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Turns Out There IS A Magic Day To Buy Flights

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.13.2015 | Travel

Finding cheap flights is complicated. But what if there were a magical day when you'd be guaranteed to find them at their absolute cheapest? Surpri...

Holiday Travel Survival Tips

Hipmunk | Posted 02.17.2015 | Travel

From timing your ticket purchases right to alternative options when it comes to lodging, the experts at Hipmunk offer these tips to help you tackle this year's travel planning with a smart strategy.

Yup, There IS A Way To Cancel Your Flight For Free

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 01.05.2015 | Travel

Everyone knows you can cancel your flight within 24 hours of booking... right? Wrong. We didn't really realize this was possible until recently, wh...

Would You Buy a $1 Airfare? Congress May Be About to

Christopher Elliott | Posted 09.19.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Airlines and their congressional allies have subverted parliamentary procedure to pass the Transparent Airfares Act, first through committee and now through Congress, where the bill is expected to be added to the suspension calendar.

Are 'Custom Airfares' Fair? | Posted 07.08.2014 | Travel

Mention a “custom” airfare to Joan Eisenstodt, and she’ll admit that she’s worried. “I live in downtown D.C., not far from the new City C...

Your Airfare Is About To Get A Little Pricier

AP | Posted 06.23.2014 | Travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline passengers are about to pay more for security screening. Following orders from Congress, the Transportation Security Admi...

5 Things Every Smart Traveler Should Do This Month

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.16.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

2. Save 25 percent on Memorial Weekend flights. Fly on Saturday morning (instead of Friday) and return on Tuesday (rather than Monday). While holiday-weekend airfares are rising, they're still probably cheaper than the high domestic summer fares that will kick in around June 8.

Three Ways To Find The Lowest Airfare

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Whatever airfare search site you're using, just leave your Web browser window open on your computer screen and hit "Refresh" at least four times a day.

When To Buy Your Fourth Of July Airplane Tickets

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 05.12.2014 | Travel

It comes as no surprise to basically anyone that Hipmunk is calling July 4th is the biggest travel holiday of the summer. And with Independence Day fa...

It Is Time to Clear the Air on the Real Cost of Flying

Sen. Robert Menendez | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Sen. Robert Menendez

Under the Transparent Airfares Act, airlines and ticket sellers would be allowed to break out taxes from the base airfare and list them in a different place on their website, even in pop-up windows. Can you imagine if the only way to know your full airfare was to allow for those annoying pop-up ads?

Can a Cruise Line Pocket Your Airfare Refund?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 05.31.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

If you thought that reading the terms and conditions on your next travel purchase is enough to keep you out of trouble, meet Thomas Hanko.

The Biggest Booking Mistake Travelers Make

Peter Greenberg | Posted 04.05.2014 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

Now that I've narrowed down when I want to travel, I follow a few time-tested rules about when to book. There is a specific time if you want to get inexpensive flights.

6 Tips for Booking Holiday Travel

Peter Greenberg | Posted 12.30.2013 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

The holidays are just around the corner, which means the window for finding affordable Thanksgiving and Christmas airfare is rapidly shrinking. The good news is there are still some tricks to saving money and your sanity, on your holiday travel.

Tips for Booking Thanksgiving Airfare This Year

Travelzoo | Posted 09.30.2013 | Travel

The Thanksgiving holiday is still a ways away, but the race to book reasonably priced airfare has already begun. Not all hope is lost, however -- there are still plenty of great fares to go around if you're strategic about finding them.

Surprise: Fares Are Up

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 08.16.2013 | Travel

NEW YORK -- The government is trying to put a stop to rising airfares and fees by blocking the latest airline merger – but for fliers, it's alre...

What would you do for cheap airfare?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

The future of travel will be filled with steals and deals for a lucky few, but for the rest of us? Not so much. With the busy American Memorial Day holiday weekend just around the corner, many unwitting customers are about to find out just how bad it can get.

Tips for Booking Summer Airfare Deals

Travelzoo | Posted 07.03.2013 | Travel

Summer is nearly here, which means it is time to start thinking about booking airfare deals for beach vacations, visits with friends and family, and h...

Airline To Charge Passengers By Weight

AP | By FILI SAGAPOLUTELE and NICK PERRY | Posted 06.02.2013 | Business

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — A tiny Samoa airline is giving passengers a big reason to lose weight: tickets sold not by the seat, but by the kil...

The End Of Cheap Airfare

Slate | Matthew Yglesias | Posted 02.22.2013 | Business

Time to shed a tear into your tiny plastic cups of tomato juice, because the merger between US Airways and American Airlines announced last week m...

When Airfares Are Too Good To Be True

Christopher Elliott | Posted 04.06.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

"If that isn't stealing," she said, "then I don't know what is."

The Cheapest Times To Fly This Year | Posted 01.16.2013 | Travel

If you must fly in the peak of the summer, you might as well quit reading now, as airfare will be consistently high. But if your plans are more flexib...

3 Surprises Lurking In Every Airfare

Christopher Elliott | Posted 03.09.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Your airline ticket isn't what it seems to be.

12 Ways To Score On Cheap Airfare

Money Talk News | Amanda Geronikos | Posted 11.11.2012 | Money

MoneyTalksNews: Airfares are taking off. According to Travelocity, the average round-trip domestic airfare this Thanksgiving is $386, up 9 percent ...

Save Big Bucks With A Flexible Date Airfare Search

George Hobica | Posted 11.09.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

You can often save hundreds of dollars or pounds by flying when the going is cheap and sometimes this just requires tweaking dates by a few days.

Airline's Attempt To Raise Fares Fails

AP | Posted 10.12.2012 | Money

DALLAS -- The latest attempt by airlines to raise fares has collapsed. United Airlines said Thursday that it rolled back an increase of $4 to $10 per...