Fly NYC to Italy for $450 Round-Trip on Emirates, $454 on United

The Middle-Eastern airlines are coming at the American legacy carriers again with low fares (and superior service).

http://www.secretflying.com/2016/01/new-york-to-milan-italy-for-only-449-return-minimum-2-passengers/

Note that there have to be 2 or more people traveling together to get this low low fare.

United has a similar deal good for just one person (or more), as per DansDeals:

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/83226

2 People Traveling Together, Photo by mrhayata / Flickr

Norwegian Plans to Fly LAX – Paris

Norwegian Airlines is a trans-Atlantic ultra-low-cost carrier, like WOW. This planned new route is bound to put pressure on the legacy airlines to keep prices down.

Norwegian Sees Growth in TATL Market

Photo by hillarywilliamtanner / Flickr

A Recap of the Upcoming American Airlines Award-Chart Devaluation

As a reminder, some awards for American Airlines are going to be much more costly as of March 22, 2016. This is particularly true of First Class and Business Class awards.

You can book travel (up to 331 days into the future) now under the old, more favorable, award chart.

See the charts at http://www.milevalue.com/massive-devaaluation-of-american-airlines-chart-march-22-2016/ for the bad news.

Photo by Thomas Hawk / Flickr

American Airlines AAdvantage Miles are Great for Travel to South Asia & the Middle East

American Airlines has some great partners that serve the Middle East and India, including Etihad Airways, Jet Airways and Qatar Airways. You can use AAdvantage miles to fly on the partner airlines, with aircraft and service often superior to American itself.

You must route either non-stop from North America to destination, or through Europe…trans-Pacific flights to these destinations are not bookable with AAdvantage miles.

http://www.milevalue.com/redeem-american-airlines-miles-middle-east-india-pakistan-etihad/

To visit the Taj Mahal, most people fly to New Delhi

Burj Khalifa at Sunset

Photos by Pat McDonald and Paolo Rosa

How to Push Spirit Airlines Carry-on Luggage Policy to the Max

Bring a second bag containing “an umbrella, camera, infant diaper bag, assistive devices, outer garments (e.g., coats, hats and wraps), reading material and food for the flight.”

A similar idea may work for other airlines that drastically limit carry-ons, like WOW Airlines…review their policies before you fly, and even take a printout with you to the airport.

There is no mention of vests with pockets stuffed with gear, like the ScotteVest.

http://angelinatravels.boardingarea.com/2016/01/21/a-hack-to-get-around-spirit-airlines-baggage-policy/

Avoiding The Upcoming AAdvantage Devaluation

“…My favorite redemption with AA miles is first class from the United States to Asia. Currently, these awards price from 62,500 to 67,5000 miles one-way depending on your destination within Asia — come March 22, 2016, the price of these same seats raise to either 80,000 or 110,000 miles!

Read more at: Only 69 Days Until the American Airlines Devaluation — Here’s What You Need to Do NOW | Frugal Travel Guy…”

You can book tickets now under the old award chart, for travel up to February 2017.