Some airlines and hotels are offering promotions this winter and spring that allow you to earn bonus miles, make the most of your miles and earn free nights. We’ve got the details below.
Spring break is a busy time of year for family travel and we see prices rise due to demand. We have some tips and tricks for you to help lower costs during this busy travel period.
If you have winter or spring travel plans, now is the time to look for deals. Last year Southwest launched a blowout sale in early February for spring travel and the airline may repeat it again. We have also been seeing some incredible fares to Denver and other U.S. cities.
American Airlines and US Airways have agreed to merge, but it will take a while for the two airlines to fully integrate and operate as one. Frequent flyers will see some changes in the coming months, but there is still no word on when the two frequent flyer programs will merge into one program and it could take some time to align the programs.
Now that we’ve finished the busy Christmas and New Year’s holidays, you may feel like you are done shopping, but if you want to travel in 2014, you should be looking for fares now. We’ve been seeing some great sales and some of them have a long travel window.
It’s the end of the year and we can look forward to some good news for travel in 2014. We expect to see lots of sales for the slow winter season, which is a nice way to start off the year.
Baggage fees have been around for almost six years now, and while we’ve gotten used to them, they are still one of the most irritating fees charged by the airlines. Passengers don’t like the fees, but the airlines make a lot of extra money off of them, so unfortunately they are here to stay. The airlines should make seven to eight billion dollars this year from all of the different fees combined and baggage fees will make up a big chunk of that extra revenue.
We have been seeing some great first class fares for travel across the U.S. and you can fly to a bunch of cities through May 28 at discounted rates. These deals are intended for leisure travelers and to keep business travelers from purchasing them, the airlines require a 21-day advance purchase.
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.