|THE AIRFARE SALES CONTINUE
Coast-to-CoastÂ Summer Savings, Hawaii Sale, Africa Deal
Thought you couldn’t travel this year? You can Â and save big
FareCompare’s Deals of the Day
MORE DEALS: See all the cheap airfare on the Deals Blog, updated daily.
FareCompare Smart Tip
How much with that carry-on really cost?
When you’re planning and pricing yourÂ trip, be sure to check FareCompare’sÂ convenient airline fee chart . With airlines now charging for everything from a meal to a pillow, being a prepared traveler will prevent unexpected surprises when you arrive at the airport check-in.
- Southwest and American charge the same price for a roundtrip flight; but when you want to check two bags the equation changes.Â AÂ quick check of the FareCompare Airline Fee ChartÂ will show you thatÂ the two bagsÂ will add $80 to your total ticket price on American.Â
- Say you want a blanket and pillow on your redeye flight from Los Angeles toÂ Dallas.Â On most airlines the pillow and blanke areÂ free but a check of the FareCompare Airline Fee Chart, Â JetBlue and US Airways will charge you $7.
TIP: Avoid the surprises – check FareCompare’s Airline Fee Chart, before you book.
USA Today asks FareCompare, Are Tickets Cheaper This Year?
Short answer – You Betcha!
This week, USA Today tapped me -Â and the FareCompare Super Computer -Â about theÂ airfare sale phenomonen of 2009.Â They asked me toÂ compare the current price of airfare on some of the busiest routes in the U.S.Â with last year’s prices.
If you are an avid reader of my weekly ABCNews column, you know -Â it wasn’t even close. The price of airline tickets are down significantly this year. (See my ABCNews columnÂ this week – ABCNews.com -Airfare Wars Make Passengers Very Happy Campers)
And the good news keeps getting better – these cheap flights and great airfare salesÂ are continuing into theÂ Spring and Summer
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IfÂ you thought travel was beyond your budget this year Â these great airfareÂ sales may make a Spring Break vacation possible. Quickly search and compare prices on hundreds of airlines at FareCompare.com.
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Sometimes, a Passenger Revolt is a GOOD THING
The story of an Aeroflot pilot can only be described as creepyÂ Â was he or was he not drunk?Â You won’t believe the AeroflotÂ statement explaining why it was safe to fly even if a drunk is at the controls.
Time Saver? Swapping Paper Baggage Tags for Plastic Chips
There isÂ talk ofÂ United testing a paperless bag-tag system - the system wouldÂ replace traditional paperÂ bag-tags with radio frequency chips.Â Â No one knows ifÂ a paperless bag-tag system willÂ cut down on lost bags yet, but here’s what the change couldÂ affect right now.
Court Ruling: Airlines Hope to Save Millions in TSA Charges
If you thought that the TSA erred when the screening agent tossed your 2.5 ozÂ travel shampoo because it was not in a zippered bag, imagine the airlines chagrin when they found that the TSA did err in calculating its screening costs - to the tune of up to $24 million a year for some.
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$49 & up — Virgin America Further Cuts Fares on All Routes
$54 — Las Vegas: Brand-New $1 Billion Resort (Reg. $200)
$118 & up — Fly to Florida over Spring Break (roundtrip)
$389 – Transatlantic 11-Night Cruise
$99 — Brand-New Cancun All-Inclusive Resort w/$100 Credit
Â Release Date: 05-February-2009Â *taxes and fees may apply