Posts by: Anne McDermott
About Anne McDermott
Anne McDermott is Editor of FareCompare; she loves to travel which is a good thing since that’s what she writes about. Favorite destination? “Just about any place,” she says, although she has been known to frequent both Montana and Ireland. Her favorite FareCompare tip is, “Always use a carryon bag.” Regrettably, Anne does not always follow this good advice.
It was a nerve-wracking day in the skies over the United Kingdom on Friday with two scary incidents prompting two emergency landings (see video below). British Airways Plane on Fire The drama began in the morning when explosions were heard aboard a British Airways plane heading to Oslo. Witnesses say they saw a plane on … Read Two Scary Flights, Two Scary Emergency Landings in LondonPosted In: Airlines (by name), Airport News
Yes, another list of best and worst airlines – but if any of these ratings are worth paying attention to, this one is. It’s from Consumer Reports, the independent non-profit experts who’ve been helping shoppers sort out good products from bad - from vacuum cleaners to cars - since 1936. And they like Virgin America. Air travel … Read Is This the Only Best/Worst List of Airlines You’ll Ever Need? Maybe.Posted In: Airline News, Airlines (by name)
Head to a white sandy beach, favorite island or fun resort beginning Aug. 18. Don’t see your city? FareCompare has you covered, with the cheapest flights to the Caribbean. Sample AirTran fares: Atlanta – Nassau/Cancun, from $111/$159 one-way Austin – Cancun, from $187 one-way Baltimore – Nassau/Montego Bay/Aruba, from $117/$160/$165 one-way Chicago – Cancun/Montego Bay, … Read AirTran Late Summer Caribbean/Mexico Sale from $111 One-Way, Book by May 30Posted In: Airfare Sales
Attn. flyers in Western states – some early summer deals just for you. Sample Alaska Airlines fares: Boise – Fairbanks, from $259 one-way [Book by 6/1, fly June 11-Aug. 28] Las Vegas – Seattle, from $92 one-way Las Vegas – Portland, from $99 one-way Monterey – San Diego, from $79 one-way. Book by May 27 … Read Alaska Airlines Western U.S. Deals from $79 One-Way – Book by May 27-June 1Posted In: Airfare Sales
Nothing like dueling lobbyists. In this case, it’s cars vs. planes in a PR battle between the auto club (AAA) and a trade group called Airlines for America. The issue is Memorial Day travel and both sides say their traffic figures are up. How to find a deal for a long weekend 31 Million Will … Read Driving vs. Flying for Memorial Day WeekendPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Holiday/Seasonal