The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced last week that 6 more airlines have been added to the list of airlines that are available to offer TSA PreCheck.
Nothing about booking airfare is straightforward. The way airlines figure out how much to charge to get from city A to city B drives me crazy. Idiosyrancies in the pricing system is what led to passengers booking hidden-city tickets with the help of websites like Skiplagged. While that method to save money on airfare doesn’t match with our travel style, there’s another way to save I’ve looked into and current technology makes it easier than ever to find these fares.
You can possibly save hundreds of dollars on airfare if you’re willing to drive a bit further to a different airport.
Austin airport is rapidly expanding to meet the needs of Texas’ capital city. The influx of new industries and the residential development of the surrounding areas left the airport bursting at the seams. Much of the current fanfare surrounded the addition of a new wing to the Barbara Jordan Terminal, adding many new gates and a swanky Delta SkyClub. However, in 2017 the airport was doing anything it could to alleviate the lack of gates.
Their interim solution? The South Terminal.
A 12 million dollar refurbishment of a building dating back to the airport’s life as the Bergstrom Air Force Base quickly provided the airport with 30,000 square feet and three additional gates.
Now that the airport has completed its expansion, which airlines would be willing to stay at a terminal that’s nowhere close to any of the other airport facilities? Frontier and Allegiant, of course.
Happy Saturday friends, and hooray, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a recap of what’s gone on at YMMV this week. From what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to share, it’s all here, in one convenient place!
Once you start trying to use airline miles to book international award travel, you quickly discover that flexibility is the key to finding award flights. There’s more than one way to be flexible. Some people are flexible about their destination but that’s not me. Others can be flexible with the dates of their trips but that’s also a no go for me, as I have to clear vacation time months in advance.
So how else can you be flexible? You can be willing to start and/or end your award trip from somewhere else than your home airport.
A beginner would think it’s straightforward to book an award ticket from Buffalo to London. You can do that search right from the airlines’ websites but unless saver space exists on the domestic flight and the transatlantic flight, it will say that there’s nothing available.
There may be saver award flights available from New York or Philadelphia or Boston to London but you’ll never see them because the computer is searching for a ticket from Buffalo.
Welcome to the wonderful world of positioning flights.