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The 5 Best Things to Buy in April

Some bargains for April (like summer air travel) look ahead. Some (like winter gear) look behind. And some (like spring cleaning) are all about the moment.

Save Big on These September Buys

In September, some items are on sale more than others, but knowing what to look for is the key to helping you save. Here are the best bargains of the month.

Why Spirit Airlines Will Never Be Great Again

Looking at Spirit Airlines' financials, you might think the low-cost carrier is a smart buy. But don't be fooled by the balance sheets: The Spirit business model that generates profits carries the seeds of its own destruction by generating toxic ill will with its passengers.

How to Outwit the Airlines and Score a Cheap Flight

Plane tickets are costing 12% to 15% more this summer, and that's before you tack on luggage fees, taxes, charges for on-board meals, and other extras. But with a little flexibility and creativity, you can still land a good deal.

3 More Travel Tips for Keeping the Cost of Your Flight in Check

Finding a good airfare can be tough, and if you've ever sacrificed convenience for a cheaper ticket, you may have been surprised at the hidden costs that jacked up your overall price. But those fees don't have to be a mystery -- and they're not unavoidable.

When Using a Travel Agent Can Save You Money

Customers who quit using travel agents in favor of websites such as Travelocity or Kayak are coming back -- and no wonder. Getting a good deal on travel is only getting more complicated. When are you better off using an agent than trying to fly solo? Read on ...

5 Surefire Tips for Saving on Summer Air Travel

If you're one of the many people taking to the not-so-friendly skies this summer, you'll pay extra for nearly everything but the security pat down. Hoping to glide past some of that nickel and diming? Here are five foolproof tips:

Can One-Way Tickets Save You Money on Airfare?

Although it often requires a little more patience and time, booking one-way tickets separately rather than buying a standard round-trip ticket can offer better control over both price and itinerary.

JetBlue Pilot Freaked Out: Why Its Investors Should Too

A JetBlue flight was diverted Tuesday after the pilot had a mental meltdown and had to be subdued by passengers. If this were an isolated event, the cheap airline with the fancy frills might be flying high. But the carrier keeps finding itself at the wrong end of the headlines.

Priceline's New Alerts Help Bargain Hunters Find Deals

Priceline is adding new features to allow its customers to be alerted when certain pre-set criteria are reached, yet another move by an online travel agency to personalize itself for its customers. Read what Trefis sees as the future for Priceline -- and for its stock.

Business Travelers: Prepare to Fly Southwest Airlines

With its lack of premium amenities and upgrade options, Southwest has been an airline that many business travelers try to avoid. But after it absorbs AirTran next year, those frequent fliers will have almost no choice on some routes.

Priceline's Long Trip from Dot-Com Bust to First Class

In 1999, Priceline saw its stock surge to absurd heights before it had earned a cent in profit, and after the bubble burst, it lost more than 99% of its value. But from that low, the discount travel site began a hard journey to profitability that has proven there are second acts in dot-com companies' lives.