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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 04.02.2014 | 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 03.17.2014 | 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 03.10.2014 | 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...

Spring Break: Where Folks Are Flying and What They Are Paying

Fly.com | Posted 02.21.2014 | Travel
Fly.com

New research from Fly.com™ has identified the best and worst destinations for budget-conscious travelers still looking to purchase flights for the mid-term getaway.

The Biggest Booking Mistake Travelers Make

Peter Greenberg | Posted 04.05.2014 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

Now that I've narrowed down when I want to travel, I follow a few time-tested rules about when to book. There is a specific time if you want to get inexpensive flights.

How To Get A Better Seat Next Time You Fly

George Hobica | Posted 03.05.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

It now costs $200 to change or cancel a non-refundable airfare on the remaining "legacy" U.S. airlines (American, Delta, United, and US Airways), and a bit less on some other airlines. But there are ways of avoiding the fee.

Your Air (And Other) Travel Questions Answered

George Hobica | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

Q: I'm flying to London soon and love to shop. If I buy a purse or something in England and send it back to the U.S. by FedEx or DHL, would I be ch...

Everyone Loves A Sale

AP | Posted 12.10.2013 | Travel

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines Co. launched a fare sale on Tuesday for travel this winter, and rival airlines began matching the prices on many ro...

Best Ways To Use Travel Search Engines, From Seth Kugel (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

When you're searching for affordable airfare, do sites like Kayak.com and Orbitz.com really offer the best prices? When Frugal Traveler columnist for ...

Flexible Travel Date Airfare Search Takes A Hit

George Hobica | Posted 10.16.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

I've often extolled the virtues of flexible travel date airfare search. The number of available seats at the lowest possible fare fluctuates minute by...

Airfares Higher, But New Planes Take Out Some Sting

George Hobica | Posted 07.17.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

Airfares are higher than they've been in years, but there's some good news: airlines are at least putting your money to good use, buying new planes with the latest in-flight entertainment systems, seats that maximize knee-room if not hip room, and inflight connectivity.

Book Cheap Flights On These Dates

USA Today | Rick Seaney | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel

If you want to save money on vacation flights this summer, there are several deadlines you should be aware of. These are the dates when airlines quiet...

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Buying Airfares Cheap

George Hobica | Posted 07.05.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

It used to be all so simple. Back in the days when the peppy stewardess (that's what they called them back then) would pin little plastic pilot wings ...

The Once-Friendly Skies are Now Plagued With Turbulence

Lorie Eber | Posted 06.10.2013 | Fifty
Lorie Eber

If you're a boomer, you're old enough to remember when flying was a treat. Those days are long gone. Today, air travel is on par with colonoscopy prep.

When To Buy Your Summer Holiday Plane Tickets

Posted 03.18.2013 | Travel

Because even though it's still technically winter, Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day will be here soon.

13 Ways To Make Europe Affordable

EuroCheapo | Posted 05.18.2013 | Travel
EuroCheapo

Americans love Eurail passes and for a good reason: They're convenient and exciting to hold onto before your trip. They are not necessarily, however, a great deal.

My Favorite 'Insider' Money Savers For Travel

George Hobica | Posted 03.15.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

If your hotel lowers the your room rate between the time you buy and check in, which happens about 20% of the time, you can usually rebook at the lower rate.

A Shocking Message For Airlines

John Nicholson | Posted 02.21.2013 | Travel
John Nicholson

Airlines: Stop forcing that default complimentary soda and snack on your economy passengers on domestic flights. Most of us don't want it, all of us can do without it and we all know you can't really afford it.

When Buying Frequent Flyer Miles Makes Sense

George Hobica | Posted 04.07.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

Short answer, yes, if you fly in business or first class, buy the miles. However, if you do most of your travel in economy class, then skip this sort of offer. It's just not worth it.

What Airline Takes Care Of Infants?

George Hobica | Posted 04.05.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

Flying internationally? If there's a choice, you definitely want to choose a foreign-based airline over a U.S.-based one.

New Tool Predicts Airfares

Posted 01.15.2013 | Travel

Fliers no longer have to worry about booking at the wrong time, at least if Kayak's new "Price Forecast" tool has anything to say about it. A new w...

When's The Best Time To Buy Airline Tickets?

George Hobica | Posted 03.09.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

Plus, the best way to get last-minute deals and the best days for flying.

American Airlines' New Fare Options May Be a Bargain

George Hobica | Posted 02.18.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

Airline passengers hate all those extra fees for bags and flight changes, and according to my emails and Twitter feed, many would like the extra perks to be "re-bundled" into fares (i.e., stop "nickel and diming us").

First Class Seats, Coach Prices

Christine Drinan | Posted 02.16.2013 | Travel
Christine Drinan

The stairway to first class can be treacherous, but it's well worth working the system for those long flights.