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  • March 21, 2017
    Electronics in cabin not allowed for U.S. bound flights from 8 countries. U.K. to follow

    Update: – The United Kingdom followed the U.S. in preventing passengers on direct flights from six countries in the Middle East and Africa from carrying almost all types of electronic devices in the cabin. The new restrictions on direct flights to the U.K. include flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. But […]

  • May 18, 2016
    The formula to calculate a good deal for your flight

    With fuel prices at their lowest, airline fares are getting cheaper, but the prices vary depending on the trip time and your destination. How does one know if the fare you see is a good deal? Luiz Maykot, a data science analyst for Adobe, came up with a simple formula. This is the formula: For […]

  • December 11, 2015
    Try ‘trip in vain’ rule if your missed flight makes your trip useless

    You’re flying to a destination for a purpose such as family gathering or a business meeting, and even though you made to the airport on time, the flight was delayed because of reasons in-hand of the airline and you will not be able to attend that event. This is when you must call out “Trip […]

  • December 10, 2015
    This tool will list destinations you can travel to with your FF award points

    After earning a bunch of miles in your frequent flyer account, you would want to know where in the world will those miles take you. A site that compares flight prices in terms of your travel rewards points, AwardAce, has come up with a new tool called “Discover” that suggests destinations based on the points […]

  • November 2, 2015
    Million Mile Question? American vs. Delta

    Eleven years of flying and I feel like I have seen it all. Monday morning frenzy, Super-efficient TSA (Really?? When?), Hello Kitty bags, overhead bins filled with small luggage items while passengers have to valet their luggage, shrinking seat pitches, super (un)friendly flight attendants, unreasonable airline policies, chicken in my specially ordered vegetarian meal, chronic […]

  • September 23, 2015
    ‘Packet of Power’ is your friend in case of cancelled flight

    Many of us have been through the experience of a flight getting cancelled, and that could mean anything between getting re-booked on a different flight or being stuck at the airport. Having a “packet of power” before each trip will help you to know your rights as a passenger and prepare you for things-to-do. Just […]

  • August 13, 2015
    Be prepared to get weighed if you fly this airline

    If you find yourself flying Uzbekistan Airways, be prepared to get weighed at the airport, with your carry-on bags on you. They have cited safety reasons for this move. In a recent notice on its website about pre-flight procedures, they announced this change saying passengers will be weighed on scales in airport departure zones. Uzbekistan […]

  • August 13, 2015
    World’s longest commercial flight to start in 2016

    Emirates airline announced the launch of flights from Dubai to Panama, which is their first destination in Central America. And it will be the longest commercial flight covering the distance of 13,821 kilometers non-stop in a Boeing B777-200LR with a flying time of 17 hours and 35 minutes. The first flight will start February 1, […]

  • August 5, 2015
    Travel tip: Don’t do this if your flight is overbooked

    You are excited about your vacation or travel plans. You have planned it all. You reach the gate to know that the flight is overbooked. You realize you may not make it to your destination. What do you do then? If you’re asked to volunteer for not taking that flight, then do not. Even if […]

  • July 15, 2015
    SALE: WOW Air – $99 One Way: Boston / Baltimore to Paris / Amsterdam

    Icelandic low-cost carrier WOW Air started services to some destinations in Europe from U.S. last year. And now they have announced $99 fares one-way to Paris (CDG) and Amsterdam (AMS) from Boston (BOS) and Baltimore-Washington (BWI), the two airports served by WOW in the U.S. Dates for this fare are limited. When you’re flying with […]

  • April 13, 2015
    Cleverlayover will help you save money by searching non-partner airline routes

    One of the best travel hack in terms of finding cheap airfare is to buy the cheapest ticket you can find to any transit city in a continent and then book a separate flight on one of that continent’s budget carriers to your final destination. For example, if you’re booking a flight from Los Angeles […]

  • April 3, 2015
    Get your checked bag in 20 minutes, promises Delta Airlines (U.S. only)

    Delta Air Lines released a statement saying they will get your checked bags to the baggage-claim carousel in 20 minutes or less, or it will compensate you with 2,500 reward miles. While testing with the program in February, Delta extended this permanently for all domestic flights in the U.S. International flights are not included in […]

  • January 21, 2015
    What should be your best transportation option? – Part 1 – Bus or airline

    That’s always the question for a lot of travelers. Whether to take an bus or fly between cities with long distances between them? While traveling by bus is cheaper than flying, it can take up to about 10 times the time. Also, some countries may have airlines offering cheap flights, whereas some may have companies […]

  • January 12, 2015
    Mass flights cancelled to Philippines for Pope’s visit

    Pope Francis is visiting The Philippines and because of that airlines are cancelling flights after the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines announced limited operations at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) from Thursday, January 15, to Monday, January 19. The list of airlines that have cancelled and rescheduled flights to and from Manila during […]

  • December 2, 2014
    Find cheaper, ‘hidden city’ fares and save money

    The concept of “hidden city ticketing” is not new and if you do it right then you can save a lot of money on airline tickets. Basically, you book a flight past your destination, with your target destination as a stop on the route, and save more than what you’d on the direct route. This […]

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