HolidayPirates – UK and european Travel Deals! Europe by train: Five great one-week rail trip routes – On the Luce travel blog Train travel is one of the best ways to see Europe – the continent’s fairly compact so it’s easy to get around, and you can sit back and soak up the stunning views with a picnic. But if you’re planning a rail trip, most of the suggested itineraries seem to be geared up for Interailers on month-long trips. It doesn’t have to be this way though – you can have a mini European rail adventure too. Pick a region and a few destinations and get planning (the Seat 61 and Deutsche Bahn websites are great for routes and timetables). Or if that sounds too much work, here are five of Europe’s best one-week rail trip ideas to get you started. The Flåmsbana scenic train in Norway Northern Europe – Canals and chocolate Start off in Amsterdam and spend a couple of days checking out the city’s canals, cafés and museums. Though Northern Europe from Amsterdam to Milan Italy – Palaces and pizza Through Italy from Venice to Sicily Eastern Europe – Concerts and cake Through Eastern Europe from Budapest to Zagreb
How to Use Frequent Flyer Miles: The Mega FAQ - Extra Pack of Peanuts The goal of this FAQ is to serve as a guide for anyone (from total newbie to veteran) who has questions about how to use and redeem their frequent flyer miles to book a ticket. I’ve attempted to arrange the questions in an order from the most basic to the more advanced while also keeping some semblance of continuity between the topics discussed. I want this to be a “living document”, so if you have any other questions I’ve missed or things you want explained, please ask, either by commenting below or by emailing. 1. I start with this basic question because that is EXACTLY what I thought when I first heard about frequent flyer miles. For example, an economy class roundtrip ticket between Philadelphia and San Francisco will cost 25,000 miles but the distance you will actually be flying is about 5,000 miles roundtrip. 2. Each airline has different charts that determine how many miles you’ll need to fly to and from each place. 3. Yes. 4. That’s up to you. 5. No, not usually. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
How I flew to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — for $60 A few months ago, I decided that I wanted to get away. I had been longing for a beautiful beach, amazing scenery and warm weather. So, I logged into united.com & booked a ticket. How is this possible, you ask? There is an incredible system of earning frequent flyer miles without spending any money. What’s required? 1) Join a Frequent Flyer Program My rule of thumb is to join one airline’s frequent flyer program in each alliance. 2) Sign-up for a Rewards Credit Card With the Chase Sapphire & United Mileage Plus cards, I’ve earned 90k miles (one international roundtrip flight & one domestic roundtrip flight). 3) Fare Glitches If credit cards aren’t your thing, try using The Flight Deal to spot insane travel deals. Have you scored any to-die-for flight fares? Want more?
9 niche travel sites to bookmark With the holidays rapidly approaching, it's hard to suppress those daydreams about booking a one-way trip out of dodge. But if the thought of braving long lines and cramped cabins is enough to make your stomach turn, we've found plenty of sites that do the hard work for you. Here are nine travel sites to bookmark this weekend: 1. ITA's Software Matrix As we've written before, there's plenty to love about Matrix. Memorize some of its routing codes and you'll have a field day finding fares that fall within your criteria for layover stops, airports and seats. The only downside to using ITA is that you can't book fares through its system. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Now see 23 secrets to booking cheap fares > More From Business Insider
Fly Shortcut - Hidden City Ticketing Search Engine Airport Guides | Flight Tracking & Status, Airport Parking, Maps & More How To Circumnavigate the Globe for Less Than $500: Wayne's Story - Extra Pack of Peanuts Posted By Trav Wayne’s Around the World Route Today, we welcome in Wayne, an EPoP reader extraordinaire who recently completed an amazing around the world journey using frequent flyer miles. A year ago, Wayne was a frequent flyer newbie and now, he’s putting together itineraries that would make any frequent flyer veteran jealous! Not only will Wayne’s story inspire you, but he’ll show you exactly how he did it so that you can do the same! Take it away, Wayne! Normally, for the Christmas/New Year’s Eve holiday season I spend a couple weeks visiting friends and family in Texas. I visited four countries and circumnavigated the world! I hear the muttering: “That must have cost a fortune”! Nope. I’ll tell you exactly how I was able to get the tickets for less than $500 (with a big assists from my friend Ryan Guzy and Extra Pack of Peanuts) and more importantly, how you can do the same! First, The Offers 100k Avios points? Isn’t life wonderful? I Have Miles. . . First Stop: Brazil…via Chile Boom!