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Book Holiday Flights Before Cyber Monday To Save Money!

Haven’t booked your flight home for the December holidays?  We analyzed historical data and discovered that airfare prices will increase even more after Cyber Monday!  Travelers looking to book holiday airfare should book before Cyber Monday on December 2nd , in order to save up to 46% on flights.

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 Airfare for Christmas travel (December 22-29) in 2012 increased dramatically as the holiday approached. Travelers who booked between December 3-9 paid up to 22 percent more ($651 rather than $532 per ticket), and those who booked on or after December 10 paid up to 46 percent more ($775 rather than $532 per ticket).  Here is a chart which shows the average price increases between November 26th – December 16th.  

The longer you wait, the more you can expect to pay.  Go to Hipmunk to book your flight today!

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Hipmunk News: Discover New Flight Deals From Your City

Start booking those trips for 2013 and save money while you’re at it with Hipmunk’s new Flight Deals! Try Flight Deals here.

Hipmunk Flight Deals are an easy way to find the lowest airfare online from your major U.S. city to other U.S. destinations. Simply select your city from 50 of the most popular origin cities listed. You’ll then see Flight Deals from that city to 12 destinations with low airfare. These travel deals are the best roundtrip deals over the next 30 days, so act fast if you see a price you can’t pass up. Too busy to check for updated deals? To make it even easier, enter your email address and have Flight Deals sent directly to your inbox twice a week.

Here’s a guide to start discovering Flight Deals:

1. Select your city of origin

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2. Enter your email address to have Flight Deals sent directly to your inbox

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 3. Explore low roundtrip airfares from your origin city

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4. See the details of Flight Deals for a specific destination 

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Once you decide on the perfect dates and price, just click on the price and get to booking!

Whether you’re spontaneous or a planner, flight deals are sure to help you find amazing deals on airfare. Happy deal searching!

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On-Board Virgin America’s First Flight to Palm Springs

Today, I got the amazing opportunity to take Virgin America’s Inaugural Flight to Palm Springs. The fun started at the gate in SFO’s beautiful Terminal 2 where we received the red carpet send-off appetizers, champagne, cosmos and were crooned by old-timey Rat Pack impersonators.

David Cush, Virgin America CEO, and Steve Pougnet, Mayor of Palm Springs, both gave speeches thanking everyone for coming along, and then Sir Richard Branson took the mic letting everyone know how excited he was to open the new route to PSP. He mentioned he’s never been to Palm Springs and joked because it’s always been so expensive! Haha, well, now that Virgin America is flying there, he’s making the trip—in style!

And here he is cutting the tape with the mayor of Palm Springs.

When our wheels touched down, the Palm Springs Fire Dept. issued a water canon salute, which is a tradition for Virgin America when launching a new route.

Another red carpet reception…

and then off to the party on the tarmac…

I’ll be tweeting some more from the reception at The Riviera hotel tonight from both @thehipmunk and @jacqattack. Stay tuned!

Cheers, and congrats Virgin!

—Jacqueline

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