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Don't Leave Your Flight Without These In-Flight Essentials

Nicholas Kontis | Posted 08.25.2015 | Travel
Nicholas Kontis

When airline experts, who make a living being in flight for half of their year were asked, what the essentials that they can't live without, this ...

Booking This Way Could Let You Travel For Way Cheaper

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 08.27.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

A new flight-search site, Fareness.com, launched this week with an ambitious aim: to slash the amount of time and aggravation involved in booking vacations. To accomplish that, the site uses a novel approach.

Emirates' To Begin World's Longest Commercial Flight

Associated Press | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.13.2015 | Travel

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6 Small-But-Perfect Caribbean Islands You Need To See

Hopper.com | Posted 08.06.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

Tourists are relatively few but there's still plenty to do, from UNESCO sites to luxury resorts to sugar-soft beaches.

6 Budget-Friendly Labor Day Getaways

Hopper.com | Posted 07.22.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

Labor Day weekend is a great time to escape. But not all destinations are created equal. In fact, some places are much more expensive to fly to over Labor Day weekend than others. We rounded up 6 great flight options, where prices are cheaper and free activities abound.

5 First Class Airplane Cabins That Are Basically Hotel Rooms

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.08.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

With personal butlers and turndown service, it's hard to tell whether you're sitting in a hotel room or on an actual airplane. Here are some of the most extravagant airline suites in the sky.

The Scariest Airports To Fly Into

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.08.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Flying might be one of the safest modes of transportation, but you must admit -- landing at one of these airports will make even the most confident flier grip the arm rest.

Breaking: JetBlue's New Fees and Fares Announced

Hopper.com | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

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.

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.

The Nervous Flier's Guide To Mid-Air Bumps And Glitches

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.12.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Despite the reassurance that you're more likely to win the lottery or be struck by lightning than end up in an aircraft accident, you still can't brush off all nervousness when it's time to board and news headlines of tech glitches and turbulence don't help the cause. Here, we explain a few bumps that may cause flying anxiety.

What Flight Attendants REALLY Think Of Your In-Flight Drinking

Thrillist | Posted 06.10.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

What do they think about your 36,000 ft. happy hour? Well, we asked a seasoned flight attendant about passenger drinking and how they're trained to deal with it.

Muslim Woman May Pursue Legal Action Against United Airlines After Discrimination

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.08.2015 | Religion

After claiming she faced discrimination on a United Airlines flight on May 29, Muslim passenger Tahera Ahmad told HuffPost Live that she has not ruled...

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 06.29.2015 | 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 06.27.2015 | 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 06.17.2015 | 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 06.15.2015 | 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 06.17.2015 | 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 06.14.2015 | 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 06.13.2015 | 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 06.10.2015 | 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.