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Flying standby used to mean buying a cheap ticket for the next flight with empty seats. But today, standby generally means you have purchased a ticket already, but want to get on an earlier flight, or you have missed your flight and want to catch a later one. Here’s what FareCompare readers need to know … Read Standby Flights: How Does Flying Standby Work and How Much Does It CostPosted In: Travel Tips
Editor’s note: We updated this popular post as of Oct. 3, 2014 with new and easy-to-use information. One thing hasn’t changed, though – it’ll still help you save money every time you shop for airfare. LISTEN: Airfare expert Rick Seaney with more way to find the best deals. How to Get Cheap Flights We get … Read Cheapest Days to Fly and Best Time to Buy Airline TicketsPosted In: Best Time to Buy Airfare, Multimedia, Podcasts, Travel Tips, Videos
Editor’s note: We updated this popular post as of Sept. 29, 2014 and loaded it with fresh information and useful tips. One thing hasn’t changed, though – it’ll still help you find the cheapest airfare deals available. Flexibility is a wonderful thing – especially when it comes to travel. The more flexible you can be, … Read How to Find Cheap Flights When Your Flight Dates are FlexiblePosted In: Flight Search Tools, Multimedia, Podcasts, Travel Tips, Videos
Next time you shop at FareCompare, try this: Once you see the fares to your destination, be sure to look at the upper left of the FareCompare page where it says “Stops.” A quick glance will show how connecting flights can often save you money. LISTEN: Airfare expert Rick Seaney has a bonus reason and it’s … Read 5 Reasons to Take a Connecting Flight over a Non-StopPosted In: Multimedia, Podcasts, Travel Tips
This is all about what to pack and when, and timing your departure so you won’t be late and miss your flight. The author swears these four steps are really simple. Step One: Figure out what to wear, what to carry The day before departure, lay out clothes you’ll travel in: Include everything – shoes and … Read Simple Guide to When to Pack and When to Leave for the AirportPosted In: Travel Safety, Travel Tips