Airline ticket prices on the rise; Springfield travel expert offers tips to save you money

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Springfield travel experts say ticket prices are going up, but not only because of the cost of fuel. Prices are also increasing because there’s a big demand for travel.

Travis Paquin, owner of 417 Travel, says people should still book their flights early instead of waiting.

“Booking early will guarantee you a great rate,” Paquin says. “Yes, sometimes last-minute, you’ll see something at a sale price. Generally that’s not the best hotel or the best flight. It’s something that someone is trying to get rid of.”

Paquin says, over the last week, the cost of flights

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BA named best airline and UK hotel beats rivals to be named best in Europe

British Airways releases new campaign as travel restrictions ease



The World Travel Awards 2021 list is out. Looking at the best travel destinations in the world, the Awards “acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry”.

The UK made the World Travel Awards 2021 list three times.

British Airways was named on the list twice.

The national airline was named Europe’s Leading Airline.

British Airways also won Europe’s Leading Airline – First Class.

Available until 27 October 2021, book the British Airways sale here.

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Should You Stay Loyal to Your Hotel or Airline?

By Sam Kemmis

After months of crunching and recrunching data as the pandemic upended travel, NerdWallet has released its best travel rewards rankings for 2021. And, although travel in 2021 will be different from the year before, it is unlikely to be “normal” by any stretch. You may be considering whether to start — or continue — pursuing loyalty with a particular hotel or airline.

Does travel loyalty still make sense this year? Or have the normal benefits of such loyalty gone out the window with so much other conventional travel wisdom?

Although it’s as difficult as ever to

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