Spirit Airline’s ballsy new $20-45 fee for carry-on bags has already caught the attention of the Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, and now New York Senator Charles Schumer is rattling his sword. [More]
Before locking in your summer fare to Europe, see if you can’t find a better deal by searching an airline’s codeshare partners. Airlines use codeshares to sell seats on each other’s planes so they can reach destinations they wouldn’t otherwise serve. Since ticket prices constantly fluctuate, codeshare partners often quote different fares for the exact same flight. Inside, reader Christiana shares how she used codeshares to save almost $300 on a flight to England…
If you’ve been avoiding the big travel websites because of their booking fees, you might want to reconsider. Orbitz, Travelocity and Expedia have all stopped charging airline booking fees until May 31.
You know, we hesitate to use the term “fire sale” to describe airline prices but there are apparently some insane deals to be had right now according to the San Francisco Chronicle
Brian writes in to let us know that Southern Skyways has fallen partially victim to soaring fuel costs:
When you’re looking online for flights or car rentals, consider trying the country-specific versions of popular travel websites, suggests the New York Times. In at least some cases, the price difference can be more than 50%.
According to the fare prediction scientists at Farecast.com, Aug 22nd marks the date to start shopping for Thanksgiving plane tickets. They shared these tips and stats about turkey-time airfare:
Saturday morning is the best time to find a deal on airline tickets, according to CNN Money. Most airfare sales are released to the Airline Traffic Publishing Company on Friday evening, and then forwarded to travel sites and agencies. With 200 million fares in circulation at any given moment, CNN has a novel solution for ferreting out the best deal:
UPDATE: Cleavland confiscates traveler’s pies.
Our favorite airfare search site has just unveiled an exciting new service called Fare Guard.
For some reason, and we really can’t imagine what that reason might be, Orbitz has cleverly hidden its “Flex Search” feature. As far as we can tell, it’s only accessible through the sitemap. In any case, it’s not actually gone, so here’s a link to it. We are so punk rock.— MEGHANN MARCO
The major airlines got their shit together and are attempting another price raise.
Our favorite predictive airfare search engine just keeps getting better (being in Beta will do that for ya). Farecast today announced the addition of airfare search for all of America. You can now search for airfare for any airport in the nation.
Or, which airline has the least suckiest website? Jaunted, “The Pop Culture Travel Guide,” did a site scramble to find out.
You don’t need Farecast to spot this great deal, Spirit Air is offering ridiculously low airfares at $8 and $44 for specific destinations during August and September. A firm defiance of Southwest’s usurious $10 fare hike, no doubt.