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Why the Lowest Airfare Is Not Always A Bargain

George Hobica | Posted 04.12.2016 | Travel
George Hobica

Warren Buffet said it, famously, best: Price is what you pay, value is what you get. And his words apply to buying airfares as to nothing quite as ...

You Can Now Fly to New York on a Private Jet for $250 (Yes, Really)

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.15.2016 | Travel

Everyone knows the Golden Rule of air travel: Always arrive at least an hour or two before your flight. But what if I told you there's a way to cut th...

European Low-Fare Lines Target U.S. This Summer

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.10.2016 | Travel

North American travelers looking for bargain transatlantic fares will have lots more options this summer, as European-based low-fare lines expand thei...

The Ultra-Cheap Airline You Should Be Taking To Europe

George Hobica | Posted 03.19.2016 | Travel
George Hobica

Although airfares from the U.S. to Europe remain stubbornly high on most airlines, two carriers, Norwegian and Wow, have been shaking things up by fly...

How to Find the Best Airfare in 2016

April McCormick | Posted 02.19.2017 | Travel
April McCormick

If you've searched for airfare recently, then you know, there are a thousand and one websites promising the, "guaranteed lowest airfare." If only that were the case. Airfare changes hourly, sometimes minute-to-minute, so catching the, 'guaranteed lowest fare', 99.9 percent of the time, takes work and patience. Not a quick Google search.

A Valentine for Airline Professionals

Rob Britton | Posted 02.10.2017 | Business
Rob Britton

Today I'd like to send a valentine to U.S. airline employees, from Hawai'i to Maine, and from Alaska to Florida. It's a valentine for pilots and flight attendants, airport teams, mechanics, call-center staff, managers and administrators.

When Should I Buy My Winter Holiday Flight (and How Much Should I Pay?) | Posted 10.15.2016 | Travel

Flying over the winter holidays is always going to be expensive. In fact, in 2015, you're going to pay about 75% more to fly around the holidays than you would pay on the same route at any other time!

Want to Go to Europe? Go Now | Posted 09.28.2016 | Travel

Flying to Europe is now more affordable than it was over the summer ( and more affordable than last year). The average price of a flight to Europe has dropped about 13% compared to summer and overall it's 9.6% cheaper than 2014.

10 New Rules For Finding Cheap Flights

SmarterTravel | Posted 09.21.2016 | Travel

It seems as if someone posts or prints a set of air ticket buying tips every day now, and most of those tips belong to the "round up the usual suspect...

When Should I Buy My Flight? (And Other Thanksgiving Travel Questions) | Posted 09.18.2016 | Travel

Although Thanksgiving travel is more expensive for all major U.S. destinations, the lowest premiums are found for West Coast destinations, along with Newark and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Why I'm Burning My Million-Mile AAdvantage Card

Jerry Lanson | Posted 08.25.2016 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

OK. I won't really burn it. I'll just cut it into lots of little pieces. And bend them. And stomp on them. For a quarter century, I was a loyal cu...

Is Travel to Greece About to Get Cheaper? | Posted 07.10.2016 | Travel

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?

Why These Flights Were 50% Off (and How to Get One Next Time) | Posted 07.08.2016 | Travel

The Hopper app is perfect -- not only will it watch regular routes and flash sales for you, but we'll also notify you when we see a mistake fare on our radar. Hopper watches billions of flight prices every day, so we spot those mistake fares in real time. Then we pass the savings onto you.

Lowest Airfare in at Least Four Years on the Way | Posted 07.07.2016 | Travel

It looks like low fuel prices are finally passing along (small) savings to consumers. Additionally, low-cost carriers are helping to bring airfares down, with increased service from Norwegian Air Shuttle, Icelandair, JetBlue and more.

Breaking: JetBlue's New Fees and Fares Announced | Posted 06.30.2016 | Travel

Aside from TrueBlue booking bonuses, the other fees (for meals, Wi-Fi, DirecTV, and so on) remain the same. And JetBlue's famous snacks and soft-drink service remain complimentary as ever.

Breaking: Brand New Flights to the Caribbean (and the Prices are Sick) | Posted 06.25.2016 | Travel

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.

Is There Really A Cheapest Time Of Day To Book A Flight? | Posted 06.19.2016 | Travel

If all of the conflicting travel advice you find online has given you hives, you may wonder, does it even matter when I book?

Low-Cost Airlines Revolutionizing Transatlantic Travel

College Tourist | Posted 06.17.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

As more airlines are jumping on the bandwagon, the market is expanding to accommodate long-haul flights, making dreams come true for many shoestring budget travelers across North America wishing to explore the European continent.

Your Guide to Flexible Date/Destination Airfare Search

George Hobica | Posted 06.13.2016 | Travel
George Hobica

Although there's no "magic" day or time to find the best airfares, you can save money if you know how to do a flexible date/destination airfare search...

One-Day JetBlue Sale Has Airfare From Just $83 RT! | Posted 06.11.2016 | Travel

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 ...

7 Secrets to Saving On a Caribbean Vacation | Posted 06.02.2016 | Travel

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. If this sounds like the vacation you're after, then the Caribbean is your soon-to-be spot in the sun.

The One Thing About Travel That Almost Everyone Gets Wrong | Posted 05.06.2016 | Travel

We decided to conduct a survey to see if consumers have accurate expectations about the cost of airfare. It turns out many consumers have no idea how much they should pay, which is probably why flight shopping is such a frustrating process.

5 Biggest Myths About Booking Airfare | Posted 06.21.2015 | Travel

If you've been getting tangled in the web of myths and weird tips surrounding buying airfare, then don't worry, because Hopper is on hand to bust the phonies and vanquish the frauds with this list of the five biggest myths about booking travel in the skies. Enjoy.

Five Money Saving Travel Tips

George Hobica | Posted 06.15.2015 | Travel
George Hobica

Some airlines and sites have very useful flexible travel date tools. Among airlines, JetBlue, United, Southwest; for third party sites, Kayak and Google Flights are best.

10 Mistakes You Make When Booking Airfare | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel

Covering everything from when to book and when to fly to some of the top travel tools for staying getting the best airfare prices, some seriously useful tips for getting the biggest bargains in the sky are ahead.