Tagged with cheap flights

Finding Cheap Fares With Kayak Explore

One of my favorite resources for finding cheap air fares on the internet is Kayak.com. The two Kayak features I use when I want to find a cheap airfare are Buzz and Explore. I covered finding cheap fares with Kayak Buzz feature in a recent post. Kayak Explore Access Kayak Explore by going to Kayak.com, click the Explore link or image on … Continue reading

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Finding Cheap Fares With Kayak Buzz

One of my favorite resources for finding cheap air fares on the internet is Kayak.com. The two Kayak features I use when I want to find a cheap airfare are Buzz and Explore. I will cover Kayak Explore in a future post. Kayak Buzz Access Kayak Buzz by going to Kayak.com, click More, and then … Continue reading

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Travel Tip: How to Change Non-Changeable Airline Tickets

Southwest Airlines has some catchy television commercials proclaiming that they do not charge for ticket changes or for baggage. Analysis about whether they are completely truthful can be found elsewhere. I do have a couple of experiences and thoughts about making changes to non-changeable and non-refundable tickets. First, cheapest airfares have the most restrictions. In exchange for … Continue reading

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Travel Tip: Save Money By NOT Buying In Quantity

Consumers buying multiple products (in quantity) receive discounts. This is a standard business rule. Except for one industry. Yep, the travel industry. OK, to be fair, the travel industry is a bit schizophrenic. Consumers might get discounted rates when staying at a hotel for a designated number of nights; could be 10 or 30. One … Continue reading

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McCool Travel Tip: Finding Better Seats

A recent post about selecting good seats on flights has good information for selecting airline seats when you make a reservation. Often, though, I see better seats when I board the plane. If another passenger has not reserved that seat, then surely I can move there. Right? Well, NO! Airlines usually will not let you … Continue reading

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McCool Travel Tip: Selecting Good Seats on Flights

Once upon a time, selecting a seat on a flight used to be easy–you would tell the reservation or gate agent window or aisle. More people began flying and passengers started sitting in the middle seats. Airlines increased the number of seats on their craft. The pitch–space between the seats–decreased while the average passenger size … Continue reading

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McCool Travel Tip: Add-on Fares

Finding cheap flights requires more than just “asking” Kayak or Priceline. Kayak and Priceline–and other booking websites–are merely tools for finding the cheapest flights. Just like using a hammer or saw, the power of the tool depends on the ability of the user. Being able to look for add-on fares is another skill to add … Continue reading

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McCool Travel Tip: Open Jaw Flights

Do you know about open jaw flights? Open jaw flights are a great way to save money and have more fun on trips. Open jaw itineraries are one of my favorite travel strategies. I often fly into one airport and return from another, such as when I recently flew to Key West and returned from … Continue reading

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