Tagged with cheap airfares

Fly More, Pay Less

Doing some recent trip planning research I found this lovely airfare quirk. A client* wants to fly into Paris and return from London. Virgin Atlantic Upper Class is one of the contenders. One option is to add an easy London to Paris connecting flight to the upper class transatlantic flights ($4,927 each). I was surprised … Continue reading

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Travel Value: More Fun, Less Cost

I am currently planning a trip to Miami and also want to spend a day in the Ft. Myers area. I have many options. I could fly a simple roundtrip into and from South Florida (Miami and/or Ft. Lauderdale)—and drive to Ft. Myers and back. However, I would prefer one-way flights into Ft. Myers and … Continue reading

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Travel Tip: Air Traveler’s Holiday Wish List for 2013

I first published this in 2002. What is still true? What is worse? Submit your proposed 2013 updates. Surely, “no full body scans” and “no pat downs” can fit in here somewhere. From December 2002: ****************************************************** Follow me on Twitter (@CharlesMcCool) and subscribe to this blog (click button in upper left corner) to be among the first … Continue reading

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Taking Advantage of Travel Airfare Deals Not Near You

There was a recent airfare deal for flights between Oakland (OAK) or San Jose (SJC) California and Maui (OGG) at $188 roundtrip. It was a super low fare which quickly disappeared. You might hear about amazing airfare deals and wish you could book them–but you do not live close to the available airports. Well, that … Continue reading

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McCool Travel Tip: Co-Terminals

You might already unknowingly use co-terminals in trip planning. It is worthwhile to check co-terminal flight options, as it will often provide you with better flights at lower prices. Below is an excerpt from my book, Winning the Airfare Game, published in 2001. Co-Terminals Using co-terminals[1] can result in lower airfares because airlines do not … Continue reading

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Frequent Flyer Programs

The following section about Frequent Flyer Programs is from my book Winning the Airfare Game. It was written over 12 years ago. How much of this information is still valid today?–I wonder… Excerpt from Chapter 3 of Winning the Airfare Game by Charles McCool, © 2001, Hawk Ridge Press Frequent flyer programs were created to encourage … Continue reading

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