It's never too early to start thinking about holiday travel. Take it from me, while this time of year is fun, it's also expensive. The cost of gifts can really add up, and the cost of travel can be just plain scary. But if you follow a few simple tricks, you can cut down the cost of traveling home this holiday season.
You know the feeling: you're standing in line at the airport, nervously shifting your monstrous rolling suitcase, its zippers pulling at the seams, front pockets stuffed, and wheels teetering on the brink of collapse. Hey, if the airline is charging you to check your bag, you might as well get the most out of it, right? Well before you lug that beastly baggage onto the check-in scale, we've got some advice on how to avoid those pesky fees all together, and why even free checked bags, might not be the best deal.
I fly a lot. In 2015, I flew 130,000 miles, so I'm always on the lookout for the best airline prices, whether that means paying out of pocket or using my miles. While there's no definitive answer to the question of when to buy international plane tickets, I've gotten pretty good at finding deals on international flights. Here are my best tips for when to buy when traveling across the pond.
Oktoberfest, the annual German celebration of beer and fun starts this Saturday September 16th at Munich's Theresienwiese. The festival run through the first Sunday in October, and if you're looking to get in on the action – either this year or in 2018 – here are my tips for saving money on the beer-soaked trip of a lifetime.
The scenario: You’re killing time on a lengthy layover, browsing the internet and eating an overpriced a la carte salad. If you’ve got wanderlust, being trapped at an airport terminal is the worst because you’d much rather be out exploring a new city and hunting for street tacos or banh mi rather than scouring the terminal for a seat that’s quasi-comfortable and close to a power outlet.
Each quarter, hotel brands unveil hotel promotions that are aimed to keep customers staying in their respective hotels. The types of promotions vary from quarter to quarter and from brand to brand. All the major hotel brands have announced their end-of-year promotions, so we thought it would be helpful to round them up here so that you can maximize any future hotel stays through 2017.
Amidst so many stories about airlines raising prices on airfares out of Hurricane Irma's path, JetBlue and American Airlines have both taken the opposite approach, setting the maximum price of a one-way ticket out of Florida at $99. Delta has also reduced its highest fares ahead of the hurricane.
We post a lot of deals here at Brad's Deals, but some deals aren't "traditional" deals like we post on our main site. Some may be a credit card company offering a dollar amount off a purchase at a particular store. Others might be points for signing up for a newsletter. This post will be updated regularly to keep you up to date on the best quick deals of the day.
The kids are finally back in school, there's a sweet crispness to the night air that hints at the cooler weather to come, and everything suddenly tastes like pumpkin spice. And as if September wasn't already kind of the best, it's also one of our favorite months for scoring bargains on summer's leftovers long before the warm weather disappears.
United Airlines is one of the world's largest airlines. If you live near one of their hubs, it's likely you fly them often. But, did you know that you could be leaving frequent flyer miles on the table from your daily spending? Here's our guide to the best credit cards for United Airlines.