Author Archive for Lars Condor

One big secret you should know to save on around the world business class flights

One big secret you should know to save on around the world business class flights

If you ever considered taking an around the world trip, you may have experienced sticker shock. The world’s leading airline alliances, such as One World and Star Alliance, rarely discount their published Around the World fares. One way to find lower Around the World fares is through offshore origination: in other words, changing the country […]

Top 10 international premium cabin travel trends in 2017

Top 10 international premium cabin travel trends in 2017

A recent International Traveler Survey completed by 1,320 U.S.-based international premium cabin travelers revealed key premium cabin travel trends and how political, economic and regulatory events impact premium class travelers today. Here are 10 key insights from the survey: Most business class travelers take multiple international trips per year Of the respondents, most take multiple international […]

10 surprising airline rules that you may never know once existed

10 surprising airline rules that you may never know once existed

Some people may recall a time when flyers could light up a cigarette onboard, say “bon voyage” to a loved one from right at the gate, or even enjoy a luxurious lounge atmosphere complete with a piano bar from economy class. While traces of these times may be noticeable on in-flight signage or the flight […]

10 airlines with low change fees

10 airlines with low change fees

Flexibility is often crucial when traveling, yet sometimes airlines are less than sympathetic when you need to change your travel plans. To ensure your next trip goes smoothly – even if your travel plans change – we’ve rounded up the top 10 airlines that offer flexible travel for your next trip. Air France/KLM For €14, […]

4 things to avoid when purchasing business class airfares

4 things to avoid when purchasing business class airfares

Do you ever feel like you’re being given the runaround by airlines when purchasing a business class ticket for an international flight? It’s no secret that airlines have developed a number of ways to pad their ticket prices and ensure that they get the most money out of their customers as they can. Frustrations over […]

5 ways to avoid last minute airline nightmares

5 ways to avoid last minute airline nightmares

Do you ever feel like you’re being front-run by airlines or squeezed for every penny on ticket prices? Airlines have sneaky ways of padding their ticket prices – from nickel and diming on taxes and fees to charging extra for flight changes or checked baggage. Sometimes, it even seems like ticket prices change right before […]

Top 10 contemporary travel hits

Top 10 contemporary travel hits

Traveling often entails big chunks of down time, whether you are transporting from place to place or mapping out your next adventure. Why not fill those quiet moments with lively travel tunes that will leave you inspired and excited about the road ahead? The last few decades have produced some great travel tracks. Here are […]

Top 16 travel oldies

Top 16 travel oldies

Travel and music goes hand in hand. Music has the power to motivate us to pack up our bags and catch a plane and keeps us company as our boat sets sail for new cultures, experiences and adventures. Whether you’re looking for a road trip playlist for the car or some familiar tunes to keep […]

5 ways to save on airline tickets

5 ways to save on airline tickets

Do you ever feel like you’re being front-run by airlines or squeezed for every penny on ticket prices? Airlines have sneaky ways of padding their ticket prices – from nickel and diming on taxes and fees to charging extra for flight changes or checked baggage. Sometimes, it even seems like ticket prices change before your […]

Failed Turkish coup reinforces the notion that airline seats are commodities

Failed Turkish coup reinforces the notion that airline seats are commodities

On a Friday in late July, the world watched tanks rather than planes rolling down the runway at Istanbul’s International airport. Though the coup attempt proved was short-lived, its impact on promoting air travel to and through Turkey was catastrophic. Specifically, Turkish Airlines had spent significant time and money establishing itself as an elite global […]

Top 5 business class cabin buying events of 2016

Top 5 business class cabin buying events of 2016

When airlines set business and first class fare levels too high, flyers stop buying. Carriers use business class buying events, where fares are quietly slashed 80% or more for a few days, to fill unsold seats. Once the buying event ends and seats are sold, fares typically move higher once again. Here are the top […]

4 ways major airline carriers have reached new lows

4 ways major airline carriers have reached new lows

Despite tailwinds, airlines continue to operate like its 1985. From a distance, it may seem like it’s a great time to be an airline. Packed airports, no price regulations, little competition and record low energy prices. Despite all of these positive tailwinds, carriers still can’t get out of their own way. Plummeting energy prices: a […]

Did you miss another $700+ business class fare to Europe?

Did you miss another $700+ business class fare to Europe?

If you searched business class fares between Boston and Frankfurt with mainstream carriers on 9th May, most of the fares probably seemed very expensive. If you ran the same search a week later, it was still overpriced and may have seemed like nothing had changed. Whether you used Kayak, Orbitz or airline websites to search, […]

Why airlines should disclose the highest and lowest fare rates

Why airlines should disclose the highest and lowest fare rates

Have you ever noticed the maximum rate disclosure posted on the back of most hotel room doors? Chains typically disclose the “maximum room rate” or the “rack rate”, which can be up to 400% higher than the amounts paid by most guests. Though few travelers actually pay the “rack rate”, at least consumers are advised […]

How business class fares to South Africa plummeted 80 per cent in 2016

How business class fares to South Africa plummeted 80 per cent in 2016

If you’re thinking about visiting South Africa but are short on time, two non-stop options currently exist from the U.S.  First, South African Airways flies nonstop from New York, but departs Kennedy Airport at 11:15 AM, making connections difficult from interior U.S. cities. Delta also operates nonstop service to Johannesburg via its Atlanta hub. While nonstop flights […]

How is Airplane! NOT one of the top 50 travel movies of all time?

How is Airplane! NOT one of the top 50 travel movies of all time?

The journey your mind can take you on can be more amazing than any plane, train or automobile. I recently saw a pair of twenty-somethings smoking cigarettes outside at New York’s LaGuardia airport. First, I realized that nearly three decades have passed since smoking was banned on U.S. flights. Then I was reminded of the […]

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