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Air Arabia adds flights between Ras Al Khaimah and Muscat

Posted: June 19th, 2014

Air Arabia has announced that it will offer four new flights per week between Ras Al Khaimah and Muscat, in partnership with Oman’s Ministry of Tourism.

The UAE-based low-cost carrier will operate flights on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday with an Airbus A320. It can carry 168 passengers each way. According to the directer general of the Tourism Promotion Directorate, the new flights will help attract tourists from the UAE. Visitors will be able to go rock climbing, trekking, and watch for dolphins, birds, and dolphins.

With these new flights, Air Arabia now offers 21 flights per week between the United Arab Emirates and Muscat.

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Chelsea Tours now offers all-inclusive packages and cheap flights

Posted: June 11th, 2014

Chelsea Tours, based in Arusha, provides Tanzania tours for those people who are looking for convenient travel packages. The tour company also offers cheap flights for those not looking for package deals.

Domestic flights can be booked with airlines such as FAST JET, Air Tanzania, Precision Air, and Flight Link. International airlines include Qatar Airways, KLM, and Turkish Airlines. Cheap flight bookings can be made online with a credit card.

Travel packages include a 6-day climbing adventure at Kilimanjaro, a 6-day safari holiday, a 5-day wildlife adventure tour, and a 7-day leisure Tanzania safari trip. Most of the wildlife/safari tours start in Arusha.

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Low-fare carrier starts selling tickets from Virginia to seven destinations

Posted: June 8th, 2014

Low-fare carrier PEOPLExpress has started selling tickets from Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport in Virginia to seven different destinations.

Service will start on June 30 and people will be able to fly to Boston, Pittsburgh and Newark. On July 15, service to West Palm Beach will begin, Atlanta will be added on August 1, and St. Petersburg and New Orleans will be added August 28.

The airline is based out of that airport and will use Boeing 737-00 planes, each of which seat 150 passengers.

PEOPLExpress was publicly launched in February of 2012 but several delays pushed the launch date for flights. The goal is to serve unserved or underserved markets and charge 40 percent less than usual fares. There will be a frequent flier program too. Some flights will start at $76.

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Cheapflights makes list of new gay travel hot spots

Posted: June 2nd, 2014

Cheapflights.ca has created a list of new travel hot spots that are celebrating Gay and Lesbian Pride Month. In addition to gay-friendly cities like Amsterdam, Toronto, and San Francisco, several other cities are taking part.

One of the largest parties will be WorldPride 2014 in Toronto, Canada. Other travel destinations are Tel Aviv, Israel; Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Berlin, Germany; Hong Kong, China; and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Tel Aviv is known as the city that doesn’t stop, and you’ll experience that on June 26 for the White Night Festival, when the entire city is open all night.

Some other cities that made the list are Cape Town, South Africa; Brussels, Belgium; Barcelona, Spain; and Cancun, Mexico.

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Brits Grabbing Up Cheap Holiday Flights

Posted: May 27th, 2014

With the pound at its strongest against the U.S. dollar since 2009 and flights between Europe and the U.S. at very low prices, Brits are taking advantage of the opportunity for a cheap vacation.  Price breaks for flights to Los Angeles, New York, and Florida are as high as £300, thanks to new discount flights launched by Ryanair and Aer Lingus.  In addition, resort prices in Spain and Portugal are a third of cheaper than they were in 2009.

According to Kirsty Ward, head of Asda Money, the exchange rate between the sterling and the euro has improved by 7%.  This means that the sterling is 11% stronger compared to the U.S. dollar than it was at the same time last year.  This has resulted in a huge increase in the number of travellers buying both euros and dollars.  The top bargain locations include Turkey, Spain, Greece, and Portugal.

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Places to visit for Wizard of Oz fans

Posted: May 26th, 2014

If you love all things Wizard of Oz, then you need to check out the list Cheapflights has put together. This year marks the 75th anniversary of “The Wiz” so it’s a great time to do a tour.

This list isn’t all-encompassing, but the first place you should check out is the play “Wicket,” anywhere it’s playing.

Next, hit up the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. You’ll see the Ruby Slippers there.

If you’re in New York, check out Chittenango, where Frank Baum lived.  He is, of course, the author of the Wizard of Oz.

The Judy Garland Museum is fabulous in it’s own right. It’s located in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

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Cheap flights to Ibiza for opening weekend

Posted: May 20th, 2014

If you’re interested in planning a trip to Ibiza so you’re there for opening parties, then you need to act fast. For the cheapest flight, here’s what you do.

First off, Easyjet’s Flexifares allows you to switch the dates of booked flights by a few weeks, without you paying anything extra. So what you should do is book for other weeks that are a little cheaper, then switch at no extra cost to the dates you want.

This, of course, will only work if there are seats available, and if you have the courage to sit and wait.

As soon as 24 hours are up, switch your flights if the ones you want are available.

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Asia’s low-cost airlines

Posted: May 19th, 2014

Expansion of South-East Asia’s budget airlines is getting ahead of its demand.

Some of the budget airlines are finding it hard to fill their seats. And the regular airlines are feeling the hit, as well: Cathay Pacific reported that the competition from budget airlines was impacting its short-haul routes. Singapore Airlines also complained of lowered sales.

At the beginning of May, Tigerair announced it had lost $177 million from January through March, which is $36 million more lost than in 2013. Many of its national affiliates, including those in Singapore and Indonesia, are doing badly. The company is canceling orders and grounding planes.

AirAsia is also deferring the delivery of new planes and is cutting costs.

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Frontier Airlines offers $15 flights

Posted: May 15th, 2014

Frontier announced a quick sale on Tuesday, offering $15 flights from Washington Dulles International Airport to 14 different destinations.

It’s a 12-hour flash sale that starts at noon EST on Tuesday and runs until 11:59 pm on Tuesday. The $15 flights, taxes and fees included, will cover non-stop flights to Atlanta, Detroit, Charlotte, Fort Lauderdale, Chicago-O’Hare, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Cincinnati, Orlando, Las Vegas, Tampa, Fort Myers (Florida), Memphis, St. Augustine (Florida), and St. Louis.

The sale is to welcome Frontier to Dulles Airport. Most of the flights are offered five to seven days per week, but some run less frequently.

Frontier officials said the carrier would also add several introductory fares as low as $39 each way.

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Cheapest airlines for flying to Europe

Posted: May 12th, 2014

Here are some of your cheapest options if you’re flying to Europe.

Icelandair is your airline if you want to get to Reykjavik or continue on to Europe from a number of Canadian and U.S. cities. A trip from New York to Copenhagen with a layover in Iceland will start at $1,169 in economy. You’ll get a deal if you do a stop-over before you continue on to your European destination.

Airberlin will get you from New York to Berlin starting at $1,079 USD plus baggage fees.

Air Transat is a great option to fly from Canada, with seasonal flights leaving 15 Canadian cities to Paris, London/Gatwick, Manchester, Amsterdam, Glasgow, and Frankfurt. It also offers some warm-weather destinations in winter. As an example, a Vancouver-to-London/Gatwick starts at $1,239 USD in economy.

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