I was talking with a friend this morning about a long layover he had a few days ago. He was flying from Austin to Charlotte via DFW, in order to attend a family get-together. His American Airlines flight from DFW to Charlotte was cancelled, and he had to wait several hours for the next available seat.
The information in this well-done article at CreditCards.com would have helped him:
It’s good to read these tips, because everyone who flies will sometimes be in the same situation as my friend.
Frontier is having a “Penny Sale” for flights to certain destinations. Today only, for travel until May 23.
Of course, you will have to pay extra for assigned seat, checked luggage, etc.
See the details at https://www.flyfrontier.com/ways-to-save/online-deals/
The Milenomics blog has a long post on a free new service that could save travelers some real money…if it works as planned.
DoNotPay.com plans to be the AutoSlash of airline and hotel bookings, checking frequently to see if prices have dropped and automatically re-booking you when they do.
DNP owners claim they can even work with Southwest Airlines, which is something that others have had no success with…Southwest’s team of lawyers quickly sue any website owner that scrapes their data.
DNP requires a large amount of private information from its clients, as explained in the Milenomics post.
I wish them the best of luck…they will need it to survive.
The marketing team at Southwest likes to announce sales, and they’ve done it again.
Check Southwest.com to see if any of your existing tickets have gone down in price, and rebook at the lower price if they have.
AirfareSpot has the details and some significant limitations.
To the probable dismay of the Big 3 legacy airlines, Norwegian has begun flying 3x per week from Austin to London Gatwick (and vice versa).
The flight days, both outbound and return, are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The posted outbound price is as low as $209.90 (April 21), and the return price is as low as $229.90 (April 24 and 26).
Norwegian is a low-cost carrier, so everything except a seat will involve a fee. But, if you follow their rules, bring your own food and water, and pack light and compact, you can save a lot.
Check Google Flights or Norwegian’s web site for schedules and costs.
Whenever you are planning a trip out of Austin, it’s always a good idea to check Frontier Airlines.
From time to time the discount airline has sales, reducing its already low airfares. For example, Secret Flying had a recent post on one of their Flash Sales which featured ticket prices as low as $19 one-way.
While none of its new routes originate at Austin ABIA, American Airlines’ additions may still be interesting to Austin travelers. New South American destinations include Buenos Aires and Cordoba (Argentina), Oaxaca (Mexico), Pereira (Colombia) and Georgetown (Guyana).
Unexpectedly, the frequency of flights by American Airlines to Caracas (Venezuela) is also increasing.
American Airlines has always had a strong position in Latin America, and these changes add to that. A possible tie-in to LATAM (formerly LAN) may be involved. Pizza In Motion and Wandering Aramean report and analyze the new routes.
See details here and here.
Bermuda is an island in the Atlantic Ocean, several hundred miles east of South Carolina. The national language is English.
Scott’s Cheap Flights has found Basic Economy fares on American Airlines / Delta of just $379 round-trip.
Bermuda has no rivers or natural lakes, so all water is harvested from rainfall. When you go, notice that every house and commercial building has a white roof that drains into a cistern…that is its only source of water!
Search for your vacation date pairs on Google Flights, and enjoy your visit!
All the Flight Deals has found airfares from Austin to New Orleans as low as $39 round-trip. The airlines involved are JetBlue and Frontier. Check this link to find out the details. https://alltheflightdeals.com/deal/35946
Too good to believe, but Secret Flying has found $39 round-trip airfares from Austin to Seattle (and vice-versa) on Frontier Airways. Various date pairs in April and May 2018 are available.
Expect extra fees and not much legroom. Use promo code SAVE90.
No telling how long this will last.