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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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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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McCool Travel Week in Review – Feb. 7 – 11, 2011

Thank you for visiting McCool Travel. More great travel tips and information were posted this past week on McCool Travel. Topics included travel discounts at Costco, a secret hidden cheaper airfare feature on Orbitz, travel planning secrets (my seminar), and an interview with the editor-in-chief of GoBackpacking.com. This week, the McCool Travel blog entered Technorati’s … Continue reading

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Secret Cheaper Airfare Option on Orbitz

Last week I announced that I found cheap airfares (under $500) from Washington, DC to Europe for the summer. Such fares are typically over $1,000 so this was a phenomenal discovery. Those fares are no longer available but here is the process I used to find them. First, I did a standard airfare search: Using … Continue reading

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#1 Tip for Saving Money on Lodging

In a previous post, I said that there is one travel tip that will help you save money (and have more fun)–on EVERY trip. To recap: #1 Travel Tip for Saving Money *** Be FLEXIBLE *** I will assume that your destination and dates of travel are fixed (because you probably found a great airfare). … Continue reading

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