The airlines have been offering some fantastic deals during their weekly last-minute weekend getaway sales recently and the number of destinations has been impressive. While you may still see some bargain basement deals for this coming weekend, these deals will dry up for during the peak Christmas and New Year’s travel period
Every year we see cheap drive out of Florida rates for spring travel because car rental companies want to move their fleets after the popular winter travel season in Florida is over. You get a low daily rate when you pick up the car in Florida and drop it off at an airport in another state, including DFW Airport and Love Field. We are already seeing these deals for travel in 2014 and this is the earliest I’ve ever seen them offered.
If you are planning a summer trip to Europe and you’ve looked at airfares out of Dallas from May 17 through August 25, you have probably found them to be truly sky high, refinance your home airfares. If you think outside of the box, you could buy two tickets to get to Europe, instead of one, and save a family of four $2,000 to $3,000 roundtrip. We’ve been seeing some great deals from Boston, so you can book a flight from Dallas to Boston and fly to Europe from there because Boston has about 30 European destinations in the $700-800 range. As of press time, there were 20 cities you could fly to for starting at $712 roundtrip, including Amsterdam, Rome, Athens, Prague, Venice and Milan and for just under $800, you can get to most cities in Germany. These airfares are ones that are better to buy sooner rather than later because this is an unbelievable discount out of the Boston market and seats will sell out fast.
Here we are a week before the peak Thanksgiving travel period begins and if you want to get away, you still may be able to do so without paying sky high fares. You will pay more than sale fares, but you can find fares that are much more reasonable than the regular high prices we see for no advance purchase fares.
The holidays are a popular time to see kids flying solo. Whether your child will be traveling alone to visit a divorced parent, or other family and friends, we have some tips for you. Each airline has its own set of rules regarding age and fees for “unaccompanied minors”, so it’s a good idea to check the policies before you buy a ticket.
There are times when you, a friend, or a family member will need extra help when traveling and the airlines provide services for these situations, at no extra charge. I have a relative with special needs who can drive, and chew bubble gum and walk at the same time, but due to her disability, she had concerns about flying solo because she gets anxious in new situations. Even though she is an adult, she qualifies for some extra help getting around the airport to the gate and from the plane to the baggage area. She can drive around town to the supermarket, to the bank or to other places she has been to many times, but put her in a big airport on her own to navigate ticket counters, TSA checkpoints, gates, baggage claim and trying to figure out the gate information on the boarding pass and it causes her confusion and anxiety and makes her unsure of herself. If you have concerns about a friend or family member flying solo like I did, then you should definitely read this story.
If you only travel once or twice per year, it can be hard to rack up enough miles or points to get an award ticket. Some airlines offer family plans that could be a quick way to pile up those miles or points. These programs typically allow you to pool your points together as a family and so you can qualify for a free ticket faster. We most commonly see this kind of program with international carriers, but it is starting to happen with domestic carriers.
When it comes to getting award tickets, there are ways to get a better value for your frequent flyer points or miles. The tips below can help you make the most of your miles and points.
If you are looking for hot then you will want to be in sunny Miami, Florida this fall, winter, spring, or summer 2014.
Travel days will vary depending on departure city and dates of travel, but we are finding many cheap dates open in January and February. Remember, last January most of America was very cold, with the exception of warm 80 degree Miami.
OMG, or should I say Oh My Gosh! The cheapest airfares to Hawaii we have seen in many, many moons are here today!Unlike most discounted fares, the travel period on these fares are valid for travel all the way through August 2014!