Today is the last day for passenger operations for the 61 year old Aloha Airlines. As predicted several weeks ago, one of the three carriers providing Hawaii inter-island service had to go and it ended up being Aloha. They had filed for bankruptcy protection several weeks ago. Aloha will continue with cargo operations, but are Read full post »
It’s nice to share the information I’ve gathered over the last seven years with folks from my hometown. On the right side of the blog you’ll find an archive with over 150 blog posts that explain some of the techniques I used to travel frugally, outline current promotions being offered by the airlines, hotels or Read full post »
Nothing brings on as much frustration as a phone conversation where the parties don’t communicate well. Be it language, bad attitude or cultural customs, things just don’t seem to get done. When I call a “call center” and reach an overseas customer service representative, it is typically an India Call Center. Unfortunately based on past Read full post »
It is a tough economy and with record fuel prices, everyone is cutting back. In the last month or so we have seen the major airlines institute a $25 charge for checking a second bag. This will unfortunately add to the already crowded storage situation in coach class as people will bring more on board Read full post »
Right Now through tonight at 11:59PM Eastern Time you can save $33 on a round trip while using the promotion code SAVE33 all caps with no spaces. This discount is available to everyone. AMERICAN AND DELTA REINSPECTING MD SERIES AIRCRAFT Yesterday and today will be full of cancellations and delays as these two major airlines Read full post »
Yesterday afternoon, United Airlines dropped the price of a round trip ticket on this route by $171. to $119 plus taxes and fees. Depending on the routing, the full fare is around $161 now. American Airlines has a substantial presence in the Miami market and we may see the start of a little tiff between Read full post »
I got an email yesterday from a reader that wanted to go from Jacksonville to Mexico (GDL) Guadalajara this summer and was having problems with pricing. It seemed like a good opportunity to help someone learn how to “fish” You do remember the old saying; if you give someone a fish they eat for a Read full post »
I’m glad that I have points and miles with everybody as I want to go to Aspen this 4th of July to visit my son,who is spending the summer there with the Aspen Music Festival. It is barely April, but most of the cheap seats from one small city, Traverse City, MI to Aspen, CO Read full post »
I could see this one coming from a mile away. When Mesa Airlines stuck their regional jets in the inter-island market competing against Aloha and Hawaiian Airlines, somebody had to go. The regional jet is just so much more efficient than the larger aircraft of Aloha and Hawaiian. The market was saturated with two airlines even Read full post »
Here is a missing digit fare mistake. The rate on Continental Airlines from Flint, MI to Tampa or Orlando, Florida for select days in May is $71 round trip. It looks like they forgot the first “1”. Eligible dates appear to be: May 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 Read full post »
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