Beach breaks and fewer luxuries: How is the cost of living crisis changing the way we holiday?

Beach breaks and fewer luxuries: How is the cost of living crisis changing the way we holiday?

After years of pandemic restrictions, people are keen to make up for lost time and reschedule trips they had to cancel. The number of people looking for ‘cheap holidays’ online has soared, according to Google search data, especially for those planning a break in 2023. New research from World Travel Market (WTM) shows that 64 … Read more

Flight attendant shares secrets on how to get cheap flights and first class upgrade

Flight attendant shares secrets on how to get cheap flights and first class upgrade

Want to know how to up your chances for an upgrade, or why airline staff get through so much sunscreen? It’s not because they’re always visiting exotic places. A flight attendant – turned social media influencer – has been sharing advice to her 3 million followers on when and where to try your luck in … Read more

China Airlines: “Pikachu Jet CI” Set for 9/30 Micro-Trip with Pokémon

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The long-awaited China Airlines “Pikachu Jet CI” is departing soon! The one-day micro-trip aboard “Pikachu Jet CI” scheduled for September 30 will give the general public a chance to see the Pokémon up close. The flight will take off from Taoyuan Airport and land at Taipei-Songshan Airport. Only 80 seats are available and bookings start … Read more

US avenges China’s COVID airline policies by suspending 26 flights in ‘one-for-one response’

US avenges China's COVID airline policies by suspending 26 flights in 'one-for-one response'

The US is striking back at China for a spate of recent flight cancellations. Its “one-for-one response” will see 26 flights by Chinese carriers suspended this September. Earlier this month, the Chinese government suspended 26 American, Delta and United Airlines flights to comply with revised COVID regulations. Why did China cancel flights by US carriers? … Read more

Winter travel warning: All the airlines canceling flights between now and March 2023

Winter travel warning: All the airlines canceling flights between now and March 2023

Staff shortages, strikes and general transport chaos are forcing more airlines to cancel flights this winter. Thousands of passengers across Europe are likely to be affected. Lufthansa Lufthansa confirmed today that it will be removing some flights from its winter schedule from now until 26 March 2023. So far the airline hasn’t confirmed how many … Read more

What Is the Price Freeze Option When Booking Airline Tickets? Here’s How to Hold Your Flight

What Is the Price Freeze Option When Booking Airline Tickets?  Here's How to Hold Your Flight

An easy tip to save money on flights. The prices of flights in the summer skyrocketed. The good news: Prices have started to come down. The bad news: It won’t stay that way. So right now is the best time to cement your fall and holiday travel plans (if you haven’t already). With airlines trimming … Read more

Subscription flights: All-you-can-fly tickets could ‘incentivise’ avoidable air travel

Subscription flights: All-you-can-fly tickets could 'incentivise' avoidable air travel

An airline in New Zealand is launching a subscription service that offers purchasers a three month ‘all-you-can-fly’ ticket. Sounds Air general manager Andrew Crawford told local news that the airline had 17,000 spare seats available during the time the tickets are available. The subscription service is aimed at filling these seats as people return to … Read more

Sustainable travel tips: What are carbon credits and how do they work?

Sustainable travel tips: What are carbon credits and how do they work?

For Kiwis, staying grounded simply isn’t an option. But how do you make your air travel greener? Photo / 123RF When staying grounded simply isn’t an option, here’s how you can reduce the carbon footprint of your next flight. By Jessica Wynne Lockhart. When planes were grounded in 2020, the planet breathed a sigh of … Read more

Station to slopes: TUI launches new Ski Express night train to Austrian ski resorts

Station to slopes: TUI launches new Ski Express night train to Austrian ski resorts

Calling all snow sport lovers – a new overnight train to some of Austria’s biggest ski resorts is launching. TUI’s ‘Ski Express’ will depart from Amsterdam every Friday night between 23 December and 31 March. After leaving the dutch capital at 5:30pm, the service will stop at Utrecht, then continue directly to Austria. “You leave … Read more

Scared of losing your luggage when traveling by plane? Try packing carry-on only

Scared of losing your luggage when traveling by plane?  Try packing carry-on only

When Taegan Gardner heard the horror stories of people losing luggage she decided to just pack carry-on for her family’s month-long trip to Canada. Desperate to see her family again, Taegan was looking for the quickest way to get from Adelaide to Toronto. While she would normally travel with checked baggage, Taegan decided to avoid … Read more