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9 Ways Business travellers Can Score Upgrades On The Fly

[credit provider=”Reddit user: RandomAsianGuy” url=”http://www.reddit.com/user/RandomAsianGuy”] These days, anyone with enough cash can buy their way into frequent flyer clubs, and points gurus are constantly broadcasting the secrets to gaming the rewards card system.  This is not a trend we should be thrilled about. 
9 Ways Business travellers Can Score Upgrades On The Fly
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Tuesday And Wednesday Are No Longer The Best Days To Book Flights

[credit provider=”laszlo-photo / Creative Commons” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/laszlo-photo/486823237/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Every frequent flier has their bag of tips and tricks for sniffing out the best airfare deals.And if you count yourselves among the faithfuls of the ‘Tuesday/Wednesday booking rule’, prepare to have your minds blown. 
Tuesday And Wednesday Are No Longer The Best Days To Book Flights
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Three New Laws Everyone Should Know Before travelling Over The Holidays

[credit provider=”Flickr / Gerrit Wenz” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/gerritwenz/3302135799/in/photostream/”] The 2012 holiday travel season is going to be better in at least three important ways.And if it isn’t, you may be able to get help — or at least, see your travel company pay for its misdeeds.
Three New Laws Everyone Should Know Before travelling Over The Holidays
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The Greatest Mileage Runners Of All Time Share Their Secrets

[credit provider=”Image courtesy of Seth Miller “] After interviewing eight of the greatest runners of all time, we’ve gathered a slew of excellent tips that will help readers during peak travel season. These fliers have criss-crossed the globe countless times, run their own travel-focused blogs and have the million or so miles […]
The Greatest Mileage Runners Of All Time Share Their Secrets
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9 Niche Travel Sites To Bookmark This Weekend

[credit provider=”Flickr /oisa” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/oisa/3201369678/in/photostream/”] With the holidays rapidly approaching, it’s hard to suppress those daydreams about booking a one-way trip out of dodge. But if the thought of braving long lines and cramped cabins is enough to make your stomach turn, we’ve found plenty of sites that do the hard work […]
9 Niche Travel Sites To Bookmark This Weekend
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Really Cheap Business Class Fares Are A Big Waste Of Money

[credit provider=”Flickr / thinkpanama” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2247355466/in/photostream/”] Consumers aren’t getting such a great deal on really cheap business class fares, according to The Flight Deal. Known as K-UP or Y-Up fares, these seats automatically boot fliers from coach to business class and tend to be cheaper than the full business class fare. Lifehacker […]
Really Cheap Business Class Fares Are A Big Waste Of Money
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Matrix Makes It Incredibly Easy To Search For Specific Fares

[credit provider=”Flickr / bingham_becky” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6837374865/in/photostream/”] We’ve been praising the virtues of ITA Software’s Matrix a bit lately, and for good reason. The travel search engine has a clean interface, digs deep to turn up hard-to-find fares, and most of all is free to anyone to use.Here are some other reasons we […]
Matrix Makes It Incredibly Easy To Search For Specific Fares
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The 10 Best Airlines In The U.S.

[credit provider=”Flickr / epSos.de” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/epsos/7928294800/in/photostream/”] Hassled by sky-high baggage fees and the nightmare that has become airport security terminals, the last thing passengers need are airlines that can’t get them from point A to point B as efficiently as possible. Each year, Airfarewatchdog compiles a list of the best carriers out […]
The 10 Best Airlines In The U.S.
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The Weird Way The Experts At Flight Deal Find Those Stellar Fares

[credit provider=”Flickr / epSos.de” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/epsos/7928294800/in/photostream/”] Travel has gotten insanely expensive, so when a blogger tipped us off to a site called The Flight Deal, we were eager to learn what they’re up to. Rather than round up a bunch of cheap deals, the site goes much further by providing tips and […]
The Weird Way The Experts At Flight Deal Find Those Stellar Fares
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Travel Specialist Shares Why You Should Always Book Flights Through The Airline

[credit provider=”Justin Sullivan/Getty Images”] Online travel agents like Orbitz have become incredibly popular in recent years, offering travellers a way to compare airfare among multiple carriers.But it’s not necessarily the smartest way to go, says travel specialist Brett Synder. You may end up paying a much higher price for your low-cost […]
Travel Specialist Shares Why You Should Always Book Flights Through The Airline
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NY Times Frugal traveller: Here’s How Bargain Hunters Sabotage Themselves

[credit provider=”Twitter” url=”https://twitter.com/frugaltraveler”] New York Times columnist Seth Kugel may get paid to find inexpensive ways to explore some of the world’s most exotic destinations, but even he takes off his “Frugal traveller” hat once in a while. “Most budget-saving tips involve either a time or a comfort trade-off,” Kugel told […]
NY Times Frugal traveller: Here’s How Bargain Hunters Sabotage Themselves
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United Hikes Fares By Up To $10 Per Roundtrip

[credit provider=”Flickr via redlegsfan21″ url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/redlegsfan21/6616570623/in/photostream/”] DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines is raising fares within the U.S. by up to $10 per round trip, the industry’s first attempt at boosting prices in three months.United said Friday that it raised prices by between $4 and $10 per round trip.
United Hikes Fares By Up To $10 Per Roundtrip
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Here’s How The Pros Budget For A Once-In-A-Lifetime Vacation

[credit provider=”Flickr / Francisco Diez” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4062748428/in/photostream/”] “Budgeting” isn’t an especially sexy word, in any context. But it can make the difference between paying $2,000 for two weeks in Europe or $700 for a three-day weekend in New York City. That’s including airfare.travelling isn’t cheap – generally – but if you plan your […]
Here’s How The Pros Budget For A Once-In-A-Lifetime Vacation
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Orbitz Automatically Shows More Expensive Hotels To Mac Users

[credit provider=”Flickr via giona” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/giona/283431618/”] Mac users might want to think about hitting up a PC the next time they plan on booking a hotel, in light of this report by the Wall Street Journal’s Dana Mattioli.”Orbitz Worldwide Inc. has found that people who use Apple Inc.’s Mac computers spend as much as 30 […]
Orbitz Automatically Shows More Expensive Hotels To Mac Users
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Automatically Score the Biggest Travel Savings Without All The Hassle

[credit provider=”Guillermo Flores/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/memoflores/5391185028/”] Booking a trip is always a bit of a gamble.No matter how carefully you time your purchase or comparison shop, travel prices fluctuate so often and wildly that you can never be sure they won’t drop later (meaning, you overpaid).
Automatically Score the Biggest Travel Savings Without All The Hassle
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Plan The European Jaunt Of A Lifetime Without Going Broke

[credit provider=”Flickr via fabiovenni” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/fabiovenni/132340828/in/photostream/”] A summer vacation in Europe is the trip of a lifetime for many people, but one that they fear is out of reach due to the cost.Europe isn’t always the cheapest place to travel and with everyone’s budget belts being tightened summer holidays are often […]
Plan The European Jaunt Of A Lifetime Without Going Broke
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Airfare Prices Are Soaring As Regional Carriers Go Bust

[credit provider=”Flickr / Gerrit Wenz” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/gerritwenz/3302135799/in/photostream/”] Once a cheap trip, travel between small U.S. cities has evolved into a full-scale production as regional carriers get squeezed out of the industry due to cutbacks, fuel prices and reduced demand for seats, reports the Times’ Jad Mouawad. Dizzying itineraries are one thing, but another […]
Airfare Prices Are Soaring As Regional Carriers Go Bust
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This Is How A Personal Finance Expert Books A Trip To Ireland

[credit provider=”Business Insider / Jill Krasny” url=”http://www.businessinsider.com.au/yourmoney”] Months ago, I decided that turning 30 merited more than the requisite dinner and crying in my room. This called for adventure! And after saving up my pennies, I decided to take a gamble on one of the most magical places on earth: Ireland.
This Is How A Personal Finance Expert Books A Trip To Ireland
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Booking With A Travel Agent Could Be The Smartest Thing You Do All Day

[credit provider=”Flickr / k.alex.bab” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/kbabineau/416129790/”] Booking a trip often proves to be an extremely stressful, gruelling undertaking.You can spend hours online searching for deals on flights and hotels, bouncing from one website to another in pursuit of the perfect price.
Booking With A Travel Agent Could Be The Smartest Thing You Do All Day
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8 Insider Secrets To Booking Cheap Airfare

[credit provider=”Flickr / cseeman” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/cseeman/2459598753/in/photostream/”] Travel plans are calling for more belt-tightening than usual these days, making budget vacations extremely desirable.But such trips aren’t possible if you pay too much for airfare.
8 Insider Secrets To Booking Cheap Airfare
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Most Americans Are Planning On A Staycation This Summer Because Airfare Is Too Expensive

[credit provider=”Daniel Lobo via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/daquellamanera/4177574619/”] With airfares to Europe on the rise, it looks like Americans are planning to rediscover the good ol’ U.S.A. this summer.As a result, perhaps more Americans will use the opportunity to visit some of the country’s landmarks such as the Alamo and the Grand […]
Most Americans Are Planning On A Staycation This Summer Because Airfare Is Too Expensive
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MEXICO: When, Where And How To Book This Summer’s Hottest Destination

[credit provider=”Flickr via mike_miley” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mike_miley/5215954890/in/photostream/”] Now that consumers are starting to get their financial groove back, international travel isn’t as far-fetched for some as it may have been a couple years ago.We asked travel expert Mark Murphy to share his pick for the top bargain destination for summer travellers: Mexico. 
MEXICO: When, Where And How To Book This Summer’s Hottest Destination
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Use Tingo And You’ll Never Have To Worry About Finding The Lowest Hotel Rates Again

[credit provider=”Flickr via chrispitality” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrispitality/246119430/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] A new site called Tingo is offering what might be the easiest way for consumers to book the lowest possible rate on hotel stays.The site uses the same technique used by other hotel and airfare booking sites to refund customers if their rates drop  – […]
Use Tingo And You’ll Never Have To Worry About Finding The Lowest Hotel Rates Again
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Cheapair.com Will Refund Customers $100 If Their Airfare Drops Before The Flight

[credit provider=”Flickr/roebot” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/roebot/6003340612/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Airfare aggregator CheapAir.com has launched new policy that promises to reimburse customers up to $100 if their airfare price drops anytime after booking. On the surface, the Price Drop PaybackSM program seems a lot like others from Expedia and Priceline, but there are a few less hoops to jump […]
Cheapair.com Will Refund Customers $100 If Their Airfare Drops Before The Flight
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Soaring Fuel Costs Could Incite Airlines To Hike Ticket Prices

[credit provider=”Flickr / Magnus Bråth” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/magnusbrath/5446092081/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Though major airlines like United and Continental raised their roundtrip ticket prices by $4 to $10 just last week, they’re already scaling them back to stay competitive with discount carriers, reports the AP’s David Koenig.The airlines cut the charges over the weekend when Southwest, Jet […]
Soaring Fuel Costs Could Incite Airlines To Hike Ticket Prices
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FlightFox Is An Ingenious New Way To Save On Airfare

[credit provider=”Flickr / Robin Birney” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/robinbirney/5882418332/in/photostream/”] Want to save some money on your next travel plans?A new service called FlightFox is taking off, and it’s promising to land you satisfying savings.
FlightFox Is An Ingenious New Way To Save On Airfare
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