Mistake Fare

Now Boarding: Keri Anderson, Heels First Travel!

Work and life have me running behind as usual.  While we published podcast episodes the last few weeks, I neglected to post about them here. So, you might have missed Keri Anderson as my guest on the NowBoarding Podcast. Keri and I have been friends for a number of years, but I still learned a few new things from sitting down with her.  She started out traveling when she was in college, traveling internationally on a tight budget, hopping from hostel to hostel. But, when did she really get bitten […]

Did You Get An $85 First-Class European Ticket This Morning?

Every time I talk to someone who’s disappointed they missed out on “the most incredible mistake fare in the entire world ” I tell them there will be another one. Most folks don’t believe me. Until the next one comes along. Like today. I first saw it on View From The Wing. It appeared to be a pricing error, possibly due to currency conversions. The fares were pricing under $100 round-trip in Business Class and First Class from Europe to the US. The availability on this was amazing. I saw […]

Did You Get A $200 Airline Ticket To The Middle East Last Night?

For a brief period of time early this morning (around midnight EDT), you could buy a $160 airline ticket to India. Or, $200 to Jordan.  $350-ish would get you to Dubai.  These deals were all on Emirates, from big US gateway cities like New York, Chicago, DC, Los Angeles, Dallas, and San Francisco.  Alas, it died a quiet death 3 hours after it started, all while I was comfortably asleep. You would think that mistake fares would become a thing of the past at some point, with technology to aid […]

Things I Find Interesting On Friday, December 27th 2013

Deals We Like has a timely reminder for those folks with the American Express Platinum card.  You only have a few more days to request complimentary Gold status with Hilton HHonors.  With the recent announcement that American Airlines Admirals Club access is going away for Plat card holders, this is a good way to ensure you’re getting good value out of your Amex card. Heels First Travel was nice enough to detail a free $5 credit from Amazon.  All you need to do is download something from their Android app […]