Cheap flights: World’s cheapest airlines revealed | Travel News | Travel

A new study has analysed over 1.5 million economy-class prices from 200 airlines to find the world’s cheapest carriers. The research, by travel planning platform Rome2rio, found that Middle Eastern and Asian airlines provide best value for travellers. A staggering 24 of this year’s top 30 international airlines are based in Asia or the Middle East, with AirAsia X, Air India Express and Indonesia AirAsia making up the top three. It might come as a surprise to some that European carriers are among the world’s most expensive. Ryanair was named best for…

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Qantas airline: Long haul flights could see passengers travel in the hold | Travel News | Travel

Qantas, the flagship carrier for Australia has floated the idea of launching a cargo ticket for passengers. The proposed plans would have passengers placed in a hold with room to exercise and sleep. The new zones would be fitted with exercise facilities and sleeping booths that would provide luxurious respite for passengers on long-haul flights. As airlines plan to extend flight times, the new cargo zone would be beneficial to the health of passengers. Whilst speaking to the London Aviation club, Qantas Chief announced to the audience that the plans…

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Flights to New York: London to US in under four hours with new mini Concorde jet | Travel News | Travel

Flights to New York currently take around eight hours for Britons travelling from the UK, making it too far for a weekend break. This could soon change with a new breakthrough in the aviation industry. A “mini-Concorde” plane could be tested as soon as the end of 2018, called the Boom Supersonic. Travelling at 1,687mph – 300mph faster than the original Concorde – it will revolutionise long-haul travel. The prototype, backed by Richard Branson, could halve the journey time to just three and a half hours from London to the…

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Flights hacks: Do THIS before you travel | Travel News | Travel

Heading off on holiday is supposed to be a fun and exciting experience but sometimes the stress of travelling can dampen the mood.  With multiple bags to check in, large parties to navigate and a constant eye on the clock there’s a lot to think about once you arrive at the airport so thoroughly planning before you set out will ease the experience.   Locate the airport This may sound like the most obvious suggestion but is one that can cause the most stress when travelling. You may be familiar with…

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Cheap flights: Never miss a plane tickets sale ever again with this trick | Travel News | Travel

Cheap flights are hard to find, but discounted travel is available to all, if you know where and when to look. There is one specific time of the week that is best to find the sales, according to one expert. If you are looking to buy flights, 3pm on a Tuesday is the time to do it. This is because these by this time most big airlines will have adjusted their prices to compete with new offers from budget airlines. Rick Seany from FareCompare.com told ABC News: “Usually, when an…

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Ryanair: Union to represent UK pilots – will cheap flights in the be affected? | Travel News | Travel

Ryanair has allowed a union to represent their British pilots, meaning they will be able to negotiate for better working conditions. It means UK pilots can ask for more pay, better hours and more holiday. The changes affect 600 pilots, which makes up a quarter of all Ryanair’s pilots across Europe. Balpa will not represent the pilots, and the British Airline Pilots’ Association has signed a voluntary trade union recognition agreement. Ryanair has previously been reluctant to deal with unions.  Owner Michael O’Leary once said “hell will freeze over” before the…

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