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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Delta Announces Nationwide Airfare Sale

Delta Airlines Airfare Sale

A once every blue moon announcement from Delta Air Lines today as they have announced a nationwide airfare sale. The round-trip airfare rates aren’t life-changers, but their list of air destinations does include some real winners. Here’s a sampling of the round trip airfare sale destinations:

* $138 Sarasota, Florida
* $178 Mobile, Alabama
* $218 Bangor, Maine
* $218 Knoxville, Tennessee
* $238 Lubbock, Texas
* $248 Los Angeles, California
* $258 Grand Rapids, Michigan
* $258 Spokane, Washington
* $268 Omaha, Nebraska
* $268 Palm Springs, California
* $278 Burlington, Vermont
* $278 Cody, Wyoming
* $288 Rapid City, South Dakota
* $288 Tucson, Arizona
* $298 Eugene, Oregon
* $298 Redmond, Oregon
* $318 Boise, Idaho
* $318 Tulsa, Okla.
* $328 Little Rock, Arkansas
* $328 Salt Lake City, Utah
* $338 Jackson Hole, Wyoming
* $348 Reno-Tahoe, Nevada
* $368 Albany, New York
* $398 Ottawa, Ontario
* $398 Portland, Oregon
* $408 Bozeman, Montana
* $418 Montreal, Quebec
* $428 Calgary, Alberta
* $448 West Yellowstone, Montana
* $458 Vancouver, British Columbia
* $504 Fairbanks, Alaska
* $654 Anchorage, Alaska

These round-trip airfare rates are good on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays with trip taken on other travel days costing $20 more each way. According to Delta, travel can begin on or after August 17th and must be completed by November 17th.

The good news is that many other carriers are matching this airfare sale! Use Kayak.com to complete your search.


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Standing By for Last Minute Airfare Deals

Standing By for Last Minute Airfare Deals

There are some terrific deals for last minute travelers, particularly when it comes to international airfare. Here are 5 tips for standing by…

1. Make sure that you have all of your travel documents in order (passport, visa, etc). You never know when a great last minute airfare opportunity is going to present itself so you need to be ready.

2. Keep your eye on unsold and undersold flights. International flights cost the carrier lots of money, so many of them take the position that it is better to make some revenue with last minute airfare rather than none at all. Unsold seats usually become discounted one day prior to departure.

3. If you are looking for last minute airfare and you don’t see a price that you can live with, try another travel website and check their prices. There can be a huge difference between aggregators at the last minute – sometimes as much as a $300.

4. Be super flexible in your last minute airfare arrangements. Booking a multi-leg trip can often save you several hundred dollars over a non-stop flight so stay flexible.

5. Act quickly when you find a good rate. Since the available seats are limited on last minute airfare, the deals will vanish quickly.

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Using Priceline to Find Discount Airfare Deals

 

Using Priceline to Find Discount Airfare Deals

Looking for discount airfare?

You might want to try Priceline.com where you can get a pretty darn good airfare in comparison with the many travel websites, particularly if you’ll follow these five steps:

Step #1: Check Airfare on Travel Websites

Go ahead and check some of the major travel websites like Trip Mama and Sidestep to get some type of an idea of the “going rate. for last minute airfare to your planned destination. For the best rates, include a Saturday night stay.

Step #2 Check Advanced Purchase Airfare on Travel Websites
For comparison purposes, you should next check the advance purchase price for the same trip you just quoted last-minute. Look at airfare rates at least three weeks from today.

Step #3 Check Discount Airfare on Hotwire.com 

Before bidding on Priceline, check your planned itinerary on Hotwire.com. Hotwire operates much like Priceline but they don’t require you to complete the purchase so you can get a good comparative quote.

Step #4 Determine What You Want to Bid on Priceline.com

Step #5 Submit Your Priceline.com Bid

For last-minute bookings, my suggestion is that you bid exactly 10% more than the advanced purchase fare would have been. Don’t ever bid more than the Hotwire price of course.

Keep in mind that Priceline is currently advertising many round-trip flights under $200!

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How to Find Cheap Flights to Los Angeles

How to Find Cheap Flights to Los Angeles

There are some general rules that apply to almost all flights, but there are some specific rules when it comes to flying to Los Angeles – rules that will make finding cheap flights to Los Angeles a lot more possible than you thought.

1) First and foremost, the further out you can plan your Los Angeles trip, particularly your air travel to LAX, the cheaper the flight will be. Try to book your flight to LAX at least 21 – 30 days out.

2) Very important – stay over a Saturday night!! If your trip to Los Angeles is for 5 days, plan your flight to arrive Wednesday morning to early afternoon, then return on Sunday to get a better fare. Extra tip… try mid-week flights for arrival and departure for the cheapest flights.

3) Don’t ever buy airline tickets for Friday evening or Monday morning. These are obviously the busiest times for the airlines and the airfare will reflect that. You won’t ever find cheap flights to LAX on a Friday night.

4) Avoid holiday travel to Los Angeles if you can. If you must travel to LAX for a holiday, book your flight for the actual holiday (fly in ON Christmas Day rather than Christmas Eve, for example).

5) With the exception of Thanksgiving, airfare to LAX is cheapest between November 1st and December 15th.

6) Pretty obvious, but fly from a major city – preferably a major international hub. If you live an hour outside Chicago for example, choose Chicago Ohare anyway. Take the bus or some other form of public transportation if necessary but fly from the international hubs.

7) Flights to LAX on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday will usually offer the lowest prices. The heaviest travel days TO LAX are Monday, Friday and Sunday, so the prices can be higher.

8) Solid gold tip!! If you are willing to be bumped from an overbooked flight, you could be given a very large discount for a future trip or possibly een a free roundtrp. If you are not in a hurry and the airline announces your flight is overbooked, ask the gate counter representative what they are offering for a volunteer “bump”.

9) Use your status as a senior citizen or a college student to get discounts – sometimes as much as 25% off! If you are at least 55 years of age or you can show a student ID, this is definitely an avenue you need to explore.

10) If you call the airlines directly, ask them for their most inexpensive flight. Believe it or not, It is not always coach. Your airline may be having a special on business travel that you qualify for. Always ask!

Tell them you heard about them on airfare-now!


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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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