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

Posted: 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

Posted: 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

Posted: 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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Fog causes a number of flight delays in Western Canada

Posted: March 18th, 2015

It seems as though we’ve moved from winter weather conditions to spring conditions as fog is to blame for flight delays in Western Canada. There was heavy fog in effect Monday and Tuesday that affected seaplanes and airlines in Nanaimo and surrounding areas. In fact there were delays up and down the entire coast of B.C.

On Tuesday there was a WestJet flight and four Air Canada flights that were affected while on Monday there was a WestJet flight and two Air Canada flights affected. In total the delays affected approximately 700 passengers spread out over 60 flights. Meanwhile travel by ferry was up as the fog doesn’t affect the ferry boats.

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LAN Argentina dealing with flight cancellations thanks to strike

Posted: March 17th, 2015

LAN Argentina is going through quite the rough time and has had to cancel all of its domestic flights for Wednesday. This is due to the strike by maintenance workers. Workers have taken this action in response to the company firing three of their colleagues. LAN Argentina is part of LATAM airlines and is the Argentine branch of the Chile-based airline.

This strike of unionized workers is now affecting all of the airports located in Argentina, which of course is causing problems across the board. The Ministry of Labor has stepped in according to LAN and has sent the two sides to the table to negotiate. During this “compulsory reconciliation” workers will have to go back to their jobs.

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Dozens of passengers in Japan are delayed thanks to three tourists

Posted: March 15th, 2015

It’s incredible that just a couple of people can cause such problems that dozens of passengers are affected but that’s exactly the case a Naha Airport in Okinawa Japan this week. It seems that three tourists from China managed to get into secure areas of the airport without first going through the security check points. In response all the security gates were shut down for an hour, which then went on to cause flight delays throughout the entire airport.

It turns out that the tourists wandered off looking for duty-free stores while they were waiting for their own connection flights, not realizing the mistake they had made until it was too late. They ended up at the departure gates and in the baggage claim before they were discovered.

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