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5 Biggest Myths About Booking Airfare

Hopper.com | Posted 04.21.2015 | 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 04.15.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | 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 03.31.2015 | 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 03.31.2015 | 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 03.31.2015 | 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 03.23.2015 | 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 03.16.2015 | 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 03.12.2015 | 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 03.12.2015 | 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 03.11.2015 | 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...

Ballpark Bucket List: Flying to All 30 MLB Ballparks for Under $2,500

Hopper.com | Posted 07.28.2014 | Sports
Hopper.com

Don't settle with just visiting one ballpark this baseball season, instead live out every baseball fan's dream and visit all 30 major league baseball stadiums! We've looked at two routes to do this: the cheapest route and the shortest route.

The Type Of Airfare Search Tools We Actually Need

George Hobica | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

To truly change the game, an airfare search site would have to do the following...

U.S. Airfares Rose By $1 Last Year

AP | By DAVID KOENIG | Posted 06.22.2014 | Travel

DALLAS (AP) — The average price of an airline ticket for travel within the U.S. rose by just $1 last year, although prices are still modestly higher...

How To Book Your Next Plane Ticket To Get The Best Deal

Posted 04.08.2014 | Travel

You already know that you should be booking your plane ticket 54 days before take-off (if all else fails, you should usually book between 104 to 29 da...

Got a Little Free Time This Spring? Maybe Go Check Out Pittsburgh (Yes, Really.)

David Landsel | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
David Landsel

Today's Pittsburgh is slightly less mighty. Still, of all the faded rust belt cities, none come even close to wearing diminished status quite so well. Pittsburgh is the master of keeping up appearances.

12 Tips For Finding The Best Airfares

George Hobica | Posted 05.17.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

No question about it, airfares on some routes are higher than they were four or five years ago, although Airfarewatchdog airfare searchers frequently ...

World's Longest Flights

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.10.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Though Singapore Air's 18-hour nonstop flight from Newark to Singapore was suspended last year, there are still plenty of ultra-long flights to choose...