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The World’s Fastest-growing Budget Airlines

If you want to grow an airline quickly, don’t aim for the high-end traveler. Apparently the fast growth track is at the bottom of the spending scale. I came across this story on the world’s fastest-growing airlines in a magazine I write for regularly. It’s from January, but it turns out that


A Weekend With No Baggage Fees on Allegiant Air

One travel perk of moving to Tampa for a couple years has been a big improvement in flight options. Besides having lots of airports within a 4-hour drive if needed, one 30 minutes away is a hub for Allegiant Air. Never heard of them? I hadn’t either before moving here, but it’s


Consumers Finally Win One: Real Airfare Prices

Despite the millions airlines poured into lobbying against it, as of yesterday the U.S. Department of Transportation has mandated that all flights operating in the U.S. must display the entire airfare up front in the booking process. If an airline advertises a sale price, it must be the real total price, not


My Flight is Landing Where?

If it’s your first time visiting a foreign city, you may want to pay close attention to where that flight is actually landing. In some world capitals, even the main airport is a long hike from the center, especially Narita for Tokyo and Seoul’s shiny airport, which is more than an hour


Frequent Flier Programs in Visual Form

As most of the frequent flier programs get more transparent on the web and more savvy travelers get clued in to the wonders of travel hacking, all kinds of comparisons keep popping up for which programs are the best and worst. It’s hard to do this without the exercise making a DSLR