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  • June 22, 2009
    Discover the $9 fare on Jet America

    Start-up airlines aren’t the best bet for reliability, but at just $9 a ticket it might be worth taking a chance. A new airline, Jet America, will begin service July 13 from Lansing’s Capital Region International Airport and Toledo Express Airport to Newark, N.J., and Melbourne, Fla. On Aug. 14, the airline will add service […]

  • June 18, 2009
    Jet, Kingfisher hike air fares, Air India to follow soon

    Air travellers in India will have to shell out more for their tickets from Wednesday with Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines and their no-frill subsidiaries hiking fuel surcharge by Rs 400 each on all domestic sectors and Air India indicating it will soon follow suit. The rise in fuel surcharge came in the wake of a […]

  • June 18, 2009
    Luton Airport to charge £1 to drop-off passengers

    London’s Luton Airport (IATA: LTN) will begin charging drivers £1 to drop-off passengers from July 1. Drivers will pay at barriers at the exit of the zone. They will have to stay with their vehicles while inside the drop-off zone and will have to leave it within ten minutes. Luton already charges £1 for the […]

  • June 18, 2009
    New travel site offers a cut of the cash

    A new travel site launches today,, which hopes to provide user-generated travel advice with a twist. The brainchild of founder Simon Nixon, the guide will encourage users to share their tips with the community by offering them a cut of clickthrough revenue – the commissions received on flight, holiday and hotel bookings that […]

  • June 17, 2009
    Save on summer travel

    Summer is almost here, so before you load the kids into the car to escape town, there are few money-saving tips you might want to consider. When traveling internationally: Visit destinations where the U.S. dollar is closest in value to the local currency. Look for all inclusive packages, such as resorts or cruises and pay […]

  • June 12, 2009
    MakeMyTrip offers free air tickets on booking hotels and holidays has tied up with low-cost airline SpiceJet, offering “free unlimited SpiceJet air tickets on the booking of hotels or holidays” through the online travel agency.   The free ticket is given to every traveller on every purchase. The offer is valid on hotel room-nights booked online and holidays booked through call centre or through […]

  • June 10, 2009
    Airplanes in U.S. start to show up on time

    Stats released by the U.S. Department of Transportation say airplanes are taking off on time more frequently than before. More flights were on time in April than in March, as well as April 2008. The Kansas City star singles out the airlines that are most often on time, as well as those that take schedules […]

  • June 8, 2009
    JetBlue comes up with ‘Travel Now, Pay Later’ plan

    Just because the economy hasn’t rebounded doesn’t mean you can’t. Summer is one of the most popular times to travel, so set out and explore. For budget-minded travelers, JetBlue is offering a limited time ‘Bill Me Later’ promotion so you can travel now and pay later. As an added bonus, travelers who use the new […]

  • June 3, 2009
    Southwest to allow small pets in the cabin for $75

    Southwest previously did not allow animals in the cabin unless they were there for medical reasons — but times are tough, so the airline that doesn’t charge for bags is looking for ways to add revenue without annoying customers. Starting June 17, you’ll be able to bring Rosy and Ginger for a mere $75 a […]

  • May 17, 2009
    United & US Airways will charge extra to check bags at airport

    United and US Airways will soon charge an extra $5 to check bags at the airport, charging $20 for the first bag and $30 for the second. Since it will still cost $15 and $25 respectively to pay for checked bags online, United is heralding the chance to “prepay & save!,” while US Airways boasts […]

  • April 28, 2009
    Pet Airways – airline for pets

    Inaugurating with 5 cities – Los Angeles, Washington DC, Chicago, Denver, New York – Pet Airways promises to fly your pet in the main cabin, not the cargo and take care of their ‘needs’ while en route. This is what they have to say: We promise to transport your pet with lots of love, care, […]

  • April 28, 2009
    Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia suspend airline booking fees

    If you’ve been avoiding the big travel websites because of their booking fees, you might want to reconsider. Orbitz, Travelocity and Expedia have all stopped charging airline booking fees until May 31. The Chicago Tribune says that Expedia was the first to drop their booking fee, followed by the other two. (Priceline hasn’t charged booking […]

  • April 27, 2009
    Airlines Allowing Passengers To Rebook Due To Swine Flu Outbreak

    Several U.S. airlines are allowing passengers to rebook due to the swine flu outbreak in Mexico. American Airlines, Continental Airlines Inc and US Airways all said that they were allowing customers to change travel plans if they were concerned about the illness. This new strain of swine flu has caused an estimated 81 deaths in […]

  • April 22, 2009
    United offers ‘Down Under’ fare sale LA to Sydney $389

    United Airlines now offers a roundtrip fare from either Los Angeles or San Francisco to Sydney only for $389. If you prefer to travel business, it’s only $2,229! They also have fares from Chicago ($529/$2444), New York ($499/$2457) and Seattle ($499/$2367). Of course, the following terms & conditions apply, but after several tries – months, […]

  • March 3, 2009
    Star Alliance Round the world fare

    The Star Alliance Round the World Fare offers you 28 airlines flying to over 1,500 airport destinations in 181 countries. Which means there’s no limit to the experiences you can enjoy, not to mention the memories you can take home. Remember that surcharges apply on a lot of airlines on different routes for different classes […]

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