Europe Deals

You’ve probably already heard it, but it bears repeating, travel to Europe this summer is the cheapest it’s been in a decade. Airfare alone from the US between now and September is down between 20 and 35% over a year ago. Partially driven be the expansion of low cost carriers and partially driven by a drop in demand. Rental prices in places like Ibiza, Mykonos and Tuscany are 10-20% cheaper than last summer and numerous hotels especially in places like Paris which saw a drop in demand While tourism to places like France and Belgium are down to flat, there’s … Continue reading Europe Deals

Delta Award Travel Sale

Delta is having a sale…well reduced number of miles you need to redeem..for award travel within the US on they claim 8,000 routes. There isn’t like a neat list of all the destinations where it’s been reduced, so you kind of have to search around on their fare finder calendar using miles instead of $ pricing, but there are some good deals. Travel has to be booked by June 7 for thee reduced rates and the travel period is between August 23 and November 16 with the week of Labor Day blacked out. Continue reading Delta Award Travel Sale

10 Big Airfare Bargains

According to cheapflights.com these are the airports that have seen the biggest drop in average airfare since a year ago thanks to lower fuel costs and increased competition from low cost carriers, so now is the time to get booking! Chicago down 41% London down 33% Sydney (flights from the US) down 33% Orlando down 32% Costa Rica down 31% Punta Cana down 31% NY LaGuardia down 31% Atlanta down 28% Los Angeles down 27% Bangkok down 26% Continue reading 10 Big Airfare Bargains

The cheapest times to book flights

I always think it’s usually bullshit what people say, like it’s cheaper to buy your tickets on Tuesdays, that kind of nonsense that you see online. Buying tickets usually has just been a crapshoot for me, no it is true….generally, that the closer you get to the time you want to fly OR if you buy way way in advance, the tickets tend to be higher, and for what it’s worth the Airlines Reporting Corporation, who i suppose tracks such things had a study come out which says the magic time to buy for domestic flights is 8 weeks before … Continue reading The cheapest times to book flights

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals

You might be wondering if there are any great travel deals on airfares or hotels that are going to be available on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. The answer is yes, usually there are, but the travel industry is usually super secretive about what those deals are going to be and when they’re going to be available. Best bet is to either follow some of the carriers on Twitter or start checking their websites on those two days and see what’s posted. Based on past sales…..Delta, Air Canada and Hawaiian have had Black Friday sales, and American, Air Berlin, Cathay … Continue reading Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals

Still Haven’t Bought Your Holiday Plane Tickets?

The bad news is you’ve missed your chance to buy them at their lowest prices, the good news is there are still a few opportunities to lower your ticket price. 1) Buy your ticket no later than ten days before the holiday, fares will soar within ten days of the holiday. 2) Think about flying Thanksgiving or Christmas Day, sure who wants to travel those dates, but that’s why they’re significantly cheaper. 3) According to Orbitz, November 6 and 7 will be the cheapest dates left to buy Christmas and New Year’s tickets, don’t ask me how they know that. … Continue reading Still Haven’t Bought Your Holiday Plane Tickets?