Tips for finding cheap airline ticket prices and avoiding air travel fees

Airfare and Air Travel Savings

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7 Tools to Reduce the Cost of Airfares

Ricky Cortez

Don't pay top dollar for your next flight. Use these 7 tools and save instead.

Flying With Babies

Debra Karplus

According to the FAA, the safest way for an infant to fly is to be positioned in a regular seat using a government-approved child restraint system (CRS). A vacation with baby is likely to be fun, and if you research airline policies and prices before you click "check-out" online, your in-flight experience can be pleasant, too.

Comparing Last Minute Airfare Sites

Joe Raspolich

There are several things you should think about when looking at an airfare website before you use it. Here are the best airfare sites that the internet has to offer.

How to Choose a Discount Airline

Lee Doppelt

These air carriers can keep their costs down and are therefore able to pass that savings along to their passengers, frugal people like you. You are likely pondering why all airlines cannot provide these kinds of low prices to their customers. Here are a few things to consider while choosing a discount airline.

Finding Cheap Airfares

Lee Doppelt

In the past few years, the increasing costs of airport security and rising fuel costs have made air travel ridiculously expensive. But there are some legitimate and sensible ways to make air travel more reasonable for you and your family.

5 Ways to Avoid Baggage Fees

Jeffrey Trull

Don't pay the airlines more than you have to. Here are a few tips to help everyone avoid airline baggage fees.

5 Frugal Ways to Upgrade to First Class


Today's overcrowded planes, high-priced flights and extra fees for everything from luggage to a bag of chips mean air travelers don't often feel like they're on cloud nine. But all is not lost. It's still possible to get something for nothing: free or cheap upgrades to business or first class. If you follow our travel experts' advice, you may be winging your way to better service and more legroom.

Flight Lesson: How to Avoid Airline Fees


Extra fees make it nearly impossible to find the true lowest price for a flight. So how do you know you're getting the best deal when there are fees for baggage, roomier seating or early boarding privileges that help ensure your carry-on makes the overhead bin? The true cost of a flight can fly under the radar. Learn how to avoid add-on airline fees with these tips.

When to Pay a Checked-Bag Fee


You're preparing to fly across the country while returning home from a vacation. During your trip, you picked up some goods -- such as a sleeping bag and a pillow -- that total about $35. But checking a bag at the airport costs $25. The night before your flight, you face a conundrum: Should you keep your goods and pay to check in a bag at the airport? Here are a few questions to ask yourself that will help you make the best decision. They can reveal whether you really are saving money in the long run.

11 Travel Tips to Snag a Free Airline Flight


If you've ever heard an airline representative ask for volunteers to be bumped from an overbooked flight, you may have cringed and hoped you wouldn't be forced to give up your seat. Getting bumped by an airline can ruin a trip, but if you're flexible, it can mean a free flight.

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