines has just the airfare for you.

Book round-trip flights to Tangier from New York, with taxes and fees included, for $567. Or, head out on a flight to Casablanca for $563. Prepare to be flexible since these prices are only good on select days in May.

To understand why this is a good deal, consider this: A round-trip flight on Iberia Airlines from NYC to Casablanca cost one traveler, with student discount, a total of $805.06 back in December and January.

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

10 Family-friendly Places to Visit Before the Recession Ends

10 Family-friendly Places to Visit Before the Recession Ends

The current recession has hit hard, from the largest corporations down to each individual. At best it has caused financial belt-tightening among some, at worst it has devastated others. No one is completely immune.

But there is a silver lining: The travel industry has felt the effects, too, which has caused some of the best deals in a very long time to become available. Travel suppliers (airlines, hotels, cruises, car rentals, etc) need people to travel.

The current economy has made family travel, in particular, abundantly affordable. Yes, individual travel is also affordable, but do the math and you'll see why family travel is economically hot.

My family totals five people so I have to account for the travel costs of four additional people. My co-worker (and site editor) Melanie Nayer recently raved about an amazing deal in Jamaica this year (it truly is amazing) that she is considering. It's a great luxury vacation for less, especially for an individual, but can it equate to a cheap vacation for a family of five?

The hotel is offering an all-inclusive experience (room, meals, drinks, activities, transfers, taxes, tips) for a fantastic rate. Bonus: kids under 12 stay and eat free. There is a four night minimum though, and I would have to pay to fly all five of us there. But factor in the free meals, free drinks and free activities that the hotel is offering and the deal is great even for a family of five.

There are destinations meant for everyone and every family. If you have the means to travel, now is the time to do so. In some cases, it would be cheaper for you to travel than to send your kids to camp for a week (I know from experience). Food for thought.

I’ve compiled a list of some of the more family-friendly destinations that you should consider more closely this year, mainly because all of these places now are within reach financially:

1. Hawaii:

Yes, it is a long flight even from the West coast, but once you are there it is so worth it. Last year, when fuel was over $4 per gallon, Hawaii travel was out of reach for many people. It just took too much fuel to fly there and thus added extra cost.

Now that fuel is 58 percent less than it was last year, airfares have dropped. If you have to pick one island, I highly recommend Kauai (although you can’t go wrong on the other islands). Kids will love playing in tide pools, seeing Waimea Canyon, and will be mesmerized by Wailua Falls. That is, of course, if you can get them to leave the beaches long enough to explore the rest of the island.

2. Las Vegas:

Take advantage of cheap airfare deals to Las Vegas and then head off in the opposite direction to explore the desert. Check out Hoover Dam (30 miles away); Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (20 miles away); Grand Canyon (about 200 miles away); Zion National Park (170 miles away); even Scottsdale, AZ is nearby. In Las Vegas, there are options other than whether to play blackjack or poker.

3. London:

Cheapflights’ world headquarters is in London. Every time I go there, I always think how much I want to bring my family on the next trip. For such a big reputation, London feels small when you're there.

It is a city easily walked and has a great mix of historical sites (Buckingham Palace, Big Ben) and more interactive activities (London Eye, Taussaud’s Wax Museum). Restaurants and hotels are equally ample. Plus, the value of the dollar has strengthened dramatically in Europe making it even more affordable once you are there.

4. Cruise:

(Full disclosure: I’ve never actually been on a cruise but I have always been interested in trying it.) With some of the great deals we are seeing now, this just might be the year to hit the high seas. The nice thing about a cruise is there is truly something for everyone.

The vacation can be whatever you want to make it and in most cases, you stop at three or four ports so there's a nice variety of sites to see. Many cruise lines are offering package deals that include airfare and upgrades to more premium cabins. I couldn’t offer a top 10 list without this making the cut.

5. Australia:

Summer of 2008, you would have had a tough time finding a good deal from the U.S. to Australia. It was just too far and required too much jet fuel to get there. What a difference a year makes.

Today, Australia airfares range from $900 - $1000 per round-trip ticket, which makes this one of the more expensive places on this list. However, these are actually great deals for Australia. The point of this list was to stretch the boundaries and show you how to afford something that may have been out of reach before. Once there, Sydney offers excellent museums and cultural activities. Head to the Gold Coast for wonderful beaches and some neat water parks.

6. Seattle:

Ask anyone what the weather is like in Seattle and they will mention rain. It does rain there, but it’s actually not nearly as bad as is portrayed. Seattle has a laid back attitude that makes stress and anxiety a thing of the past.

Explore Pike Place Market, take advantage of the many parks throughout the city, see the Space Needle, or rent some kayaks and explore Puget Sound. If you have some extra time, you could set your sights on Vancouver, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

7. Chicago:

It’s a quick and direct flight to Chicago for most. For the price of a taxi ride, spring for a flat rate and catch a limo ride from the airport to the city, which will excite adults and kids. Once in the city, you don’t need to rent a car – you can either walk or take the El (subway) to most of the popular sights.

Rent bikes to ride along the shore of Lake Michigan; visit Navy Pier, or spend time in the world class museums. Head out to Wrigley for classic old-time baseball. But most of all, make sure you leave room for the best deep dish pizza you will ever have.

8. San Francisco:

Ok, this one is for my East Coast contingent. Not only have airfares come down dramatically, but you have several more airline options at your disposal as JetBlue and Virgin America expand their offerings.

Take your kids to Alcatraz, ride the cable cars, and explore the recently developed water front (not Fisherman’s Wharf which is very touristy). Rent bikes and ride over the Golden Gate Bridge.

You have a ton of hotel options at your disposal from big name chains to boutique smaller properties. A good airfare in 2008 ran around $400 round-trip per person. This year, you’ll pay closer to $250. How’s that for affordable?

9. Orlando:

I hesitated with this one, I really did. Many parents don’t look forward to a visit to Disney while almost every kid would jump at the chance. I get why, believe me, I do. However, with the Orlando flight and hotel deals that abound (many including park admission as well), a trip to Orlando definitely makes sense.

I have three kids under 9 years old and the wonderful Disney marketing machine has made an impact. I know firsthand how badly kids want to visit. Why pay more once the recession ends?

10. Ireland:

It use to feel like stepping way back in time when I visited Ireland 15 years ago. Today, my brother lives there so I’ve been quite a few times. Although the major cities have stepped into the 21st century, you can still feel the old world charm when you visit the outlying countryside.

True, I have a free place to stay when I visit (and no, I am not divulging my brother’s address), which helps contain my costs. However, Melanie recently booked a trip to Ireland for the summer - the notoriously peak-travel season - and found great rates on hotels in top cities.

For only $92/night, she nabbed a one-bedroom suite along Ireland's West Coast. The hotel has an equestrian farm on site for horseback riding, and is only a few miles from one of the most breathtaking sites in the world: the Cliffs of Moher.

Rent a car (they drive on the opposite side then we do in the US so be careful!) and drive to Kinsale which is one of the prettiest seaside towns I have ever seen. Head up north and tour the Ring of Kerry on your way to Galway.

(Another hotel deal: Melanie booked a room at a bed-n-breakfast in Galway Center for $80/night.) On your way back, leave some time to explore Killarney which is beautiful, as well. Your kids will love the outdoor activities Ireland has to offer and you will love the slower pace (and the fresh Guinness for lunch…or maybe that was just me).

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Finding Cheap Airfare Online

Finding Cheap Airfare Online

Not only can you find the cheapest airfare ticket prices online, but you can also find the best seats and choose the amenities you`d like on your flight as well.

Comparing airfare prices is the key to getting a good deal, and websites such as make it easy. The site lets you choose from a list of search sites, such as priceline-dot-com and super-search, and you can compare prices until you find the lowest one.

Each day, Fare Compare also finds cheap travel deals from a variety of airlines, like the Jetblue promotion for cheap summer flights to Ireland. is another flight comparison site, but this one also shows you how altering the time of your flight will change the price of your ticket.

You can also choose the duration of your layovers, and your overall flight time, and the site will remove the flights that don`t match your criteria.

One of the most popular price-comparison sites now is Here, users can compare the prices of other travel sites, or use the price that Kayak has generated.

If you`ve already booked the flight, the next step is to choose your seat. Before you do that, log onto
. This site has graphics of hundreds of different planes, with detailed seat maps.

There`s a key that tells you which seats have been given the best and worst reviews, and graphs showing you where the rest-rooms, emergency exits, and even the overhead TVs are.

Finally, to make sure that everything goes well on the day of your trip, check out This site offers real-time updates on the latest status of your flight, including information about the gates the flight is scheduled to depart from, and where it will arrive.

There`s also something called a delay index, which tells you what the current delay time is at every major airport in the country.

Most of these sites also offer guarantees that they`ll find you the cheapest flight, or give you a rebate if the price drops.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Discount Airfare: AirTran's $39 Flight Sale

Discount Airfare: AirTran's $39 Flight Sale

AirTran is launching a new nationwide sale, starting as low as $39 for one-way travel.

The carrier's sale fares are divided according to peak time travel and off-peak flights to its popular routes.

Sample one-way fares include Atlanta flights to Charleston for $39 (off-peak) or $49 (peak); Baltimore flights to Milwaukee for $69 (off-peak) or $79 (peak)' and Richmond flights to Orlando for $79 (off-peak) of $89 (peak).

Off-peak travel must take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, while peak flights are on Fridays and Sundays.

Customers must book and buy their tickets online with AirTran no later than March 12 and complete their travel by Nov. 4.

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