Best Times of Year to Travel

best times to travel to save money

If you care about travel costs (who doesn't?), then take note:

According to Fare Compare, flights are at their most expensive prices from June 15 to Aug. 30 for domestic flights. Airlines begin raising fares on May 20, and then typically raise fares again on or around June 15.

If traveling overseas, your best bet may be to wait. For flights to Europe, prices increase beginning May 12, and drop on Aug. 21. For flights to Asia, prices increase on May 15, and continually drop during August.

If you must travel during peak season, try flying out on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday.


Are You Ready for This Latest, Mean-Spirited Airline Fee?

airline baggage fees

Airlines made nearly $30 billion last year. But they have more profit-pulling ideas up their sleeves. Like this.

As if you weren't getting gouged enough!

Airlines are now cool charging you separate baggage fees for connecting flights. For now (and we emphasize the implication there that such words as “for now” always eventually means “later”), they'll only charge such fees if you purchased separate tickets.

However, you can bet your hairy monkey ass that this will change.

I can imagine a time that every touch of your bags (sounds sexy, right?) will require a charge of some sort in the near future.

Scum-sucking pigs!

But, hey, we can fly any damn where we want. #FirstWorldProblems

Read the full skinny here.

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