Cheap Airline Tickets Can Be Found With Time

With a little research on the internet, you can find cheap airline tickets on many destinations, but to find the best deals you may have to take some time. Despite the searching and the efforts it takes, the money you can save may be worth the time you spend. However, when you find what looks like a good deal, do not stop looking until all possibilities have been explored.

For example, a search for round-trip airfares, leaving and returning from the same destination on the same dates, found fares ranging from about $180 to around $450. The cheap discount airfares offered were for various times of the day when none were specified in the search boxes, however in some cases the non-stop flights were slightly cheaper than those with one or two stops along the way. However, on some cheap airline providers’ sites, if you look for flights outside the date range originally offered, the price increases significantly.

The main disadvantage to booking cheap airline tickets over the internet is that in most cases the tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Meaning, that in the event you are unable to complete your travel, you lose the money spent on the tickets and typically, there are no exceptions. While most people will not book flights until they are positive of their available dates and times, emergencies do arise that can alter plans.

The time when you are making your searches also affects. Discounted airfare and the fate of airlines all depends on the economy. If the Middle East and its oil are in jeopardy, then oil prices rise and discount airfare on airlines will dwindle. The airlines base all of their discounts on the economy. If it’s a good year, there will be mega discount airfares amongst airlines. There is always the usual two week advance purchase discount, but the discount gets deeper if gas prices are down. As it costs the population more money to fill their gas tanks, the same applies to airlines as well.

So, when you are looking for good fares to make a travel, take two advices in consideration. Do spend time to explore all the possibilities and find the best deal. Also watch the news and get information about the global economy situation. If oil prices are in their highest prices, maybe you should wait for some time more to do your “once in life” travel.

Mauritius – An Unforgettable Experience

Get ready to be enchanted, enjoy personal attention and uplift your soul – a visit to Mauritius is bound to make you feel that you belong to the chosen few.

Often referred to as the ‘Star of the Indian Ocean’, Mauritius has safe beaches, gentle seas and mild tropical climate. This combined with a legendary Mauritian hospitality makes this one of the world’s most sought-after holiday destinations.

The contrast of a multitude of colours and tastes, the island set in a turquoise sea is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. Mauritius, a melting pot where past and present are smoothly blended together, offers the traveller a multitude of things to do (apart from laze on the beach). Mauritius is a real paradise for those who want to enjoy the sea or just to soak up the sun.

You can roam the French town of Port Luis, the capital of Mauritius – visit The Harbour, La Citadelle- a stone fortress on top of a hill that offers a splendid view of Port Louis and to this day, guarding Mauritius; the Natural History Museum with Mauritius’ National Bird, the Dodo; go window shopping at Port Louis Market, a riot of colour with myriad curiosities on sale; buy French cosmetics and perfumes at reasonable prices at the duty free shops in Continental Shopping Arcade. Stroll through the lovely Pamplemousses Gardens, which boast of one of the largest collections of exotic plants in the world, including giant water lilies and the Talipot palm. An excursion to Ile aux Cerfs, a tiny island with the most beautiful beach in Mauritius and a paradise for water sports is a must. Embark on an exciting Undersea Walk and get an intimate view of marine life.

In South Mauritius, visit the Floreal Knitwear Factory Shop, Troux aux Cerfs – an extinct volcanic crater covered with greenery with a breathtaking view, and Grand Bassin – one of the island’s two natural lakes and a place of pilgrimage for Mauritians of Hindu faith, snug in the crater of an extinct volcano. Behold the splendid views of the Black River Gorges – a natural sanctuary for the flora and fauna of the island and the fascinating dunes of Chamarel – the ‘seven coloured earth,’ in contrasting layers of blue, green, red and yellow earth tones caused by the weathering of volcanic rocks.

Mobile Phones Have Rescued Planes From Crashing Down

The employees of the National Flights Control Centre of Memphis had to carry out a serious test – during more than two hours they operated landing and takeoff of airliners without any means of navigation and communication, using only personal cellular telephones. They have done their job well and everything ended without catastrophic consequences.The Federal Aircraft Control Center of Memphis managed to lower the traffic for the airport a little, after they have sent 11 planes for landing in other states. The situation in many aspects was rescued by the fact that most of the flights are served by the Memphis dispatching center after 22:00, and by this time the crisis was already away. The State of emergency has occurred approximately at 12:35 by local time. Namely when the main communication line was damaged; it ensures the functioning of all telephone sets and other means of the dispatching office communications. It was possible to eliminate the malfunction, as the representative of center Kathleen Bergen has informed journalists, only by 15:00. Till this time dispatchers worked at their own risk.

Failure in work of communication systems and radar-location has left the employees of the Memphis airport without the opportunity to exchange data with other dispatching services. Meanwhile this information interchange is an indispensable condition of the control over landing and start of the planes. Three from nine radar systems of distant radius of action have also failed, because of what the Memphis dispatching center had to deduce for limits of air space controllable by them that is in radius of about 400 km, flights from seven countries.

The duty of leading the liners which have remained without any supervision has been assigned to the nearby dispatching services – in Atlanta, Georgia, Indianapolis, Indiana, Kansas City, Missouri and Texas. Their employees tried as effectively as it was possible to change the grid of routes, directing planes to landing in the free airports.

The reason of this situation that happened in Memphis is not revealed till the present time, however the local administration approves, that the equipment could not be damaged purposely. The representative of the National Association of air-dispatchers Douglas Church has declared to journalists: “The employees of control centre were put in a situation of full chaos when they had to use their own cellular telephones for maintenance of the airport functioning. Otherwise they could not exchange data with other dispatching services and transmit each other the information on the certain flights “.

This emergency caused substantial faults in the aircraft service on territory of the country center, where the passenger routes grid of liners is very dense. Crisis has touched upon the airports of such cities as Charlotte and Atlanta. The area of the air space controlled by the Memphis dispatching center is about 160 thousands square km, including Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and also a part of territory of states of Alabama and Kentucky.

Douglas Church considers that the emergency in the Memphis dispatching center will cause insignificant failures in the schedule of flights for quite a long time. The representative of American Northwest Airlines claims, that the man-caused accident practically has not affected the activity of the airline: 13 flights have been canceled, and 19 landed at other airports – all this from 740 flights planned for this day. The administration of Delta Air Lines airline has informed, that from its liners six could not take off in time, and the route of some more has undergone to the compelled changes.

Let us remind you that at the airports often happen the unforeseen circumstances that influence the work of dispatching services. In most cases the reason of emergency becomes switching-off of the electric power because of the damage of the electric main carrier, but there are also quite exotic cases, like invasion of insects at the largest airport of Romania or the case when the dispatchers’ devices did not work for some time in a Los Angeles airport because of a bird which sat down on wires.

Pleasant Flight Journey With KLM or Its Codeshare Partners

KLM is the flag carrier of the Netherlands and also one of the leading airlines in the world. Founded almost a century ago in 1919, its first aircraft flew between its primary hub in Amsterdam and London in 1920. Beginning in 1959, it started acquiring jet planes and expanded its network and services. The most important event in its operational history was perhaps its merger with Air France in September 2003. Even after this, it flies under its own banner and Amsterdam has been retained as its base. As per reports, it possessed a fleet of over 110 aircraft in December 2014 and had more than 30 on order. It serves roughly 130 destinations with two in the Netherlands and the rest outside. The carrier has received numerous awards for its services, including travel classes, entertainment facilities, in-flight dining and the hospitality of its staff. Passengers, making a KLM airlines flight ticket booking, are sure to have a good time on-board as it regularly requests for their feedback and makes improvements based on them.

Classes

Word Business, European Business, Economy Comfort and Economy classes are offered by this Amsterdam-based carrier. It's highest seating-option on long-distance routes is World Business Class, which is available on Airbus A330s, Boeing 777s and 747s. In this category, seats recline to 170 degrees, but most of them in the newer models have been replaced by fully flat ones. Older seats are equipped with 10-inch screens, while the newer versions have 17-inch systems. Passengers, booking these slots, also get on-demand audio and video, massager headrests and individual power points. The Europe Business option is available on short-haul routes and it's cabins are amply spaced, have power sockets and touch screens. Similarly, Economy Comfort is offered on long-distance flights, while the standard Economy versions are offered on both, long and short-haul routes. Passenger in this class on long-duration flights are provided with LCD screens, charging ports and headphones.

Entertainment and Dining

To all higher-class passengers KLM offers more than 1000 hours of entertainment, such as movies, TV shows, games, music and courses in selected foreign languages. Newspapers are also provided to travelers on-board lengthy flights. Once the flight reaches an altitude of over 20000 feet, passengers can connect their smartphones and laptops to complimentary Wi-Fi internet connections as well. Those, flying World Business, get a three-course meal and those availing Europe Business are given one or three courses, depending on the flight duration. People who are traveling with the Economy Comfort option on lengthy routes get two meals and snacks. All alcohol, served on-board, has its prices inclusive in the cost of the ticket and the food dishes are inspired by numerous countries and regions.

Flying from India

India is an important country on the destination-list of KLM and it operates regular flights to and from numerous Indian cities. Passengers can book flights to any international city with it or with those that it shares codes with. Searching available flights between these two cities on the internet is a good idea as online travel portals (OTPs) display all such combinations in one place. While fliers are looking for them, they can also search for the cheapest flight to India if and when they plan on making their return trip.

10 Ways To Save Money On Flight Tickets

1. Have patience. It does take effort to get a good price on flights. Now, don’t let that deter you, because saving $100+ on flights can mean having more money to spend on sight-seeing, hotel, dining out, tours, etc. This means that if you want to travel in Spring, you should start checking prices in the late Fall or Winter. Sometimes there are last minute deals, but more often than not, you will find the best deals at least 21 days before your departure date.

First thing in the morning (around 9:00am, and in the evening, after 6:00pm) I like to browse travel websites to see if there are any deals being offered that day. I also like to delete my browser history and cookies, because sometimes travel websites and airlines will remember your search and this might cause prices to actually increase.

My favourite website is Skyscanner. One of the great features about this website is that you can check to see what the best price for the day is for travel worldwide from the airport of your preference. For example, I live in Toronto, so I will enter flights from Toronto (YYZ) to Everywhere. This is a great feature because it will tell me where on that day, which date, month, etc. is cheapest for me to fly anywhere in the world. [I used this site recently to help me get tickets for my trip to Seoul, South Korea in April. Other airlines were charging $1,000-$1,500+ for flights to Seoul, but Delta was having a promotion and I was able to get round trip flights for only $850 CAD / $770 USD with the exchange rate.]

Another great feature on Skyscanner, is that you can put in your destination and dates of travel and sign up for “Price Alerts” so they will email you if the price goes up or down for your specified dates of travel. [My sister just used this feature to help her get a flight to Edmonton, Alberta for travel in May. Prices for one-way tickets were around $300-$400 and she was able to get it for $269 CAD.]

Another website I like to use is Expedia. Everyday they will shows travel deals available to the top domestic and international tourist destinations. They will also include deals packages for “Flight + Hotel”. This helps me get a feel for what the average cost is for example, a 4 night trip to Las Vegas. Let’s say the price for flight and hotel to Vegas for 4 nights on the Strip is $500-$600 per person from Toronto, I like to try and keep an eye out for deals that are equal to or below this price – that’s how I know I am saving money and getting the best price.

One thing about Expedia however is that the price advertised is not always available. If I am looking on their flight deals for last minute getaways, I might see round trip tickets to Miami for $250 CAD (departing from Toronto), but once I click on the deal, it may say the price has increased to $350 CAD instead. This isn’t always the case, but it does happen sometimes which is something to keep in mind.

Other websites that I like to use are: Kayak, Redtag, Sunwing, Bing Flight Predictor and Airfarewatchdog.

2. Check the airline’s direct website. While these third party travel websites can be great, sometimes the best unadvertised deals are found directly through the airline’s website. I recommend signing up for email promotions offered through your preferred airline. For example, since I live in Canada, I am signed up for Air Canada’s travel promotions. This let’s me see special offers available as soon as they go live on the Air Canada website.

I really wanted to do a weekend trip to NYC with my sister this past February to celebrate her 21st birthday. In addition to checking third party websites, I would also play around with dates by entering the travel in Air Canada. They did not advertise this deal, but I was able to find direct round trip flights from YYZ to LGA for $199 CAD. This was a great deal that I was so happy to find through Air Canada. Sometimes the Airline’s website will offer promotion codes as well, so it is worthwhile to take a look.

3. Check departures/ arrivals from alternative airports. This is not always convenient, but sometimes a lot of major cities have more than one airport or have another airport within close proximity to them in another city. For Toronto residents, we have Pearson Airport that offers domestic and international flights and Billy Bishop Airport that offers select flights within Canada and the USA. There is also the option of driving across the border and flying out of Buffalo Airport too. It is almost always cheaper to fly out of Buffalo airport than Pearson or Billy Bishop. But the downside is most, (if not all flights) are not direct and you will have to pay for parking since most people leave their car at the airport while travelling. Flying out of Buffalo is always a last resort for me, because it is a 90 minute drive from Toronto (you have to consider gas charges) and depending on how long your trip is, parking costs may bring that discounted flight up to or around the same cost as the flight would have been if it had departed from YYZ or YTZ. However, sometimes there are significant savings to be had when flying out of Buffalo, which will definitely make it worth your while. [When I handled the company corporate travel at my previous job, last minute trips happened often and if a group of 2 or more needed to travel to the USA, flying out of Buffalo saved the company upwards of $300-$600 + per flight ticket.]

This can also be said of not just the departure airport that you choose, but also the arrival airport. For example, when flying to NYC, there are essentially three airports that you can choose to arrive in: LGA, JFK or EWR. Sometimes you can get a better price when arriving at one airport over the other. One thing to keep in mind however is the travel from the airport to your hotel. If you are taking public transit, you can get to Manhattan from LGA for as little as $2.50 when taking the bus and subway train. However it is a bit more pricey when getting to Manhattan from EWR because you have to take New Jersey transit, then switch onto the Manhattan transit system. If you are taking a taxi, prices to get from each airport into Manhattan can vary. This is an important point to keep in mind and I recommend you conduct your own research before traveling.

4. Follow airlines and third party travel websites on Twitter (social media) and sign up for their mailing list. One of the great features about social media is that airlines can use this to advertise special travel promotions through certain social media outlets. Sometimes an airline will offer a special promotion code through their Twitter or Facebook page that isn’t advertised on other websites. West Jet offers Blue Tag Thursdays, which is a special promotion that is offered only Thursday afternoons (unless they have another special running during this time). You can find this on their website, or watch for it advertised on their Twitter or Facebook page. When signing up to third party or airline website’s mailing lists, they will sometimes send private promotional offers to their subscribers that give you secret access to their sale.

5. Don’t be afraid to book your flight and hotel separately. Sometimes you can get a great deal on sites like Expedia when you bundle your vacation and book flights and hotel at the same time, but this is not always the case. If you see an exceptional deal on a flight, book it now, don’t wait! You may be able to find a better price on the hotel later. I also recommend that if you do in fact see a great deal on a flight, please book it now, rather than wait until later that same day. Let’s say you see a great deal on a flight to San Francisco in the morning, but wait until you get home from work to purchase the tickets, this may not work to your advantage.

I will give you an example: I grew up in San Francisco and was looking for flights to go back and visit (this was back in October 2012), but they were around $600 and I wanted to wait for a better price. A few weeks later, Delta had a sale and was offering flights from Toronto to San Francisco for $437 CAD. This was an unbelievable price, considering all I was seeing was $600+ in the previous weeks, so I didn’t wait around and purchased the tickets immediately. I checked later that afternoon to see if the deal was still live and the price had shot back up to $600. I highly recommend booking when you see a price you feel is a great deal, because it may disappear sooner than you think.

Sometimes if you are booking multi-city flights, it may be more cost effective to book them separately than go with the same airline. For example, last summer (June 2013) I wanted to fly from Toronto to Las Vegas, then from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, and finally from Los Angeles back home to Toronto. I spent about a month and a half checking prices daily to get the best deal. I was eventually able to get a sale through Air Canada for the flights from Toronto to Las Vegas and from Los Angeles back to Toronto. I waited on booking the USA domestic flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles because Air Canada obviously didn’t offer this and prices were around $100 USD for this one-way flight at the time. About a week later, I was on Southwest.com and I saw they had a “Getaway” deal for $49 USD for the flight I needed from LAS to LAX. This was a great deal, so of course I booked right away. My entire multi-city airfare ended up costing $515 altogether. [YYZ to LAS and LAX to YYZ cost me $466 CAD and the Southwest flight from LAS to LAX cost $49 USD].

6. Know what time of year and which days are cheapest for flying. Travelling on Tuesday and Wednesday are generally cheaper than any other day of the week. (Generally, searching mid-week for flights produces the best deals too). From experience, I also find that Thursday and Saturday can offer the best price sometimes as well. Of course doesn’t happen all the time and you will have to experiment with dates, which is why Skyscanner is great for deciphering which day is cheapest to depart and return. Days that tend to be most expensive are Monday, Friday and sometimes Sunday. Airlines know that most business trips take place Monday – Friday, which is why it tends to be more expensive to depart Monday and return on Friday. However, business travelers have started to fly out on Sunday instead of Monday in hopes to get a more affordable fare, but this doesn’t always work. Getting the cheapest departure date of the week of course is dependent on the flexibility of your travel dates.

The time of year also helps. It is usually cheaper to fly to Europe in the off-season and shoulder seasons (late fall, winter and early spring). Last year (2013) my parents traveled to Paris in April with direct round trip flights with Air Transat from Toronto for $671 CAD each. This isn’t the best price I have seen, but it was definitely the best deal at the time for non-stop round trip flights. Traveling during the off or shoulder season isn’t always negative. Sometimes due to poor weather, you will not want to travel during the off-season, but generally the off-season is less crowded and offers better prices.

I find that right now (early Spring) it is a bit more expensive to fly to Las Vegas (around $400-$500 CAD) because most people like to go there during the Spring time before the weather gets too hot in the Summer months. [I am comparing this to flight deals I saw this past winter for around $350 CAD.] It’s always wise to check out what events are happening during the dates you want to travel to a particular destination. Sometimes a holiday or big conference meeting could jack up the fares. I always suggest scoping out the average price for flights to your preferred destination, then keeping an eye on how the price fluctuates.

7. Save money on your baggage. Most airlines now charge you $25 each way to check your luggage. And they will charge you extra if your luggage goes over the airline weight limit. You can avoid this by packing light and making sure that your luggage does not go over the limit (check the airline to confirm the weight limit and for prices on checked luggage). Also, if you are going on a short trip, consider sharing one checked luggage bag with your travel partner(s). This can save you $50 on travel costs, since it costs $25 each way to check your luggage.

If you are going on an even shorter trip (weekend trip), consider only bringing carry on luggage and forget about the checked bag. Most airlines will let you bring a small amount of liquids on board the plane. If you are just going for a quick weekend trip, you might be able to get away with just a carry on bag. I did this for my trip last month to NYC. I went to my local dollar store and bought a small travel pouch of clear plastic containers. This allowed me to bring shampoo, conditioner, face wash, night/ day cream, foundation, etc. It also included sticker labels so I knew what everything was. I do realize that this is not practical for everyone, but for a 2 night trip, I would much rather spend $1 for the travel pouch at Dollarama then $50 for a checked bag. It also saves me the hassle of waiting to retrieve my checked bag at Baggage Claim.

8. Shop around for travel / health insurance. I always recommend getting travel or (extra) health insurance for your trip, but sometimes you are not getting the best price when you select the insurance package offered through the airline when you book your flights. Usually your work insurance will offer some type of travel or health coverage when traveling. Talk to HR about this if you are unsure. You can also buy insurance through your bank – that’s where I tend to find the best prices. This will also be cost efficient in the long run in you plan and traveling multiple times during the year. [Rather than pay for insurance each time you book a flight, you can get covered through your bank or alternative place for the year for a set fee.] If you are over 40 years old (or have a history of health issues), I recommend purchasing extra health coverage (even you already are covered through work). Unfortunately we can never predict what might happen while traveling, and if, heaven forbid, anything did happen, you will be happy that you purchased the extra health insurance. This is something that is unique to each person, so I cannot tell you what the best option is, that is something that you need to discuss with HR, your bank and family in order to see what the best choice is for you.

9. Avoid paying for seat selection (if you can). Some airlines ask for an extra fee to make advance seat selection, sometimes it is included in the price – if that’s the case then great, but if you have to pay $20 or so to make an advance seat selection, I would pass. You can usually check in early (24 hours before flight departure) and make the seat selection for free. You may be able to get the seats that you wanted, or you may not. It’s a hit or miss. If you don’t have a preference on where you sit, or willing to take the risk, then avoid paying the additional fee for advance seat selection.

10. Take advantage of travel reward programs. There is so much competition between airlines and credit cards today, so sign up for their travel reward programs. Talk to your bank and see what travel reward credit card works best for your needs. A lot of them allow you to collect points on your everyday spending so you can redeem them for free flights. Some of these credit cards do have stipulations, such as you can only book the flights through your bank, or there are black out dates for travel. However, due to the vast amount of travel reward credit cards being offered today, they are getting better and you can find one that does not contain any of these stipulations. That means you can use your points to redeem flights anytime, anywhere. Sometimes these cards do come with a slight annual membership fee, but the rewards alone are worth it.

The same goes for airline frequent flyer programs. The more you fly with one airline, the more frequent flyer points you will collect. This works great for business travelers because while their company pays for their trips, they are be able to collect frequent flyer points so they can redeem for their personal holiday travels. Some companies even allow employees to book their own flights, then submit the receipts for reimbursement. This allows the employee to get points on their travel reward credit card in addition to frequent flyer points.

I hope these tips will help you when booking your next vacation or trip. Please note that these tips have worked in my own experience, but may not work for everyone. The main thing to keep in mind is that the key to getting the best deal on your flights is to have patience and be flexible with your travel dates.

Thailand – A Cheap Travel Destination That Delivers

Fuel prices are up and the economy is down this year. That makes getting the most bang out of your travel buck important. Thailand represents a fascinating and excellent travel destination that is also an incredible deal.

Known as the land of smiles, Thailand is one of those truly unique Southeast Asian countries that boogle the mind. From the warm beaches of the southern coast to the mountain palace of the King in Chang Mai in the north, there is a lot to see and do. Best of all, you can do it all for one of the lowest travel costs in the world.

In the late 1990s, the Asian economies were absolutely crushed over a one year period. Part and parcel to this disaster was the loss of currency value. Much like the dollar is falling now, the Thai “Baht” suffered. Instead of a down period, however, it fell like a rock dropped from a plane and hasn’t really come back.

Put simply, this currency issue has made Thailand a cheap, cheap place. Your biggest expense will be the flight. It can run $650 round trip at a minimum. It should also be noted that the flight is very long if you are coming from North America. A flight from Los Angeles can easily take 24 hours or more.

Once in Thailand, the good news is you’ll be getting a lot for your dollar. Yes, even now. You can always go nuts in any location, but I’ll assume you are going to be reasonable. A good, fresh meal will set you back $2 to $5 and be a lot less if you avoid the touristy areas.

There is one meal item that is expensive – beer. You can expect to pay $2 to $3 per bottle. It isn’t outrageous, but it seems like it after you are conditioned to the cheap food.

Getting around is also incredibly cheap. Trains are popular, but also packed. One of the secrets of Thailand is the domestic airline industry. Simply put, it is excellent and cheap. I’ve splurged on flights from Bangkok to Chang Mai in the north of the country and spend a whopping $38 for a one way ticket. Traveling on trains is great, but you also lose a lot of time. Cheap domestic flights are a good way to avoid this.

Thailand is definitely a great destination for those that want to maximize their experience on a minimum of expense. There are the usual high priced tourist areas, but even a small effort to avoid them can result in a trip that is cheaper than you could ever imagine.

How To Find Cheap Airfare Within Europe

It is often tiresome to search for cheap airfare between European cities and has been near hopeless for a number of years. Travelers were told that Europeans didn’t bother offering cheap airfare. Instead of by air, they traveled at a low cost within Europe using the railway system or rented cars to get around if required.

However, now there are situations where cheap airfares within Europe are in fact the only option, peculiarly when time is of the essence. Some travelers cannot afford to pay not-so-cheap prices to get from Point A to Point B using airfare within Europe, but they often require to get there faster than say, by car.

The primary point to consider when researching cheap airfares within Europe is to look and see if you can arrive and depart from cities different than your originals. Why? Because a different terminal may be cheaper to fly from, or to, when planning airfare within Europe. Restructuring a trip to admit for a little more travel isn’t terribly bad, especially IF there are giant savings, yes?

The problem with really cheap airfares within Europe is that there can be strings attached. Perhaps your return trip will be almost twice the cost of the one that got you there in the first place. Or the dates you can choose to travel may be very restrictive. And don’t forget that the tax on some of these cheap airfares within Europe is as a rule more than the flight itself.

Also, be sure to bear in mind that shopping for cheap European airfares isn’t the same as in North America. There aren’t many connecting flights in Europe and the majority of cheap airfares are straight, city to city runs.

Places to Look for Cheap Airfares within Europe

It may be important to note that we are not supporting any of the following airlines. It’s a reasonable starting point for cheap European airfare, however. Here are some of the movers and shakers in the cheap European airfare game so you can get started with your cheap airfare within Europe research.

Basiq Air – Has a home base in Holland and flies to 20 cities, give or take. Flights from Amsterdam run anywhere between 30-60 EUR ($37-74 USD).

BMI Baby Airlines – Offers routes across Europe.

Simple Jet – A very large amount of routes across Europe. However, there is an extra burden if you book with a credit card, and there are no refunds, unless there are extenuating circumstances (i.e. death of a family member).

Germania Express – Discount flights between Spain, Italy, Germany and Greece.

Sky Europe – Apparently the cardinal deduct airline in middle Europe.

Snowflake – Caters for the Mediterranean from Europe.

Continent Express – Taxes and fees at this locale are incomparably higher than the authentic fares.

Volare Airlines – An Italian based airline.

Wizz Air – A new airline, but quite prolific with it’s customers. Travels between Warsaw and Athens.

Finding cheap airfares within Europe doesn’t have to be an uphill battle. As long as you’re armed with the correct facts and appropriate resources, you’re on your way to finding that cheap airfare!

Flying With the Respironics EverGo Oxygen Concentrator

Flying with the Respironics EverGo Oxygen Concentrator is trouble-free as long as you follow a few important steps before your flight.

Contact the airline that you are using to make sure they allow the Respironics EverGo on the airline during flights. Most of the larger airlines allow Oxygen Concentrators during flights. The airline will require that you submit a written prescription. Please notify the airline a month in advance and let them know you will be using the Respironics EverGo during flight.

Be prepared to adjust your travel schedule and have a well planned itinerary so that you do not need to make last minute changes. Most airlines require as much as 48 hours notice to reschedule flights with passengers using oxygen. Try to plan a direct flight without layovers to converse battery power.
Be familiar with the latest airport security screening policies and plan for extra time for inspection of your EverGo.

Passengers using the EverGo may not sit in exit rows, or the EverGo can not block another passenger's access to seats or to the airplane's aisles. You must be able to see the alarm lights on your EverGo when it is stowed away. Ideally, you would want to keep your EverGo under the seat in front of you.

Passengers are not allowed to plug the EverGo in during flight to charge their battery. You will need to plan to bring enough batteries for your entire flight, including check in time, security time, take off and landing time. For safety reason, it is strongly recommended that patients that use Portable Oxygen Concentrators on airplane flights carry enough extra batteries that will last twice the duration of the flight to ensure the battery power will not run out during flight.

The EverGo and EverGo batteries are considered medical devices; they will need to be screened by TSA personnel but they will not count against your carry-on baggage allowance.

During the Drink fluids but avoid caffeine and carbonated drinks; they will make you feel bloated.

If you follow these steps, you should have a safe and hassle free flight.

How To Crack The High Airline Ticket Price Code

Airline ticket costs have been on the rise for the last few years. In many instances, the inflation of prices can be linked to rising fuel costs and inflation. Airlines have struggled to deal with the increase in business expenses by using multiple methods such as block out days and cutting the number of flights to certain destinations, but inevitably it comes down to raising airline ticket prices.

This business strategy of passing on the cost of fuel and other expenses to customers is common. Most airlines will lower airline ticket prices during the low travel seasons to spark interest in travelers and then raise the prices once again at the height of travel seasons.

This fluctuation in pricing is frustrating to airline passengers to say the least. The earlier one buys his or her airline tickets, the better the price structure for the tickets. Although this is true, the lower cost is not always an overly traveling budget saving discount. Airline ticket prices are high.

Many consumers attempt to purchase their airline tickets months in advance to get the best possible deal but this tactic doesn’t work very well in many cases because there are thousands of would be travelers doing the exact same thing for popular flights. Supply and demand keeps prices high.

Then there is the obvious problem of needing a flight on the spur of the moment. OK, not everyone can schedule their travel months in advance. There is such a thing called spontaneity. Deciding to travel and wanting to leave in 2 days or less is common.

Ten out of fifteen people polled admit having been burned by the price of an airline ticket due to not knowing in advance that they would need to travel. Fifteen out of fifteen admitted changing travel plans in an effort to save money.

Travelers should be able to purchase your airline tickets and travel whenever you want. However, purchasing airline tickets based on that desire would cost you big. Airline ticket prices are often fifty to seventy percent higher when purchased at the last moment.

Don’t get me wrong. To save some cash, it is best to purchase your airline tickets as early as possible to avoid the jump in price. But if that isn’t possible, it is imperative that you use the available online tools to offset the costs associated with spontaneous airline ticket purchases.

The Cheap Airline Tickets Toolbar at CheapAirlineTicketsToolbar allows travelers to earn money for airline tickets so that they can fly without the usual wallet drain.

The Cheap Airline Ticket Toolbar interfaces with TypoBounty. TypoBounty is where companies seeking a very low advertising rate offer to pay web surfers for locating and reporting their web property’s errors. The companies are seeking to eliminate errors such as misspelled words, punctuation errors etc. With the average payout for a single error being over two dollars, financing ones need for airline tickets is no longer a problem.

Always shop around for the best airline ticket prices. Do it as far out as possible and use online tools that help offset the sting of the tickets price. Happy travels!

How to Do Ultra-Light Backpacking

Nowadays, there are many different ways of traveling. There are the common flights by air, or if you’re on a budget, or the distance isn’t too far, one can opt for a bus or a car ride. For this article however, we’ll be focusing on another mode of travel, namely backpacking. As the name says, backpacking is traveling with a backpack while walking over long distances.

The good points of this is that you can definitely save money, you can take more time to just enjoy the nature of that particular country, there’s no rush whatsoever, and you get a good workout at the same time. When sleeping, one can either bring a tent, or opt to sleep at a budget hotel (If applicable). We’ll cover just a few points of how to in backpacking and hopefully this will give you a good idea of what it’s like.

Firstly, when packing your bag, don’t pack too much, and yet, don’t pack too little. Since you will be walking long distances it’s best to keep it lighter, or else you will get tired easily. There is a method of backpacking called “ultra light backpacking”, and although I won’t go into detail here, it essentially means to reduce all unnecessary weight in the pack in order to cover more distances.

Secondly, it’s always advisable to know your map and surrounding areas before you begin on the trip/ hike. Get a recent map from a good bookstore and check out Google maps as well for the most accuracy. Last thing you want to do is get lost, especially if you’re hiking in the wilderness.

Lastly, there’s a popular rule that backpackers have, and is an important “how to” in backpacking. “Leave no trace behind”, means that everywhere you go while backpacking, always try and leave the natural environment as it was so that others after you can enjoy it to the fullest as well.

In conclusion, backpacking is actually an enjoyable and relaxing activity. It’s a good way to break off from the hustle and bustle of the rat race, and just relax and enjoy nature as it should be enjoyed. I hoped this article on the “how to” of backpacking has given you an insight, albeit being quite small into the world of backpacking and that in a way it will motivate you to go on your own backpacking trip!