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!

This Mother’s Day, Give the Gift of Travel

Finding the perfect gift for someone can be exciting, annoying, frustrating, or downright difficult – especially when that person happens to be your mother. Countless times we’ve given our mothers a day at the spa, flowers or a framed photo. While the gifts are always appreciated, they just don’t seem to convey exactly how much we love our moms. What is the perfect gift that can show mom just how much we love and appreciate her? We say travel.

Giving the gift of travel is actually gifting someone with a unique and memorable experience. Whether a trip to Paris, New York or Hawaii, each holds the possibility for memories to be made that are guaranteed to be cherished. Seeing a gorgeous sunset in Bora Bora or eating the best gelato in Rome are some of the types of memories that we fondly remember when we speak about our travels. Giving someone the opportunity to experience a new city or country is a gift that quite doesn’t compare to a dozen roses. But what may even be better than sending your mom on a relaxing beach vacation, is actually going on a trip with her.

We think that giving the gift of travel is overlooked. We can all get caught up in our day to day, and when the moment comes, it’s easier to send a bouquet of flowers than it is to plan a memorable trip for that special woman in your life. But we challenge you to think about giving travel. To help inspire you,  some of our Facebook fans shared with us how they have  given the gift of travel to their mothers.

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So this Mother’s Day, we encourage you to think about giving the gift of travel – whether a weekend getaway or a two week safari – we’re certain this gift won’t compare with others.

 

 

 

Skype offering free hour of WiFi in over 50 airports this holiday season

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads

If you’re travelling during the holidays – and many of you are, I’m sure – it’s always nice to have WiFi while you wait for your flight. I’m surprised at how few airports in the USA have free internet access available in the terminals; hopefully at some point soon it will become the norm in most of the country.

Until then, Skype is helping out by offering connections at 50 airports from December 21-27, including New York’s JFK and LaGuardia airports, DC’s airports, Denver International and four airports in California. For the full list, head on over to their blog post.

For those of you travelling through airports on their list, hopefully it will make the holiday commute a little easier!

-Jodi

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