Archive for November, 2013

Tips to get the cheapest airline tickets

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

There are several ways to get the best deals on airline tickets. Try to use a variety of these for the best results.

1. Be flexible. If you don’t have a set date when you need to arrive, then be willing to fly on a cheaper day or time. Usually Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the least expensive days to fly.

2. Use flight comparison sites. They can often help you find better deals. Some to use are Faregeek, Kayak, and Hipmunk.

3. Search out the cheapest seats if you’re in a group. If you’re traveling in a group, sometimes it’s best to search out individual tickets. It may be that there are two $100 seats in one area on the plane but the system only shows you five $200 seats. Search out your seats one by one for the best deals.

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Cheapest budget airline

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

If you’ve ever bought a ticket with a budget airline, you’ll know that “cheap” flights don’t always end up being that inexpensive. You’ve got taxes and fees for pretty much everything added on to the cost of the ticket itself. WhichAirlines, a flight comparison website, recently compared 20 airlines to see which one was the cheapest.

Pegasus, a small Turkish airline, came out on in first place with an average price of €63,19 ($85.45 USD). This price includes the transaction fee and up to 20kg of baggage. Pegasus offers flights to a total of 76 destinations.

In second place was WizzAir with the average price of €75,74 ($102.45 USD) and BlueAir at €82,45 ($111.53 USD). WizzAir offers several European destinations from Liverpool and Luton, while BlueAir has a service from Luton to Romania.

Ryanair took fourth place.

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Spirit Airlines mocks Toronto mayor scandal with “crack” cheap flights to the city

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Spirit Airlines, well-known for its out-there marketing campaigns, is once again in the news with its “crack” cheap flights to the Toronto area. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is in the spotlight after admitting to (and being caught on videotape) smoking crack whilst in an alcoholic stupor.

The airline’s homepage shows an ad with the mayor’s silhouette surrounded by clouds of smoke and says, “We’re not smoking crack” and offers flights to the Niagara Falls Airport for $29.90 fees and taxes included, one way.

If you didn’t catch the deal before, you’re out of luck, though, because the offer ended November 15 at 11:59 pm.

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The best toilets around

Thursday, November 14th, 2013 has put together a list of the best possible toilets from all over the world. Here are two.

1. Mount McKinley Toilet, Alasksa, U.S.: this toilet is located 14,200 feet up the side of Alaska’s Mount McKinley. You’ll get a great view of the surroundings, but be prepared for a cold experience; it’s open to the elements and the temperature is sub-zero.

2. Hundertwasser Public Toilets, Kawakawa, New Zealand: these scenic toilets are found along State Highway 1 on the North Island. They were built from walls with embedded glass bottles, bricks from an old Bank of New Zealand building, and a living tree. It has a grass roof, too.

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Why late-booked tickets can be cheaper

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Booking far in advance doesn’t always save you money. Airlines will have a certain number of cheap seats per flight, and once those seats are sold, the prices go up. This doesn’t mean, though, that it’s impossible to find lower-priced tickets closer to your travel date.

Kayak has done a comparison that shows fares can be as much as eight percent cheaper than those booked six months before. Be patient, though, because those last-minute prices can fluctuate daily, even hourly.

The best way to get a great deal is to sign up for alerts from companies that do price comparisons. They will send you an email when prices change and you can take advantage of the lower prices.

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Typhoon Yolanda causes flights and port operations to be canceled

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

A number of domestic and international flights have been canceled due to Typhoon Yolanda, which weather experts expect to hit Philippine land sometime early Friday. The airlines involved include PAL Express, Philippine Airlines, TigerAir Philippines, Cebu Pacific, Air Asia Zest, and AirAsia Philippines.

Philippines Airlines has canceled all flights to over 20 destinations for Friday and PAL Express has canceled at least three. The other airlines have all canceled at least three flights each. If you have travel plans for Friday, please contact your airline.

The Philippine Port Authority has suspended operations in 16 ports awaiting landfall of the storm.

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Cheapflights compiles list of breakfasts from around the world

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

If you’re trying to come up with ideas for a delicious way to break your fast, Cheapflights has put together a list of delicious breakfast ideas from all over the world.

If you’re in Australia, one of the national foods is Vegemite, a salty paste made from a variety of things including spices, vegetables, and brewers’ yeast extract. Eat it on toast.

Gana travelers should try Waakye. It’s beans and rice served with fried plantains, fried fish, boiled eggs, or fried chicken.

In Mexico, a common breakfast food is last night’s leftovers of salsa and tortillas with scrambled eggs mixed in.

Of course, in France you can expect a cup of coffee or hot chocolate, a sliced baguette with butter and either chocolate spread or jam, croissants, or pains aux raisins. You might see ham, eggs, and cheese if you stay at a hotel for breakfast.

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Get around-the-world flight deals

Monday, November 4th, 2013

You may not want to spend hours in an airport on a layover, but you can save hundreds or even thousands of around-the-world flights. Experts at Flight Centre have analyzed the airfares on the routes Australians take and have revealed some tips for travelers to save money.

For flights leaving in February and March 2014, travelers can save up to $2000 if they are willing to accept layovers. A flight with no layovers and direct flights from Sydney to Los Angeles and then back will cost $4439, while a series of longer flights and a total of about 13 hours’ worth of layovers will cost only $2275.

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