Cheapflights ranks most affordable European airports

Posted: 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

Posted: 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

Posted: 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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How to find cheap flights

Posted: 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

Posted: 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

Posted: 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?

Posted: 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

Posted: 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

Posted: 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

Posted: 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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