Archive for May, 2015

Kick off summer season with free money

Monday, May 25th, 2015

The busy summer travel season is almost upon us and with that said, how would you like to start it with some free money to put towards your dream trip? That is what Cheapflights is offering in its 10,000 Loonie Giveaway. Anyone walking around Toronto on May 23, 2015 got to discover this first-hand as Cheapflights representatives were on the streets and giving out Loonies so that they could take their chance at winning on the Loonie game board. There were three prizes to give away, each one being a vacation getaway perfect for capping off your summer.

Cheapflights enjoys more than 17.5 million visitors to its site each month and has a whopping eight million travel newsletter subscribers interested in learning the latest happening in the world of travel.

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Fastjet to look at its pricing plan

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Fastjet, which is a low-cost African airline, is going to be looking closely at its pricing structure now that the airline is three years old. The airline has just acquired its fourth Airbus 319 but this four is way less than its projected 30 by this time. Back in 2012 the airline set out its plan which included expansion to 30 aircraft by this point. In fact the airline will only become profitable next year, making for a long and rough first few years.

The airline was created to offer cost-effective flights on short-haul routes between Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, and Tanzania. Fastjet chief executive, Ed Winter, “I very much underestimated the time it takes to establish in Africa. The plans in 2012 were overambitious.” Winter is now busy trying to get licenses that would allow for short-haul routes to Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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AirAsia India offers additional flight routes

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Passengers have even more routes to choose from aboard AirAsia India. The airline now offers flights from New Delhi at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. The goal is that this airport can then act as a hub for the entire north India market and opening all kinds of options for travelers. There will now be flights to Guwahati, Goa, and Bengaluru.

“We are very excited to step into Delhi,” said Mittu Chandilya, chief executive of AirAsia India. “The celebration today is the result of constant hard work, meticulous planning, and undying dedicated spirit of our team.” AirAsia India is a budget carrier and will now attract those looking to book cheap flight alternatives into and out of the region. “We hope to enable more people to experience air travel in India,” finished Chandilya.

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Travel to Thailand on the cheap

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

If you’re looking to escape to a beautiful and exotic location for your next vacation Thailand is a wonderful option, but before booking your flight, here’s a look at some money-saving tips. While it’s bound to be a pricey flight there are ways you can cut corners and save yourself some money such as booking your flight on a Tuesday. Tuesdays are always the cheapest day of the week to fly and you can usually save around $115 by doing this.

Choose your airport wisely as it’s much cheaper to fly into Suvarnabhumi in Bangkok. This move will save you around $200 versus flying into Phuket. If you book in off-season you’re bound to save more money. Late April and the start of May are generally a cheaper time as is late September. Be sure to check out all the airlines not just the American based airlines. And of course keep your eyes on flight fares so you know when a deal happens.

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Get discounts through SpiceJet

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

If you’re looking for a flight deal you may want to check out the discounted flights that SpiceJet is offering to passengers. Right now travellers can take advantage of a 5% discount on base fares for a number of select domestic flights. This discount is being offered as a way to attract more passengers in the Indian airline market. The offer is valid for travel between now and June 15, 2015, and the booking must be made by May 22, 2015.

Keep in mind to be eligible for the discount you need to make the booking online at the website. This March saw an increase of 18% in air travel demand in India, so clearly there is a growing interest for travel in the region. Some of the destinations offering the discount include Jaipur, Delhi, Guwahati, Srinagar, Amritsar, and Bengaluru.

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Get yourself the cheapest flight possible

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

There are ways that you can get those cheap flights that allow you to take off on a much-needed holiday but there are a few tricks to be aware of. The Internet can prove to be your greatest asset when it comes to booking a trip. If you’re willing to be flexible when it comes to your travel dates and you don’t mind booking in advance you can score some pretty great deals.

The rule of thumb is to book a minimum of eight weeks in advance if you want to find the cheapest flight. Keep in mind if you’re planning to book an international flight you’ll need to book even further ahead of time with 171 days in advance being the lucky number for cheap flights. If you can fly during non-peak times and days of the week you’ll also be able to save yourself some money. Typically Tuesday and Sunday flights tend to be the cheapest.

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Cheap flights to Mexico

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Flights to Mexico can get pretty expensive, so there are some tricks involved in getting good deals for flights there. Which airline you choose, where you live, and into which city you plan to fly will all play a part. Hopper has created a map that shows the average price of flights from each U.S. state. Flights from Florida, Texas, and California are the cheapest because of how close they are, but other states that are also inexpensive compared to others include Washington D.C., Colorado, Maryland, and North Carolina. United and Spirit tend to offer the least expensive direct routes, and AeroMexico offers non-direct flights from some places for about the same cost. North Dakota and South Dakota were the most expensive states from which to fly.

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Cheapflights ranks most affordable European airports

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

A recent airport affordability index report ranks the most affordable European airports for travel this summer. In the number-one position, being cheapest, is France’s Charles de Gaulle Airport, which is surprising considering it’s the second-busiest airport in Europe after Heathrow. In second place is Dublin, Ireland, and in third place is Brussels Airport in Belgium. Fourth place went to Schiphol (Amsterdam) in Netherlands, and fifth place went to Heathrow, UK.

According to a spokesperson with Cheapflights, “pries can vary quite a bit between close-by European cities…” so be sure to research your options and be flexible in order to get the best-possible prices.

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SpiceJet announces more flights

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Budget carrier SpiceJet announced today that it would be adding more flights connecting Delhi to a number of destinations such as Dharamshala, Amritsar, and Bengaluru for the busiest summer period. It will also connect to Dehradun until October 24. Frequency of flights to Dharamshala will increase from seven to 13 flights weekly, from 14 to 20 flights weekly to Dehradun, from seven to 14 flights weekly to Amritsar, and from 21 to 25 flights weekly to Bengaluru from Delhi. A spokesperson from SpiceJet said “The addition of these flights will help meet the increased demand for these increasingly popular destinations, especially in peak season.”

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The cheapest flights to Europe for this summer

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Trips to Europe will be a lot more affordable this summer with the euro-to-dollar conversion coming almost equal. If you’ve always wanted to visit Rome, Paris, or Amsterdam, then this summer is going to mean your money will go a lot farther compared to in recent years. There will also be a few weeks when fares will be lower than usual, according to Hopper. The travel booking website is predicting that the weeks of the beginning of May and the end of August will be cheaper; the most expensive weeks to travel to Europe will be at the end of July.

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