Travel credit cards are great for frequent
travelers because they often come with rewards in the form of
statement credits or frequent flyer miles. They might seem like a
great deal for consumers, but don't let the airlines fool you. Your
travel cards aren't costing the airline any money at all. In fact,
quite the opposite.
Here are a few facts to consider about travel rewards.
You won't believe how airlines actually make
Flying you from place to place seems like a profitable venture for
the average airline company, but there's a better way to make money
these days: frequent flyer miles.
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Tired of revisiting the same old beach year after year on the
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trips seem to bleed together in haze of souvenir shops, theme parks
and too much driving? It's time to get away from the typical
rotation of vacation spots and discover something new.
International travel might seem intimidating at first glance, but
there's a whole world beyond crowded waterparks and gaudy tourist
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School is out, the sun is shining, and it's time to take off for a family vacation! However, before you book an expensive trip, it's important to take a good hard look at your budget and the money that you have available to spend. The economy is rough, disposable income is down, and your next summer vacation needs to be inexpensive, without of course sacrificing fun.
Here are some great ways to save on your next summer vacation:
As each news day brings the story of another monolithic air carrier biting the proverbial dust, the future of air travel seems headed in the direction of smaller, niche carriers. With so many cropping up, which airline is the best fit for your travel needs?
It doesn't take an aviation expert to see that the old business model for air travel is becoming extinct. With huge airlines charging big rates and then nickel and diming passengers, many annoyed travelers are looking for friendlier skies.
Enter the niche airline market. Dozens of tiny airlines catering to smaller market shares are cropping up. Rather than spreading themselves thin, these niche airlines do less--but do it better.
So which niche airline fits your travel personality?
Let's face it folks, air travel just isn't what it used to be. The pleasure trip to exotic locales or the always exciting family trek from Boston to the Jersey Shore has become more hassle than getaway over the last few years. Unless you pay through the nose for first class seats, most airlines, in an effort to cut costs, treat regular passengers like we're riding steerage on the Titanic. Some of the joys of air travel as we know it now: the lack of meals (unless you are willing to cough up some extra cash to choose from a list of twice frozen entrees), scarcity of blankets and pillows, extra payments for checking even one bag, waiting on the tarmac for hours while the plane finds a gate to dock into, and long lines seemingly every step of the way the moment you enter the airport.
But fear not intrepid dreamer of cloud surfing from days gone by. All is not lost. We do still have certain inalienable rights when flying the friendly skies.
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