The Joy of Inexpensively Flying Premium Economy Overseas

Fly in Luxury at a Low Cost

Flying Premium EconomyIf you are like The Traveling Professor, you abhor those overnight coach class trans-Atlantic flights from North America to Europe.  They are jam-packed, cramped, and they are practically impossible to get any sleep on.  You could always book business or first class, but that will probably cost about $3,000 or more.  But on a recent small group tour to Italy, we took an overseas flight from New York to Italy, I flew in comfort with a good 6 hours of shut-eye, for less than a coach-class seat.  See why Premium Economy is the only way to go to Europe.
Thursday, October 17, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (568)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.0
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Are Free Airline Upgrades Even Possible?

Read on How to Get Free Airline Upgrades

get first class upgradeEveryone loves to get upgraded when flying.  There's more legroom, free drinks, better food, and it's just a heck of a lot nicer than getting stuck in coach.  However, as we all know, upgraded seats can cost a lot of money.  For instance a round trip flight in coach between JFK to Paris CDG on American Airlines in October runs $454 in coach.  Upgrade to first class on your own and it will cost $4,992.  So, who wouldn't want to get upgraded for free?  But in general, airlines are stingy.  However, they are exceptionally stingy when it comes to giving away upgraded seats. In today's blog post, The Professor gives some tips on how to get that "free" upgrade.

Monday, July 22, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (355)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
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Shockingly Low Air Fares to Europe

Bargain Fares Even for Luxury Flights

cheap airfares to europeEveryone is always looking for inexpensive flights to Europe. I can remember flying R/T between New York and Paris in 2000 for $351 and I thought that was a bargain.  Can you get to Europe even cheaper now?  You sure can.  By using some easy strategy, it is easy to get to Europe on legacy airlines like American, Delta, and British airlines. Check out today's blog post and see The Traveling Professor's tips on bargain airfares to Europe both in economy and luxury class. 

Sunday, July 7, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (479)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.0
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4 Ways to Save on Airfare that Make No Sense

Airfare Pricing is Crazy, So there are Some Crazy Solutions

crazy ways to find low airfaresNo one can figure out how airlines price fares. There are a lot of theories like always fly on a Tuesday or Saturday, buy airfares on a Tuesday, and many other ideas.  The Traveling Professor prices out airfares for hundreds of travelers each year, and although it is difficult to find any consistency to how airfares are prices, check out some of the techniques The Professor uses to find the best fares.

Thursday, May 30, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (499)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.0
Categories: Save on Airfare
Tags: Airfares

How to Save LOTS of Money with Throw Away Ticketing

However, Caution is Urged of the Consequences

hidden city airline ticketsEveryone is always looking for ways to save money on airline tickets.  If you look at The Traveling Professor's blog posts on how to save money on airline tickets, travelers can implement easy methods to save significant amounts of money on airline tickets.  There is one way to save on airline tickets, but it is a controversial one, and not without risks.  You may have seen the recent article "Lufthansa Airlines Sues Customer Who Skipped Part of His Return Flight".   This customer used a "throw away" or "hidden city" ticket on the return and did save a substantial amount of money.  Let's talk about throw away tickets, the advantages, disadvantages, and possible penalties of using this travel strategy.

Thursday, February 14, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (402)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
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3 GREAT Things to Know When Booking International Airfare

Be Smart and Know These Essential Tips When Booking International Airfare

Tips for Booking International AirfaresThere is little rhyme or reason on why airlines price airfares the way they do.  I'm not sure if anyone can figure it out. However, there are some things that can be counted on. In this blog post, The Traveling Professor goes over some very basic pointers to take into consideration when purchasing international airfares.  These tips will help the traveler save time, save money and relieve some of the confusing issues surrounding the purchase of international airfares.

Thursday, January 10, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (772)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Save on Airfare

A Quick Tip for Getting Cheaper Flights

Save a Little Bit of Money on Your Next Flight

airline booking tipsSome of the most popular blog posts on The Traveling Professor website are those involving saving money on airfares. The Traveling Professor assists over 100 people per year in booking airfares and over that time he's found ways to make the flying experience a little bit less expensive.  Today, The Professor has a quick tip for travelers.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (431)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
Categories: Save on Airfare

How to Get the Best Airfares to Italy

Get to Italy Less Expensively and in More Comfort

Small group tours to ItalyOn The Traveling Professor's small group tours to Italy, we often help travelers in getting airfare to and from Italy. Airfares to Italy can vary greatly.  For instance, we selected travel dates departing from New York's JFK airport on June 1, 2019 and returning on June 10, 2019 to demonstrate how travelers can get the best airfares to Italy.  Read the blog post and hopefully The Traveling Professor can help you save money on airfare to Italy.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (405)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.6

Two Tips for Comfortable and Inexpensive Air Travel

Fly Comfortably and Inexpensively to Europe

premium economy flightsThe Traveling Professor just got back from a 42-day trip.  We did a small group tour to Scotland.  We also traveled with a small group to Paris and the Normandy Invasion Beaches.  Our last small group tour was to Croatia for a land and sea trip. On top of that, let's throw in an overnight stay in Barcelona on the way home for just me and Linda.  The worst part about traveling to/from Europe are the flights of course.  On this trip we followed two of my tips and flew to and from Europe comfortably and although not necessarily cheaply, but we felt we got a great value on our flight.  Check out The Traveling Professor's blog post for more details.

Monday, October 22, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (472)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
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2 Tips for Flying to Europe Inexpensively and Comfortably

Get to Europe Cheaper and Comfortably

How to Fly to Europe Inexpensively The worst part about travel to Europe is the horrible experience that it is to fly coach class on a trans-Atlantic flight. In this blog post, I will give a great tip on how to fly to Europe in comfort without spending the big bucks to fly business class.  And if just looking for a way to get there inexpensively on one of those legacy carriers, The Traveling Professor will give you some good tips on that too. Check out today's blog post on how to get to Europe inexpensively and in comfort. 

Friday, August 31, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (821)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.8
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Travel Insurance and the Corona Virus

what to do about travel and Corona virusFirst and foremost, the Corona Virus is a human tragedy.  The primary concern is the threat to human health and life. Many people have booked trips or are in the process of booking trips to countries that have been affected by the Corona Virus.  Places like South America, Iceland, Norway as of today, seem practically unaffected. Other countries like China of course, as well as Italy seem to have an increasing amount of cases. What should the traveler know about protecting the cost of their trip.  Look at The Professor's travel blog post today to find out more.
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Should I Cancel My Trip Due to the Corona Virus?

what to do about travel and Corona virus Should you cancel or postpone your trip due to the Corona virus?  The Traveling Professor helps you answer that question and suggests factors to be considered in coming to a decision.  We have many small group tours coming up this year. Travelers have started asking us questions (we get more and more of them everyday).  One problem with addressing this issue is that the situation is developing. News about the Corona virus changes daily.  We don't know what the situation is going to be later today, tomorrow, next month or next year but it's wise for travelers to keep updated.  Read today's blog post for more.
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4 Terrific French Restaurants

Andy Herbach Paris restaurant picksOne of the best books to help diners find great restaurants for every taste and budget in Paris is Eating and Drinking in Paris  by Andy Herbach.  Not only are the restaurant selections in the book plentiful and highly recommended, the book is also a menu translator to help the diner read and interpret a French menu.  So, instead of guessing what oeufs meurette are (poached eggs in red wine sauce), Andy's book will tell you.  It also lists wine bars, historic restaurants, food markets and more.  The Traveling Professor never goes to Paris without  Eating and Drinking in Paris.  Read about 4 of Andy's favorites in today's blog post.
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How to Tour the Amalfi Coast

How to Plan a Tour to the Amalfi CoastEveryone loves Italy and everyone loves the Amalfi Coast. The Traveling Professor has run many small group tours to the Amalfi Coast and it certainly is a wonderful place to go.  In this blog post the traveler learns about the logistics of planning an Amalfi Coast trip as well as what to see and what to do.  The Professor will also advise on the best time to travel to the Amalfi Coast. On top of it, read about the hotel recommendations in the Amalfi Coast area. 
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The Cheapest and Most Expensive Places to Travel

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What are the cheapest and least expensive places to travel?  Where can you find the least expensive hotel rooms and the most expensive hotel rooms? You have to eat on the road, so where can the least expensive (and most expensive) restaurants and dining spots be found? And lastly, what destinations have become surprisingly inexpensive over the last few years. Read today's blog post and find out more.

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