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The best day to buy cheap flights

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

According to conventional wisdom, the cheapest flights are purchased on Tuesdays, but a new study shows that people might find cheaper flights later in the week.

Hopper surveyed data from popular international ticket searches starting in January 2013 and discovered that Thursdays are actually the best day to buy tickets. Having said that, you’ll only save about $25 on international flights and $10 on domestic flights comparing the cheapest days to the more expensive days.

Avoid buying tickets on the weekend, because Saturdays are the most expense days to buy domestic tickets and Sundays are the worst to buy international tickets. Additionally, don’t travel on the weekend, because those tickets cost much more than those where you travel through the week.

The above article is a summary. Please see the source article at Google News.

Healthrow Terminal 2 not so cheap revamp

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Terminal 2 at Heathrow has been rebuilt to the tune of £2.5 billion (approximately $4.2 billion USD)

Luis Vidal + Architects (LVA) designed the terminal, which will be called the Queen’s Terminal once it opens in early June. Eventually, it will extend to be part of the principal terminal building and will be part of London’s front door, which is the first thing people see when they get off a plane at Heathrow and the last thing they see before leaving.

Originally, Foster + Partners was supposed to design Terminal 2, but Heathrow’s owner BAA was sold to Ferrovial, a Spanish infrastructure consortium, which gave the job to LVA.

The above article is a summary. Please see the source article at Google News.

Don’t shop on Sundays if you want cheap flights

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Hopper, a travel-tech startup out of Boston, has come out with a study that shows that Sundays are the worst days to buy a ticket, while Thursday is the cheapest.

According to the data collected, Wednesday departures are the cheapest. For returns, Tuesday is the cheapest day for domestic travel while Wednesday is the cheapest for international flights. Like with most other studies, Hopper’s turned up information that proved Fridays were the most expensive for both domestic and international travel.

The study collected data starting in January 2013 and ending this month.

Although there are best and worst days, though, the difference is minimal: just $10 difference between the “best” and “worst” days for domestic flights, and $25 for international flights.

The above article is a summary. Please see the source article at Google News.

EE giving away free flights when consumers pre-order Samsung Galaxy S5

Monday, April 7th, 2014

People who pre-order their Samsung Galaxy S5 phone online from EE before April 10 will receive a free return flight to one of 12 destinations in Europe.

Destination cities include Brussels, Nice, Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, Vienna, Madrid, Rome, Prague, Barcelona, Milan, and Paris.

Customers who sign up for the new phone will pay only £59.99 on a £37.99 monthly plan.

The mobile internet service provider and mobile network operator formerly called Everything Everywhere is the largest in the UK, with approximately 28 million customers. Service is offered only in the UK. The company has offices in London, Hatfield, Darlington, and Bristol.

EE stores sell EE, Orange, and T-mobile products, accessories, and services.

The above article is a summary. Please see the source article at Google News.

Tips for finding a cheap flight

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Everyone has suggestions for finding the cheapest flight. Here’s some advice to help your money go a bit further when booking your tickets.

1. Don’t believe everything you read. Just because one airline offers the cheapest tickets 54 days in advance doesn’t mean they all do. Shop around for the best prices.

2. Sign up for airfare alerts. This is probably one of the best ways to keep track of the best offers; you’ll get emails when fares go down.

3. Use Twitter. You’ll often see short-term offers through Twitter that don’t end up in email alerts. Check out @Airfarewatchdog as well as any other airline you’re interested in using.

The above article is a summary. Please see the source article at Google News.