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8 Must-See Cities of Eastern Europe

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 2:33 PM

Surprisingly modern, thrillingly packed with people, and budget-friendly as can be, Eastern Europe should be on your list this year. Not only will fall flights be cheaper, but the U.S. dollar is strong against many Eastern European currencies. Aside from all that, you can expect to see some top-notch art,...

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The 10 Best Airports in the United States

(5) Comments | Posted August 12, 2015 | 10:49 AM

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Sometimes, spending time in the airport isn't so bad. At least, not if you have yoga rooms ... or free Wi-Fi ... or express train service to one of the most happening cities in the U.S.

Skytrax recently rounded up their list of...

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6 Small-But-Perfect Caribbean Islands You Need to See

(28) Comments | Posted August 6, 2015 | 9:35 AM

Want to find an island somewhere between ruggedly undiscovered and overrun by tourists? Not into roughing it in a tent but still want to be far, far away from the maddening crowds?

Hopper rounded up six perfectly sized Caribbean islands, where tourists are relatively few but there's still...

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The 5 European Cities You Need to Visit Right Now

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 4:01 PM

For the first time in a long time, the US dollar is strong while the euro and other European currencies are relatively weak, which means that a favorable exchange rate is on the horizon for American travelers. That also means this fall is the perfect time to embark on a...

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6 Budget-Friendly Labor Day Getaways

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 11:26 AM

Labor Day weekend is a great time to escape the office or take one last trip before long schooldays kick off. But not all destinations are created equal. In fact, some places are much more expensive to fly to over Labor Day weekend than others.

So Hopper rounded...

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These Are the Best Airlines in the U.S.

(1) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 11:52 AM

It's awards season, folks. No, not the Oscars or Cannes or even the CMAs. Rather, it's the airline awards.

Each year, U.K.-based Skytrax releases its much-awaited list of the top airlines in the world, with results taken from passenger surveys. Want to know who ranks high? Hopper took a spin...

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10 Best Airlines for In-Flight Entertainment

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2015 | 1:58 PM

While more flyers tote along their own iPads, Kindles, and smartphones with each passing year, plenty of passengers rely on the airline for entertainment. With innovative seatback screens and nearly endless programming options, airlines seek to differentiate themselves from the competition (at least when it comes to what you're watching...

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Is Travel to Greece About to Get Cheaper?

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2015 | 10:22 AM

The euro crisis has many countries in a panic... and potential travelers, too. What does Greece's economic instability (and possible exit from the eurozone) mean for U.S. travelers? What will happen to flight prices? Hopper takes a look at some hard data.

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Why These Flights Were 50% Off (and How to Get One Next Time)

(1) Comments | Posted July 8, 2015 | 4:59 PM

You may have missed this, but if you were paying us any attention last week, you saw social media explode with tales of $400 Australian airfares. At Hopper, we noticed the absurdly cheap prices, blasted them out on Facebook and Twitter, and sent our users a notification that...

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Lowest Airfare in at Least Four Years on the Way

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2015 | 11:26 AM

Finally, good news for travelers! According to Hopper's latest Consumer Airfare Index, airfare is about to get a whole lot cheaper. Scroll down to find out how much you'll be saving this fall (and why we're seeing this awesome price drop).

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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

(2) 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)

(1) 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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