UPDATES: I’m Hosting More Speaking Events and a Newer Guide to Free Flights

UPDATES: I’m Hosting More Speaking Events and a Newer Guide to Free Flights

Hello everyone! Happy Thursday! I’m currently leading a tour around Austin (if you’re in town, come to the BBQ tomorrow) but here’s just a quick update today, as I have two big announcements: First, the Nomadic Network tour is back! A few months ago we started doing a “beta” test of community meetups in preparation for our September launch of a new global community event program (more on that later, like in September). We learned a…

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The Secret Sauce Behind Scott’s Cheap Flights

The Secret Sauce Behind Scott’s Cheap Flights

“Have you heard of Scott’s Cheap Flights? Should I use them?”When friends and family far removed from the travel hacking/cheap flights space ask me about a website, I know its mainstream. While there are many good deal websites out there (The Flight Deal, Secret Flying, and Holiday Pirates are three of my favorites), Scott’s Cheap Flights seems to have broken through where others have not. Over 1 million people get his daily flight deals email….

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Breaking Up with American: A Frequent Flying Budget Traveler’s Dilemma

Breaking Up with American: A Frequent Flying Budget Traveler’s Dilemma

I did it. I went back and forth on the decision for a long time. Like someone who just couldn’t let go, I continued with the relationship even though I knew, deep down, it was over.But there’s always a tipping point when you must face reality — and that point was when I realized I’m just not going to fly all that much this year.So I did it: I finally split up with American Airlines.After…

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The world’s longest route or 18 hours will be opened flying record

The world’s longest route or 18 hours will be opened flying record

Qatar Airways or to open a long route, direct flights from Doha, Qatar, Auckland, New Zealand, refresh the longest record of the current route. Qatar Airways Bloomberg said the airline’s chief executive, Akbar Becker, revealed the news in an interview. He said the route will be carried by Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. It is estimated that this route up to 14,500 kilometers, the flight time is about 18 hours and 34 minutes. Becker said Qatar Airways…

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The world’s most secure airline list released Australia Airlines won

The world’s most secure airline list released Australia Airlines won

Australian Airlines Ratings website recently announced the most secure airline 2016 list. Qantas beat more than 400 airlines worldwide for the third straight year. The website says that Qantas has been in existence for 95 years and is a long history and experienced airline that has created and maintains a record zero fatal death toll in the jet age. In alphabetical order, the world’s 20 most secure airlines also include Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines,…

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The world’s most expensive “airfare” 52 million US dollars to the International Space Station

The world’s most expensive “airfare” 52 million US dollars to the International Space Station

Hollywood recently launched a series of space science fiction movies such as “Gravity”, “The Martian” and so on. Astronauts dazzled countless people by the wonderful experience of dark and cold. Soon, as long as enough knife ready, you can also be immersive. Space Adventures, a US space travel company, recently launched a space travel program to board the International Space Station for $ 52 million. In 2017, they are also expected to launch a $…

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Irish Charm, Strategically Applied!

Irish Charm, Strategically Applied!

An airline that reports a $1.5 Billion profit, achieves a near 94% passenger load factor, adds 16 million passengers in a year, and introduces thirty-three new aircraft to their fleet might feel some room for complacency. Not Ryanair! Whilst delighted with the results, Ryanair was cautious in its projections for 2017. Over supply of capacity in a softening market will see yields fall by as much as 7% in the next twelve months; of concern…

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B757s Going Back to the Core

B757s Going Back to the Core

The recent announcement from United Airlines that they would be ceasing operations to some secondary European markets, as well as making other year-round services seasonal, highlights the challenges of operating long-haul legacy services. In a market that Delta Air Lines recently described as “soft”, should we perhaps expect to see similar announcements from other carriers as the competitive environment changes and low-cost long-haul gathers pace? Or is this perhaps a sign that the B757, the…

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Ryanair Pilots – Two key seats to be filled for all airlines

Ryanair Pilots – Two key seats to be filled for all airlines

Ryanair may be making headlines for all the wrong reasons as its handling on a shortage of available pilot hours continues and travellers are still severely inconvenienced, but perhaps there is a deeper angle to the whole pilot issue. Perhaps Ryanair in its own unique way is highlighting a bigger industry challenge. There is a clear shortage of commercial pilots and an increasing demand. Every day there are vacancies advertised with attractive packages attempting to entice…

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Lufthansa AirlineCheckins universal online check-in service

Lufthansa AirlineCheckins universal online check-in service

Recently, the technology development department of Lufthansa Deutschland has introduced a new service that allows passengers to check in on any flight at a central location. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Lufthansa Innovation Center (LIH) has developed a customer-facing Airline Checkins service where passengers from more than 100 airlines worldwide can check-in. It is unclear which airlines are involved in the service and do not know if the companies are part of a group (because Lufthansa…

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