See details from Airfare Spot here.
Aloha! There are still some great deals for flights to the different islands of Hawai’i. The Points Guy has a blog post about some $293 round-trip airfares from Albuquerque and Denver, both of which you can reach inexpensively on Southwest.
Airlines offering these fares include Alaska, American, Hawaiian and United. If you can wait a year, Southwest should be in the mix also.
Search Google Flights for your particular date pair(s) to see the low prices available now. Aloha.
Scott’s Cheap Flights has found another bargain, a very inexpensive airfare to Kenya. You can drive, Megabus or fly from Austin to Dallas, then fly Air Canada, Delta, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, United to Nairobi (via Europe).
Airfares are valid next month and May, then September through December.
Check Google Flights for the deets.
View from the Wing has the story.
The primary reason that passengers prefer to board early is so they can find overhead bin space, so this new fee is essentially a tax on bin space.
It seems likely that the other domestic airlines will copy this new revenue enhancement.
Scotts Cheap Flights has found flights from Austin to Dublin for as little as $496 round-trip. I’m not able to duplicate that low fare (my best is $648 on United + Aer Lingus), but searching more date pairs might turn it up…or it might already be gone.
Check your date pairs in Google Flights. These low fares are not available in July and August.
Aer Lingus, Delta, Air France, Lufthansa, Air Canada, and United are offering some low airfares from DFW (and other American cities) to Dublin, Ireland. A variety of date pairs (with varying airfares) have been found from March to June, and August through December.
This discovery from Scott’s Cheap Fares.
Enter date pairs on Google Flights to find current very good prices. Try Momondo for the very best prices.
United will offer Economy Plus (more legroom) for an additional $275 each way. A better option, if you want it both ways, may be to purchase the 1-year subscription for $499+.
One thing to note is that FAs don’t get paid anything until the doors of the aircraft are closed. All that smiling at you as you board and de-board the plane are “free” to the airline.
The airfare deals from the US to Europe just keep coming! Scott’s Cheap Flights has found round-trip tickets from Austin to Venice for as little as $386 in March, April, May, August, September, October, November and December.
These are round-trip fares, not one-way. No bag fees. Check United Airlines website and Google Flights. Other airlines may match, and there are other European destinations with similar fares.
Watch out — those gondola rides in Venice are EXPENSIVE!