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How 20 Minutes can Save You Hundreds on Your Next Flight: Part 1 Intercontinental Airfare

This is Part 1 in a series where I share my approach to saving money on airfare. This post focuses on intercontinental flights, but these methods work for almost any type of air travel. Look for Part 2: Regional and Domestic Airfare, next week. 

I’ve also created a video to accompany this post showing a concrete example of how these tips can be used to save you money. Watch it here. 

When I’m not busy playing with clay as a grad student, I’m often perusing guidebooks or tweeting about bucket list-worthy destinations from around the world. You could say I have an acute case of the travel bug (I suspect I’m not the only one), and although I haven’t quite put in the requisite 10,000 hours to achieve mastery of the art of travel, I have spent my fair share of time abroad. Continue reading


What We can Learn from Airfare Auctions

Last week, Air Transat auctioned off seats to Europe.

The premise was simple.

Canadians would have a chance to bid on 20 flights from cities across the country to select European destinations. The live auctions would start at $1 and last for 30 minutes each.
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