Fuel Prices Force Southern Skyways To Abandon Flights

Fuel Prices Force Southern Skyways To Abandon Flights

Brian writes in to let us know that Southern Skyways has fallen partially victim to soaring fuel costs:

http://consumerist.com/2008/02/22/today-united-airlines-raised-most/

Today United Airlines raised most of its domestic fares by $10 roundtrip. Maybe now their flight attendants can start answering call buttons again. [Reuters]

Look For Travel Bargains On Country-Specific Websites

Look For Travel Bargains On Country-Specific Websites

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%.

Start Shopping For Thanksgiving Airfare On Aug 22

Start Shopping For Thanksgiving Airfare On Aug 22

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:

Save On Airline Tickets, Shop On Saturday Morning

Save On Airline Tickets, Shop On Saturday Morning

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:

Does The TSA Consider Pie A Dangerous Liquid?

Does The TSA Consider Pie A Dangerous Liquid?

UPDATE: Cleavland confiscates traveler’s pies.

Lock In Cheap Airfare

Lock In Cheap Airfare

Our favorite airfare search site has just unveiled an exciting new service called Fare Guard.

Orbitz Hides Flex Search

Orbitz Hides Flex Search

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

Airlines Try $10+ Fare Hikes Again

Airlines Try $10+ Fare Hikes Again

The major airlines got their shit together and are attempting another price raise.

Farecast Launches Nationwide Airfare Search

Farecast Launches Nationwide Airfare Search

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.

How Many Clicks Does It Take to Get To The Center of an Airplane?

How Many Clicks Does It Take to Get To The Center of an Airplane?

Or, which airline has the least suckiest website? Jaunted, “The Pop Culture Travel Guide,” did a site scramble to find out.

Spirit Air $8 Fares!

Spirit Air $8 Fares!

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.

Breaking: Farecast Public Beta Announced

Breaking: Farecast Public Beta Announced

Farecast Predicts Airfare

Farecast Predicts Airfare

Fly First Class For Cheap

Fly First Class For Cheap

There’s no need to lead an on-board mutiny or deploy Macchivelian mind-tricks, here’s how you get first-class airplane seats for cheap.