Happy Friday everyone. For many of us, this time of the week is identical to that calming sigh of relief when the captain turns the fasten seatbelt sign off and the cabin crew bring you a well deserved drink. It’s been a fun week on the site, and of course there’s always news you need to know, so let’s get to it…

Greetings NEW Readers, Welcome…

To many of you clicking over from nifty news and lifestyle sites that have covered Annabel Fenwick Elliott’s awesome piece from the Daily Mail, welcome. This stuff probably seems like it’s either confusing, too much effort or too nerdy but if you immerse yourself you WILL travel better. Stick around for some daily deals, learn to earn miles in our beginners guide and try to learn the mechanisms we discuss behind cheap but awesome travel.

Aer Lingus Adding Dublin To Vegas Flights…

Like moth to flame, people just can’t stay away from Las Vegas. Aer Lingus has announced plans for a seasonal 2-3x weekly flight between Dublin and Vegas for fall/winter 2017 into 2018. The airline hasn’t confirmed a schedule, but has hinted about potentially picking it up as a year round option so there’s much to be learned, but it’s happening. This is great news for British Airways Avios mileage holders hoping to save on taxes, use miles and find more space for their miles!

WOW Air Changes Carry On Policy…

WOW Air has quietly (frustratingly) amended their carry on policy. It’s give and take, but the major in which it’s been done isn’t reassuring. Previously you could take two small personal items (dimensions 17”x8”x8”) for free. Full sized carry ons were only ever available by paying $40.99 each way in advance. The NEW rules are only one personal item for free, a reduction in half. The good news is that the dimensions have been widened (17”x13”x10”) and it appears the weight restriction may have been lifted. Basically, pack all the gold bricks you can into your single personal item. The airline is coming out with more inclusive fares to allow more perks like a full sized carry on and even a “business class” style offering…