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The Ultimate Guide to Airfare Deals for Cyber Monday 2013

December 2, 2013 at 11:01 AM | by | Comments (0)

Happy Cyber Monday!

Hopefully you're not burnt out from turkey-eating and Black Friday shopping, because today really is quite the happy day for travelers looking for bargain, with at least nine airlines offering "book today" deals, and four other booking website joining the fun with their own promotions. Some require a code, others only book from a special Cyber Monday site, so pay attention if you're set on saving money.

Here's the current listing of travel Cyber Monday deals, and their fine print:

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Norwegian, JetBlue, American and United Are Adding New Cities and Routes

October 18, 2013 at 3:03 PM | by | Comments (0)

Sometimes it’s hard to stay on top of all the new route announcements that come our way, so we’ve complied a little bit of a rundown below. As long as you can afford the fares, this should definitely help add to your passport stamp collection.

· Norwegian:
It’s already time to start thinking about next summer, as Norwegian is bringing new and affordable long-haul flights between the United States and Europe. They’ve got plenty of 787s ready to do the flying, and the plan is to connect London-Gatwick with three new cities. One-way options start at around $240, as they’ll be flying nonstop between London-Gatwick and New York-JFK, Fort Lauderdale, and Los Angeles. Things are already open for your booking pleasure, so hurry up and grab the low, low fares before they disappear.

· American Airlines:
The new American Airlines is busy expanding once again, and this time they’re building their access to Asia from their home base at Dallas-Ft. Worth. The plan is to start new nonstop flights—pending government approval—from DFW to Hong Kong as well as Shanghai. There’s still plenty of stuff to do before the flights take to the skies, but it does sound like both flights will be daily options. Boeing 777s—in different flavors—will serve both routes, and it looks like American Airlines is hoping things will take flight in June of 2014.

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New Routes Headed Your Way from Spirit, Allegiant, and More

August 23, 2013 at 10:02 AM | by | Comment (1)

Sometimes it’s hard to stay on top of all the new route announcements that come our way, so we’ve complied a little bit of a rundown below. As long as you can afford the fares, this should definitely help add to your passport stamp collection.

· Allegiant:
If you’re in the market for some cheap flights—and maybe even a package deal—there’s a slew of new routes being offered up by Allegiant. In total they are going to like 10 new cities with around 18 new options. Like most of their existing options the focus is on smaller markets and secondary cities, as they look to connect folks with leisure—and warm weather—destinations.

New options include nonstop flights between Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Orlando and Manhattan, Kansas and Phoenix. Especially interesting are the new flights into New York, as Allegiant will soon be flying in and out of Newburgh/Stewart and Islip/Long Island—both in New York. Head over here for a complete rundown of where they are going and when, but know lots of tickets are already on sale with flights taking to skies as soon as October.

· Sunrise Airways:
So ya—we haven’t heard of them either, but Sunrise Airways is getting ready to start up their very first international flight. The newish carrier is based down in Haiti, and they’ve been doing the flying thing since for just shy of one year. The new flight will link Cap Haitien—that’s in Haiti—with Providenciales over on Turks and Caicos. Things are set to hit the skies as of this Monday, August 26. It’s propeller power all the way for those looking to try out Sunrise Airways and this new route. Expect only around 19 seats aboard the Jetstream 32 EP aircraft, and we wouldn’t be surprised if you need to get weighed—for balance issues—before hopping aboard one of these planes.

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Spirit, Delta, and Aerolíneas Argentinas Lead This Week's New Route News

August 2, 2013 at 8:01 AM | by | Comments (0)

Sometimes it’s hard to stay on top of all the new route announcements that come our way, so we’ve complied a little bit of a rundown below. As long as you can afford the fares, this should definitely help add to your passport stamp collection.

· Aerolíneas Argentinas:
There’s a new option if you’re looking to head down to Argentina this winter, as Aerolíneas Argentinas is sending some planes and people back and forth between Argentina and the United States. The plan is to launch nonstop service between Buenos Aires and New York-JFK beginning on December 15, as Airbus A330s will do all of the flying fun. There are a couple of other airlines that will provide a little friendly competition on this route, so let’s hope that will keep the fares somewhat affordable.

· Sprit Airlines:
Fresh off their latest advertisement, it’s time for Spirit Airlines to announce a few new options to here and there. They’re flying out of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, as they will start nonstop service to over to Dallas-Ft. Worth beginning on October 24. That’s not the only new route news from Spirit, as they’re also heading to Chicago-O’Hare as well as Denver—these options from Phoenix begin on November 7. For right now the flights will be seasonal, so if you’re looking to visit one of these spots you might want to do so sooner than later.

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Happy Fifth Birthday, Checked Baggage Fees

July 23, 2013 at 1:16 PM | by | Comments (2)

Before early 2008, travelers didn't even think about forking over some extra cash just to put luggage in the belly of the plane, unless, of course it was oversized and overweight. On a whole, checking a bag or two without extra cost was just part of the air travel experience.

As we celebrate the 5th birthday of baggage fees, it's plain to see that much has changed. In 2011, US airlines raked in just under $3.5 billion—yes, billion with a 'B'—so there's no way these fees are going anywhere. Love them or hate them, they're here to stay (and eventually increase).

American Airlines started it all in May of 2008 with the rest of the industry watching with bated breath if it was going to fly or fail. Right in the height of the summer travel season, other airlines followed suit and began charging the extra bucks just for the privilege of checking baggage. Luckily there are still two major holdouts from the first bag fee: Southwest and JetBlue.

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International New Route News from Emirates, American, and Even Allegiant

July 12, 2013 at 9:34 AM | by | Comments (0)

Sometimes it’s hard to stay on top of all the new route announcements that come our way, so we’ve complied a little bit of a rundown below. As long as you can afford the fares, this should definitely help add to your passport stamp collection.

· Emirates:
Sooner than later you’ll be able to spend more than just one night in Bangkok, as Emirates is getting ready to boost their service with some new flights. They’re increasing capacity between Dubai and Bangkok with another daily nonstop flight—this is number six.

The plan is to start it on October 27, and if you’re keeping track it’s going to do its thing as EK370. Airbus A380s head back and forth on this route already, but this extra flight is Boeing-flavored. Boeing 777-200ERs will do the heavy lifting on flight number six.

· Qatar Airways:
Over at Qatar Airways they love ‘em some Boeing 787s, and now it looks like they’re getting ready to send their planes to new spots. The Dreamliner will be on the move to and from Doha, of course, as the plan is to start flights to Stockholm on August 1.

After that the planes will also be heading to both Copenhagen and Oslo as of September 1. There’s 254 seats aboard this bird across a couple different cabins, so we’re sure that you’ll find a spot to rest your rear on the way to your next destination.

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Why You'll Find Fewer Cheapie Summer Flights to Hawaii

April 5, 2013 at 1:01 PM | by | Comments (0)

When we first heard about Allegiant Air and their plans to grab some Boeing 757s for flights over to Hawaii we were pretty darn excited. After all, who wouldn’t want to head off to paradise while saving a few bucks in the process? Of course things are pretty budget-oriented with Allegiant, so your discount fare is complete with a side of fees, charges, and other extras. However, if it’s between paying for a bag or two—and not going to Hawaii—we’d gladly pay for the bags.

Anyway, it looks like not long after the first flights took to the skies it’s already time to change things up. Allegiant Air is cancelling a whole bunch of flights to and from the islands, as they figure out what to do with their planes for the summer travel season.

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Cheers! Allegiant Adds New Cocktails to Their In-Flight Menu

February 1, 2013 at 9:22 AM | by | Comments (0)

When it comes to Allegiant, we’re usually not cheering on their in-flight service, roomy seats, or extensive route network. We do like that they fly for Hawaii on the cheap, but after that they're kind of a low cost carrier through and through. However, we might be changing our tune sooner than later, as it sounds like they’re getting ready to throw a little bit of an in-flight party. Sure it’s going to cost you to enjoy a few in-flight cocktails, but with their new bags filled with booze it'll be worth it.

Allegiant is teaming up with the folks over at Good Time Beverages, as they’re looking to loosen you up on your way to your final destination. The cocktails have been added to Allegiant’s in-flight menu, as items like Bob and Stacy’s Premium Margarita are now available for a little bit of an in-flight toast. The cocktails are “bar quality”—their words not ours—and come in individual little pouches. Right now they’re on about six routes within Allegiant’s network, as you can find them on flights to spots like Los Angeles, Honolulu, Las Vegas, and Oakland. Starting this month—it’s February now—things will become available on flights headed towards Florida as well.

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It's SAS, Hawaiian Airlines and Allegiant with This Week's New Routes

December 7, 2012 at 8:47 AM | by | Comments (0)

Sometimes it’s hard to stay on top of all the new route announcements that come our way, so we’ve complied a little bit of a rundown below. As long as you can afford the fares, this should definitely help add to your passport stamp collection.

· SAS:
Known to its buddies as SAS, it’s Scandinavian Airlines planning all kinds of stuff for 2013. We think that we mentioned that they’ve got their eyes on a new nonstop between San Francisco and Copenhagen, but that’s not all. Tickets went on sale over the last week or so, as SAS is planning plenty of new regional routes to help get passengers to where they need to be. Out of Stockholm there’ll be flights to spots like Innsbruck, Palermo, and Tel Aviv—among plenty of others. Oslo is getting on the fun to with options over to Salzburg, Berlin, Budapest, Malta, Lisbon, and Athens. That’s just scratching the surface of what’s on tap for SAS, so stay tuned.

· Japan Airlines:
We let you know about this one some time ago, but this was the week that it finally took to the skies. Japan Airlines started to connect San Diego with Tokyo-Narita on December 2, and it’s all being done thanks to some brand new Boeing 787s. Plenty of officials in suits were on hand to welcome the new planes and passengers to San Diego, as the new service is scheduled to do its thing at least four times per week—at least for now.

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Allegiant Gets Ready to Beam Entertainment Right to Your Seat at 35,000 Feet

October 8, 2012 at 10:25 AM | by | Comments (0)

News about Allegiant Air usually is all about cheap fares to lesser known city pairs, unique fees and surcharges, and of course the recent ability to fly all the way over to Hawaii. Rarely—as in never—do we hear the carrier’s thoughts on in-flight entertainment or other tech tidbits to keep passengers entertainment while up in the air, so that’s why we almost choked on our breakfast burrito when we heard about their feelings on in-flight movies.

Allegiant is planning to team up with Row 44 in hopes of bringing a little bit of in-flight connectivity to their low-cost carrier model, as apparently they understand that even passengers on cheap fares can get pretty darn bored up in the air.

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Allegiant, Virgin America and Delta Bring the New Routes This Week

September 28, 2012 at 10:21 AM | by | Comment (1)

Sometimes it’s hard to stay on top of all the new route announcements that come our way, so we’ve complied a little bit of a rundown below. As long as you can afford the fares, this should definitely help add to your passport stamp collection.

· Virgin America:
If you’re looking for somewhere warm this winter there’s always Palm Springs, and thanks to Virgin America it’s now available nonstop from New York-JFK. The airline has been connecting passengers over to PSP for quite some time, but it’s only been a nonstop option out of San Francisco during the cooler months. The new nonstop flight between New York City and Palm Springs will be a seasonal affair, and the plan is to do the flight once per week on Saturdays beginning on December 22. There’s always the option to fly through San Francisco on your way to Palm Springs, but we’ve got to say—nothing beats a nonstop option.

· Delta:
There’s quite a bit of an oil boom going on in North Dakota, so it’s time for the airlines to start cashing in. It might not be the ideal route for a weekend getaway—especially in the winter—but Delta is banking that plenty of business folks are interested in swinging into Williston, North Dakota. The airline is adding a pair of nonstop flights each and every day of the week, as they do their thing between Williston and their base over at Minneapolis-St. Paul. The new service in and out of Sloulin Field International Airport will start up on November 12, and there are even plans to drag in a trailer to add some additional space to the terminal—we’re thinking that means no pre-flight Starbucks.

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New Routes Arriving This Week from United, Frontier, Emirates and More

September 21, 2012 at 8:32 AM | by | Comments (0)

Sometimes it’s hard to stay on top of all the new route announcements that come our way, so we’ve complied a little bit of a rundown below. As long as you can afford the fares, this should definitely help add to your passport stamp collection.

· Spirit Airlines:
Just the other day—as in yesterday—Spirit Airlines was celebrating yet another new route, as they continue to build quite the following in and out of Dallas-Ft. Worth. This week they’re flying a short distance from DFW right over to Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport. The plan is to head back and forth a couple times per day. We guess the response for these flights has been strong, as the airline is already looking to expand to and from Houston as well. Starting on October 4 they’ll be linking the city to both Chicago and Las Vegas. Again, when it comes to Spirit just watch those fees—flyer beware.

· United:
Obviously we’d prefer to talk about United’s plans to span the globe with a new long-haul route, but we’ve got enough new route love to go around—even for a few regional flights. The new flights will do their thing out of the airline’s hub over in Cleveland, as the plan is to link the city with both Nashville and Oklahoma City. All the flying fun will take place thanks to a little help from some 50-seaters operated by the folks over at ExpressJet. Nashville’s daily flights start up on December 19, but you’ll have to wait until Valentine’s Day of 2013 in order to take advantage of the new daily flights over to OKC.

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