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Breaking: JetBlue's New Fees and Fares Announced

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 11:09 AM

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They're here, everybody.

JetBlue's new fees were announced on Tuesday and go into effect for all ticket purchases made from today on.

JetBlue's fares now break down into four categories: Blue, Blue Plus, Blue Flex, and Mint, with Blue class being the most...

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Breaking: Brand New Flights to the Caribbean (and the Prices are Sick)

(3) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 1:51 PM

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Low-cost airline Norwegian Air announced today that it's heading to the French Caribbean this winter. Beginning in December, the airline will launch winter flights from three cities (New York City, Boston and Baltimore) to the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique.

The airline's...

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These Are the Busiest Airports for the 4th of July

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 1:29 PM

What's more American than apple pie? Airport security lines as far as the eye can see.

The Fourth of July is simultaneously one of the most popular and one of the most expensive weekends to travel. Airfare is only about 4 percent cheaper this year, but travelers will still be...

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The 10 Best Airlines in the World

(38) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 4:48 PM

We may have the best barbecue ribs and baseball teams, but when it comes to airlines, the United States has fallen slightly behind. The latest Skytrax World Airline Awards, which rank global airlines in a number of categories, are out. And yet again, America is nowhere to be found in...

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Is There Really a Cheapest Time of Day to Book a Flight?

(1) Comments | Posted June 19, 2015 | 12:03 PM

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It's popular advice we've all read on one site or another: Book early in the morning for the cheapest flights! Or don't book on a Friday night! Or only book at noon on a Tuesday. Or only book during a full moon. (Okay,...

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5 (Totally Free) Ways To Make Your Flight Better

(12) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 5:27 PM

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Staying comfortable in the air is not always easy. Legroom is tight, planes are packed, and comforting extras, like snacks and entertainment, can cost extra. But Hopper is here to help. We found five ways you can stay comfy on a...

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One-Day JetBlue Sale Has Airfare From Just $83 RT!

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2015 | 11:23 AM

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At Hopper, we're always excited when JetBlue announces a sale. It usually means low fares (in this case, starting at just $49 for one-way flights) to some of our favorite sunny destinations (Puerto Rico, anyone?) So when that email hit our inboxes this...

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Four Ways to Save Big on Fourth of July Travel

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2015 | 11:20 AM

Fireworks, flags, food -- and pricey flights. The Fourth of July is simultaneously one of the most popular and one of the most expensive weekends to travel. While driving is a bit cheaper this year due to lower fuel costs, flying is as expensive as ever. (To be precise, Hopper...

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The Awesome Airline Cancellation Policy You Don't Know About

(44) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 12:47 PM

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Think of it as your own personal get-out-of-jail-free card. There's a ticket for $40 cheaper but you just bought your ticket last night. Fortunately, you're in luck.

Though it's not widely publicized, all the major airlines in the United States will generally refund...

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8 Most Popular Destinations for the 4th of July (and Why You Should Visit Them All)

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2015 | 12:38 PM

Haven't made Fourth of July plans yet? Perhaps you'd like a few suggestions! To make this list, Hopper looked at billions of flight searches and found the most searched-for cities for Fourth of July weekend. Then we found a few fun Independence Day-themed activities for you to enjoy, whether it's...

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The 5 Best Acts from Boston Calling (and Where To Catch Them This Summer)

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2015 | 7:10 PM

Music festival season is officially upon us! There are close to 50 music festivals happening throughout the summer and early fall which can make it challenging to decide which festival to attend.

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7 Secrets to Saving On a Caribbean Vacation

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2015 | 1:54 PM

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Sugar-soft beaches doused in sunlight. Towering palms that sway in the sea breeze. Perhaps a pina colada -- or two, or three -- as you lounge by the hotel pool, terrible mystery novel in hand.

If this sounds like the vacation you're after,...

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The World's 10 Most Expensive Plane Tickets

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2015 | 6:13 PM

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Just joined the nouveau riche with an unexpected lottery win? Perhaps you've hit it big on some forgotten sports bet? Or were there a few more dimes in that piggy bank than you expected? Maybe you're just curious how the rich and...

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The Best Airlines That Fly to Hawaii

(20) Comments | Posted May 22, 2015 | 3:06 PM

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A trip to Hawaii sounds exotic and expensive to most travelers, but it doesn't have to be. There are several airlines that fly direct from cities in North America. Even better, several of these airlines partnered with Hawaiian Airlines to provide customers travel...

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Is This the Most Loved Airline in the U.S.?

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 5:55 PM

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According to a March 2015 report from the U.S. Department of Transportation, American flyers really, really like Southwest (or at least, they've got next to nothing to complain about).

The popular low-cost airline had the fewest complaints for March 2015 overall,...

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5 Simple Money-Saving Tips for Senior Travelers

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 1:00 PM

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You already know travel keeps you active, connected, and curious. Experts routinely cite travel as being especially important for seniors' physical and mental health; in fact, the World Health Organization once called it "vital."

So in your golden years, you finally have the...

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How to Avoid Airline Fees

(1) Comments | Posted May 13, 2015 | 7:03 PM

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When you're searching for flights it can be tempting to just buy the cheapest ticket. But when the cheapest ticket is from a low-cost carrier like Spirit or Allegiant, it's important to take ancillary fees into account.

Spirit earns, on average, $51.22 from...

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5 Easy Ways to Save on a Trip to Paris

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2015 | 11:57 AM

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Piles of pastel macarons at Laduree. The steep steps of Montmartre. Masterworks at the Louvre. A long stroll along the Seine.

Paris is a city that many travelers pine for, dream about, plan a once-in-a-lifetime trip to. But with so much love comes...

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3 Ways to Save When Planning Your Summer Vacation

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2015 | 11:05 AM

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With summer finally on the horizon, many people will no doubt be poring over airline and booking sites for decent deals on the destination of their choice. But whether you prefer Florida's palms and nightlife or the culture of European capitals, you'll probably...

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Cheap Flights to Mexico? No Problem

(1) Comments | Posted May 11, 2015 | 10:59 AM

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Whether you're headed to Cabo or Cancun, Mexico City or beyond, flights to Mexico aren't always cheap. Where you live and which airlines service that airport play a big part in how much you'll pay for your flight. To help you out, Hopper...

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