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This is to keep you all updated that this site will be taken down for maintenance during this weekend.

We can not really promise when and for how long..

But it will be all over before Monday so that we can continue to provide you with great deals and updates on how to travel Further. Longer. Cheaper.

In case you can not find the site you know why and we will always be available on our Facebook page for questions and ideas.

 

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As a natural step in our continous campaign of getting people to know us we have created som banners for websites.
If you have a website or a blog and would consider to promote us by banners we would LOVE to hear from you!
Just send us a mail on tipsoftravelling@gmail.com

The travelling year of 2012 is slowly coming to its end.

It has been 3½ months since we started this project and it has so far been a very exciting journey. Most because of all you people out there who are supporting Tips Of Travelling and spread the word about us.  But also because I would never htought that the response to this site would become so overwhelming. Both from travellers as from people and companies that has put forward different business proposals.

The site is growing fast and during the 3½ months we have been up we have posted 587 posts with tips, tricks, ideas, information and a lot of flight, train, bus, hotel and other deals that are available.
We passed 36.000 views just an hour ago making it about 10.000 views a month (!) already with the highest amount of views on 6th December when we had 1.136 views in 24 hours which really blew our minds!
This only proves that we are on the right track here.
All to help you to travel Further. Longer. Cheaper.

We got ourselves a new logo which we hope that you like as well as we also released, for fun,  a short commercial that we really enjoyed – so feel free to spread it as well.

A new travel year named 2013 is coming up ahead of us where we also will introduce a new site which will have more information and data available to help you to travel more. Some of you have already seen it as it was up for some beta test runs during a day a few weeks ago.

So from us to you.
A really big Thank You for supporting us in 2012 and hope to have your continued support in 2013!

Got a request from one of the readers if I could post this message here.
I support this as I am a traveller myself and hope that all of you other readers can help spreading the word!
By re-posting, Tweeeting, Blogging, Facebooking or all other social medias that you are involved in.

Thank y0u for your help and support!

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In todays hard competition between the flag carriers and alliances not to mention against the low-cost airlines, some airlines have found their own niche on flight routes. The connections might sound strange but they are there because there is a market for it and the airlines make money on it as well.

Here are 5 examples of “odd” flight routes that some airlines have specialized themselves in for various reasons.

1) Birmingham, UK – Amritsar, India

Armavia, Armenias flag carrier, have found a niche on flying the Shiks from U.K to Amritsar, India which holds the  Sikhism’s spiritual center. All with a stopover in Armenia on the way . Birmingham has a huge Shik population.

2) Houston, US – Lagos, Nigeria

United Airlines started trafficking the leg between Texas and Nigeria on a five times a week schedule last year. This after requests from local oil companies that have interest on both sides and also have contracts with the airline.

3) Baku, Azerbaijan – Aberdeen, Scotland

A highly unlikely leg that is today flown by the flag carrier Azerbaijan Airlines.
Yet again in the interest of the oil industry as Baku has emerged as a large oil hub and Aberdeen is the oil capital of Europe.

4) Paris, France – Cincinnati, US

Delta Air Lines is trafficking this international route for one reason only.
The money is made on cargo.
4.2 million pounds of jet-engine parts is transported every year between factories that are situated near the cities.

5) Stockholm, Sweden – Erbil, Iraq

In 2010 a tour operator in Kurdistan, part of Iraq, pointed out the large Kurdish population that was living in Germany.
Germania, a German operator is now flying eight time a week to the cities of  Erbil and Sulaymaniyah in Iraq from Munich, Düsseldorf and Stockholm. The flights to Iraq are 90% full comparing to the carriers average of 83%.

Aurora Borealis from space

Aurora Borealis seen from ISS

This amazing picture from NASA shows a picture captured 25th January 25 this year by the crew aboard the International Space Station(ISS).  A spectacular view of Aurora Borealis captured on a pass from near the border of British Columbia and Washington state,  near Vancouver Island, to southern Alberta, near Calgary.

Would you like to see it?

Indonesia’s largest carrier that is privately owned is named Lion Air. To celebrate their brand new Boeing 737-900Er being delivered they have launched a promotion offering some great prices if you would be visiting the Asian area.

You can get a one-way ticket from Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta from RM153 which includes taxes and fees and also allows you to bring 20kg luggage. Other great deals are Penang to Medan from RM134 or Melaka to Pekan Baru from RM215.

Tickets are limited and are on sale until sold out white flying dates from 8th December forward.

However it is important to point out that Lion Air (including its Wings Air subsidiary) has been on the list of air carriers banned in the European Union due to safety concerns since February this year.

For more information and booking please visit www.lionair.com.my

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