Can You Get a FAIR FARE When Booking a Last Minute Flight?

It depends, of course, on where you’re headed, but getting a good fare for a last minute flight is usually a difficult task. There are certain times of the year, in fact, when it’s next to impossible to get an advance purchase flight - no matter what price you are prepared to pay. This is why travel industry insiders will always suggest that you book your flight early.

Booking your flights as far in advance of your trip as possible is definitely the safe way to go for obtaining cheap airline tickets to your destination. By securing your flight early, you are buying a seat while there are still plenty of seats available. Naturally, you will find that the airlines usually offer the cheapest airfares during this stage.

But What if I have to book last minute?

Booking a flight until the last minute usually means that there are very few seats left. When this happens, the airlines may charge a premium price for those seats that are left. My suggestion is to be vigilant with the TravelZoo E-Mail List. I don’t know how they do it, but TravelZoo’s list always has the best last minute fares.

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Southwest Airlines New Airfare Schedules Released

Southwest New Schedule Offers Airfare Deals

With only three weeks remaining until the July 4th holiday and the accompanying 100 degree temperatures across much of the country, what better time to think cool thoughts and start booking the real airfare deals that are out there for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s flights!

The airlines have been thinking about it for sure as they have all just released their revised schedules and airfares on travel through New Year’s Day. There are some super airfare deals to be had but they are in high demand and are being sold fast.

When Southwest Airlines released their Sunday after Thanksgiving airfare schedules last Tuesday for instance, five of the twelve schedules from Chicago to Tampa International Airport sold out almost immediately.


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Discounted Airfare for Babies?

Is Airfare Any Cheaper for Babies?

We all want to save money on airfare, but when it comes to babies and airfare I recommend comfort and safety over cheap airfare every time. Would you travel in your car with your infant baby loose? If you wouldn’t travel in a car with your infant baby loose, you probably should exercise the same caution when it comes to flying!

If you’re flying with your baby, I’m sure it’s tempting to save a few bucks on your airfare by sharing a seat. Airlines don’t require a ticket for babies and toddlers (children under the age of two) who sit on an adult’s lap so your baby is technically able to fly for free. The problem is that this isn’t really a very safe way to go and we at airfare-now advise against it.

There are several very good reasons for coughing up the cash and buying your baby his or her own airplane ticket. Here are 4 very good reasons:

Cheap Airfare or Security?
Your baby will be secured in an airline adapted car seat and secured by the airplane’s seatbelt. In the aircraft experiences turbulance, this could prevent major injuries.

Cheap Airfare or Freedom?
You will be freed from holding the baby for the entire flight. While this doesn’t seem like a big issue on a short flight, Pittsburgh to Charlotte for example, it will be appreciated on longer flights without question. Consider a trans-Atlantic flight with a squirmy toddler or a fussy baby on your lap – not good.

Cheap Airfare or Comfort?
Your baby will be more comfortable and much less fussy in an assigned airline seat, and it will be easy to give your baby a bottle when the aircraft is inducing ear pressure - takeoff and landing in particular.

Cheap Airfare or Indigestion?
Your meal on the aircraft will be much easier. It’s difficult and sometimes impossible to eat a meal while a little one is on your lap.

So in summary, please buy an airplane ticket when considering baby travel!


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Finding Budget Flights to New York

Now is the Time to Book Budget Flights to New York

New York City is the single largest city in the United States and it’s among the top ten most populated cities in the world. No matter what time of the year you choose to visit NYC, you will undoubtedly be surrounded by countless tourists. The city that never sleeps, there is really never an off season in New York City. And although cheap hotel accommodation are hard to find, you should be able to find some budget flights to New York without too much difficulty. In fact NYC airfare deals are everywhere!

Did you know that you can fly to the “Big Apple” from most East coast cities for less than $250? Just visit Kayak from the link on this website and see for yourself. Keep in mind of course that prices fluctuate (sometimes on a daily basis) however and be ready to buy your airfare quickly when you spot a deal. If you live in the Southeast United States, you should be able to find cheap airfare all year round. If you live elsewhere in North America or overseas however, you’ll have to do some extra searching.

Do your best to find budget airfare because that will likely be the cheapest expense on your trip! Hotel rates in the city are always high and the miscellaneous expenses can really add up too. Thankfully, you’ll have more money for those types of expenses if you save a lot on your airfare.

There are three airports in and around the city which are all geared toward tourists: JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark. The JFK International Airport is located in Queens and it caters primarily to international arrivals and deartures. LaGuardia, also located in Queens, is geared more toward domestic flights. Finally, Newark International Airport (located in NJ) is further from Manhattan than the other two but is usually way less crowded and it handles both domestic and international passengers.

All three of these airports offer shuttles and offer methods of transportation to Manhattan. Most hotels throughout NYC offer airport shuttle deals too so be sure to look for that when booking your room. The great thing about NYC is that its options for public transportation are the best in the world!

If you’re going to fly to NYC from the West coast or from overseas, you should be as flexible as possible with your travel dates if you want to find cheap airfare. You should make it a habit to look online for special offers, airfare promotional codes, and flight coupons. Sometimes the airlines will offer special deals on the internet that can’t be found anywhere else. Another way to save some money is to purchase your airfare far in advance. You should also sign up for e-mail alerts so that you are informed  whenever there are discounts available.


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Holiday Airfare Deals to Northeastern United States

Holiday Airfare Deals to Northeastern United States

If you’re like most of my readers, you are probably busy making your travel plans for the upcoming holiday season. And if you’re looking for airfare deals over the holidays, you’re actually in luck because the number of expected air travelers this season is projected to be way down.

Where are best airfare deals for the holidays? Not surprisingly, the cheapest holiday flights are bound for the northeast, with the absolute best fares to Massachusetts, New England, and New Hampshire. A quick scan of Kayak is showing some Los Angeles to Manchester airfare running at less than $100 so I hope you can take advantage of the best deals I have seen in ages.

If you decide to book one of the terrific airfare deals in that region, I’d like you to take a serious look at a delightful New Hampshire hotel resort called The Balsams. The Balsams is an experience in itself with stunningly beautiful views , culinary delights, and a number of fun and exciting outdoor activities like golf, mountain biking, and kayaking. During the winter season, you can also enjoy skiing over The Balsams nearly 8000 acres of winter wonderland.

If you’re flying to the northeast, The Balsams should really be your first and last choice.

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Finding Discount Flights on Southwest Airlines

Finding Discount Flights on Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines offers discount flights on a point to point system instead of the more traditional hub and spoke system. By logging more than three thousand of their point to point discount flights each day, Southwest Airlines can often simply trample the competition.

The point to point discount flights system that Southwest is using may benefit the traveler because they run their flights between airports rather than having a central hub airport. To further cut down on costs, Southwest frequently uses secondary airports rather than the larger international hubs.

Is this an advantage or a disadvantage? Well, it really depends on where the traveler wants to go. Secondary airports usually have much lower fees for the airlines and that cost reduction is often passed on to the consumer in the form of discount flights.

Southwest Airlines doesn’t only utilize secondary airports however. The airline also runs discount flights at some of the major airports as well. For example, Southwest Airlines runs discount flights to four airports in the Los Angeles area including Los Angeles International (LAX).

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