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Public Sector Workers Get Flight Deals with easyJet

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Low-cost carrier easyJet has announced that they will be giving a cost-cutting deal to MSPs, police, and other workers in the Scottish public sector.  The airline has struck a deal with Expotel, which is the agency that takes care of all public sector travel arrangements, including those of the Scottish government, as well as local authorities and NHS Scotland.  Chief executive Carolyn McCall said this will help make their travel less expensive and safeguard the taxpayer’s purse.

 

The deal on flights for government officials and Scottish authorities comes along with the introduction of six new routes at Edinburgh Airport, which are set to bring an additional £90 million to the Scottish economy.  Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says in these tough economic times they are always looking at how to reduce costs, including travel costs, and the deal between Expotel and easyJet will allow for significant savings for the public sector.

 

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Find Cheap Flights Using Graphs with WhichAirline.com

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

WhichAirline.com has a new innovative way to search for cheap flights that it has made it much less of a headache to search for the lowest prices.  The website now features a neat graph of search results, instead of a list of results that is hard to decipher.  The graphs contain visual hints for stopovers and flight duration and the results are sorted based on a price-duration ratio.  The suggested flights are with airlines such as Ryanair, Wizz Air, and easyJet.

 

Lukas Nevosad, co-founder of WhichAirline.com, said that no one is going to choose a flight for $1000 when they can get it for $100.  He adds that they divide the search results into groups and then display only the best results.  WhichAirline.com does not actually sell tickets, and when customers find a good deal, they are directed to a travel agent or the airline to make the purchase.  WhichAirline is a free service.

 

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Travel Landscape Changing, Cheap Flights Part of It

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

The future of travel includes computer-driven cars, train-loads of people travelling to the cities, and cheap flights on sleeker, more fuel efficient aircraft.  Expect the transition to start happening within the next ten years and know that the airline industry is well on its way.  The new aircraft coming into use are made of lighter material and with more efficient engines, which is making it possible to reduce emissions and the cost of air travel.

 

This means that budget carriers will be the norm in the future and are already well on their way to claiming that status.   They consistently have full flights and the tickets are cheap.  Experts say that in ten years there will be no one left fighting having to pay for all the perks of airline travel.  Instead, we are reminded that nothing is free.  The airline industry is becoming unbundled and paying for everything from snacks to baggage is the new trend.

 

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New Year Like No Other with Cheapflight.co.uk

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Travelling to a new and exotic destination to ring in the New Year is something everyone has to do once and Cheapflights.co.uk is helping people to just that.  Perhaps you have always wanted to go to New York City to enjoy the excitement, live entertainment, and watch the ball drop in Times Square.  Now you can make that trip from London starting at GBP 369 per person return.

 

There are other wonderful places to visit for New Year’s Eve 2013.  How about Brazil at GBP 756 per person return?  Ringing in the New Year on Copacabana Beach would be spectacular.  Stockholm Sweden would be fabulous at GBP 161 per person return.  Costa Rica is another exciting choice for New Year 2013, with its white sand beaches and fun atmosphere.  You can travel there for GBP 523 per person return.

 

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EasyJet Doubles Dividend During Tough Times for Rivals

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

While their competitors struggle with rising fuel costs and the crisis in the Eurozone, easyJet is flying high.  The airline’s annual results showed that they doubled their dividends this past year.  This was possible since many travellers took late summer vacations and booked them on cheap flights and the airline is also picking up business from their struggling European rivals.  There have even been competitors who have gone out of business entirely.

 

Examples of struggling rivals include Iberia of Spain, which announced this past month that they would be letting go nearly one quarter of its workforce and taking a close look at its network.  Germany’s Lufthansa has also said that it will be cutting costs.  Richard Hunter, head of equities at stockbroker Hargreaves Lansdown, said that considering the troubles faced by so many, the doubling of their dividends was “a clear statement of management intent around easyJet’s prospects.”

 

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Frontier Airlines has Cheap Flights for the Holidays

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

For those who have not yet made their travel plans or booked their flights, Frontier Airlines is trying very hard to lure them in with some good holiday deals.  They have cheap flights across the board, including flights departing from South Bend.  These spectacular deals include one-way ticket prices of $78 from South Bend to Denver.

 

However, Frontier warns that these deals are limited and there are baggage fees associated with them so those who want to book need to do so while they still can or they might just lose out on some of the best holiday travel prices around.

 

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Australia is the Place for Staycations

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Cheap Flights Australia has revealed that Australia is the best place for staycations after conducting a survey of Australians, 58% of whom have said that they prefer to stay in Australia for their vacation.  More than half of those who stay on the continent for their vacation fly to reach their destination.  This supports Australia as being a great place for staycations, with its variety of beaches, deserts, and skiing.

 

Most of the respondents for the survey say they would be willing to travel more than eight hours to reach their destination, which means they want to have gadgets on the journey.  Electronic gadgets are the most popular, with 43% of respondents choosing something like an eReader or laptop.  Something to read and water followed as second and thirds place for the must-haves.  Other popular vacation destinations for Australians include countries in Southeast Asia.

 

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WestJet Encore will Produce Cheap Flights in Canada

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

On Monday, Gregg Saretsky, CEO of WestJet, told those in attendance at the Canadian Club of Montreal to expect short-haul ticket prices to drop as much as 50% with the launch of WestJet’s new regional Encore service, which is due to begin next year.  Saretsky asked how it made sense that the lowest walk-up fare with Air Canada from Montreal to Quebec City, a distance of only 139 miles is $530 one-way before taxes, while the same type of flight from Vancouver to Kelowna, 179 miles, is only $152?

 

Saretsky says that WestJet is out to liberate Canadians from the high cost of air travel in small communities that they do not yet serve.  Their history shows that in every city they have ever gone into airfares have dropped by 50% and they expect to do the same with WestJet Encore.  The new Encore service will be launched in the second half of next year.

 

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How to Find Cheap Flights with Delta and Other U.S. Airlines

Monday, November 19th, 2012

It can be hard to find cheap flights with Delta Airlines and other airlines within the U.S., particularly with holiday travel just around the corner, but the biggest key in doing so is having flexibility in your travel arrangements and by being prepared.  Obviously, budget plays a huge role as well, but working with budget alone will still make it a challenge to find a flight that fits.  Dates are the first thing to consider.  If you have a wide range of potential dates on which you can travel, then all the better.

 

Also, flying mid-week rather than on the weekend is likely to save you money.  Combine this with the previous tip and if you can fly for the holidays in the middle of the first week of December, then you have a good chance of finding the best prices.  Checking alternative airports can also reduce the cost of your flight as there can be big price differences between airports.  Finally, check for round-trip pricing, which can be significantly cheaper, especially at certain times of the year.

 

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Cheapflights Changing Its name to Momondo Group

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Cheapflights is changing its name and adopting the name of its Dutch subsidiary, momondo Group.  But it’s more than just a name change; it’s a change at the level of corporate identity.  The decision was made in light of the company’s goal to establish its presence in non-English-speaking markets and to help build the momondo brand and expand into different products.  One of the next moves for the company is the launch of their presence in South Africa, at cheapflights.co.za.

 

The company has already gone into Australia, with cheapflights.com.au, and they have seen a growth of 50% in sales and in their number of visitors over the past year.  Momondo has also made steps in their expansion with their recent entrance into Romania, at momondo.ro.  The founder of monomdo, Thorvald Stigsen, has also been appointed to the board of the company.  The CEO momondo Group, Hugo Burge, says they are passionate to help bring the world together with better travel search and inspiration.

 

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