First, we would like to put a little teaser out there: We are making a big announcement of some exciting news on Monday — so stay tuned!
Now on for your travel dreaming for this Friday:
If you’ve traveled through Europe in recent years you’ll have quickly come to realize that flying is one of the cheapest ways to get around. Of course, the train system is excellent and undeniably a more picturesque way to get from one country to another, but if you’re on a budget, cheap flights are the way to go.
The good news is that Europe is teeming with airlines ready to take you a short hop from one country to another, often for less than the cost of a hostel stay. The bad news is that if you don’t understand the system, getting hold of those cheap flights can be as elusive as finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and even if you do get your lucky paws on a cheap ticket, you can quickly find any deal obliterated by additional charges if you don’t follow the airline’s rules.
At a few U.S. airports, travelers have a new option besides paying for long-term parking or finding a ride. A service named FlightCar (started by the same folks who brought you Airbnb) allows them to leave their car in the company’s lot — and rent it out while they’re away.
In exchange, the travelers get a ride to their terminal and, after their return, a check for the use of their vehicle. just opened its third location, at Los Angeles International Airport, Wednesday.
Several airlines have collectively put more than 3,400 routes on sale for travel all the way into spring. Flights start at $59 one-way ($118 round-trip) and must be booked at least 10 days before departure and by November 25.
This week’s sweepstakes and contests:
Win a trip to Machu Picchu from LAN Airlines
Here’s a chance to win a great Nikon camera from Writers’ Expeditions!
Enter for a chance to win the Ultimate Seattle Foodie Experience
Win a skip trip for two to Squaw Creek, CA