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Why I Left Delta and Took My Diamonds Elsewhere

John Nicholson | Posted 12.09.2014 | 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 11.20.2014 | 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 11.18.2014 | 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...

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

Fly.com | Posted 04.23.2014 | 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.