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13 Aug 2014 New York – Cheap Flights and Expensive Hotels

New York City is a destination that doesn’t hold back when it comes to luxury and with many legendary luxury hotels, such as the Waldorf and the Plaza, on offer it is no surprise that it is a popular place to stay.

Staying at one of these hotels ensures a memorable time and this is largely because they take pride in furnishing the rooms with soft bed linen, the latest in-room technology and designer branded toiletries. Whether you’re a frequent visitor to the hotel or a couple treating themselves for a once in a lifetime occasion, the large and tastefully decorated rooms that are extremely clean and boast beautiful high views over the city will make sure that you feel very spoiled during your stay.

If you are celebrating a very special occasion, you could request a strolling violinist to serenade you whilst you enjoy a gourmet picnic in Central Park or if you want a diamond ring delivered with a dessert on a terraced penthouse, these hotels have extremely resourceful concierges that will do their best to make your dreams come true.

New York has always been a very popular place to visit and with USA flights being very affordable now, more and more people are visiting the city.

With flights from the UK to New York being very long, arriving at your luxury hotel and having the concierge organise the very special moments planned for your trip will immediately show you that you are going to have a very relaxing, luxurious and special break.

Concierges are even on hand to find you tickets to the hottest Broadway shows and can even organise limos to take you to and from the theatre. Many luxury guests often ask their concierge where the best places are to see celebrities and also ask them to make reservations at restaurants owned by celebrity chefs such as Mario Batali and Bobby Flay.

If celebrity chefs aren’t your thing then you won’t go hungry as there are 32, 520 restaurants in the greater New York City area, with new ones opening constantly. If this all seems a bit daunting then your concierge will be on hand to help you by recommending the best places to eat, some of which may be closer than you think, as more than 60 hotel restaurants have been listed as some of the best you can eat at.

With cheap flights to the USA being available now, you will have more money left over for shopping and your concierge can help you out in that area as well by making sure that all of your shopping is delivered safely to your hotel room, so you won’t have to carry around all of your new luxury products that you can’t get at home yet.

12 Aug 2014 Finding Discount Airfare to Warsaw, Poland

Poland is a beautiful country with a rich history, traveling there for business or pleasure can be done for less than most might think. Finding discount airfare to Warsaw, for example, can be as simple as searching the location on an internet search engine and waiting for the sites to populate.

Some websites will not tell the customer all of the least expensive times to fly. For example, a discounted airfare to Warsaw is more likely to be found Monday through Thursday all year round, and the fares will be the lowest in the winter months November through March.

Another money saving tip, when looking to find discount airfare to Warsaw, try a local airline. Local airlines are likely to have last minute price breaks or the opposite, a better price for booking at least two weeks ahead. Many airlines are able to reserve flights up to nine months before the departure date.

Where To Book The Flight

Where a person books their flight can greatly affect the price they are able to find on discount airfare to Warsaw. Booking directly with the airline rather than using a travel agent may save some money. Also purchasing a ticket over the internet is often much less expensive than any other source.

Many internet sites offer exclusive discounts and deals to customers for ordering their discount airfares to Warsaw over the internet. Also when looking for discount airfare to Warsaw, be mindful that the prices displayed do not always include government fees, service charges, and taxes.

On average taxes for an airline ticket round trip will cost between 80 and 100 dollars added to the discounted airfare to Warsaw displayed price. Also there is an additional fee for all round trip tickets after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City of ten dollars per ticket.

Take Advantage Of All The Discounts

Many people are able to qualify for special discounts airfares to Warsaw some of these people include students, senior citizens, and military personnel nearly always get discounts. If the website doesn’t offer the discounts as an option, sometimes calling the company directly can have those discounts added to the final cost of the ticket.

There are also sometimes special pricing for a particular weekend trip, or for traveling between certain dates. If ones travel dates are flexible it is a good idea check periodically for specials, many airlines will have special excursion fares or promotional events of which people can take advantage.

10 Aug 2014 Find your Black Cars Services in New York City

If you go to New York on business, or if you are just tourists to this city you may find yourselves in the need for black cars services in New York, as there is probably more to see in this city than in any other part of the world. You could just be flying through New York City, or could be staying for a couple of days. Either way, you should not miss out on the very amazing attractions of this city. Trying to find your way around New York City may turn out to be a little too much of a hassle. If you are here on holiday, you do not want to spoil it by getting lost in this big city. Taking the bus for a tour of the city does not seem like such a great idea either, considering how many other people you would be sharing it with, and how many stops there will be.

Here is what you can do. You can search the net for a company that provides black cars services in New York, and you’ll see that the results are quite a lot. It is up to you now to choose who you want your limo service provider to be, according to how close to you they are, what their rates are, and so on. The black cars services in New York are available for any destination, including all the attractions in the area. Some of the all-time favorite tourist destinations in New York City include Empire State Building, Times Square, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, the Rockefeller Center, WTC Ground Zero, United Nations, and the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art. But you probably already know this. What you need to know is that there is no better option for getting around the city and seeing all these than choosing the black cars services in New York. Such services are available around the clock, to meet the needs of all potential customers, either tourists or people traveling on business. Any special event that you may participate in within the city of New York and that requires flexibility is no problem for the black cars services. You can call or you can make reservations online; either way, you are sure to receive high quality services if you know what company to choose.

If you are part of a group flying in or out of New York City, or if you and your large family are planing a trip out of the city, you can always request the stretch limo services at JFK Airport, or any other airport. These stretch limousines come in different sizes, so as to meet the different needs of clients, such as corporate business needs, extra room for shopping or lots of luggage, celebration of anniversaries or birthdays, etc. The stretch limo services at JFK Airport ensure quality rides from and to the airport for your family, friends or business partners. And they are just one click or phone call away!

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08 Aug 2014 The best delis in New York City

New York City is the world center of delicatessens, and there you’ll find the most welcoming and the best examples of ethnic delights. Our favorite is the Second Avenue Deli, a popular noshing place that was in Lower Manhattan’s Greenwich Village for more than half a century. Three years ago, it moved uptown to Third Avenue and 33rd Street, but the deli still retains its famous name, homey atmosphere and great menu.

Although prices are much higher than they were in the 1950s, Second Avenue Deli still has the best, over-stacked, artery-bursting pastrami on rye in town. Add a couple of kosher pickles and a side of potato salad, and one platter has enough calories to keep a whole platoon of New York cardiologists wealthy for years.

Of course, that doesn’t take anything away from its famous cure-all-your-ills chicken soup, with a zoftig matsoh ball the size of a hand grenade floating in it. That also goes for the chopped liver, corned beef and slaw on onion roll, tongue on pumpernickel, latkes and apple sauce, pickled herring, stuffed kishka and whole boiled chicken in a pot.

For information about the Second Avenue Deli, go to 2ndavedeli.com, or call 212-677-0606.

The venerable Stage Deli has been at 834 Seventh Avenue for more than 70 years, and I can remember eating there almost that long ago back in my college student and Navy days whenever I was in Manhattan. Near the theater distirct, it has been a favorite of Broadway stars, including Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor, Danny Kaye, Ethel Merman, ex-New York Mayor Ed Koch, Frank Sinatra, Ronald Reagan and a hundred other luminaries over the years. For the past decade, it has also operated a Stage Deli clone at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The clientele is less New York ethnic and much more touristy there, but the food is just as good. You know the usual: matzoh ball chicken soup, stacked corned beef on rye, chopped liver, tongue, herring, gefilte fish and all the rest.

For more information, call 212-245-7850, or online at stagedeli.com.

The Carnegie Deli is nearby at 854 Seventh Avenue, and named for the New York music temple, Carnegie Hall, across the street. While the food is just as tasty as the other delis I’ve named, this joint seems to proudly serve everything, cash only, extra $3 for sharing a sandwich, with a snarl and a wise guy remark. It was the model for the deli in the Broadway musical, “Guys and Dolls”, where waiters took no lip and handed out lots of it. As in the joke: Customer: What’s this fly

06 Aug 2014 How to Book Airfares to Avoid Problems

Most people focus on saving money while booking airfares, but may not focus enough on how to avoid potential problems with connecting flights.

Here are several tips to keep in mind when you book your flights.

Pad your connections

Pad your connection time, especially when there very few flights you can take if you miss yours.

In the U.S., airlines are operating fewer flights and filling these flights with more passengers. This means more flight delays, as it takes a fuller airplane additional time to board and deplane. Airports have also become more congested and spread out.

Yet, in many cases, the minimum connecting times allowed between flights have not changed for years. If you’re booking flights with connecting times of 30 – 40 minutes or so at airports like Chicago O’Hare, you’re drastically increasing the chances that you will miss your connection. And even if you barely make it, your checked luggage may not make that flight.

This may not matter much if you’re flying into Chicago and connecting into New York’s LaGuardia Airport early in the day, as there usually are lots of other flights available through the day if your incoming flight is late.

But, it matters a lot if you’re connecting into Billings, Montana late in the day at Salt Lake City, when there are no more flights to Billings that day if you miss your connection.

And, it matters even more if you’re connecting to an overseas point, where you may find only one flight available on that route each day. Your missed flight may bag you a 24-hour wait, or a trip via a far-less-direct routing.

Common airline rules for connections

For flights within the U.S., most airlines allow you to take any available connection within four hours. In many cases, you don’t have to book the shortest connecting time to get the lowest fare.

For international destinations, you may be allowed to book any available connection within 24 hours, depending on the airline. This means that if you’re flying from Dallas to Cape Town, you don’t have to reserve an uncomfortably short 45-minute connection, instead of a much safer two- or three-hour one.

Using Priceline and Hotwire tickets

When you use Hotwire and Priceline, you don’t usually get to choose your connecting times for the cheapest fares.

Nevertheless, if you find that your connecting times seem too short, some airlines, such as United, will allow you to stand by for earlier flights on the same day when using tickets from Priceline or Hotwire. There’s no guarantee that you will get on an earlier flight, but you’ll still have your original confirmed reservation if you don’t.

On your departure day, call or check online for an earlier flight on the same airline that has seats available to your connecting airport. You can also check to see if there are nonstop flights on the same airline available to your final destination that leave earlier than your reserved departure time. For tips I’ve given for flying standby, see the link in the bio box of this article.

Avoid changing airlines

Expedia.com especially tends to display budget prices that involve traveling three or even four different airlines on the same day. These low rates are actually a collection of cheap individual fares, which can be very tempting to book.

However, in most cases, you significantly increase your chances of problems each time you connect to a different airline, making limited savings just not worth it. Here are some aggravations you could encounter:

The airlines may operate from different buildings that are not close together.

They may refuse to transfer checked luggage.

But, most importantly, they may claim NO responsibility whatsoever if you miss your connection to the other airline. This can become a very serious problem because budget fares tend to be non-refundable with heavy penalties for changes, or with no changes allowed at all.

For example, if you miss your connection from United to Southwest, which never allow each other’s flights on the same ticket, Southwest Airlines will charge you the full difference between your advance purchase fare and the much higher same-day ticketing fare for that leg of your trip. You can’t stand by. (United is kinder – if you miss your connection from Southwest to United, you’ll be allowed to stand by for a United flight on that same day at no extra fare, in most cases. Still, standby is not as good as a confirmed seat.)

Using more than one airline (with more than one ticket) for the same trip may be tempting when traveling overseas, because of the potential savings. But, be very careful when setting up these trips. In the bio box at the bottom of this article, see the link on how to save using separate tickets.

In summary, pad your layovers and keep your trips as simple as possible, and they will usually be trouble free.

Good luck for a smooth and pleasant trip!

02 Aug 2014 International Dirt Cheap Airline Tickets

Airfares are rising almost daily and finding a cheap or discounted airline ticket can be next to impossible. While this is true it IS still possible to find cheap airline tickets even for international and overseas travel.

These are five discount travel companies you can check out for some really dirt cheap airline tickets.

Aer Lingus – This airline is Irish and based out of Dublin. If you’re looking for cheap fares to Ireland and even some other major European cities you’ll find them here. They offer flights to San Francisco, Chicago and Washington among others and you can get flights as cheap as $340 one way from New York to Dublin.

Canadian Affair – The airline services primarily Canada and the U.K. and if you’re flying between those two this is the last place you’ll need to look. Flights start as low as 99 Pounds from major Canadian cities and the U.K. which I believe is the cheapest flights to be had. If you’re flying from Canada to the U.K. just go to Canadian Affair.

Zoom Airlines – Zoom airlines is a major discounter flying to London, Paris, New York, Rome and Montreal among others. Booking more than 2 weeks in advance with then can score you some of the best dirt cheap airline tickets available. Currently they are offering round trip tickets from JFK to London for only $277!

Condor – Condor is a German discount airline that flies to the Caribbean, Alaska, Las Vegas and obviously many major European cities. Although the prices are a bit steeper than other discount airlines you can still find some great deals here from time to time. The site is fast and intuitive and definitely worth checking out.

ThompsonFly – Discount airline located in the United Kingdom offering dirt cheap flights from London to Jamaica and Cancun. Go get some sun for just 125 Pounds one way.

This list is not complete as there are literally dozens of discount airlines and travel outlets available. As ticket prices continue to rise I think you’ll start to see more small airlines stepping up with huge discounts on tickets. You’ll still need to research to find the best dirt cheap tickets, but I think it will be easier to find them with little or no work. These are five great places to start your search for discount tickets, now go get yourself a bargain!

27 Jul 2014 Budget Travel And Vacation In Europe

Many budget travelers assume that a multi-city European vacation is beyond their means, but that is often not the case. The large number of budget airlines that have sprung up in Europe in recent years have dropped the average cost of airfare between many major European cities.

In some cases, the cost of coach airfare between major European hubs like London and Amsterdam is lower than a comparable first or even second class train ticket.

And of course flying between cities is far less time consuming than taking the train or driving yourself, and that means more time to explore the places you’ve always wanted to see, as well as more money to spend once you get there.

The key to getting the best airfares, both from the United States to destinations in Europe, and between European destinations, is to shop around and compare carefully.

Most major American air carriers have partnerships with one or more European airlines, and therefore it is often possible to shop airfares between European cities from the web sites of these airlines.

In addition, the major European only airlines all have their own web sites, and most provide for online booking and confirmation as well. This makes it easy to line up all your airfare before you leave the United States.

This is an important consideration, since it is often more difficult, and more expensive, to book airline tickets or train tickets after you have arrived in Europe.

The choice of European cities you plan to visit can also have a major impact on airfare between destinations. Many of the low cost European air carriers are based in London, so it is often considerably less costly to fly from London than to fly from many other major European cities.

Therefore, many budget travelers choose to make London their primary destination, and to take two and three day trips from there to the places they have always wanted to see.

While it is possible to get great deals from other European gateways, it is often more difficult than flying to and from London.

Just as American airlines have their own major gateways, such as New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta, so too do budget European airlines.

Planning your visit around these hub cites is often the best way to get the lowest possible airfares between European cities.

Flying within Europe is surprisingly affordable for way for many budget travelers to get around.

Many first time travelers to Europe, and some seasoned travelers as well, are shocked to find just how affordable it is to fly around Europe.

23 Jul 2014 Are Cheap Flights Becoming an Endangered Species?

A few years ago back when budget airlines like EasyJet and RyanAir were first on the scene we were all promised ridiculously cheap flights to all sorts of destinations from European city breaks to viable alternatives to ferries to Ireland. There seemed to be a growing market of flights that appeared to operate at a price lower than the cost to the airline itself.

This was all well and good especially after other destinations received discount flights like New York and even locations like India and Turkey. The problem is that in the past few years most people haven’t noticed the price of these flights has managed to creep up and now the moniker of cheap flights seems false.

Holidays site Travelocity has found that prices have raised by roughly 7 percent compared to last years prices, so why has this happened? Well the price has risen due to a number of different factors and depending on which airline you select you may have to pay considerably more on top of your flight cost.

One common raise has been the rise of fuel tax, with the airline industry receiving a lot of flak in the battle to make our lives “greener” air travel is said to produce one of the most destructive gases to our environment (as well as bovine flatulence, but that’s another matter) and so fuel surcharges has been increased to discourage people from taking flights.

Some people think that this initiative is a direct response to the cheap flights industry as many more people flew to destinations once cheap flights were readily available. Other than this cause there are a number of trivial extra charges such as aisle seats, the boxed lunches and with some airlines if you have more than one item of baggage checked.

So are cheap flights lost to the ether, an afterthought in the history of air travel? Well not necessarily there are a few ways in which you can help reduce the cost of your flights, such as booking as early as possible. A leading travel agent explained that flight prices gradually rise in the lead up to the summer holiday period and are at their most expensive during the period of March to September. They also advised that December is the optimal time to book your flights as this is when they are at their cheapest.

Apart from booking good and early there is a number of air fares monitoring websites that can track multiple flights companies so you can hunt down the cheapest flight possible and pounce on them when the timing’s right

22 Jul 2014 New York, New York: so Good They Named it Twice!

New York is an exciting vibrant city; it’s the epicentre of fashion, food, culture and art.

It’s a sprawling multicultural metropolis that cannot be fully appreciated in a single trip. Visitors to the city are often enthralled and enchanted by the diversity and the excitement that the city offers with many being drawn back year after year.

New York is approximately a seven hour flight away from the UK and cheap flights to New York are fortunately available pretty much all year round. However, prices do tend to rise during the summer months, so it’s advisable to book well in advance to take advantage of the cheap flights available.

New York has so many instantly recognisable attractions. Here are just a few of the sites that you will find difficult to miss while in New York…

The Statue of Liberty is New York’s historic symbol of freedom and democracy. Ferry tours are available to Ellis Island but be aware that security to the statue has been extremely strict since the September 11th attacks, with access beyond the pedestal of the statue has been restricted indefinitely.

Brooklyn Bridge connects the island of Manhattan to Brooklyn. Its twin Gothic towers add to the architectural diversity of the New York cityscape. Crossing the bridge on foot provides a unique perspective of Manhattans stunning skyline.

Times Square is the host of possibly the most famous New Years Eve countdown in the world. It’s also the place to go for shopping and entertainment. From fine dining to Broadway theatre shows, Times Square has it all.

Central Park provides the perfect escape from the mayhem of Manhattan. Home to 26,000 trees, this 843 acre park offers a welcome respite away from the noise of the city.

The Empire State Building —the focal point of the Manhattan skyline—is New York’s most famous tourist attraction. No visit to the Big Apple is complete without a tour of the famous tower, which offers incredible panoramic views from its 102nd floor observatory.

New York is also renowned for its excellent museums and art galleries. It’s a city that has enough to keep even the most demanding of tourists entertained for the duration of their stay.

So, it’s worth taking advantage of any cheap flights to New York that you come across, as a visit to this amazing city is a guaranteed experience that you will never forget.

19 Jul 2014 How To Plan A Cheap Italian Vacation

The best course of action to take sometimes isn’t clear until you’ve listed and considered your alternatives. The following paragraphs should help clue you in to what the experts think is significant.

If you base what you do on inaccurate information, you might be unpleasantly surprised by the consequences. Make sure you get the whole a cheap Italian vacation story from informed sources.

For the budget conscious traveler an Italian vacation may seem far out of reach. But many people are surprised to find that visiting this destination may be well within the cards. One of the most expensive aspects of a vacation is usually the airfare and hotel. So what are the options available for those who want to enjoy Italy and save at the same time?

Well for starters you may want to go on your vacation to Italy during the off season. This will mean that you will find cheaper airfares. There are great prices to be found for airfare especially if you plan to fly directly from a major international airport such as New York or London. All airfare rates drop dramatically after the summer. Hotel rates per night will also be more affordable. After the summer many hotels are recovering from the large numbers of people that came through their doors. You will find out that during your cheap Italy vacation most places are happy for customers that provide them with business during the off peak season.

Service could be even better simply because there are fewer people to serve and focus on. The lines are also shorter for almost everything. Peak season is the summer months of June through August. So why not plan to go in September if you can? You will still enjoy all the sights and the remnants of great summer weather. For example Rome in July can go up to 92 degrees but may be 80 degrees in September. The advantage of going on your Italian Vacation during the off-peak season is that the crowds are not there, the weather is slightly cooler and Italy becomes more of itself. You can really experience Italy and its people if you go in the off season and you will save some money too. Not only are hotels and airfares cheaper in the off season but you will also find discounts available for guided tours and concerts.

Another way to save on your cheap Italian vacation is to take public transportation whenever possible rather than a taxi. Of course this needs some planning in advance or you could spend numerous hours lost and wasting valuable time. But with an adventurous spirit and an Italian pocket dictionary in hand it can be done! Italy is well known for its extensive rail network. You can get a rail pass or buy tickets as you go. Either way this option will help you save if you are on a budget.

Another great tip for a cheap Italy vacation is to forgo the hotel altogether. Rent a house or an apartment for a few days if you are in a group and you will save tremendously. This is especially true if you also factor in the presence of a kitchen that can allow you to make some of your meals rather than rely on dining out for every meal. Even if you have to stay at a hotel you should also consider fixing some simple meals such as sandwiches when you can especially if you come across a grocery store during your cheap Italian vacation.

Now might be a good time to write down the main points covered above. The act of putting it down on paper will help you remember what’s important about a cheap Italian vacation.