CheapOair.com Shares Top Hacks for Finding Cheap Airfare

With a name like CheapOair.com, it’s safe to say the online travel agency knows a thing or two about finding great deals on airfare. Just in time for peak travel season, CheapOair is sharing its top hacks for how consumers can save on travel this summer.

Be flexible with your travel dates

While there are many different theories about what days of the week have the cheapest fares, CheapOair has found that flexibility is the most important factor to finding the best prices. By giving yourself a window of a few days for your departure or return flight (or even both), you may be able to save quite a bit of money, as fares can vary day by day. CheapOair helps consumers find the most affordable travel dates by automatically finding the lowest airfare within a certain window of dates that the customer is searching for. Check out the site’s Flexible Dates tab for the best options.

Look for two one-way tickets instead of one round-trip ticket

Booking two one-way flights rather than booking one round-trip ticket can occasionally result in a cheaper airfare. This tactic will require a more dedicated search and some math to find a pair of flights that will in fact save you money. When booking one-way tickets, don’t forget to factor in additional costs for amenities like baggage, seat selection, or meals. Some airlines include these fees in the fare while others may charge separately for them. CheapOair’s proprietary algorithms assist with finding one-way segments by pairing flights from airlines that you wouldn’t typically see together.

 Consider a longer layover

When you first conduct a flight search you may notice that tickets with the absolute lowest prices tend to be the ones with longer layovers. Many travelers today treat a layover as part of the trip and use it as an opportunity to explore a new place. Some airlines such as Icelandic Air, Aer Lingus, and Emirates encourage passengers to “stopover” and sometimes even offer special incentives to passengers such as free tours, hotels, or meals for layovers longer than [a few hours].

 Pay attention to email promotions and subscribe to Fare Alerts 

Subscribing to email and app alerts from airlines and online travel agencies like CheapOair.com can lead to great deals. If you are looking for a specific route, you can set a fare alert that will send you an email or push notification when the price for that route goes down. Monitoring your email for travel deals can be painful, especially when email inboxes are constantly bombarded with promotions from every place you’ve ever shopped. However, travel promotions are worth looking at, especially if you are in the market for a ticket. Airlines are known for having flash sales that will put fares on sale for a very short period. If you aren’t alerted of the sale, you may not even know it ever happened.

For more information, please visit www.cheapoair.com, plus follow our social media pages, www.facebook.com/cheapoair, www.twitter.com/cheapoair, and www.instagram.com/cheapoair.  Download the CheapOair app for Apple or Android for an on-the-go travel concierge experience.

 About CheapOair

CheapOair is a flight-focused hybrid travel agency that enables consumers to book online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone (1-800-566-2345) or live chat. Part of Fareportal’s family of travel brands, CheapOair bridges the gap between an online travel agency and a traditional agency with certified travel agents available 24/7 to help find deals and offers to destinations worldwide on over 450 airlines, a million hotels, and 100s of car rental companies. Follow CheapOair on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to learn how to travel the world for less.

 

 

 

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CheapOair Announces Top Destinations for Memorial Day 2018

CheapOair®, a leading flight-focused hybrid travel agency, today announced its top ten domestic and international destinations for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday.

Orlando tops this year’s list of most-booked domestic Memorial Day weekend destinations followed by Las Vegas and New York City. Data also revealed that Fort Lauderdale is the most affordable of the top booked destinations this year, with an average roundtrip price of $275 — an 11% decrease in price from last year. Overall, domestic airfares are down an average of 5% compared to the same period in 2017.

Memorial Day 2018 Top Domestic Destinations

London, England is the most-booked international destination for the long Memorial Day weekend, followed by Cancun, Mexico and Rome, Italy. Overall, travel to international destinations has seen an average of a 2% increase, however some destinations, such as those in Asia, are seeing as much as a 19% decrease over last year.  

“Despite the unusually low fares we’ve seen during the early part of 2018, travelers should expect prices for Memorial Day to be on par with previous years,” said Tom Spagnola, Senior Vice President Supplier Relations at CheapOair. “Average airfares, international and domestic combined, are only expected to be about 2% lower compared to 2017. The sooner you can book your flights, the more likely it is that you’ll find a decent price.”

Memorial Day 2018 Top International Destinations

Data also shows that domestic vacations, along with trips within North America and to the Caribbean are shorter in length, compared to long haul destinations, such as Europe and Asia.

Memorial Day 2018 Average Trip Length

“The added capacity in the market has made this a great year for finding amazing deals on airfare,” said Sam S. Jain, Founder and CEO at CheapOair. “However, due to the heavy demand for travel over the long weekend, consumers should try to book their flights as early as possible. Basic economy fares have a limited number of seats, so if you are looking for those extremely low prices, flexibility around when you book and when you travel will be essential.”

By consistently monitoring travel trends, CheapOair’s mission is to educate and aid consumers and travel professionals in both planning their travel accommodations and staying current on the most popular destinations. With a portfolio of products, including rate and schedule information from 450 global airlines, CheapOair is a great way to book the travel that’s right for you.

 

For more information, please visit www.CheapOair.com, www.cheapoair.com/mobile, or our social media pages, www.Facebook.com/CheapOair and www.twitter.com/cheapoair.

 

 About CheapOair

CheapOair is a flight-focused, hybrid travel agency that enables consumers to book online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone or live chat. CheapOair (https://www.cheapoair.com, 1-800-566-2345) bridges the gap between an online and traditional travel agency with certified travel agents available 24/7 to help find deals and offers to destinations worldwide on over 450 airlines, 1 million hotels, and 100s of car rental companies. Partner airlines benefit from access to CheapOair’s broad customer base that books high yield international travel and add-on ancillaries at above the industry average. Follow CheapOair on Facebook and Twitter to learn how to travel the world for less.

 

[1] Based on passenger numbers for travel booked as of 4/12/18 departing 05/20/18 – 5/28/18 and returning 5/28/18 – 6/10/2018.

[2] Based on average roundtrip airfare for tickets booked as of 4/12/18 for travel departing 05/20/18 – 5/28/18 and returning 5/28/18 – 6/10/2018. Average airfare rounded to the nearest dollar.

[3] Based on average roundtrip airfare for tickets booked as of 4/12/18 for travel departing 05/20/18 – 5/28/18 and returning 5/28/18 – 6/10/2018 compared to all tickets booked for travel departing 5/21/17 – 5/29/17 and returning 5/29/17-6/11/17.

[4] Based on average trip length for passengers departing 05/20/18 – 5/28/18 and returning 5/28/18 – 6/10/2018.

 

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OneTravel Shares Top Low-Cost Destinations for Travelers to Make the Most of Their 2018 Tax Refunds

Tax Day is coming up, which means Americans are starting to receive their long-awaited tax refund checks. The IRS expects 70% of taxpayers to receive refunds this year and the average refund is usually just under $3,000 per person[1]. OneTravel, a leading online travel agency, has analyzed airfares for travel through June 2018 and is offering suggestions on where travelers can visit, while remaining within four different budget tiers this spring.

 Flights under $300[2]

There is a large selection of domestic destinations that can be visited for under $300 including popular cities like Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York City, and Chicago. International destinations, on the other hand, are hard to come by so, OneTravel suggests visiting Puerto Rico. As a U.S. territory, it’s not technically an international getaway, but the Hispanic culture gives it an international feel at a much less costly price. Plus, the Caribbean island doesn’t require a passport for entry. San Juan, Aguadilla, and Ponce all have average fares under $300 this spring.

 Flights under $5002

Portland and the surrounding coast of Maine offer a perfect spring retreat. Enjoy the charm and tranquility of the rugged shoreline before the masses arrive for the summer beginning Memorial Day Weekend. Internationally, Colombia is climbing the ranks of popular destinations for Americans. The short flight time and cheap airfare available make Bogotá, Colombia’s capital, even more attractive this spring. The city’s central location has made it a melting pot of people and cultures.

 Flights under $8002

Hawaii is officially a hot spot this year. Though the average fare from all US gateways is just under $800, the west coast can expect to see fares to Honolulu or Kahului even lower this spring. Hawaii has something for everyone from the adventure seekers, to the beach goers, to those seeking a peaceful hideaway. If you’re looking to spend around $800, OneTravel suggests a week in Ireland. International low-cost carriers have drastically reduced the prices to get to Dublin and spring offers mild weather and blossoming greenery.

Flights under $1,0002

There are very few places in the Unites States that are off limits when you’re willing to spend $1,000 on airfare. Depending on where you’re travelling, there might even be the option of upgrading to a premium cabin seat. If you’re looking for a high-end international adventure, look no further than Dubai. This destination is known for being over-the-top, and if you’re looking to really spend that tax refund, Dubai is the place to do it.  Check out some of the 90+ shopping malls, the iconic skyscrapers including the Burj Khalifa, and the countless luxury hotels, restaurants, and bars throughout the city.

About OneTravel

OneTravel is a leading online travel agency that offers deals for savvy travelers seeking both quality and value. Launched in the mid-nineties, OneTravel is now recognized globally for providing one-stop shopping for all travel needs. Customers have access to millions of cheap flights including business class and first class airfare, hotel rooms, car rentals, and cheap vacation packages to top destinations around the world. Visit OneTravel’s social media pages at www.facebook.com/onetravel and www.twitter.com/onetravel. For an on-the-go travel concierge experience, download OneTravel’s app for Apple or Android

 

[1] https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-announces-2018-tax-filing-season-opens-with-april-17-deadline-155-million-tax-returns-projected-70-percent-expect-refunds

[2] Based on average airfare per passenger as of 4/1/2018 for travel [originating from a major U.S. hub] between 4/1/2018 – 6/31/2018

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