British Midland Airways Announces BMI September Seat Sale

 

British Midland Airways Announces BMI September Seat Sale

From now through September 30th, BMI is running a sale on economy, premium economy and business class flights. The discount pricing applies to long haul, short haul and domestic bmi routes.

BMI launched their new seat sale on September 8th with a very confident statement

“at last a decent set of sales figures from the airline industry” 

Prices on most of the European routes are now comparable to the budget airlines we have been blogging about – offers like Amsterdam, Venice, and Parma one way for £41. Getting a budget airline price from a full service airline is an amazing offer, and with prices like this we expect the sales figures will soar.

Want some more examples, long haul bmi ticket prices include:

Heathrow to Cairo from just £249 return
Heathrow to Tel Aviv from just £254 return
Heathrow to Beirut from £379 return

The sale ends 30th September.

I would like to to comment on the bmi ticket sale which will run in September only! So tickets to these locations must be booked ASAP to take full advantage of the bmi offering.

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Cheap Flights and The Art of Getting Bumped

What’s it Mean to Get Bumped?

Are you the spontaneous type and trying to find the cheapest flights? If you answered yes, you may discover one of the best discount airfare secrets there is… the art of getting bumped from a flight!

Airlines routinely overbook flights and often ask for volunteers to give up their seats. This very common airline practice is what skilled passengers call getting “bumped”.

If you’re an airline passenger and you volunteer to be bumped, you can get some terrific compensation from the airline – vouchers for free flights, coupons for free airport meals while you wait, even occasional free hotel rooms if there are no more outgoing flights for the day.

Getting bumped will net you all lots of freebies, and you still get placed on the next available flight!!

So if it’s not New Years Eve or your honeymoon trip,take an airfare bump and get some terrific airline freebies!


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5 Tips For Getting the Best Airfare Deals Online

 

5 Tips For Getting the Best Airfare Deal Online

There is nothing worse than sitting in your airplane seat and discovering that the passenger next to you paid only a fraction of what you paid for airfare. Here are the 5 simple tips to help you get the best airfare deals online.

Book Your Flight Early

It’s really a myth that you can find cheap airfare by booking last minute. The best deals on airfare are usually available when you book around 6 months before your planned departure,. This is usually when the seats are first released for purchase, and they can really disappear quickly. So if you’re wanting to get away for Christmas or New Years Eve, you should be booking those flights right now!

Don’t Be So Picky About Airports

Discount airlines often fly in to minor airports because they don’t have to pay the enormous airport fees that are charged by larger international terminals. The good news is that they pass on some of that savings to you in the form much lower airfares. You’ll also get to see some unusual and exotic regional airports!

Be A Little More Flexible

Depending on your planed destination, it’s often much cheaper to fly on either a Sunday or the middle of the week – particularly if you will arrange to stay over the weekend. Check airfare prices for dates that are a few days before or a few days after your originally planned date as it may have a big impact on your airfare.

Don’t Ever Change

Discount airfare usually comes with a laundry list or terms and conditions. Since their cancellation and change of reservation fees are so high, it’s important that you commit to the dates you have chosen and don’t even think about changing them.

Use the Trip Mama Search Engine

The Trip Mama search engine will save you a ton of time and money by shopping all of the airlines for you. You simply enter your air travel plans once and then watch Trip Mama produce hundreds of different airfare choices for you to pick from. BTW, while online travel agents like Expedia and Travelocity are often mistaken for flight search engines, they are not. Trip Mama is the real deal.


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Airfare Search Buzz on Yahoo Answers

Airfare Questions and Answers

I enjoy reading all of the comments I receive here on Airfare-Now.com, but occasionally I like to pop over to the Yahoo Answers website to see what their current buzz on the subject is. I’ll usually do an advanced search for either “airfare” or “airfare deals”- looking specifically for posts that are less than 7 days old and still open. Under the term “airfare”, today’s search was pretty lucrative with more than two pages of airfare search hits.

One member wrote,

Q. Is is possible for airfare to go lower in two days? Airfare to JFK for Saturday just rocketed, so I’m wondering… is it possible that the price may change between today and Saturday? At the last minute my friend decided to go with us, but the price is a little over $600. Thanks.”

This question titled “Is is possible for airfare to go lower in two days?” was posted on Thursday, December 17th so the Saturday the writer was referring to has come and gone. There were 7 answers submitted by readers and the top answer has not yet been selected.

The answers that were submitted by readers were mixed with several saying that airfare will do nothing but rise until departure and several saying a last minute airfare deal may by looming on the horizon. One responder gave a tip about buying airfare 10-12 months in advance which I found to be a little… uh.. unpractical, and one responder said airfare can go up or down every two seconds which I found to be a little… uh.. extreme.

While I suppose it is a crap-shoot in many ways when it comes to a question like this, none of the responders took into account the fact that this is the weekend before the most celebrated holiday in North America. The airfare demand during the holiday season is at an all-time high and the supply of available airfare is always quite fixed. This year in fact, the supply of available airfare was reduced by a major snowstorm that crippled airports all over the Eastern USA.

The only airfare deal that the original poster can hope for during the busy holiday season will come on Christmas Day itself. Travel before or after that date will be expensive and the airfare will not go down – of course, this is just my opinion :)

Happy Holidays!

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Should You Change Airlines Enroute to Save Money on Airfare?

Looking for airfare deals in unusual ways, lets consider the following airfare bargain scenarion…

Should you change airlines in the middle of a trip in order to save a few bucks on airfare? Is it worth the inconvenience of extra boarding passes, terminal changes, luggage worries, etc…?

It may surprise you, but experts agree that the answer is now an undeniable “YES”. What was once considered a no-no and an extreme inconvenience is now considered a wise move for the airfare bargain seeker.

According to an article on the Cheapest Airfare Blog,

“While most travelers will fly on one airline clear through to their final destination, combining flights on different airlines is often more cost effective. For instance, an east coast flight to Hawaii may be cheaper on Delta from New York to Los Angeles with a transfer to Aloha for the flight across the Pacific.If you find yourself in a situation where you are changing airlines mid-trip, remember that most airlines will transfer your luggage automatically.”

The fact that most airlines will transfer your luggage automatically has made the prospect of changing airlines enroute more acceptable, and the savings can really add up!

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