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Memorial Day Sales for 2016 Have Already Begun! Here's What You'll Find

Although summer doesn't technically begin until June 20, most people consider Memorial Day to be the official start of the season — and of course you can expect of a bevy of Memorial Day Sales. Find out what you should plan to buy this weekend with our guide.

The Ultimate Airline Comparison Guide: Reviews, Restrictions, and Fees for 98 International Airlines

If you're looking for a good airfare deal, it can be tough to pick based on the price of the ticket alone. To help you out, we've rounded up the 98 airlines you're most likely to run into in your travels, and we've included all the details about what you get for your ticket price.

POLL: What Do You Think of Internet on Airplanes?

American Airlines is just one carrier offering inflight WiFi, but lately passengers have been dissatisfied with their internet at 35,000 feet. Have you used WiFi while flying, and if so, did you enjoy the experience?

Toasty Travel Deals: Myrtle Beach Resorts from $39, $9 Week-Long Car Rentals

Winter is winding down (in some places anyway), and that means it's time to book a spring vacation. Hawaiian vacations and Caribbean cruises continue to be very popular, but roundtrip airfares to India are also showing some deep discounts. Whatever you prefer, be sure to check out the week's best travel deals.

This Airline Wants to Make Your Delay Less Miserable

Airlines have never been known for having great customer service, but at least one wants to ease the pain of flying. American Airlines is trying to be more customer-friendly by offering perks for flight delays.

Airfare Cheapest Since 2010, But Are You Getting Your Money's Worth?

Is air travel actually getting cheaper? A couple of contributing factors seem to be indicating lower ticket prices. What kind of a discount are you really getting?

How to Hack a Free Flight This Year With Rewards Points

If you're new to points and miles, our guide is here to help you understand the basics of the credit card "hacking" game, and formulate a strategy for earning at least one free flight to the destination of your dreams this year.

5 Affordable, Romantic Destinations for Valentine's Day

If you're planning on making a special declaration this year, you gotta think bigger than roses and chocolates: Think Hawaii or Italy! That's right, we've put together the ultimate list of romantic travel deals that won't leave you bankrupt. Whether you want a romantic Caribbean cruise or a 5-star stay in Vegas, we've found something for you.

4 Tips for Getting Last-Minute Deals on Holiday Travel

At this point, it's extremely late to be booking a flight for Christmas. But if you haven't already bought your holiday plane tickets, don't freak out just yet! Here are four ways procrastinators can save money on last minute holiday air travel.

The Most Affordable Cities to Celebrate New Year's Eve This Year

We as a nation love celebrating New Year's Eve, with some 190 million people tuning in to watch the ball drop in Times Square. But with hotels hiking their rates 300% to 500% higher than their usual rate, it can be a tough time of year to stay within your budget. We went in search of New Year's Eve travel deals to make sure you're getting the biggest bang for your buck on the big night.

Top 10 Upcoming Black Friday Travel Deals

With the Black Friday buying frenzy fast approaching, we're expecting a record number of travel deals from major players like Expedia, TripAdvisor, and Cathay Pacific. We've selected the 10 hottest offers so that you can set your alarm and avoid missing out.

Places to Be Thankful: 5 Inspirational Destinations Across the Globe

It's hard to believe that it's November and that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. We decided to take a moment and appreciate all the awe-inspiring places there are in the world with this week's best travel deals.

The Law of Diminishing Returns: 10 Items That Lose Value the More You Spend

Paying more doesn't always mean you get more. In many product categories, you're actually better off buying the cheaper version of an item. If you want to avoid diminishing returns on your next big purchase, we've rounded up 10 items that rarely provide a lot of added value over a certain price point.

Skipping the Holidays? 7 Ways to Book a Cheap Vacation

Celebrate the holidays by snagging an awesome vacation deal. We consulted two experts and gleaned plenty of great advice on how to get out of town as the winter holidays approach.

How to Save the Most on Holiday Travel: The Best Days to Buy and Fly

There really is no place like home for the holidays. The key is just getting there without breaking the bank. Here are tips for booking holiday air travel this year — and saving some money in the process.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in August

August may lack a major commercial holiday, but the dog days of summer are still a busy month for retailers and deal hunters alike. Back-to-school sales are at their prime this month and you can also expect to see dozens of deals on outdoor furniture, grills, and travel. Plus, take advantage of tax-free shopping days in select states.

A Guide to the Best Student Discounts on Apple, Tech, Travel, and More

Your student ID is good for more than just 10% off at the movie theater. Get discounts on Amazon Prime, computers, and even cars.

Are Airlines Conspiring to Keep Ticket Prices High?

Planning your summer vacation? You may want to double check your airfare. The nation's four largest airlines are being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice for allegedly colluding to keep fare prices high. At the center of the probe are American, United, Delta, and Southwest.

Update: We Found 5 More Budget-Friendly U.S. Cities to Visit in 2015!

Last week, you guys seemed to love our feature on the five most affordable U.S. travel destinations, that we decided to expand it to a full 10! Read on to see the list of both previous entries and new additions, including perennial favorites like Las Vegas, and funky newcomers like Austin.

Top 5 U.S. Cities for Traveling on the Cheap in 2015

If you're planning on vacationing on a budget in the U.S. this year, you're spoiled for choice. To help you decide, we've put together our five cut-price travel destinations for 2015 so that you can afford to see as much of our great land as you can!

What is "Hidden City" Airfare Ticketing and is it Legal?

A 22-year-old programmer named Aktarer Zaman made headlines this week when he was sued by United Airlines and Orbitz over his website Skiplagged, which helps travelers find cheaper fares through the practice of "hidden city" ticketing. According to the complaint, United says the whiz kid "intentionally and maliciously" interfered with airline industry business relationships "by promoting prohibited forms of travel." But what is this practice, and do the airlines have any right to shut it down?

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in December

You may have skipped Black Friday, but you still need to buy holiday gifts. Maintain lots of holiday cheer by shopping wisely with our December buying guide. We've pored over the extensive DealNews archives from years past to guide you in your quest for the most savvy purchases in December.

Spirit Airlines Will Raise Checked Baggage Fee for the Holidays

Spirit Airlines has made something of a hobby of courting public ill will. But its recent move to increase baggage charges during the holidays leaves the airline looking more like Ebenezer Scrooge than ever.

Fall Airfare is on the Rise: Why You Should Book Thanksgiving Travel Soon

Is it time to start booking your Thanksgiving trip home already? Our deals suggest that it is. And while flexible travelers might be able to wait a while before booking their flights, we recommend that anyone with specific "Thanksgiving dates" take advantage of one of our current airfare sales and book now to lock down a good price.

VIDEO: Ever Get Into a Fight Over Airplane Seats?

In the past week, there have been three separate instances where a flight had to land early, because passengers got into fights over reclining seats. With airlines shoving more and more people into smaller and smaller spaces, is this the new normal for flights? Our experts discuss how to deal with personal space violations on airplanes.

You Can Fly to These 5 Cities in Europe for as Little as $153 Each Way

Currently, Norwegian Airlines is offering flights to Europe that save a whopping $1,815 on select routes, which makes the idea of a European vacation seem far more affordable. Here are the top five destinations to hit up during this sale.

5 Not-To-Miss Asian Destinations with Singapore Airlines

The Far East is an intoxicating mix of exotic foods, ancient temples, and sweeping landscapes juxtaposed with futuristic design and neon signs. Currently, Singapore Air is having a sale on flights to select Asian destinations, so we've put together five not-to-miss Asian destinations to take advantage of these cheap rates.

Thanks, TSA! Security Fee Hike Will Lead to Costlier Airfare

The Transportation Security Administration, already unpopular with air travelers for its screening procedures and hygiene product bans, certainly won't win any fans with an upcoming fee hike. On July 21, the TSA will more than double the mandatory fee that it charges many passengers.

Everything You Need to Get Free Stuff Online

We all love to get things for free, and there are many opportunities throughout the year to do so. There are your standard everyday freebies, as well as specific points throughout the year in which you can snag something for free. Here's where you'll find all the best ways to get free stuff.

It's a Good Week for Deals on Gorgeous Florida Hotels

Dreaming of a summer getaway to the Sunshine State? So are we! And luckily, it was an especially good week for deals on Florida hotels. We did some deal-slinging and pulled together five hotel sales to help you turn your daydream into an affordable reality.

Getaways on Mobile: The Best Apps for Low Airfare

We researched and tested some of the most popular airfare booking apps available, and found lots of pleasant service, but not all that offered the best deals. So which app is the most worthy of your time?

Freebie as a Bird: How to Snag Free Perks When You Fly

Not all freebies while flying have gone the way of the biplane. We spoke to some experts find out where you can get free rewards and other perks while flying. You just have to know what to do, how to ask, and where to look.