find cheap international flights for less than 600 in 2018

The definition of cheap flights varies a lot among different people. Whenever a friend tells me they have found a great deal for an international flight, it’s something around 1000 USD. I just wonder what scammer is giving them those prices. Truth is, I rarely fly long haul for anything over 700 US Dollars or 600 Euro. I’m talking here about international round trips like Hamburg – Los Angeles or Cologne – Tokyo. At first, people seem reluctant to believe the price points I’m talking…Continue Reading “How to find international flights for less than $600 in 2018”

There are many advantages to the high ceilings found today at many airports, some psychological ones, some logistic ones and some for the safety of the whole humankind. While on colder days some might complain that the heating might not be enough to warm up a space that could have been a five-story-high building or some others like my dad might find it to be a “waste of space”, these open spaces contribute a lot to our mental and physical well being.    Feeling of freedom Right…Continue Reading “This is why airports have such high ceilings and large windows”

Collecting miles for one and only one airline is pretty much the way to go, at least for those of us who can’t afford traveling like demigods. I hard to learn this the hard(ish) way. In one of my transatlantic round trips, I saw that Delta and Airfrance were in the same alliance so I thought “why not open a frequent flyer account with both of them, it’s gonna give me more benefits”. No, it just didn’t work that way. One of the advantages of…Continue Reading “Why you shouldn’t collect miles from two different airlines”

A couple smiles, good manners and box of chocolates won’t really make up for the price difference between economy and business or business and first. This is quite contrasting to what you might have found on other sites or is being said in endless youtube videos. You must keep in mind most of those sources are just looking for traffic and will since tell you what you want to hear. Keep in mind that upgrading is nonetheless quite possible if you keep the measures realistic….Continue Reading “Realistic ways to get a class upgrade on a flight”

Arrest upon landing and fines of up to 5,000 USD are not a Joke. It’s true that long-haul flights can be a nightmare for heavy smokers, but there are ways to minimise the cravings during flights. Here are some tips to keep your sanity while you’re still in the air. 1. Make it to the airport with enough time to smoke This is the most obvious one, you should smoke before your flight. If you really struggle to control the cravings you should make it…Continue Reading “How to survive a long-haul flight as a smoker”

Recently I booked a flight from Texas to Germany with two stops, one of them being Atlanta with a connection time of just a bit more than an hour. It could be quite tempting to book a flight like this, especially if you are already familiar with the airport, desperate to arrive at your destination and you know 40 minutes is enough to connect using time efficiently. While I was just flying back from vacation, the mild inconveniences I experienced when my original schedule was…Continue Reading “Is it worth booking flights with short connecting times?”