Followup on Best Time to Purchase Airfares

As a followup to last week’s mention of the best time to purchase, we have this article from USA Today, written by Jessica Labrencis of Smartertravel.com. We have yet to give our thought on the best time to buy. We believe it is a bit more complicated than that, depending on the airline, the route,…

Laptop Checkin

Blaptops.com offers these tips for how to protect yourself if you are required to check your laptop. In addition to their tips, there are special padded slipcases, as suggested by Roadgladiator.com. But in the end, remember that the Montreal Convention, which replaced the earlier Warsaw convention, limits the liability of airlines for damaged luggage. Also,…

The Low Cost of Gas

As reported by Today in the Sky, Jetblue is having a promotion for travel from September 7th through November 15th. In honor of its new service to Houston, Jetblue is dropping one-way fares to the previous day’s price of a barrel of crude oil for the next week. Today’s fare is $73 for flights from…

All your travel needs, paired with all you need to know

The title of this post is the slogan for our expanded offerings. We are going to take this opportunity to discuss the Flightwisdom.com website, of which this is a part. Flightwisdom is a simple site. Our goal is to provide information and links. We add a little information each week, and in that way, we…

Misconceptions in Security

It seems that despite the availability of information, people are still hearing widely inaccurate rumors about the security situation at the airport. So, once again, we’re going to clear up myths. Not only that, there have been some updates to U.S. procedures. The following reflects the current TSA requirements as of this post. Myth: There…

The Best Place to Buy

Let’s talk about Kayak. Kayak is a travel search engine that searches other travel sites. They are our preferred travel partner. Why do we endorse them? It is very simple. They do not actually sell anything. They refer you to the places that do. We here at Flightwisdom believe in cutting out the middleman. Kayak…

Security Update

Our contacts at various airlines report individuals have been misinformed about the current security restrictions put in place effective this morning. So, a quick review. 1. You are advised to minimize the amount of carry-on luggage you carry with you. Many carriers are allowing you to check your carry-on bags in addition to your normal…

The Best Time to Buy

Airline fares are a hot topic with rising prices. Here’s a tip on saving money that was instantly seized upon by many. Tip for the Best Purchase Time of Airline Tickets And debunking the tip. Is Wednesday at midnight the best time to buy airline tickets?

The Promised Land of the East

Florida seems to be the land of low fares. When Jetblue came into existence, Senator Charles Schumer(Dem-NY), championed their cause…pointing out how it made no sense that it cost more to fly from one part of New York to another than it did to fly to Florida. It is hardly New York alone that has…

Why ask Y?

Let’s talk fares. In simple terms, fare is a fee paid by an individual to travel on an aircraft. Airfares are totally different than fares on your local transit system, where you pay the same rate to travel from point A to point B as everyone else on the train/bus with you, senior, children, student,…

Going My Way

The first step in being an intelligent flyer is knowing who flies where you want to go. In an ideal world, we’d all be able to get nonstops everywhere, but sometimes this isn’t the case. I once encountered someone who had an itinerary which read New York to Boston to Philadelphia. No one wants to…

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