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If you want to fly First Class for the long flight from the mainland to Hawaii, consider departing from the North Star State. Northwest is using a new, internationally configured A330 on its Minneapolis-Honolulu route (one flight daily). This is arguably the best airline seat... more >>
Have you noticed its getting harder to spend your airline miles? (Thats a rhetorical question.) And that even when you can spend them, how they seem to buy less? The aviation industry is fast becoming the inflation industry make that the hyperinflation industry when it comes to frequent flyer miles. It now has 15 trillion unredeemed miles on its books. more >>
If you plan to visit the Far East from the East Coast, heres a way to make a nice deposit to your OnePass miles account in the process ... more >>
Its been a long summer with little relief from high fares, as airlines have made hanging onto a buck into an Olympic sport. Four airlines, however, are loosening the grip on premium fares to close the season with a rare special on domestic Business and First Class travel, offering fares as low as $134, one-way. more >>
With most major airlines finding new ways to tax the loyalty of their mileage program members (of little value to economy class travelers nowadays), Continental had been unexpectedly quiet until now. more >>
The backyard barbeque is barely warmed up, yet one airline is already trying to tempt you with some year-end holiday fares. Continental wins the 2008 award for early kickoff of turkey-season travel, with round-trip Business Class fares to Europe starting at just $1,020 (plus taxes) for November travel; $1,220 in December/January. more >>
I've closely tracked summer discount Business Class fares to Europe since they began, and I can tell you that this year's deals seem predictable, and good ... more >>
For a limited time, you can earn 9,999 bonus miles when you rent with Budget for five consecutive days or more. Thats a tempting offer¬lets look at the fine print... more >>
Continental Airlines recently announced "'updates" to its OnePass mileage program, making an uninviting program more costly. Effective Feb. 1, 2008, the changes (mainly increases in reward levels), primarily target Business and First Class travelers. more >>
If youre seeking that extra measure of service and comfort of a cheap Business Class flight for your December holiday air travel to Europe, three carriers who know how to pamper--British Airways, Eos, and Virgin--have arrived fashionably late to the party, with fares that represent excellent value. more >>
Last month we examined the holiday fare war started by Continental and immediately matched by American. Fares start at an amazingly low $900, round-trip, plus taxes. (This year's Thanksgiving fares to European cities are even lower than last.) Now, over eight more carriers have joined in, which works in your favor. Given the state of the dollar, that's something to be thankful for. With so many choices, the goal is getting the best Business Class seat. more >>
The best cheap First Class ticket to Hawaii can be had for about the same money as coach, with Northwest Airlines. But you won't find it the traditional way. If you call Northwest for a quote on a cheap First Class ticket from Los Angeles to Honolulu, youll be told... more >>
The Best Premium Economy seat to London is Virgin Atlantic's Premium Economy seat. Measuring 21 inches wide, it's the biggest Premium Economy seat by three inches, and equivalent to many other airlines' Business Class seats. Covered in sumptuous purple leather... more >>
If you shop carefully for holiday travel, you may find some Continental Airlines discount Business Class airfares from the US to Europe at astonishing low prices. more >>
We surveyed over a dozen routes and found that the following destinations have the best discount First Class airfares of $600 to $800 from many US cities: Montego Bay, Santo Domingo, Turks and Caicos, and Bahamas (Nassau). Many other destinations are available... more >>
Heres a hot discount Business Class airfare for travelers headed to Machu Picchu and the Galapagos. LAN Chile has low fares to Guayaquil, Ecuador, the jumping-off point for trips to the Galapagos. American and Continental are matching the airlines Business Class fares ... more >>
Upgrade strategies for First Class travel to Hawaii can be more expensive nowadays, owing to some recent changes. One of the best carriers on the mainland to Hawaii route, American Airlines, now imposes a $300 cash surcharge... more >>
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