Category: Beginner’s Guide

I’m really a bit surprised at how many people have contacted me recently looking for fares on Southwest but have no clue on what I’m talking about when I tell them that they should be using the Calendar search function on Southwest Airlines website.

So… Let’s nip this one in the bud. If you’re not using the Fare Calendar when you’re looking for fares on Southwest Airlines, you’re doing it wrong.

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This is part two in a series of articles about stopovers. Our last post covered the basics of stopovers: What they are, how to identify them and how they are used. In this post we’re going to focus more on free stopovers and how to find potential candidates quickly, without a subscription to a professional tool or data-feed.

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Beginner's Guide Budget Travel Featured

In this post I cover how to construct a complex itinerary with multiple stopovers when buying airfare, and I go in-depth on how stopovers work. If you’ve ever wanted to understand how to get the most out of stopovers and how they work then this article is for you.

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If you’re a relative new comer to traveling on the cheap, this post is going to change the way you book your award travel. We cover the two award categories in United’s MileagePlus program and a few ways to get more bang for your mile.

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Beginner's Guide Budget Travel Miles and Points United

Understanding CPM (Cents Per Mile, or Cost Per Mile) is a key concept to understanding your travel awards program. In this post we’ll go into detail on what CPM is and how to use it to determine the value of an award. If you’ve ever wondered if using points to buy things from United’s Award Mall is worth it, or if you’re getting your money’s worth when you buy airfare then you should check out this post.

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