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

Hopper.com | Posted 06.25.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

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?

Hopper.com | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

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 06.18.2015 | 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 06.15.2015 | 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 se...

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

Hopper.com | Posted 06.11.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

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)...

7 Secrets to Saving On a Caribbean Vacation

Hopper.com | Posted 06.03.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

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

Hopper.com | Posted 05.06.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

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

Hopper.com | Posted 06.21.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

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

Hopper.com | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

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.

Flying to Europe This Summer? First, Focus On Crossing the Atlantic

George Hobica | Posted 05.31.2015 | Travel
George Hobica

One of the biggest mistakes that Americans make while planning a trip to Europe, in summer or any season, is myopically focusing on a specific route. You want to visit Amsterdam, so you only search into that airport.

When Is the Cheapest Time to Fly Internationally?

Hopper.com | Posted 05.31.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

Whether you're heading to the romantic cobblestone towns of Europe, the bustling cityscapes of Asia, the wild backcountry of Africa or somewhere else entirely, this breakdown of the most important points to remember when booking international flights from the United States is a must read.

The 2 Cheapest Days Of The Week To Fly

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.30.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Be a little flexible with your flight itinerary and you could save some cash; that's because some days are cheaper for flying than others. There are three days specifically that are cheapest for air passengers.

The Sneaky New Way Airlines Are Raising Fares

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.23.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Fare bundling is the increasingly common airline practice of offering different levels of economy fares that provide different combinations of features at different prices. And like so many changes to the airline industry, bundling will help airlines more than consumers.

7 Secrets To Ultra-Cheap Europe Flights

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.23.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

As the euro falls against the dollar and the weather warms, now is the time to book a trip across the pond. But a favorable exchange rate won't help you get there for less.

When Spending A Little More Is A Good Idea

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.16.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

You can obsess so much about finding the "cheapest" air ticket that you may overlook cases when you'd be better off spending a little more.

12 Major Travel Sites Reveal How to Save on Top Spring Break Destinations

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.12.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

GOBankingRates rounded up the 12 most popular spring break destinations and asked the biggest names in travel, including Southwest, Travelocity, Orbitz.com and more, for their expert tips on saving money at these popular locales. Following these tips, you can save hundreds while getting some much needed fun in the sun.

Crazy Cheap Deal: Fly to 10 Countries in 30 Days for Just $160

Thrillist | Posted 05.11.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

If you want to travel a lot for not a lot of money, Southeast Asia is your destination. And besides being cheap, the region offers some of the world's best party countries, like Thailand and Singapore. And right now, there's a country-hopping deal you simply can't beat.

What You Need To Know About Booking Your Flight

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.09.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

For at least two decades, industry experts have been speculating about basic timing factors in finding the lowest airfares. The big question: When is the best time to buy plane tickets?

Why Airlines Hate Hidden City Ticketing (and Maybe You Should Too)

George Hobica | Posted 03.07.2015 | Travel
George Hobica

It's a no-win situation, and can hardly be the outcome that Skiplagged's founder desired.

Why I Left Delta and Took My Diamonds Elsewhere

John Nicholson | Posted 02.07.2015 | Travel
John Nicholson

In this traveler's eyes, American air carriers generally, and Delta specifically, have slipped from atop the quality and service rankings. They have gone from diamonds to diamonds in the rough. And with a good bit of polishing, we may both one day be Diamonds again.

You're Not Going To Be Happy With The Big Change Coming To JetBlue

George Hobica | Posted 01.19.2015 | Travel
George Hobica

Say it ain't so, JetBlue! In order to appease investors, JetBlue announced today that it will follow pricing models familiar to passengers on Frontier...

This Is Why Airfares Keep Rising

AP | By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 01.18.2015 | Travel

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. airlines are saving tens of millions of dollars every week because of lower prices for jet fuel, their largest expense. So why ...

Airfare Bill Shouldn't Be Cleared for Takeoff

Chris Meyer | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics
Chris Meyer

As summer turns to fall, plenty of consumers are shopping around for deals on airline tickets. The bad news is it's getting harder to figure out the bottom-line cost. And a bill making its way through Congress would make things much worse.

Norwegian's Ridiculously Cheap London-To-U.S. Flights Take Off

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 07.08.2014 | Travel

The time has come: budget airline Norwegian has launched its much-hyped, low-cost transatlantic flights. Here's everything you need to know. Norwe...