Archive for May, 2006

$132 RT flights on Lufthansa

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

I just read in my Budget Travel magazine that Lufthansa has just announced a new program with round trip flights within Europe starting at $132. I looked around on their web site and but didn’t find any mention of it(so maybe you have to complete the quote machine to get the fares- so you might […]

Delta-The last Roar of a Gasping Tiger

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

A couple of years I was surprised that Delta cut out it’s commission to it’s agents… sure, it’s nice to cut out those commissions that you pay those pesky little agents…. but when you have thousands of them across the country, that’s a powerful little sales force working for you(and you don’t even have to […]

Delta Skymiles Ripoff!!

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

I’m planning my trip to Greece in the fall and I decided to try to save some money and use my Delta Skymiles. I have 55,000 miles and need 50,000 for a round trip ticket from Raleigh/Durham to Athens. Sounds easy… So I put in the dates and then there is a little note about […]

Air France Winter Sale

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

Air France has come out with a winter sale for 2006-2007 to Paris from it’s US gateway cities with fares as low as $438(plus tax…uh oh!!) and for another $60 you can fly to other European cities which means you can have a free stopover in Paris. Naturally they didn’t include Athens in the list […]

Why I don’t sell tickets to Air France

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

As I said before Air France consistently has the lowest fares to Europe from the US($200-500 less than competitors). That would be good enough reason to use them..but… They have a stipulation that I must sell a certain amount of land packages(car rental, hotel etc…) in order to sell the discounted tickets. Since I don’t […]

Why are Air France Fares so low?

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

For the last 8 months I’ve been looking at the Air France fares to Greece and other parts of Europe from the US and been amazed at how low the fares were. I thought there was something fishy going on because they were consistently $200-500 lower than the other airlines. And then I read this […]

Successor in works if Olympic Air shuts down

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

ATHENS (Reuters) – Olympic Airways will be succeeded by a new company that will take over its flights if Greece’s troubled carrier is forced to shut down by its debts, Finance Minister George Alogoskoufis told Reuters on Thursday. The European Union has ordered Greece to recover hundreds of millions of euros in illegal state aid […]