How to Get Cheap Airline Tickets

Tip #1

To get the best deal of purchasing any merchandise, you have to shop around and compare prices. Same goes for airline tickets. If you want cheap airline tickets then compare the price among several different airlines. This task could be easily done by using some of the famous online travel sites, such as Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia, Cheap Ticket, CheapAir.com, Booking Buddy.

Some times, you have to search different travel sites to get the best result. However, there are sites that search 100 plus travel sites at once and find the cheapest fares. kayak.com is one of them. My favorite is itasoftware.com

Tip #2

To get your airline ticket at cheapest price, you would need to know the historical price of your itinerary. Once you find your airfare at or below that price then you know that is a good deal. FareCompare.com will do this for you. On FareCompare.com, you will find cheap plane tickets, discount first class airfare, the easiest air travel planning tools. FareCompare.com monitors airline ticket prices so you will be first in line to pickup the best deal on your quest for a cheap flight. On their result page, under Quick Links you could view historical deals, and subscribe to Alert Me on Price Drops feature. FareCompare.com will email you when your travel itinerary has dropped.

Tip #3

You can get cheap airline ticket even cheaper by using airlines coupon, others may call them voucher. Northwest Airlines distribute the zone voucher to the general public. I used to get them in the Val Pak coupons envelope. Continental Airlines gives out dollars off voucher based on the round trip airfare. Recently they are partnering with Chase bank to run the promotion. United Airlines compensate customers with $50, $75, and $100 voucher.

People are putting these vouchers on eBay, sell.com, craigslist in exchange for good or monetary. Some of them have no cash value (just like grocery coupon), you pay for their time to collect and send you the vouchers.

To Santo Domingo From Punta Cana by Bus With Bavaro Express

If you are staying in Punta Cana you might be interested in visiting Santo Domingo, the first and oldest city built in America by Europeans. the best way is by bus taking the Bavaro Express (Expreso Bavaro). This bus leaves from Bavaro Bus Station, around the Friusa intersection on the Avenida Estados Unidos 809-552-1678.

Departure times are:

7:00 am (first bus)

9:00 am

11:00 am

1 pm

3 pm

4 pm (last bus)

You may also board at the Veron stop along Plaza Colonial 809-455-1473. In this case the pick-up times are usually half an hour after the original departure time. The price of the ticket is 400 RD$ one-way for both adults and children and there is no discount if you buy the return ticket. You can buy the tickets at the office just in front of the bus stop, same story in Santo Domingo for the way-back. The trip is around 3h40m depending on the traffic.

**BE AWARE that very often entering the city the driver or other men ask who’s going to visit the Colonial Zone (Zona Colonial). This is a trick for the tourists. They say that the bus doesn’t pass for the Colonial Zone and the only way to reach it is taking a cab. That’s not true because the bus actually goes to the Colonial Zone. The only reason they do it is because they just want to get some extra money. So they try to let you get off before and push you to get a taxi (bus and taxi drivers have a deal in this sense) with the excuse that that part of the city is very dangerous. In case this happens DON’T GET OFF and stay on the bus till it arrives at the Chinatown neighbor that is very close to the Colonial Zone and it’s safe**.

Upon entering Santo Domingo, the driver is flexible with letting passengers off. The normal stops are in front of the Dario Contreras Hospital on Santo Domingo’s east side, the corner of Calle Josefa Brea & 27 de Febrero and the last stop on Juan Sanchez Ramirez, off of Maximo Gomez.

Getting to Bavaro from Santo Domingo

The bus is picked up just off the Avenida Maximo Gomez on Juan Sanchez Ramirez #31 809-682-9670 just about a half a block from the Supermercado Nacional. Departure times are the same as in Bavaro. Before leaving the city, the bus will make one more stop at El Parque Enriquillo on Avenida Duarte. Tickets can also be purchased at this location.

Once the Expreso Bavaro bus reaches Bavaro, it is no longer an express bus. From the bus’s first stop at Veron, to its last stop at Friusa, the driver will let passengers off wherever they please.

Note:

The Expreso Bavaro is currently the only express transportation between Santo Domingo and Punta Cana. The only other option to travel to Santo Domingo and other western destinations is by taking local buses to Higuey and transferring from there.

Airplane Head & Neck Injuries

More than half of the world’s air travel is through planes that take off and land in the United States. The airline system that has such a good safety record overall has gotten that way through numerous safety innovations and rules enforced on board at all times. While the rules and safety features can prevent many injuries and accidents, airplanes are not an injury-free zone. Two common injuries during flights are injuries to the head and neck.

During take-off and landing, a plane’s passengers can be tossed forward and then quickly backwards by the movement of the plane. This motion is much more possible on landing than on take-off but is not unheard of in other situations. When the head and neck are sent forward and then snapped back quickly, it is possible for a whiplash injury to occur.

 

If the head snaps forward and makes contact with the back of the seat in front of it, a concussion is not out of the question. At the same time, cuts and scrapes may also occur, depending on the backing material of the seats.

 

Injuries occur during landing because landing conditions are not always perfect. In some cases, rain, wind, or some other condition will force the pilot to set the plane down on the runway a lot more roughly than he or she would like. Landing is typically not a pleasant experience, regardless of the skill of the pilot. When the conditions or inexperience of the pilot forces a rough landing, it can be extremely painful.

 

When an injury occurs on an airplane, it is important to report it to the flight attendants as soon as possible. This will allow the person injured to fill out an injury report. This report should list the entire story of how the injury came about. If it was from tripping over a piece of baggage, that needs to be stated. A rough landing should also be reported and verified by someone else on the plane. Chances are good that if the landing is exceptionally rough, there will be more than one person who is complaining of neck pain.

 

After disembarking, anyone with neck or head pain should probably see a doctor. Most of the time things are not too serious but it is always better to take every precaution possible when talking about head and neck pain and injuries.