Travel App of the Week: FareScout

FareScout

One of the big dilemmas when you’re shopping for airfare is trying to figure out if the fare is going to go up or down. Well, there’s a new free app (currently only on iOS) on the market called FareScout which promises to take this kind of guesswork out of the flight-booking process. It searches millions of […]

Travel Tip of the Day: When to Buy Your Summer Airline Tickets

Planes

When to Buy Your Summer Airline Tickets Anne McDermott from FareCompare.com has an interesting chart: Good time to buy: 30 days or more before departure. Your best chance of finding the best deals. Deals get harder to find: 14 to 30 days before departure. Beginning on day 29, prices are on the rise. Danger zone: […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Just Look at Coach

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Many of us love to collect airline miles—but we also know that when it comes time to use them, it can be a real challenge, especially if you want to use Saver Awards (awards costing the lowest number of points/miles). Sometimes, airlines require members to use twice the number of points/miles and when that happens, […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Sign up for Fare Alerts

Fare alerts

Sign up for Fare Alerts Instead of constantly having to check and recheck websites for the best fares, just sign up for fare alerts, which will automatically keep you updated on the fares you care about. Many sites offer this service for free, including Airfarewatchdog, Kayak, Yapta and FareCompare. Each site’s version of the alerts varies, but the idea is […]