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EasyHotel: Easy on the Wallet

Everyone knows about EasyJet, the low-cost European airline with a penchant for the color orange that's giving major carriers a run for their money across the pond. But what about EasyHotel? The good news is that it's run by the same folks, the bad news is that the rooms have...

By Christina Talcott | February 12, 2009; 07:08 AM ET | Comments (4)

Megabus Rolls Out Free Seats Offer

In this economy, every buck counts. (Courtesy of Megabus) In effort to help travelers save those 100 pennies, MegaBus, the cheap-o bus line that offers fares starting at $1, is giving away 100,000 free seats. The gratis tickets are valid for travel between Jan. 14 and March 18 along...

By Andrea Sachs | November 21, 2008; 07:38 AM ET | Comments (3)

New York, Cheap & Fancy

It was my mother's 85th birthday Friday, so we decided to meet in Manhattan for dinner, a play and an overnight stay. When I started pricing out the one-night event, it was looking as if the night would cost more than $1,000, so I started looking for ways to save...

By Carol Sottili | November 18, 2008; 11:33 AM ET | Comments (5)

Savings for Students

College students seem to develop a knack for the cheap and the free, but if you or yours hasn't yet discovered STA Travel and Student Universe, go there before booking that trip home for the holidays. Both companies have been around for a while, starting out as bricks-and-mortar travel agencies,...

By Christina Talcott | October 16, 2008; 09:54 AM ET | Comments (1)

It Came From the Chat: Summer Savings Tips, Part 2

You know what I love about our Monday chats? Every week, the participants share travel tips and information with each other. There are usually four or more Travel staffers answering questions, and we can usually answer questions authoritatively and at a rapid-fire pace. But sometimes what the chatters themselves advise...

By Christina Talcott | May 13, 2008; 02:13 PM ET | Comments (3)

It Came From the Chat: Summer Savings Tips

Monday's chat with the Travel section Flight Crew (most Mondays at 2 p.m.) was a busy one, with readers weighing in on such varied topics as Hawaiian B&Bs, Charlottesville dining, honeymoon planning and pickpockets in Italy. We asked for ideas about how to save $$ on summer travel, and we...

By Christina Talcott | May 9, 2008; 06:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Travel Tech: Airfare Searches for the Truly Frugal

If you're the type of traveler who needs to unturn every stone in search of the absolutely lowest airfare before you'll buy, take a look at Priceline's new product, called Inside Track. It's the latest player to offer sophisticated airfare analysis for consumers. Other sites, including Kayak, Farecast and FareCompare,...

By Carol Sottili | March 18, 2008; 07:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

What's the Deal: DC to NYC . . . for a Buck?

DC to New York for $1? Believe it. Well, sort of. BoltBus, the newest player in the DC-to-NY cheapo bus biz, debuts March 27 with one-way fares starting at $1 (plus a 50-cent booking fee). The Greyhound spinoff promises free WiFi and power outlets, plus leather seats on "select" coaches....

By K.C. Summers | March 6, 2008; 11:54 AM ET | Comments (3)

 

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