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FareCompare readers who travel in Europe may have encountered Ryanair, an Irish airline originally patterned after the low-cost U.S. airline Southwest. Ryanair’s approach is to cut fares as much as possible, while charging fees for many services that travelers take for granted on other airlines. The CEO of Ryanair, Michael O’Leary, comes across to some … Read 10 Crazy Air Line Travel Ideas That Just Might WorkPosted In: Airlines, Fees, Travel Tips
Military members on active duty have to travel frequently. So, to ease things a bit for them, many airlines, airports and other organizations try to make travel smoother for those in the military whenever they travel by air. Most airlines waive checked luggage fees for active duty military personnel, and many waive those fees for … Read Travel Perks for Military MembersPosted In: Fees, Travel Tips
FareCompare readers may have heard of bereavement tickets, which are airline tickets purchased when a close relative is terminally ill or has died. Such fares are mostly a thing of the past, though a few airlines do still offer them. Bereavement fares are not necessarily lower than other airfares, and are usually discounted from full-fare … Read Bereavement Fares Not As Common as Previously ThoughtPosted In: Fees, Travel Tips
With all the fees being imposed on us by airlines, it can be hard to keep up. We bring our own snacks and blankets aboard, and entertain ourselves with magazines, books and handheld games. Why should we pay another fee to bring our stuff along? With baggage fees on the rise, it can almost be … Read Learn How to Travel Without Baggage FeesPosted In: Fees, Travel Tips
Cheap one-way flights are great for open-ended travel and for people who do not need to return anytime soon (for instance, if you are moving cross-country). Travelers who want a trip to Europe and still have a flexible schedule use one-way flights to maximize their options. But historically, one-way fares have been far more expensive per … Read How to Find Cheap One-Way FlightsPosted In: Fees, Travel Tips