Monday, November 2, 2009

Eurail Offers Students Free Travel Days on Their Eurail Pass ( offers students a fantastic new discount when travelling abroad: two free rail travel days.

Now through December 31, 2009, all youth travellers age 25 or younger on their first day of travel, with a valid International Student Identity Card (ISIC), can purchase a 21-day Eurail Global Pass Youth and get a total of 23 days at no additional cost.

As part of this Eurail special, promotional pass holders travelling with Superfast Ferries from Italy to Greece or vice versa can upgrade from deck to a bed in an AB4 shared cabin*.

"This is an amazing deal," says Paulien Pierik, Managing Director of "Not only do you get two extra days to explore your favourite countries and countless other fascinating destinations -- with the ferry upgrade, you can kick off your shoes and get a good night's sleep and hot shower before continuing on your exciting journey."

With a Eurail Global Pass, students with ISIC discount cards will enjoy:

•Two free days on the 21-day pass, for a total of 23
•An upgrade to a shared cabin when travelling between Italy and Greece on Superfast Ferries
•Extensive rail travel in 21 countries
•Free and fast shipping, lowest prices, secure payment
•The ability to order up to six months in advance

Conditions apply. For more information about the Eurail student discount and conditions, visit the promotion page at

* Customers must display ISIC and Eurail Global Pass (promotional pass) at check in to be entitled to the upgrade.

Source: PRNewswire

Grab Airfare Bargains When You Spot Them!

Airfarewatchdog(TM), the most inclusive source of airfare deals, researched and verified by experts, today urged travelers to not panic about media reports claiming that expensive airfares will be commonplace during peak holiday travel this year. The site's founder, George Hobica, notes, "Some routes, especially those served by a large number of airlines, have experienced wide fluctuations in price, and not just in the up direction."

Airfarewatchdog found fares from Newark to San Francisco, departing the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and returning the Sunday after, for over $600 round-trip including taxes. Two days later, seats could be had for $389 round-trip with taxes and two days after that, fares had begun to climb again.

To find a holiday airfare bargain, Hobica also suggests that travelers:

•Check fares every day, several times a day, and when travelers see a fare they can afford or consider reasonable - grab it.
•Don't hesitate to book a fare if they find a peak holiday airfare for long haul routes under $400 round-trip with tax, or under $300 on shorter haul routes.
•Fly airlines that give full "fare drop" refunds. Three airlines--Southwest, JetBlue, and Alaska--will refund the difference in full if a fare goes down between the time they buy and the time they fly. Refunds are in the form of a credit good for future travel; other airlines offer refunds, but deduct $100 to $150 from any money due, often wiping out any savings.
•Check airline sites directly, since airlines don't always share their entire seat inventory with third party search and aggregator sites.

Source: PRNewswire