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25 ways to save on New Zealand travel

25 ways to save on New Zealand travel

March 7, 2012 · , , , ,

New Zealand’s sweeping mountain vistas, pristine beaches, unusual wildlife and fascinating Maori culture make it a dream destination for many travelers. But exploring the Land of the Long White Cloud doesn’t come cheap. An expensive long-haul flight will take the first chomp out of your budget — and once you arrive, you’ll find high prices [...]

Buy a mile on US Airways, get another mile free

Buy a mile on US Airways, get another mile free

August 12, 2011 · , , ,

Usually, we’re not so big on buying miles, since miles can be so costly. But what if your airline gives you a 100% bonus? That’s what’s happening on US Airways. Through September 15, buy 50,000 miles for $1375 and you get an additional 50,000. You only need 90,000 miles to fly to Asia round-trip from [...]

Ryanair annual profit up 26% but warns on oil costs

Ryanair annual profit up 26% but warns on oil costs

May 23, 2011 · , ,

Ryanair said on Monday that its annual net profit rose by a quarter but Europe’s biggest no-frills airline also warned of a tough outlook as high fuel costs force it to ground planes and hike fares. Ryanair said profit after tax jumped 26 percent to 401 million euros ($575 million) during the group’s financial year [...]

Alaska Airlines launches fare sale

Alaska Airlines launches fare sale

September 23, 2010 · , , , , , ,

Alaska Airlines on Thursday launched a fare sale for flights purchased through Oct. 23. The airline, which is operated by Alaska Air Group, said the sale features fares as low as $89 one-way between Anchorage and Fairbanks and $199 between Anchorage and Seattle. The fares are available on select routes between Alaska and the Lower [...]

Flier frustration mounts over sky-high airline fees

Flier frustration mounts over sky-high airline fees

September 23, 2010 · , , , ,

Rachel Raskin of Las Vegas and her husband checked four bags on a Delta flight from Las Vegas to New York on their way to South Africa in June and were shocked to be charged an extra $120 on top of their airfare. “I usually fly Southwest, so it didn’t even occur to me that [...]

Bumped? What your airline ticket says about you

Bumped? What your airline ticket says about you

August 28, 2010 · , , ,

There are a few bits of information to pay close attention to on an airline ticket: the flight number, gate number and boarding time. Fare basis code? Not a common concern. But the single-letter code can make a big difference in some parts of the travel experience, even though most passengers don’t pay any attention. [...]

Airline fees test travelers’ limits

Airline fees test travelers’ limits

After a United flight hit severe turbulence over Kansas on July 20, injuring dozens of people on board, Jay Leno joked that flight attendants administered first aid only to passengers who paid a $7.50 “triage fee.” It was a bit of morbid humor reflecting the view that airline fees are out of control. Even the [...]

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