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A Round-up of the Most Popular Cheap Travel Posts

I’m getting ready to hop on a plane to Eastern Europe, where I’ll soon be reporting on cheap travel in four countries there. I’ll be doing some stories for Perceptive Travel and writing chapters for the next edition of The World’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

Most Popular Bargain Travel Posts of the Year

This is probably the last post of the year as I turn off all the blinking distractions and give the chattering a rest. Time to let my eyes focus on the loved ones around me for a week instead of glowing

Which Airline Fees Do You Want to Know Up Front?

The airlines have continually pushed back hard and spent untold millions on lobbying efforts trying to keep their pure profit fees out of the mix when you are comparing flight prices. The Consumer Travel Alliance is trying to be the David

A Rundown on Mexican Budget Airlines

Editor’s note – This post is still mostly valid, but for a newer update, see this comprehensive Mexican airlines article. After a few years of turmoil and two airlines going down the tubes, Mexico’s airline industry seems to be settling down and