8 Insider Secrets to Booking Cheap Airfare Travel plans are calling for more belt-tightening than usual these days, making budget vacations extremely desirable. But such trips aren't possible if you pay too much for airfare. And unless you know where to look, finding affordable flights can be a huge hassle. "For the airlines, it's about getting you to pay the most you're willing to pay, which is the opposite of what the consumer wants," says Joe Brancatelli, publisher of the travel website JoeSentMe.com. With summer right around the corner, U.S. Book six weeks in advance. Scan for morning deals. Best time to buy: Tuesdays at 3 p.m. Cheapest day to fly: Wednesday. Fly out early. Check low-cost airlines individually. Sign up for free alerts on AirfareWatchdog.com.
Great Festivals of the World Festivals. A place where people looking to have a great time can dance, listen to great music, celebrate, party, have fun, and relax. They happen all over the world for many different reasons. Some celebrate religion, some the new year, some art, some the harvest- whatever the reason, every month, somewhere in the world, you’ll find people descending on a location to celebrate and share a common experience. Carnival (February) Carnival is a giant party held right before the Christian holiday of Lent. Holi (March) Holi is a Hindu holiday celebrated on the day after the full moon in early March and glorifies good harvest and fertility of the land. Songkran (Mid-April) Thai New Year is one of the most fun events I’ve ever been to. Bay to Breakers (May) The Bay to Breakers is an annual footrace which takes place in San Francisco, California on the third Sunday of May. Glastonbury (June) Every summer in June, Pilton, England becomes the stage for one of the largest music festivals in the world.
Find Cheap Flights to Asia: Tips on When to Buy, When to Fly, Where to Go Signup for Airfare Alerts There are numerous popular destinations in Asia, but most flyers from the U.S. head for (or transit through) one of these three nations, listed in order of popularity: Japan, South Korea and China. See if your favorite Asian country made the “most popular” list in the chart I created based on FareCompare data (below). Listen as FareCompare’s Anne McDermott talks to Hong Kong-based Andrew Demaria, Editor-in-Chief of CNNGo.com about the best (and cheapest) places in Asia, plus top spots for shopping, dining and fun. Shop Five Months Ahead On international flights, airlines typically release their cheapest seats about five and a half months before departure; don’t buy your airline tickets to Asia before then, or you could pay more than you have to. As far as airfare sales to Asia, they are much less common than U.S. domestic sales, and highly route-specific, but the earlier you begin shopping, the better your chances of finding a sale. Best Time to Fly to Asia
Best Day to Buy Airline Tickets: Secrets to Finding Cheap Flights If you like to travel and like to save money, this is the column for you. I'm about to explain some of the elements involved in the complicated business of airfare pricing. It may sound dull, but it's not; if anything, it's kind of weird how the whole system works, but that's the way it is. And the more you know about this system, the easier it is for you to find cheap flights every time you shop. Seems only fair. So let's level the playing field a bit, okay? For more air travel news and insights visit Rick's blog at: Here are the five things you should know to score cheap flights: 1. Did you know that on most planes, passengers pay ten different prices for their tickets? Which means you have to grab the good deals the moment they are available. The Best Airfare Deals Plus, word of good deals spreads like lightning via Twitter and Facebook, so when you see a good deal, you have to jump. And speaking of jumping, that brings us to… 2. Best Days to Buy Airfare 3.
The Universal Packing List - StumbleUpon Leisure / Business Travel Packing List - Travel Light (One Bag)! The Cheapest Time of Year to Fly: During “Dead Zones” Ever fly during the “dead zones”? If not, you’re missing out on the cheapest time of year to fly. It’s a great way to save some money and get cheap airline tickets. What exactly is a dead zone? I think the term originated with Stephen King’s novel of the same name – about a psychic schoolteacher “who spun the wheel of fortune and won a trip into the dead zone.” Travel expert Chris McGinnis discusses dead zones and scoring cheaper airline tickets on a recent Ask Rick Podcast. Dead Zones = Discounts Dead zones are truly unpopular travel periods recognized in the air travel industry as “dead” because not many people choose to fly during these times. The first two weeks of December (between the Thanksgiving and Christmas rush)Most of January (after the New Year’s travel period)Spring and fall (exception: the traditional “spring break” weeks in March/April) And here’s an example of the money you can save: Just last week I went on my favorite website (yes, that would be FareCompare!)
How to Travel Around the World for $418. “I have to tell you sir, this is easily the most ridiculous itinerary I’ve ever put together,” said the American Airlines operator the other night as I finalized plans for a worldwide adventure that would make Marco Polo blush. “Welp, that makes two of us!” I replied. And just like that, I had committed myself to almost nine months of international travel. Yes, that picture above is my actual itinerary. Beginning this January, I’ll start an epic journey that will take me across four continents, through at least nine countries, and into more than fifteen cities. Oh, and all of these flights are costing me a grand total of $418.36. Warning: I’m totally going to geek out on travel-hacking with this post, so if you have no interest in learning how to travel the world and visit awesome places for dirt cheap, check back in on Monday. This post is also quite lengthy at over 2500 words: grab some coffee, get comfortable, and let me show you how deep the rabbit hole of travel hacking goes. -Steve
10 Tipps um günstige Flüge zu finden # Tipps für deinen günstigen Urlaub Was sind nun die ultimativen Tipps um speziell günstige Flugtickets zu bekommen? Gibt es Geheimtricks? #1 Plane voraus, es zahlt sich aus Umso näher ein Reisedatum rückt, umso höher sind die Preise für Flugtickets. #2 Sei flexibel Wenn du nicht an fixe Zeiten gebunden bist, bist du eindeutig im Vorteil. #3 Vermeide Hauptreisetage Kurz gesagt wenn alle auf Reisen gehen, dann ist die Nachfrage groß, das Platzangebot gering und dementsprechend die Preise hoch. #4 Nutze die Umkreissuche Viele Billigfluglinien fliegen alternative Flughäfen wie zum Beispiel Bratislava statt Wien oder London Stansted statt London Heathrow. Wenn du bei checkfelix auf der Suche nach dem billigsten Flug bist, wählst du am Besten die Funktion “nahegelegene Flughäfen” und du bekommst automatisch auch die Preise von Flughäfen im Umkreis des Hauptflughafens angezeigt #5 Sparen mit one-way tickets Manchmal kann es sich auszahlen, zwei Oneway-Tickets anstatt eines Hin- und Rückflugtickets zu buchen. #6 Schnell buchen Update!
Best Travel Sites to Save You Money Feeling too pinched by the ever-troubled economy to travel? You can still find good deals to get away -- if you know where to go online first. Here are the best travel sites we've found to help you bag the best bargains on airfares, lodging, car rentals and all your other travel needs. Note: All but one of the following sites are free to use. 1) Kayak.com scours hundreds of online sources for the cheapest fare available. [More from Kiplinger: QUIZ: How Far Can you Stretch Your Travel Dollar?] 2) Bing Travel can help you bite the bullet and buy your ticket, or not, with its "price predictor," which forecasts whether fares will go up or down. 3) AirfareWatchdog works best for travelers ready to take off at the drop of a deal. Bonus: The site includes fares from Southwest, Allegiant and other small airlines that may not appear on bigger search sites such as Kayak and Bing. 4) Yapta.com tracks fares for you and will shoot you an e-mail or Tweet if the cost of your selected flight drops.
Reiseplanung: An diesen Tagen fliegen Sie am günstigsten - Nachrichten Reise Artikel per E-Mail empfehlen An diesen Tagen fliegen Sie am günstigsten Es gibt günstige und weniger günstige Tage, um in den Urlaub zu fliegen. Doch der Tag alleine holt noch nicht die maximale Ersparnis raus. Es gibt günstige und weniger günstige Tage, um in den Urlaub zu fliegen. Ganz gleich, ob Reisende innerhalb Deutschlands, Europas oder auf der Langstrecke unterwegs sind – der Freitag ist für alle drei Zielregionen der günstigste Abflugtag. Das ist ein Ergebnis aus der Studie Flugmonitor 2011, die das unanbhängige Flugpreisportal billigflieger.de (täglich bis zu 50.000 User) auf der Grundlage aller Abfragen seiner Nutzer im vergangenen Jahr sowie daraus resultierender Ergebnisse erstellt hat. Online-Buchungen erzielen bereits ein Drittel des Umsatzes im deutschen Reisemarkt, Tendenz steigend. Und wer in seinen Reisezeiten flexibel ist, kann durch den richtigen Abflugtag sogar noch mehr Geld sparen. Warum gibt es in Flugzeugen meist keine Reihe 13 und 17? Condor antwortet: Nein.