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Air France

Air France

With the summer winding down, it’s the perfect time to get a jump on fall and winter travel plans. Air France’s sale on business class airfare might provide the perfect incentive to get you to travel across the Atlantic to London, Paris, Amsterdam, or Rome in the coming months.

With the sale, round-trip flights from a number of U.S. cities like New York, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, and Seattle are priced from $2,289. Fares require a minimum seven-day stay for travel between this November 1 and January 4, 2016, and you must book by September 3.

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JetBlue Airways

If you aren’t a business traveler who flies frequently on your company’s dime, it can be really, really difficult to achieve airline status — especially at a time when most companies have started to award points based on fare rather than mileage traveled. But there’s good news for JetBlue fans this week: The airline has launched what it’s calling a 90-Day Challenge that’ll let you get Mosaic status a bit more easily.

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Singapore Airlines

This year marks Singapore’s 50th year of independence, and the country is going all out with its festivities. Travelers are reaping the benefits of the occasion, too. Take for instance the 50 Days of Special Airfares promotion from Singapore Airlines. With it, round-trip flights in economy to select Asian cities are priced from $850 for travel between this September 1 and May 31, 2016 – just book by September 27.

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Milan Duomo

Flickr/Andrea Tornabene

There are many reasons to go across the pond in fall, not least of which are the flight deals that pop up every summer. On our radar this week are two great fares to Europe: $499 roundtrip to Milan on Emirates and $599 roundtrip to Istanbul on Turkish Airlines. But, as common with these types of price slashes, you only have a few days to act.

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Sky King, one of the chartered flights that U.S. Americans can take to Cuba

Julie Schwietert Collazo

If you’re among the thousands of U.S. Americans who have flocked to Kayak and similar sites to check prices for Cuba flights, you were probably surprised to discover that, well, they’re not there.

While airlines have triumphantly announced new service to the island, and a greater number of Americans are eligible for travel to Cuba than ever in the past 55 years, purchasing a ticket is nowhere close to straightforward. Here’s what you need to know:

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Frontier Airlines

Plane tickets from $29 one-way? Yes — if you can book a ticket on Frontier Airlines by the end of the day tomorrow!

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Crowds at New York’s JFK airport. (Photo: AP)

By Brittany Jones Cooper for Yahoo! Travel

Until now, travelers had to rely on hearsay to know how good or horrible an airport was. But thanks to TripAdvisor, airport ratings are now just a click away.

The site, which currently offers reviews for restaurants, hotels, and attractions, has announced that it is opening a platform for airport reviews. Now users will be able to rate their airport experiences and help others find the best restaurants, places to sleep, and stores closest to a gate.

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Norwegian Air Shuttle

With practically the entire summer ahead of us, winter was far from our thoughts — until now. Norwegian Air Shuttle is launching flights from the East Coast to Guadeloupe and Martinique for $79 one-way and $99 for the return flight beginning December 3.

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Jaymie DeGaetano

Many American airline carriers now offer enhanced economy options for fliers, which usually entails just a sliver of extra legroom, often at the front of the plane — all for an exorbitant price. Luckily, this isn’t the case with Singapore Airlines’ new premium economy class, which debuts on August 9, Singapore’s Independence Day, with service from Singapore to Sydney. Stateside, the service is launching from Los Angeles and New York in December, followed by San Francisco in January. In the meantime, here are five premium economy perks that go above and beyond the extra legroom.

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Air Tahiti Nui

Is a trip to New Zealand or Australia in your future? Air Tahiti Nui’s South Pacific Hopper promotion can get you a second vacation in without costing you a cent. Score a three-night stopover in Tahiti — hotels included — on round-trips between Los Angeles and New Zealand that take place between this August 22 and next March 31, 2016.

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By Annie Daly for Yahoo! Travel

The Best and Worst Airports for — Wait for It — Summer Flight Delays

Fly into the right airport so you can kill time on the beach — not in the terminal. (Photo: Simone Becchetti/Stocksy) 

Summer is unofficially here, and you know what that means: It’s travel time. Unfortunately, traveling during the summer can get pretty annoying, thanks to the bigger-than-usual crowds and the lines and the heat throughout it all. And no, it’s not just in your head: A new report from MileCards.comfeatured on Travel Pulse, found that more than one third of 50 airports surveyed had worse delays in the summer than in the winter.

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5 Things to Avoid Wearing at the Airport

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It’s no fun being stuck on an endless TSA security line because a newbie in front of you has to practically disrobe or sets off the metal detector. Here are five things to avoid wearing so you aren’t that person.

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Flickr/Christian Newton

Running it late for your flight and cutting it close? We’ve all been there. Here’s what to do, and how to get through security and on your flight, before it leaves.

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Christine Wei

Jet lag can put a serious crimp in your longhaul travels, making you feel exhausted, scatter-brained, or even physically ill. The good news is that there are a few things you can do to alleviate the symptoms and in some cases avoid jet lag altogether. Here are a few classic strategies — and a few alternative methods, just to be safe.

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All Nippon Airways

Look, up in the air! It’s a Hello Kitty, R2D2 and…a flying salmon? Airline liveries are usually pretty ho-hum, but some companies know how to put the fun back in flying with colorful characters and eye-catching exterior paint schemes. Here are a few of our favorites.

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