Why You Need to Switch Airlines

There are Better Options Out There

small group tours to europeThe major overseas legacy carriers:  American, Delta, United and even British Airways, Lufthansa along with their "alliance airlines" control the most passenger traffic between the U.S. and Europe.  You have heard the horror stories of poor customer service, old planes, unfair fares, tight seats, lousy meals, passengers being treated like cattle, etc.  But now, there are some new kids on the block in terms of airlines going to Europe.  Are they worth a look?  You bet they are.  Check out The Traveling Professor's blog post and find out how to get to Europe cheaper and in more comfort.

Thursday, July 6, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1157)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
Categories: Save on Airfare

3 Discount Airlines Worth Flying On

Save Money and Get to Europe

discount flights to europeThe second most costly part of a tour, after lodging, is airfare.  Airfares were sky-high a few years ago and it is my opinion the legacy carriers like American, Delta and United were gouging the consumer, despite lower fuel costs, on their fares to Europe.  It was my prediction that other "discount" airlines would come along and take advantage of a lucrative market by offering lower-fares to a variety of destinations in Europe.  But be aware, not all discount airlines are the same.  In this article, The Traveling Professor names his favorite discount airlines to Europe.

Monday, January 30, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (803)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.7
Categories: Save on Airfare

Should You Fly Icelandair?

The Professor's Experiences May Help Your Decision

should you fly icelandairIcelandair is a low-cost carrier serving 16 North American airports.  All flights from North America go through Iceland's Keflavik airport on their way to over 40 destinations in Europe.  I have been on several Icelandair flights in the past year as well as many of our Traveling Professor travelers on our small group tours to Iceland.  In this blog post I will relay my personal experiences and opinions on flying Icleandair.

Friday, June 24, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1294)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0

5 Best Airline Tips

Five Things You Need to Know About Airlines

small group tours to europeYou have heard The Traveling Professor say before that he flies over 100,000 miles per year.  I also have Platinum status on American Airlines and belong to their "Million Miler" club.   But since I take small groups of travelers to various destinations in Europe and South America, I hear from well over 100 flyers per year on their experiences.  Over the years, I have compiled my Top 5 Best Tips on Airlines for today's blog post.

Saturday, February 27, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2356)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.2
Categories: Save on Airfare

Take Advantage of Flight Stopovers

How to Get More Out of a Flight

best flight stopoversIt seems as if air travel gets more and more expensive, despite the drop in oil prices and the reduction of services.  What is becoming more popular, however, are the airlines offering free stopovers on trans-continental flights.  The Traveling Professor takes advantage of free stopovers and it can save hundreds of dollars on a trip.  In this blog post, he lists two great stopover options for those going to Europe.

Friday, February 5, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1171)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 2.5
Categories: General Travel

Cheap Flights to Europe

With Some Effort, You Can Save Hundreds

People talk to me about travel and the high cost of airline tickets all the time.   Just this week someone complained about the $1,100 ticket from New York to London.   Tickets to Italy are in the $1,500 range.   With the cost of fuel reaching record lows, you would think airlines would cut their prices.  However, supply and demand dictates prices, not fuel costs.  However, if you are smart, you can get to Europe on major airlines like American Airlines for $635 round trip.  How about a $300 ticket to Oslo?  Read my blog post and find out how to save money on your next flight to Europe.

Monday, August 24, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1903)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: General Travel
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Who Traveled With Us in 2019

who travels with The Traveling ProfessorThe Traveling Professor ran small group tours to Iceland, Peru and Machu Picchu, Scotland, Croatia, Italy, Normandy Invasion Beaches, and Canada in 2019.  We had a wonderful year, making new friends and traveling to great places.  But who goes on Traveling Professor tours?  In this blog post, we will tell you the number of people and what the make-up of our small group tours looks like.
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26 Places to Eat in Paris

where to eat in ParisAh, we love to eat when we go on our small group tours to Paris.  Who doesn't?  The Professor presents his list of Paris restaurants. The list includes places for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.  Some are expensive, some are not.  Some qualify as a great place for a romantic dinner, but most of them are on the casual side. Take advantage of The Professor's experience and see where to eat in Pars. 
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The Perfect 14 Day Introduction to Italy Itinerary

perfect 14 day Italy itineraryEveryone loves Italy.  The Traveling Professor's small group tours to Italy usually covers Venice, Florence, Rome and Sorrento (the Amalfi Coast).  Planning an itinerary can be daunting, but The Traveling Professor makes it easy for the first-time Italy traveler.  See all the great sites, eat wonderful food, experience the culture. Take a look at our introduction to Italy itinerary and get ready to say "Ciao!" to Italy.
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A Visit with Vincent Van Gogh in Auvers

Day trip to Auvers from Paris

Vincent Van Gogh is considered by many to be the greatest painter of all time. He spent much of his time in France.  Those who have gone to Paris with The Traveling Professor on one of his small group tours to Paris can remember walking the neighborhoods frequented by Van Gogh and seeing his paintings at the Musee d'Orsay. In today's guest blog post adapted from a  post originally done by Laura Keefe Junod of VoyageScholar.com, she talks about visiting Auvers - the place where Van Gogh lived, died and is buried. She does a wonderful job of explaining where Van Gogh  lived, died and is buried.

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What to Do in Paris the 2nd Time You Go

what to see 2nd time in ParisThe Eiffel Tower, the Musée d'Orsay, Louvre, Montmartre, Seine River Cruise, Pantheon, Pomidou Center, Rodin Museum, Arc de Triomphe - those are all things people see on their first trip to Paris.  They are timeless sites that probably could be visited time and time again. But what should you see on your second and even third or fourth visit to Paris. In this blog, The Traveling Professor gives some ideas on other great sites that would be superstars in nearly any other place in the world. 
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