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  • July 5, 2011
    Southwest Fall sale (U.S. only) – $59 one-way tickets

    Southwest Airlines is offering one-way tickets for $59 to select destinations in United States domestic. Fine print: Fares do not include federal excise tax of $3.70 per takeoff and landing, airport-assessed passenger facility charges (PFC) of up to $9, and government-imposed September 11th Security Fee of up to $5 one-way. Purchase by July 14, 2011, […]

  • June 28, 2011
    Malaysian considering child-free first class flights

    Malaysian Airlines has already banned infants in the first class section of its Boeing 747-400 jets and, now, has plans to do the same in some of their new Airbus A380 jumbo jets. First class passengers complained about wailing infants saying they couldn’t sleep in their pricey cabins, said MAS CEO and Managing Director Tengku […]

  • June 23, 2011
    Rules on carry-on liquids on airplanes

    As we all know, there are rules for carrying liquids on airplanes and security is very tight. So what kind of every-day use liquids can or cannot be carried inside the airplane. Although most everyday use liquids of any size can be packed in your check-in baggage, TSA website reminds us of the 3-1-1 rule […]

  • June 22, 2011
    Spirit Airlines introduces $5 boarding pass fee

    They were the one to introduced carry-on baggage fees and now they bring to you – boarding pass fee. The super-discount airline announced Monday that, beginning November 1, boarding passes printed by a Spirit agent will cost a passenger $5 each way. There is no charge for checking in online or printing one’s own boarding […]

  • June 21, 2011
    Southwest celebrates 40 years with $40 fares (U.S. only)

    Southwest Airlines is celebrating their 40th Anniversary with $40 Airfares for select markets and select flights 450 miles and under (one way). Travel must be booked by June 23, 2011 and completed between Aug 23, 2011 and Nov 16, 2011. Additional fees may apply.   0-450 Miles – $40 one way 451-1250 Miles – $80 […]

  • June 20, 2011
    How to get exit row seats

    Most airlines have those seats with extra legroom and still a part of the coach class which are called exit row seats. You may have to pay extra for this privilege on some airlines, while others offer them just by asking. In addition to more legroom the passenger seated in the exit row also takes […]

  • June 15, 2011
    Air China launch online checkin for N. America

    Air China launched its online check-in service for flights out of New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver to Beijing. Travelers in more than 60 domestic cities in China have been enjoying this benefit for more than two years. The recent launch in Air China’s gateways in North America brings to 21 the total […]

  • June 15, 2011
    Air India offers 10-day unlimited domestic travel

    The cash-strapped Air India has launched a short-term promotional scheme for the domestic sector that offers passengers unlimited travel in the economy and executive classes for a 10-day period, in a tryout to clutchback its falling market share. The promotional scheme, the platinum and silver passes, will be valid for 10 days. While a silver […]

  • June 10, 2011
    Travel insurance for the volcanic ash cloud. Are you covered?

    Travelers to Chile, Argentina or Western European countries like United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands or Denmark may be wondering if their existing travel insurance policies provide compensations for the cancellation of flights or the entire holidays due to the Chilean or Icelandic volcanic ashes. One of the things you need to look for when you purchase […]

  • June 8, 2011
    Is this the checkpoint of the future?

    IATA’s annual conference in Singapore unveiled this new three, 20-foot long detectors. A new airport security prototype that promises to move away from a system that looks for bad objects, to one that can find bad people. The three detectors – one for “known travelers”, one for high-risk flyers, and one for everyone else – […]

  • June 3, 2011
    Discounted baggage fees on Delta now gone

    We had reported in April that United stopped giving discounts to customers if they pay online for baggage fees. And now it’s Delta who stopped offering $2-3 discounts to travelers who prepaid those fees online instead of at the airport. Starting yesterday, passengers will now pay the full price regardless of when or where they […]

  • May 31, 2011
    Travel between Georgia and Turkey goes passport-free

    Earlier last month Russia and Turkey had announced a visa-free travel for citizens of both countries. And now, Turkey and Georgia took their visa-free travel policy a step further on Monday, initiating a passport-free travel regime under which their nationals will be able to visit each others country with national identity cards alone.

  • May 24, 2011
    AirTran launches 2-day sale (U.S. only)

    AirTran launched a 2-day sale and here are the details: Book your tickets by May 26, 2011. Travel to/from Aruba is valid August 20 through November 10, 2011. Travel to/from Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco is valid September 6 through November 10, 2011. Travel is valid to/from other destinations through November 10, […]

  • May 2, 2011
    Buy tickets on Tuesdays & fly on Wednesdays to save money

    Apart from various ways to save money on your next trip, booking a flight on Tuesdays at around 3pm and flying out on Wednesdays can save you some dough. The amazing people at FareCompare have done all the research for you and think that airlines often post their ticket sales on Monday evenings. The other […]

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