March 2012

If You Win Mega Millions: World’s 5 Most Expensive Flights

Mega Millions fever has taken the country by storm. The jackpot has grown to a record $640 million dollars! A prize that may even coax Bill Gates or Mark Cuban to run out to the local convenience store to buy a ticket. The question that seems to come up in [...]

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EVA Air to Join Star Alliance

EVA Air and Star Alliance fliers can rejoice — Star Alliance announced today that EVA will join the alliance once the airline has met the 80 or so prerequisites to becoming a member.  Since the process for meeting all prerequisites is typically lengthy, EVA is expected to join the alliance [...]

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Plane Spotting from Inside and Outside Boeing’s Factory in Washington

One of my new favorite places for plane spotting is the rooftop observation deck of the Future of Flight Aviation Center in Mukilteo, Washington, just 25 minutes north of Seattle.  The rooftop deck overlooks Paine Field, a county airport that is also used for test flights by the adjacent Boeing [...]

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Tips for Flying to London for the 2012 Olympics

 Each week we invite a respected member of the travel community to bring their experiences, advice, and tips to Fly.com readers. This week we welcome Sean Keener from BootsnAll. Sean co-founded BootsnAll and grew it organically since 1999 with no outside investment. BootsnAll is now one of the largest community [...]

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A Foreigner’s Guide to Japan

Once upon a time – a long, long time ago – I used to live in Tokyo, Japan. And each day I would commute, by train, to my high school in the (relatively) nearby city of Yokohama. In the early days, it was this rail commute that first gave me [...]

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Lost Baggage Stats and Tips

Over the past several years, reports of mishandled or lost luggage has been on the decline. However, that is no reason to ease up on your preparedness when traveling. Get the skinny on how often airlines lose baggage and how to avoid being left without your swim trunks during your [...]

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Fly.com Study Reveals Domestic Flights are Hot, Europe is Not!

Yesterday was the first official day of spring. So we thought it would be cool to take a look at the most popular travel destinations searched on Fly.com between February 12 and March 12 and compare them to last year’s top routes. And the data didn’t disappoint. Here is a [...]

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MLB Spring Training: Florida’s Grapefruit League

Spring Training in Florida officially opened its 2012 schedule on March 3, with 15 Major League Baseball teams set to play a total of 236 games in the Grapefruit League through April 4. (The other 15 teams prepare for the regular season in the Cactus League in Arizona.) Major League [...]

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Fly to Ireland in Spring; Save up to $600

With St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching our resident deal experts decided to take a look at the best flights to Ireland. Spring flights to the Emerald Isle  start at just $507 roundtrip, including taxes. These discounted fares in April and May are impressive on their own, but really stand out [...]

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Photos from My Trip to Medellin, Colombia

Fly.com’s Senior Marketing Manager, Maria Perez, recently took a trip to Medellin, Colombia. Below are some photos from her trip. A scenic 90-minute drive from Medellin brings you to the monolith, El Peñol. Named after the town in which it resides, visitors flock to the 200-meter-high granite rock for the [...]

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