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Finding Cheap Fares With ITA Software

I taught travel skills classes for eight years (2001-2009). Most of my students heard of and used Kayak, Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, and a host of other online travel booking resources. Rarely, however, did anyone use, or even know of, ITA Software. By the way, I recently covered finding cheap fares with Kayak Buzz and Kayak … Continue reading

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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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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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8 Great Reasons to Book One Way Flights

“I did not know you could do that,” someone said when I mentioned buying one way tickets for a trip. The number one reason to buy one way flights is to save money–although convenience may be as or more important than cheap flights. A round trip itinerary with a single carrier might cost more if … Continue reading

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Airfares Are Going Up, Up, Up–But You Can Pay Less

Much of the current travel news is about increasing airfares. Savvy travel consumers will continue to save money in this environment. I want you to be a savvy travel consumer. The news is like Chicken Little running amok yelling the sky is falling. Wow, the sky falling would be really bad for air travel. Don’t … Continue reading

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McCool Travel Week in Review – Feb. 14 – 18, 2011

Thank you for visiting McCool Travel. More great travel tips and information were posted this past week on McCool Travel. Topics included air travel tips (cheap airfares and airfares to South America), travel deals for St. John USVI, and an interview with the owner and editor of TravelDudes.org. The Travel Planning Secrets travel seminar is … Continue reading

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Air Travel Tip: Cheaper Flights to South America

A previous post introduced using split tickets to get cheaper flights and save tons of money on airfares. Here is a specific example of how to use split cities to get the cheapest flights between the United States and South America. Example : Salt Lake City to Montevideo, Uruguay in May 2011 Step 1: I … Continue reading

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Looking for Cheapest Flight: Try the Phone!

I have been finding travel deals for a long time. Still, I learn something from the attendees in every seminar I lead and usually discover something new every day while searching for travel bargains (for myself and others). Every once in awhile, though, something happens that surprises me. There is no single place to always … Continue reading

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