Weird Travel Stories of the Week + Video

For week ending Nov. 29: Thanksgiving, Christmas and  flying turkeys! (See the video) Strange, Weird, Unusual & Odd Stories Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Deals: For our U.S. friends, enjoy the turkey. For our international friends, this is a great time to find a deal. Hello, Christmas: Airberlin will fly your Christmas… Read More


Last Minute Thanksgiving Travel Advice

Follow these four easy steps and you’ll be just fine. Really. LISTEN: Travel expert Rick Seaney with more smart tips. 1. Leave twice as early as usual. How early to leave for the airport is a difficult question to answer but we suggest twice as early. If you normally head… Read More


JetBlue to Add New Bag Fees for Some Passengers

As FareCompare’s Rick Seaney predicted earlier this year, JetBlue will begin charging for first checked-bags for some of its customers beginning in 2015. New Bag Fees to Begin in 2015 Until now, all JetBlue passengers got a first checked-bag for free. That will no longer be the case according to… Read More


Most Popular Destinations Around the World

Maybe you won’t be surprised to learn that destinations as diverse as London and Las Vegas or Melbourne and Manila made the list of the world’s most popular cities* but how many can you check off? *Based on FareCompare search data from mid-November 2014. World’s Most Popular Cities We make… Read More


Sardine Time for Air Travelers

When was the last time you saw an empty seat on a flight? It may have been awhile, considering that nearly 70 million of us crammed onto U.S. airline planes in August alone meaning load factors were at a record high. If you feel a bit like a flying sardine… Read More


Top Thanksgiving Destinations: Fun Matters

Americans are clearly looking for fun at Thanksgiving. Why else would Fun City* (New York) be the number one destination and Las Vegas number two? You can probably guess where Orlando is. *When this phrase debuted in the mid-1960s, it was pure sarcasm but New York has long since regained… Read More