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How to find cheap flights

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

When you’re planning a vacation, the things you will spend the most on will be your airfare, accommodation, food, and whatever you’ll spend on sightseeing. If you’re able to reduce your flight costs will be of benefit. Here’s how to save some dollars.

First, close your tabs and windows, close your browser, and clear your cookies twice. Make sure you wait for it to refresh in between clearing your cookies. This will prevent websites from quoting you higher prices when they think you’re revisiting.

Next, start with Kayak, Skyscanner, and Hipmunk for international flights. If you’re going to a country where you will need to fly domestically within it, check out local search engines for cheap flights.

Last, check reviews using Skytrax. This will also show you safety and comfort ratings.

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EasyJet Charging Administration Fee for Letters Proving Flights were Cancelled

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

A 48-hour strike of French air traffic controllers that occurred on April 8 caused the cancellation of flights for thousands of British passengers, who are now trying to get refunds.  Now EasyJet is charging these passengers £10 to acquire a letter that is proof their flight was cancelled.  The airline says the fee is legitimate as each letter is “individually researched” that contain all the details required by the insurance carrier.

According to a spokesperson, this fee is charged to every passenger who requests a letter of proof of flight cancellation, but that the passenger should be able to receive a reimbursement as part of their insurance claim.  EasyJet, as well as other airlines, did provide hotel accommodations and meals until their flights could be rearranged. Another, 4-day strike is planned to begin on Wednesday.

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Cheap flights will help you find your prince

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

It seems as though many Australian women are hoping to live out the same fantasy of Princess Mary and find their very own rich prince somewhere in the world. If this is the case why not take advantage of cheap flights to get you around the globe and start making the dream a reality. For those unfamiliar with Princess Mary she was a regular real estate agent from Tasmania leading a rather normal life until she met Prince Frederick as a pub in Australia. Now others are wanting the fairy-tale ending and looking for their own prince. So where would be a great place to travel?

According to Cheapflights there are a few regions that hold eligible royal bachelors. You could travel to Dubai home to Sheik Hamdan, the Crown Prince of Dubai, travel to Luxembourg home to Prince Sebastien Henri Marie Guillaume of Luxembourg and the Prince of Nassau, there is Denmark to where Prince Philippos is, or Liechtenstein where Prince Wenzeslaus is.

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Imagine being able to fly for next to no money at all?

Monday, April 13th, 2015

For many people taking a flight just isn’t in the budget so what if you could fly for almost nothing? That’s exactly what this rather knowledgeable travel guide has figured out how to do and he is now sharing his information with others.

Scott Keyes has written an ebook called “How To Find Cheap Flights: Practical Tips The Airlines Don’t Want You To Know.” Keys is a travel guide expert who has been around the world working hard to discover all kinds of cost-saving tips and tips to help you travel hassle-free. These are tips that can be used by anyone and can not only save you money but may even score you some free flights if you’re able to take full advantage of the tips offered.

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Ryanair bans booze on flights from Glasgow to Ibiza

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Ryanair officials have made the decision to ban alcohol on flights going from Glasgow and Ibiza after some passengers caused a disruption while under the influence. They were filmed chanting and swearing and stamping their feet. The ban only applies to flights between the party resort and Glasgow. The notice says “Any alcohol purchased in airport shops or elsewhere must be packed in a suitable item of baggage, which will be tagged and placed in the aircraft hold free of charge. Customers attempting to conceal alcohol will be denied travel without refund or compensation.” Passengers will either have to check their alcohol or leave it behind.

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Find cheap flights for this summer

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

Have you started dreaming of trips to Europe yet? Europe is supposed to be a great destination for travel this summer, with a strong U.S. dollar lending itself to budget deals to save even more money. Hopper is offering some tips on how to save those dollars. First, travel at the end or beginning of summer for the most affordable trips between May and August. You’ll save as much as $600 per ticket compared to trips in June! Second, choose a less popular arrival city; fly into Stockholm, Oslo, Budapest, Istanbul, or Ponat Delgada instead of Rome, London, or Paris. Third, buy separate flights within Europe from a budget airline that is separate from your international trip’s airline and save a ton of money.

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Long-Haul Flights to Be Cheaper with Change in Air Tax Rules

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

The British government has changed the banding system that determined the amount of APD contributions on flights that depart from airports in the UK.  There were two bands that applied to any flights to destinations more than 4,000 away and these have been abolished.  The rule for long-haul flights is now that all flights that are to a country whose capital is more than 2,000 miles from London will be taxed the same amount.

This change will be of great benefit to anyone who is flying to a destination that is over 4,000 miles from their departing airport.  This includes destinations such as the Caribbean, which will result in a savings of £56 for a family of four, and Australia, which will result in a savings of £104 for a family of four.  Those travelling between 2,000 and 4,000 miles will have to pay slightly more in tax, about £2 per person on flights to the U.S.

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A flight link between Malaysia and Mandalay may be in the works

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

In an effort to make tourist attractions all the more accessible Myanmar President Thein Sein has suggested offering new flights that will connect Malaysia to Mandalay. Currently Malaysia has two airlines which are AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines. These airlines offer surfaces between Yangon and Kuala Lumpur. Sein would like to see their routes increased to so that tourists can easily get into the country’s old capital city which also happens to be the second largest city.

This proposal was discussed in a recent meeting in Putrajaya between Sein and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. The Malaysian prime minister plans to bring the proposal to the carriers but ultimately leave it in their hands to decide.

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Flights ground in Costa Rica due to volcano

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

It’s not every day a volcanic eruption grounds flights but that’s exactly what happened in Costa Rica this past week. The country’s famed Turrialba volcano just had its most powerful eruption in the past 20 years, which resulted to large amount of ash in the sky. As a result the airport in San Jose had to close the airport. The gas and ash reached the area over the capital city making it far too dangerous for flights. As a result there were over 100 flights that were cancelled.

It wasn’t just one eruption, the volcano erupted three times on Thursday alone then again on Friday. As a precaution the residents who live in the foothills have left their homes and everyone is being told to stay on alert.

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Jet Airways increases its offerings

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Jet Airways, a private carrier, is increasing its offerings starting immediately as it introduces two flights that will service Kozhikode to Doha and Thiruvananthapuram to Doha. The idea is that these new routes will provide travelers with more connectivity options when heading to the Gulf region of the world. The idea is that these flights will take place three days a week initially then starting on June 1 they will be offered daily, increasing the options of travelers yet again.

There are special prices in effect as travelers can fly from Thiruvananthapuram-Doha route return in economy class for Rs 9,250 (excluding taxes). The premiere class pricing is Rs 29,560 (excluding taxes). The Kozhikode-Doha flight is being offered for Rs 12,170 (excluding taxes) in economy class (return trip), while Premiere is 28,095 (excluding taxes) return fare.

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