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Name Your Own Price for a Plane Seat With This Brilliant New App

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

How much would you pay to upgrade your next flight? Online auction system Plusgrade lets you bid against other passengers for a better seat. But it's not as simple as it sounds.

Cheap Flights to Mexico? No Problem

Hopper.com | Posted 05.11.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

Whether you're headed to Cabo or Cancun, Mexico City or beyond, flights to Mexico aren't always cheap. Where you live and which airlines service that airport play a big part in how much you'll pay for your flight.

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.

What's All the Skiplagged Fuss About Anyway?

Hopper.com | Posted 05.05.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

Hidden-city ticketing is both extremely common... and fraught with risk. You can see significant savings (we found flights with up to $200 discounts after all), but you could also chance having your flight cancelled altogether.

Your Summer Flight Just Got Cheaper -- Here's Why

SmarterTravel | Posted 04.29.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Finally, a small sliver of good news for air travelers: Summer airfares are falling. According to a report from the Airlines Reporting Corp, domestic airfares are $2.01 cheaper compared to last summer; that's a less than 1 percent drop.

How to Save Some Euro and Fly Into Italy's 5 Cheapest Airports

Hopper.com | Posted 04.29.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

From the cypress-dotted cliffs that mark the Amalfi Coast to the snow-tipped tops of brooding Mount Etna in the south, Italy is one darn enticing destination to contemplate.

Seriously Long-Haul: 10 Longest Non-Stop Flights from the United States

Hopper.com | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

Since the very beginnings of aviation in America, U.S. flyers have been trying to push the boundaries: Chuck Yeager cracked the sound barrier; Amelia Earhart crisscrossed the Atlantic Ocean, and Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong left footprints on the moon.

The Most Useless Travel Products To Pack

Map Happy | Posted 04.17.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

There's the good, bad and ugly of travel gear. I bristle when I think about all the gear I've purchased thinking I'd "need" it and then went untouched for months.

Everything You Need To Know About Planning A Last Minute Trip

Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel

Recent surveys reveal that Americans only use 51 percent of their eligible paid vacation days and other time off -- which, if you think about it, is r...

10 Caribbean Islands You Can Fly To For Less Than You Think

Hopper.com | Posted 05.05.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

City dwellers eager to leave behind the stresses and worries of their day-­to­-day lives can't do much better than a trip to the Caribbean, where all-­inclusive resorts, quaint colonial towns, beautiful beaches and constant sunshine delight over 10 million American visitors every year.

Boeing Files Patent for Potentially Genius 'Cuddle Chairs'

Travel + Leisure | Posted 04.14.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Sacrificing precious under-seat storage space might be a hard sell for some, but there's arguably no better way to build up that vacation energy than by actually getting some shut-eye on your overnight flight.

10 Amazing Places You Should Go While The Dollar Is Strong

Hopper.com | Posted 04.15.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

Having to change dollars into foreign currencies may well be the most tedious part of international travel, but it also that means that budget-­wary travelers can save a lot just by keeping an eye on how the American dollar fares against other currencies.

How To Snag A Seat Upgrade For Free

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.15.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

It can be tricky, but it's possible. Here are some tried-and-true tips for upgrading your seat on your next flight. I have found that you can often switch to a better seat on the day of departure. Two strategies I use.

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.

5 Things Smart Travelers Will Do This Spring

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.06.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Cherry blossom season (roughly late March through late April) is the country's busiest; plan now, especially if you want a room at the Ritz-Carlton Kyoto, right above the scenic Kamogawa River.

Ash, Dust From 1912 Novarupta Eruption Cancels Alaska Flights

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.13.2015 | Science
Alaska Dispatch News

Strong northwest winds blew ash and dust from the 1912 eruption of Novarupta over parts of Kodiak Island on Thursday, limiting visibility and prompting some airlines to cancel flights.

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 Flying Used To Be Like... And What We Hope It's Like In The Future

The Huffington Post | Kate Auletta | Posted 01.22.2015 | Travel

We all know air travel has changed significantly over the years, but did you know that planes used to cruise at 100 miles an hour back in the day? ...

How To Save Money Flying to the Best Ski Resorts

Hopper.com | Posted 03.01.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

Ski season is upon us, but any avid skier knows that traveling to the best ski resorts can be expensive. If you do your research, you can find great deals on lift tickets and resort passes. However, scoring a deal on flights to your favorite winter destination can be trickier.

Deal Experts' 2015 Travel Plans

Travelzoo | Posted 02.28.2015 | Travel
Travelzoo

Resolve to give your passport a workout in 2015. Travelzoo's Deal Experts sure are. We've rounded up the trips we're most excited to take in the new year as a little bit of inspiration. See you at the airport!

Holiday Travel Survival Tips

Hipmunk | Posted 02.17.2015 | Travel
Hipmunk

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.

Travel Hack: How to Save Hundreds On Your Flights to Europe by Buying Two Separate Tickets

Hopper.com | Posted 02.10.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

How can two tickets be cheaper than one? Well, because the first ticket is to an intermediate city and the second ticket is to your final destination. Let's illustrate how this travel hack works using New York as the departure city, Lisbon as the destination and Oslo as the intermediate city.

How To Survive A Long-Haul Flight Effortlessly

Map Happy | Posted 02.09.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

I think it's safe to say that no one enjoys long-haul flights. No one. But here's how to safely survive a couple of days trapped in an aluminum canister with your sanity intact.

Tips for Managing Flight Disruptions This Winter

George Hobica | Posted 01.25.2015 | Travel
George Hobica

Winter is upon us, and in fact it seems like it's arrived early. That means flight delays and cancellations. Here are some tips to make your air travel easier when the flurries start flying.

The 10 Cheapest Flights Out Of New York's JFK

Hopper.com | Posted 12.27.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

If you find yourself pining for a little holiday this year, or are feeling desperate to break out from the urban fray of Manhattan, then be sure to check out this list of the 10 cheapest flights out of JFK.