Early Birds Beware: Buying Tickets To Europe Too Far In Advance Could Cost You

Early Birds Beware: Buying Tickets To Europe Too Far In Advance Could Cost You

Planning a trip abroad? We’ve always been told that buying airfare far in advance was the best way to snag a good deal, but what if we told you that you could purchase significantly lower airfare just two months before your trip? You’d think we’re crazy. But we’re not. [More]

(birdarts)

Priceline Convinces Kayak To Elope By Paying It $1.8 Billion In Cash & Stock

Who knew these two crazy kids would end up together? Travel site Priceline announced it’s going to pay its fellow travel search company Kayak $1.8 billion in both stock and cash. With this kind of speedy relationship, it makes you wonder if anyone bothered with a pre-nup.  [More]

"Hacker Fares": Kayak Helps You Book Two One-WayFlights

"Hacker Fares": Kayak Helps You Book Two One-WayFlights

Here’s one of those ideas where you’re like, “Why didn’t I think of doing that?” Or maybe you already do, in which case, wow you are soo smart: As it might be cheaper to book two one-way airline tickets, fare aggregating site Kayak is helping you with its new helpful “Hacker Fares.” [More]

Matrix Lets You Find Cheap Airfare, Plus Advanced Routing
Codes, Minus Ad Clutter

Matrix Lets You Find Cheap Airfare, Plus Advanced Routing Codes, Minus Ad Clutter

One thing that always has mildly irked me about searching for airfare is all the ads. Do you want to look complete the same search through one of our partner sites? Do you want to add on a hotel? Yadda yadda, just gimmie da plane! Da plane! Well now you can strip away all that gimcrack and tomfoolery and go directly to Matrix, the software that powers sites like Orbitz, Kayak, FareCompare, and Hotwire. [More]

Master Chart Of Airlines Fees

Master Chart Of Airlines Fees

Before you travel through the sky in the belly of a silver tube at hundreds of miles per hour, wouldn’t it be nice to know which extra fees you might be charged for doing so? Kayak has a great chart for doing just that. [More]

HOWTO: Actually Use Your Frequent Flyer Miles

HOWTO: Actually Use Your Frequent Flyer Miles

Remainders!

Remainders!

It’s the weekend, and time to party. Therefore, tonight’s dangling odds and ends are presented in scream format.

Upgrade Travel Unravels The Hotel Metasearches

Upgrade Travel Unravels The Hotel Metasearches

The Upgrade Travel blog has posted part two of its “Disaggregating The Fare Aggregators” series, this time taking on hotel metasearches and putting them through their paces.

Upgrade Travel Disaggregates Fare Aggregators

Upgrade Travel Disaggregates Fare Aggregators

The Upgrade Travel blog has an excellent look up at various online fare aggregators, trying to find the best one to do your online fare searching with. He compared Kayak, Sidestep, Farechase, Mobissimo, Pricegrabber, Berzurk and Farechaser for accuracy, depth of information and output control.