5 Steps to Easy Online Flight Booking

The internet has changed virtually everything.  Air travel is no exception.  It used to be that a good travel agent was the best way to plan and book your flight.  Now, thanks to the World Wide Web, you can make your travel plans from the comfort and convenience of your home computer.  Some people are hesitant to make bookings online because of security issues and their lack of familiarity with the whole process of online booking.  Here are a few things you can do to make your experience as trouble-free as possible.

1. Be flexible.  The majority of air travel done in the United States is for business or professional reasons.  Individuals who are traveling for business reasons tend to be less flexible in their travel dates and arrival/departure times.  However, if you are traveling for pleasure (vacation, holidays, etc…) you might be able to save some money by being flexible in a few key areas.  The first area you should be flexible in is your departing airport.  If you live in an area that only has one local airport you might not have a choice which airport you depart from.  But if you live in a large city there are usually two or three airports within driving distance from your home that you could depart from.  Be sure to check the prices of flights leaving from all airports within your area.  Keep in mind, the biggest airport might not be the cheapest.  Second, be flexible in your dates and times of departure.  Flights are typically cheaper that depart on weekdays as opposed to weekends or Fridays.  Also, overnight flights are in lower demand and are therefore less expensive.

2. Book in advance.  Last minute bookings are always the most expensive.  Airlines charge more money for last minute bookings because they cause more work for the airlines to process in time.  Try to book your flight four to six weeks ahead of time.  Many airlines will allow you to book earlier than that, but some airlines do not publish their flight itineraries until six weeks before the departure date.

3. Have your credit card information ready.  Online bookings are paid for exclusively with credit or debit cards.  Be sure to check and see which cards are accepted with the company you are making your online booking with.  Also, be sure that their site is protected from identity theft by companies such as VeriSign or Travel Guard.

4. Be sure to provide accurate information.  Websites can only process what you put into them.  If you do not provide accurate information for an online booking agency they can not process your purchase.  Be sure that your name, email address, flight information, and credit card information are all filled out accurately.

5. Confirm your purchase.  Many online booking agencies provide a phone number or support email address on their website so that you can confirm that your purchase was made.  Take five minutes to call or email the agency to make sure that …

Digging for Cheap Flight Tickets

Economy has slow down, many people lost their jobs and many more are in constant stress and are likely to lose their job. The budget for grocery has gone down too. It has become difficult to pay EMI’s of your car. You do need a break and a stress buster. There is nothing better than taking a holiday. But taking a holiday too has become expensive, and flight tickets being the most expensive part of a holiday. If you could save a considerable amount on Flight Tickets, you would automatically reduce the holiday bill by a great deal.

Let me tell you few tips on how to dig for cheap airfare.

My Dollar Saver Tips

Plan Ahead

Flight Tickets tend to be cheaper than usual when booked in advance. Usually booking 7 to 21 days ahead is good idea.

Flexible Travel Dates

There may be deals on some days, so to be flexible with the travel dates, a day before or a day after could save you hundreds of dollars.

Flexible departure time

Usually late night flights or early morning flights are cheaper than regular day flights. So if you don’t mind travelling at odd times, you could save good amount.

Do a survey

Do your little survey on which website gives you the cheapest fare, some consolidates may have better deals for you. Look at airkt.com

On a holiday take a Round Trip

If you are planning to take a holiday or a business trip take a round trip, round trips tend to be lot cheaper than two one way trips.

Fly in lean season

Air travel is divided in three seasons high, low, and shoulder. Consider the low season for your travel if it is possible, this can save you around 30% or more compared to high season at your Cheap Flight Tickets.…

Is Vacation Travel to Mexico Safe?

With all the recent bad press regarding drug traffic related gang crimes in Mexico, one has to wonder if that Mexico vacation is still safe.

Peter Diaz, President of VoyageMonkey.com Online Travel, compares travel to Mexico with any travel within the United States.  Simply stated, “We all generally don’t take vacations to bad parts of Oakland California or South Central Los Angeles, yet we regularly hear about drug related crimes, gang violence and murders taking place right here in our own backyards.”  Yet we don’t question if travel in the United States is safe.

The facts are that travel to such popular Mexican destinations as Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun and other tourist spots in Mexico is generally safe.  Most of the Mexican crimes in the press have been in the border towns and some of the larger cities.  Victims are generally other gang members and authorities.  Statistically this is not unusual when compared to the United States.  The press has capitalized on these stories, as is expected.  The event becomes a story and every news network puts their own spin on it, for days, or weeks, or months.

Several years ago a young woman named Natalee Holloway was murdered in Aruba and the press capitalized on it.  Diaz says “Aruba is one on the safest places to travel to in the Caribbean.  I would not think twice about vacationing in Aruba.”  The Natalee Holloway story was rare to Aruba, but travel to Aruba was affected.  The Natalle Holloway story still receives some press.

Another recent story involved a young girl on a cruise ship that was sexually assaulted.  Unfortunately, the young girl was allowed to wander the ship alone, unsupervised, in this floating city of 3,000 people.  Something parents generally don’t allow back at home.  The event turned into stories about how United States laws don’t protect cruise ship passenger and how cruise lines will not properly investigate and report crimes.  The cruise industry was attacked by the press and the safety of all cruise ships was questioned.  Travelers were asking if cruise ships were safe.

These stories should remind us as travelers that we should always be alert and stay out of risks way at home and abroad.   When traveling anywhere, using good common sense will keep you safe.  Always keep your children in your sight.  Stay in resort hotels and keep to the tourist areas.  Don’t walk alone at night (take a cab), don’t accept rides with questionable transportation, and always keep the alcohol consumption down and stay away from illegal drugs.  Going out drinking and clubbing at night always carries some risks.  Leave the Rolex watch and the flashy bling bling at home.

Mexico has some great travel destinations, excellent beaches, and the dollar is strong against the peso.  Travel to Mexico is down so the deals are really good.  We say, take that Mexico vacation and enjoy yourself.  Any of the destinations that have been developed as resort areas will be safe.  The local …

Finding Cheap International Air Fare

Many people spend a good part of their life dreaming of visiting foreign lands. Their vision of visiting exotic places and meeting new people is always there but for one little problem in the back of their mind: The Cost. How on earth are they going to pay for such a trip? There’s so much planning and cost involved and just when they think they have it figured out the problem of paying just to get there raises its ugly head. If they could just find a cheap international air fare all the pieces would fall into place.

Of course what is cheap for one person may not be for another so in a sense this can be a subjective issue. But the fact remains that finding a good deal requires the same research tactics no matter who you are, it just up to the individual to decide whether the price they found is a good deal for them.

Because air fare prices are quite volatile and can change daily it can pay big savings to get as many different price quotes as possible. The point of this is simple, with so many airlines and travel sites vying for your travel dollars your chances of finding a deal are greatly enhanced if you can check all your options. Which options should you keep your eye out for? Here are some tips and trick to help you find a cheap international air fare.

One of the biggest ways to save on international flights is to travel during the off-peak seasons. During the height of peak vacation season airlines charge a high premium for their flights because the demand is there. Do a little research into your chosen destination and find out when the off-peak season is and chances are you will find some pretty good ticket deals.

You can also save money if you buy your tickets far enough in advance of your travel date, or at least to a point. If you try to purchase a ticket on an international flight more than 4 months before the flight you will most likely be charged the premium rate for that seat. The best time to look for cheap air fares are between 4 months out up around 14 to 21 days before you’re scheduled to leave. Airlines normally raise their prices significantly 14 days before a flight because by then most people who are traveling are set in their plans and will pay the premium price.

A last couple things to consider are flying into an alternate airport or trying one of the many discount airlines that are now starting to fly international flights. These are two more ways to save money when flying internationally.

Finding cheap international air fare can be done, you just have to do your research and know where to look. Once you know these things you will find you can travel and save money at the same time.…

Redwood National Park: Three Tips to Effectively Travel to Redwood by Amtrak Train and Bus

Redwood National Park was created in 1968 to protect land adjacent to the California state redwood parks that were formed in the 1920s.  Currently the combined state and federal lands are administered under a joint agreement between the National Park Service and the California Department of Parks and Recreation.  The combined parks cover over 110,000 acres including 37 miles of pristine California coastline. 

Since Delta is the only commercial airline into the local airport, it is expensive to fly into the area.  Although not close to an Amtrak train line, there is bus service from Amtrak stations to the Redwood area, which may be the cheapest way to travel to the park.  Here are three tips/hints for effectively traveling to/from Redwood by land:

One:  Martinez, California is your Amtrak connection to Redwood National Park.  The San Joaquin line from Bakersfield (with connecting service from San Diego and Los Angeles) and Oakland (with connecting service from San Francisco) stops there.  Martinez is also on the Capitol Corridor line from San Jose, Oakland and Sacramento (with connecting service from Reno.)  From Martinez, there are two Amtrak Thruway Motorcoaches departing at 10:25 am and 3:25 pm for the six to seven hour ride to the Redwood area. 

Two:  Since there is no shuttle service at Redwood National Park, you must rent a car to see the entire park.  Therefore, the McKinleyville stop at the Arcata Airport is the destination for your bus ride.  If you arrive before the rental car counters close in the early evening, you have a choice of companies from which to rent.  If you arrive when the rental car counters are closed, you can take a complementary shuttle bus to your hotel for the night and come back to the airport in the morning to rent your car.  There are a number of hotels in the area that will provide this service.  The motorcoaches back to Martinez leave McKinleyville at 6:15 am and 10:30 am.

Three:  The need to make reservations for the train portion of your trip depends on the service you take.  Although the Capitol Corridor trains are unreserved, the San Joaquins are all-reserved trains.  Although you do not need reservations for the Thruway Motorcoach Connection service, you may be able to receive discounted advance purchase fares or special fares for students and seniors by buying both your train and bus ticket in advance.…

How To Get Cheap Airline Tickets To Hawaii

Do you wish to go to Oahu or surfing in Maui? Do you dream about seeing the colors of Honolulu and smelling the fragrant scents of the frangipani?

If you answer “yes” to all of these questions, then you should start packing for a trip to glorious island of Hawaii! But wait a minute, isn’t there something you should be doing first? Of course, you should be planning your trip!

Planning is always essential and with it carries the question of how much money do you have? Do you think it will be enough to give you a grand old time in Hawaii? Or could you use a bit more? Do you need to adjust your budget just a little? How about trying to find some cheap airline tickets to Hawaii?

Cheap airline tickets to Hawaii may just be the solution when you need to solve your budget problems. If you manage to find some cheap airline tickets to Hawaii, then you could probably allot enough money for your stay in Hawaii and do a little shopping or bar-hopping. If you find some cheap airline tickets to Hawaii, you need not be on the borderline of your pockets and scrimp on some holiday essentials when you get there.

You want to go on a vacation, and you certainly want to be able to do anything, buy anything and go anywhere you like in Hawaii. But you would never be able to do that if you keep worrying about your budget. So let’s go and find some cheap airline tickets to Hawaii.

Finding cheap airline tickets to Hawaii is quite easy but you need to look hard for it.

Although by a sheer stroke of luck and coincidence you could stumble upon some cheap airline tickets to Hawaii just lying around. But that is not likely most of the time. In reality you need to observe a few tips that you can use to find those cheap airline tickets to Hawaii.

You need to check out airlines that specialize in Hawaii trips. Chances are, these airlines would be able to offer you the lowest prices for those cheap airline tickets to Hawaii. You could be able to buy cheap airline tickets to Hawaii direct from them because they have direct access to the resources needed for your flight to Hawaii.

Some airlines also need to attract more customers, particularly during lean months and off-peak seasons so they might out of necessity offer cheap airline ticket to Hawaii.

Bigger airlines, on the other hand, may not offer you those cheap airline tickets to Hawaii because of the fact that they are already plagued with a majority of the market buyers in their hands. They may not need to try to attract another customer with their low prices because they have established a name for themselves. You also need to understand the rules of demand and supply where cheap airline tickets to Hawaii are available if only a few people would want them, …

Malaysia Airline Tickets

When you ask most people what their favorite thing in the world to do all of the will say they love to travel. If you ask the same people where they have been the majority of them will say they have gone nowhere. Then if you ask them why they have gone nowhere they will say that the cost of airline tickets is too much for them to afford. I will be the first to say that airline tickets are a lot more than they should be but there is a ton of ways to get cheap airline tickets to basically anywhere in the world. The key is to know where to look and which airline to look into. We have a few tips for you on how to get some really low fares and some very cheap airline tickets fully legitimately.

The best way that I have found to get cheap airline tickets is to go to the last minute airline ticket websites and see what they have. The airlines must sell tickets to their lights to offset the cost of the flights since no matter how many or how few people are on the flight it must run and they must spend the money. As the flight gets closer the airline will lower the price of their airline tickets to get the plane to fill up. They know that they cannot get full price so they keep lowering it a bit every day until the take off. The closer to the flight that you are willing to book it the cheaper you will get the airline ticket for. The last minute airline ticket websites communicate with the airline and know how low they will go. Since I do not trust these sites I get the number form them and present my offer to the airline. It really does work.

The last minute ticket thing is the best thing I have found to get my cheap airfare. I promise that if your try it out you will be pleased. Besides you have absolutely nothing to lose by trying it but you will lose out on some great airline deals if you do not try it. We always welcome additional airfare deal strategies so if you have some that we have not included please do let us know. Together we can force the airlines to give us the prices we want whether they like it or not. Happy flying folks.

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From San Diego To The Redwood Forrest

If you have ever wanted to take a good long scenic drive along the ocean, then the best place to start and end is in California. It has a coastline that is famous all over the world for its beauty and intrigue. There are literally hundreds of places to see and things to do up and down these hundreds of miles of gorgeous coastline.

San Diego is close to the Mexican border and you might just want to take a little trip to Tijuana before you head up the coast. If not, you can visit the San Diego zoo or Sea World before your trip even gets started good.

The trip North will land you next in Oceanside and further up, Santa Ana. Next you come to Long Beach and the ever popular Los Angeles. Here you will certainly not find any shortage of fun and interesting things to do and see. From Beverly Hills to Hollywood there are so many star studded things to enjoy.

There is Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, shopping, Universal Studios, Disneyland, and so much more. When you stop in Los Angeles, be prepared to stay for a few days if you want to be able to take advantage of all there is to enjoy here. Who knows, you might even get a peek at one of your favorite star while you are there.

Your next stops will probably be Ventura, Santa Barbara, and further along north, Santa Maria. Each and every one of these towns is worth a short visit along the way. You will never know about all the small attractions when you take a road trip like this unless you stop and take a few hours to look around. Discovering out of the way restaurants and attractions that you never knew existed is what makes road trips so much fun.

Big Sur, Monterey, and Santa Cruz are all on your way to the historic and incomparable San Francisco. The San Francisco Bay area is another place where you will want to delay your coastline adventure for at least a day or two. The countryside and city life alike here is something you will want to tour and enjoy at your leisure.

After San Francisco you can travel on up to the top of this huge state to see the famous Redwood Forrest. These spectacular historic trees are also something you will not want to miss. They are one of the great beauties of California. The ride up along the California is one that you are sure to never forget.…