As a travel consultant, one of the most common questions I’m asked is when to buy airfare. Is there a specific day of the week that’s best? How far in advance should you buy? Until now, I’ve had to rely on my years of booking experience and anecdotal evidence to answer this question. For the last several years I’ve been advising clients that about 60 days prior to departure was the optimal window to book. Turns out I was off by six days. (more…)
Posted on March 3, 2014
Earthquakes are getting more common in the frequent flyer world. As recently as a few years ago, all we had to worry about were occasional benefit changes and small increases to the amount of miles needed to redeem for tickets.
And to think we used to complain back then!
Today Delta Air Lines has initiated a shift that many insiders long thought was coming. (more…)
Posted on February 26, 2014
Understanding the complicated rules of airfares is one of the most frustrating aspects of travel. Airlines – especially the old “legacy” carriers such as American, Delta, United and US Airways – have products that are so complicated it nearly takes a PhD to understand them. (more…)
Posted on January 30, 2014
Whether you fly American Airlines or US Airways, their merger provides a unique opportunity to rack up a pile of extra frequent flyer miles in their future, combined program. In addition to the 50% mileage bonus AA is currently giving out for US Airways flights, there’s one simple thing that members of either program can do right now – while the airlines are merging – to earn a pile of free miles. (more…)
Posted on January 27, 2014