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It’s the holidays, which means a number of us are going to be headed to the airport in the coming week. U.S airlines expect a 5.2 per cent increase in air travel during Christmas and New Year’s this year which equates to roughly 2.5 million people a day, according to USA Today. So, if you flew somewhere last year, this year is going to be 5.2 per cent worse.

The busiest day: the Friday before Christmas.

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There’s no shortage of travel websites and online agencies to search and book flights, but when it comes to getting the best deal, using a combination of sites will often give you the best results. If you have a little time and flexibility to play around, here are some to bookmark for your next trip.

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Private jet travel is something we often associate exclusively with the astronomically wealthy. And while it’s no one’s idea of a budget- or environmentally-friendly means of travel, flying private can be a (relatively) more attainable mode of transportation than you might think, especially if you have a solid crew looking to celebrate a major life event, or are desperate to get somewhere warm for a long weekend.

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Budget airlines like Tigerair and Jetstar can save you a buttload of money when you fly with them, but it's still going to cost you — in sanity. Here's what you should know going in, as well as a few tips for making the trip more bearable.

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Some airports are just better for stopover than others, both in terms of lowering your airfare costs, and adding to your overall comfort and convenience. (And some airports should simply be avoided altogether, if possible.) When I had a couple hours to kill at Honolulu's airport, for example, I was able to relax in their tropical garden (shown above) rather than a crowded waiting area or forgettable airport bar.

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You might not think of airlines offering deals Black Friday and Cyber Monday — usually the deals are on appliances, clothes and tech, right? But if you have a trip in mind and want to save a bit on airfare, research from different travel companies indicates you might want to check out the deals set to occur over the next week.

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In the quest to ring out as many pennies as possible from customers and compete with budget airlines, three US carriers — American, Delta and United — now offer three distinct levels of Economy class tickets, and the differences between the tiers are potentially equal to hundreds of dollars in ticket fares. If you're planning a trip to the US any time soon, here's what you need to know.

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With a couple of six-plus hour trips coming up in the next few months, I’ve been taking notes on how to survive long flights. It’s been a few years since I’ve been on an international trip, and while I was able to nap for more or less the whole trip in university and high school, I have a sneaking suspicion sleep won’t come as easily this time.

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Your mobile boarding pass should always be a tap or two away from your home screen. You have a link to it in your email or your texts, or you’re sure you put it into Apple Wallet. But should isn’t always good enough when it's time to present it and the airport’s Wi-Fi is flaking out. Always take a screenshot.

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I’m a huge fan of taking walking tours when I travel. Walking tours are a great way to see a city, and if you opt for a food tour you get to sample some of the local cuisine, take in the sights, and get a little exercise in the process. It’s a great combo. That is unless you decided to wear the wrong shoes.

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When it comes to surviving a long flight and the ensuing jet lag, we've suggested downloading some podcasts (or TV shows/movies), bringing a book and remembering to get up and move every now and then. You'll also want to stay hydrated, bring some snacks and remember to charge all of your electronics ahead of time. Have a trip of your own coming up? Consider some of these recommendations.