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Senator Promises to Fight New Airline Fees

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/25/2017, 5:00 AM

Following an example set earlier by United Airlines, American Airlines announced last week that use of overhead bins on flights will no longer be free for every passenger. A condition of the carriers' new "basic economy" fares is that customers who opt for those low rates will be allowed only one carry-on bag—and it has to fit underneath the seats. Under United's basic economy system, whic...

American Airlines Announces No-Frills Basic Economy Fares

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/19/2017, 5:00 AM

Joining other major carriers including Delta and United, American Airlines has announced that it too will soon begin offering low, no-frills "basic economy" fares on certain flights.  Customers can expect to start seeing the new rates—which will be cheaper than those for any other seats in the cabin—in February, when the company will introduce them in 10 cities, with more locations expecte...

Despite Fierce Opposition from U.S. Air Carriers, Norwegian Air Has Received Permission to Radically Slash Airfares Across the Atlantic

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 12/22/2016, 2:15 PM

Norwegian Air is about to introduce some healthy competition on transatlantic flights, making travel a lot easier and cheaper for many more Americans....

An Angry Airbnb, Cattle-Car Airfares, Trump's Impact on Travel, and Colombia's Truce: Four Major New Developments in Travel

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 11/22/2016, 12:00 AM

Arthur Frommer weighs in on four news developments that could affect travelers....

Three Budget-Priced Airlines Are Currently Offering Cheap Flights Across the Atlantic to Europe

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 10/21/2016, 12:00 AM

When it comes to transatlantic flights, these low-cost upstarts are giving major airlines a run for their money. ...

Delta Considering Adding Bare-Bones Fares to International Flights

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 10/19/2016, 4:00 AM

Delta Air Lines may be considering adding supercheap, no-frills airfares to international flights.  In an earnings call with reporters last week, executives from the country's second-largest carrier said that revenue from transatlantic flights had declined of late, partly due to competition from low-cost international airlines such as Norwegian Air International. When asked how Delta p...

Late Summer Airline Fares Poised to Drop

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/30/2016, 4:00 AM

For travelers whose schedules aren't tied to when their kids are in school, we're entering the most wonderful time of the year when it comes to buying plane tickets.  As summer dies down and classes resume, airfares tend to drop considerably, and they usually stay low well into the fall, until people start booking their holiday vacations.   According to airfare-tracking app Hopper, the...

Discount Airline Coming to Newark

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/29/2016, 12:00 PM

Allegiant Air will soon begin offering flights to and from Newark Liberty International Airport. That makes it the airport's first discount carrier since a government lawsuit charged United Airlines with monopolizing takeoff and landing slots there. Starting in November, you'll be able to fly on Allegiant between Newark and Cincinnati, Ohio; Savannah, Georgia; Asheville, North Carolina; and Kn...

Spirit Airlines Seeks to Improve Operations, Reputation

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/28/2016, 3:00 AM

If ever there were a company dedicated to proving you get what you pay for, it's Spirit Airlines—the budget carrier often named #1 when it comes to customer complaints and not arriving on time. Those who've never flown with Spirit might know the company best for its borderline-raunchy ad campaigns. Those who have flown on the airline probably know it best for nickel-and-diming them with a plet...

Brexit and American Travel

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/27/2016, 12:15 PM

What does Britain's vote to leave the European Union mean for American travelers? Cheaper prices throughout Britain (at least for now). Amid the uncertainty following the vote, the British pound has taken a dive, resulting in the lowest exchange rate against the dollar in about 30 years. As Frommer's editorial director Pauline Frommer puts it, "That will mean that our dollars will go further f...

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