Headlines are always made when a new record is made for the longest non-stop flight in the world. When Singapore Airlines got the claim to fame when it relaunched its route between its hub at Singapore Changi International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport, it was covered in Forbes, BBC News and lots of other media outlets from around the world.
You don’t read many of those kinds of articles about the shortest flight in the world. But then again, that record hasn’t been broken in the over 20 years since the world’s shortest commercial flight was established.
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I suppose if you’re into the points & miles game, flights can be expensive, but if you’re paying with cash then they can be REALLY expensive. Were they always this much? Well, yes. And sometimes no. Depending. It’s complicated.
And if you think about it, it’s just bizarre that a major airline, like Delta, American and United can charge $300 or $400 for a one-way flight across the country, while an airline like Frontier can have sales and heck, I could potentially fly to California from here in Orlando for $64 (or even $59 if I was a member of their Discount Den).
So why are the “big guys” so expensive and how do the budget airlines manage to stay so cheap? Again, it’s complicated. But these might explain it:
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The FAA just approved a new seat design for planes and I could be wrong, but it looks like it could almost make the middle seat…could it actually be….desirable?
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When you’re at an airport, you’re kind of a captive audience. That’s all well and good, but unfortunately, the airport knows that just as much as you do. Now granted, there are some things you really can’t help but buy at the airport, especially if you’re stuck there for a long time (BTW, if you ever are, remember there are lots of free and cheap things you may be able to do while you’re waiting). But if you’re going to be at the airport for a so-called normal amount of time, and can plan ahead, DO IT. It’ll save you a bunch of money.
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Visiting Disneyland or Walt Disney World is expensive. More and more people say it’s too expensive. However there are ways you can have a Disney vacation and not necessarily break the bank…or at least not break it too badly. Here are some suggestions…
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