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Cheapest destinations for winter holidays

Posted: September 15th, 2014

If your’e flying from the UK, Dubai is the cheapest destination during the winter months. Kayak researched the cheapest places to visit with temperatures 26C (78.8F) and up in October, November, and December. If you want to go in October, head to Cyprus; Larnaca is the most affordable autumn destination. A return flight will cost just £148 ($240 US). Spain is also affordable with flights around £169 ($274 US) in October. In November and December, head to Dubai for £333 ($541, West Palm Beach and Orlando in Florida starting at £464 ($755 US). Of course, these numbers don’t include accommodations and food while you’re there.

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Cheapflights compiles list of vacations spots to celebrate Teddy Bear Day

Posted: September 10th, 2014

September 9 is Teddy Bear Day and Cheapflights put together a list of destinations where you can celebrate.

  1. It wouldn’t be Teddy Bear Day without Theodore Roosevelt, the man after whom the stuffed bear was named. Check out Theodore Roosevelt Island in Washington, D.C.
  2. Winnipeg, Manitoba has a commemorative statue of Winnie the Pooh, that well-known bear story that was based on a real-life bear named Winnie (short for Winnipeg). A.A. Milne’s son, Christopher Robin, loved the bear and that is what inspired Milne to write the stories.
  3. The Vermont Teddy Bear Factory in Shelburne, Vermont has been in operation for over 20 years. You can see how they are made and even buy a new best friend at the gift shop.

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Jet Airways offers cheap domestic flights

Posted: September 7th, 2014

One day after budget carrier SpiceJet started fares at Rs. 499 for domestic flights, Jet Airways has also launched a cheaper domestic flight, with fares starting at Rs. 500 ($8.30 USD) plus taxes for domestic economy-class flights. This fare applies to all destinations within the airline’s domestic network.Bookings can only be made on Wednesday and Thursday, however, and travel is starting January 16, 2015. The deal does not cover group bookings and only includes direct flights.

Budget carrier IndiGo has also released a promotional deal, with all-inclusive fares starting at Rs. 999 ($16.55 USD). These apply to bookings made 90 days ahead of the travel date.Air Asia India is also offering a discount for different routes starting at Rs. 1,290 ($21.41 USD)

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Cheapflights suggests free campsites

Posted: September 3rd, 2014

The end of summer is upon us but that doesn’t mean there are no more opportunities to go camping! Cheapflights has put together a list of free campsites for those looking to save some money and still have a great weekend or end-of-summer holiday.

Sage Creek at Badlands National Park in North Dakota is open year-round and you can camp for free for up to two weeks. Don’t be put off by the wandering bison, and don’t forget to bring your own water.

Burns Lake Village Campground in British Columbia, Canada offers free stays for up to three nights at this small campground on Burns Lake. You will enjoy the scenic views and fresh mountain air you can enjoy on mountain-bike trails, hiking trails, and more.

Dartmoor National Park in South Devon, England is open to one- or two-night stays for people who will respect the environment and take away everything they bring.

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People Express to offer flights to Orlando

Posted: August 26th, 2014

People Express, the Newport News-based airline, will begin to offer non-stop service from the Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport to Orlando in October. This will be the eight destination offered since the company started flights to Boston, Pittsburgh, and Newark in June. West Palm Beach was added in July, and daily flights to Atlanta began early August. The flights to New Orleans and St. Petersburg, Florida will start later this week. The Orlando flights will operate on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Introductory rates start at $89 each way and reservations are open now.

According to the President of People Express, the company is adding flights to destinations people have been requesting.

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Britain’s budget airlines the fewest complaints in 2013

Posted: August 24th, 2014

According to the Civil Aviation Authority, Britain’s low-cost airlines Aer Lingus, easyJet, and Ryanair had the least complaints issued to UK regulators in 2013. The complaints were tallied for every million fliers; easyJet received 33 complaints per million fliers, Aer Lingus had 29 complaints per million fliers, and Ryanair had 35 complaints per million fliers. On the other hand, Thomas Cook got 616 complaints per million customers while Thomson got 256 complaints per million fliers. The CAA heard 229,778 complaints in total about UK flights last year. On the plus side, the five largest airports in London had an increase of on-time flights, rising from 76 percent to 84 percent from 2012 to 2013.

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Is it possible to fly cheaper on a private plane than with a budget airline?

Posted: August 20th, 2014

Most people wouldn’t consider flying on a private plane for business or a holiday, but maybe it’s time to reconsider. Every month, around 40,000 flights by 3,000 private jets make flights with only a pilot on board. You can get these flights for super cheap if you know where to look. There are several high-end private jet websites where you can search for options that will allow you to fly to certain destinations as long as you can gather enough friends to share the cost with you. For example, from Carlisle to Luton for only £280 ($465.96 USD) on a Citation Bravo plane, if you can find seven friends to share the cost. Flying with British Airways from Edinburgh to London Heathrow will cost you £324 ($539.12 USD) if you want to check your luggage. Websites to try include Victor, Jetpartner, and PrivateFly.

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Cheapflights gives Prince Edward Island lighthouse recognition

Posted: August 18th, 2014

A recent Cheapflights list talking about the world’s best lighthouses has mentioned a P.E.I lighthouse. The list only mentioned three in North America and only one in Canada, so to make the list was a big accomplishment. Out of a small group of just over 100 lighthouses, the people who care for West Point Lighthouse are thrilled to be mentioned.

The lighthouse, since 1984, is an inn, Canada’s first. It’s a great place to visit. It has been the location for several weddings and other special events. It has a museum and 13 guest rooms. It was built in 1875 and was a working lighthouse until 1963.

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First class kits

Posted: August 16th, 2014

According to Cheapflights, there are plenty of people who wonder what those in First Class and Business Class sections get compared to those in Economy. Now it’s not a secret what they get in their kits. Amenity kits are things that airlines give their best customers, and often have things like leather bags, the best products from Colgate, Ferragamo, Dior, Gillette, and Bulgari. Some airlines have two different ones: those for domestic flights, and those for flights out of their respective country. Some have different bags for different seasons. For example, Japan Airlines has two: one, a beige canvas one for spring and summer, and a brown one for those in fall and winter.

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Did the person next to you pay less for the same flight?

Posted: August 10th, 2014

Most people don’t understand how the pricing system of air travel works, but there is one thing for sure: there is no one set price for every seat on a plane. Hopper, a travel-planning site, did a study and found that the difference between the cheapest and most expensive economy fares on one return flight can vary as much as $1,400. The study also showed that Washington, D.C. is the domestic destination with the most difference in seat prices, while Amsterdam is the top international destination for variability in seat prices. The destinations with the least fare variability are Kingston, Jamaica, and Kahului, Hawaii.

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