Category Archive for 'Airfare Deals'

NYC-Milan With 2 Stops For $257 Round-Trip With Tax

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Update: You can now book from the Wideroe home page and switch the language to English and the currency to USD in the top-right.  From there you can search for NYC to MIL and find valid dates into May.
For example 05/07-05/14, 05/11-05/18, or 05/14-05/21 are just $258.29
The home page link above in USD and the link below in NOK can give very different fares, so be sure to check both.
Also be sure to try searching from LGA, JFK, and NYC separately as the fares can also be very different.

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Wideroe still has cheap tickets bookable to Milan

Not nearly as awesome as yesterday’s $100 nonstop fares from Newark to Milan. But for those who sloozed yesterday you can go from LaGuardia to Milan with 2 stops for about $250.  The flights are on Air Canada and Lufthansa.

The total journey will take at least 14 hours depending on the day with a couple hours layover in either Toronto or Montreal and Frankfurt or Munich.

Just search departing from LGA going to MIL.  MIL is the code for either Milan Linate (LIN) or Milan Malpensa (MXP).

Milan is home to a highly acclaimed Park Hyatt hotel that you can book for 22,000 Hyatt or Chase points.  Or take a quick flight or train to Venice, Florance, Rome, etc.

To figure out the price in dollars just divide by 6.07.
-Use a card without foreign transaction fees to save the 3% fee.
-It can take 12 hours for these tickets to confirm.
-The US country code is +1

24 Hour Flight Cancellation policy.

Sample dates from LGA to MIL:
01/13-01/20: 1,581 NOK ($260 USD)
01/20-01/27: 1,581 NOK ($260 USD)
01/26-02/02: 1,566 NOK ($257 USD)
01/28-02/25: 1,571 NOK ($258 USD)
02/02-02/09: 1,566 NOK ($257 USD)
02/09-02/16: 1,566 NOK ($257 USD)
02/17-02/24: 1,581 NOK ($260 USD)
02/23-03/02: 1,568 NOK ($257 USD)
03/04-03/11: 1,578 NOK ($259 USD)
03/11-03/18: 1,581 NOK ($260 USD)
03/18-03/25: 1,578 NOK ($259 USD)

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DIRT CHEAP UNITED FARES!

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Update: Tickets are being charged and confirmed!

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United tickets are ridiculously cheap via this link though prices are in NOK. DEAD!

To figure out the price in dollars just divide by 6.06.  So Newark-Paris is 2,745NOK or about $452.
-Use a card without foreign transaction fees to save the 3% fee.
-It takes between 3-12 hours for these tickets to confirm but people have been getting confirmations so don’t call United as it will get confirmed by itself.
-Don’t make nonrefundable hotel reservations yet as we don’t know for sure if these will be honored!
-The US country code is +1

-All United fares are refundable for 24 hours from time of booking.

-Sample round-trip fares with tax:
Newark-Milan, 01/19-01/27: 772 NOK ($127 USD)
Washington DC-Mumbai, 01/21-02/12: 1,434 NOK ($236 USD)
Los Angeles-Tel Aviv, 01/27-02/05: 1,773 NOK ($287 USD)
Chicago-Tel Aviv, 01/26-02/04: 1,773 NOK ($287 USD)
Washington DC-Tel Aviv, 01/27-02/05: 1,773 NOK ($287 USD)
Houston-Tel Aviv, 01/26-02/02: 1,773 NOK ($287 USD)
Cleveland-Tel Aviv, 02/02-02/09: 1,993 NOK ($328 USD)
Miami-Tel Aviv, 01/20-02/02: 2,139 NOK ($352 USD)
Newark-Zurich, 01/20-01/30: 2,195 NOK ($362 USD)
Newark-Tel Aviv, 01/20-01/30: 2,388 NOK ($393 USD)
Tel Aviv-Newark, 01/21-01/28: 2,418 NOK ($398 USD)
Newark-London, 01/27-02/03: 2,522 NOK ($416 USD)
Newark-Amsterdam, 02/02-02/12: 2,522 NOK ($416 USD)
Newark-Paris, 01/26-02/02: 2,745 NOK ($452 USD)
Newark-Johannesburg, 01/26-02/02: 2,972 NOK ($490 USD)
Los Angeles-Sydney, 02/02-02/11: 4,383 NOK ($723 USD)
Pesach: Newark-Tel Aviv, 04/07-04/24: 4,179 NOK ($689 USD)

HT: Drago, via DDF
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20% Off Virgin America Flights

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Virgin America Sale Linky

-Take 20% off flights between the east coast or midwest and Los Angeles or S. Francisco.
-Book by today, 11/22
-Fly December 7, 2013, through February 12, 2014.
-Use promo code: 20FOR20

Sample deals (date checked: 01/21-01/28):
-Chicago to Los Angeles: $178.60
-Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles: $228.20
-Washington DC to Los Angeles: $237.80
-JFK or Newark to Los Angeles or S. Francisco: $258.60.
-Boston to Los Angeles: $274.60.
-Philadelphia to Los Angeles: $274.60.

HT: Planet, via DDF

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USAirways: Philadelphia To Dallas For $87.80 Round-Trip!

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

-Bookable on Orbitz with full mileage earning and free cancellations until 10pm CT the day after you book or directly from the airline.

- Earn 3 MR points per dollar with American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card or 2.14 UR points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred

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Valid in either direction for flights in January and February.
This will earn about 2,606 miles in USAirways’s own mileage program or in partner programs like United or Aegean.  I’d value that amount of redeemable United miles (not counting elite status qualifying miles) at about $42, making the cost of this flight more like $45 round-trip.

Sample valid dates PHL-DFW-PHL:
01/08-01/14
01/22-01/26
02/02-02/06
02/10-02/13
02/19-02/25

Find more cheap travel dates: Read about using ITA Software to use their awesome month-long calendar search to help find dates with cheap flights.

HT: jj1000, via DDF

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20% Off JetBlue Flights

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Bookable only on jetblue.com/promo

-Use code: COLDTURKEY
-Bookable today only, 11/18 by 11:59pm PST.
-Travel 12/03-12/18 or 01/07-02/12
-Not valid for Friday or Sunday flights.
-Not valid on previous bookings

Sample deals:
-JFK-Los Angeles, 01/14-01/21 for $258.59
-JFK-West Palm Beach, 01/15-01/22 for $178.60
-JFK-Fort Lauderdale, 01/15-01/22 for $202.61

HT: 972sg212, via DDF

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Airtran: Baltimore To Las Vegas Nonstop For $39.90 Each Way

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

- Earn 3 MR points per dollar with American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card or 2.14 UR points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred

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-Bookable on Orbitz with full mileage earning and free cancellations until 10pm CT the day after you book or directly from the airline.

Valid Batimore-Las Vegas dates
11/17 Sold out!
11/18
11/19
11/20 Sold out!
12/09 Sold out!

Valid Las Vegas-Batimore dates
11/19
11/20
11/21
11/22
11/25
11/28
12/03
12/04
12/05
12/13

Find other cheap travel dates from $49 each way: Read about using ITA Software to use their awesome month-long calendar search to help find dates with cheap flights.
To find nonstop Airtran flights use advanced routing code: FL

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Turkish: NYC To Tel Aviv For $685.92 Round-Trip

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Related:
-Flights To Israel From $669 Round-Trip On Air Canada, Delta, And United
-United nonstop to Tel Aviv from NYC for $838.

-Earn 3 points per dollar with American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card or 2.14 points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred.
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-Bookable on Priceline with free cancellations until 11:30pm ET the day after you book.

Note that Turkish fares to Israel can’t reliably be researched on ITA or booked on Orbitz. If you don’t want Turkish flights included in an ITA search you can use advanced routing code: ~TK+

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Flights originating JFK-TLV-JFK are about $685.

Flights originating TLV-JFK-TLV are about $850.

Flights are via Istanbul with a total travel time of 12-15 hours.  Turkish is a perfectly safe airline and thousands of religious Jews have taken their flights without issues.  They are also a very good airline that still gives 2 free bags and they have an awesome Star Alliance lounge in Istanbul. Their Premium Economy comfort class product has rave reviews, so if you have the chance to upgrade to that at the gate on the cheap you should definitely go for it.

Note that these deeply discounted Turkish fares do not earn miles on partner airlines. But they do earn miles in Turkish’s own Star Alliance program.

Valid outbound JFK-TLV dates:
All dates between 01/11-03/10.

Valid return TLV-JFK dates:
All dates between 01/14-03/31.
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United: Newark-Tel Aviv-Newark-Washington DC For $838.72

Monday, November 11th, 2013

-Bookable on Orbitz with full mileage earning and free cancellations until 10pm CT the day after you book or directly from the airline.

- Earn 3 MR points per dollar with American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card or 2.14 UR points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred

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On Orbitz select multi-city and search for a flight going from Newark to Tel Aviv and returning from Tel Aviv to Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Or Washington DC:

This is an example of what you’ll want to search for:
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That will give you flights with 3 legs.  Leg 1 is nonstop from Newark to Tel Aviv. Leg 2 is nonstop from Tel Aviv to Newark. Leg 3 on another plane after clearing customs is from Newark to Washington DC:

 

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You can click flight details to see flights that stop in Newark on the return.

Federal law requires that everyone pick up their luggage in the US city that they land in (in this case Newark) regardless of the final destination at which point nobody is going to force you to take the final flight.  Passengers that want to continue onward have to claim their luggage and recheck it in Newark.

You can always use Avios or pther miles for a return flight to NYC if you want.  DCA-JFK is 4.5K Avios and Chicago-NYC is 7.5K.

Sample trips with valid dates:
Newark-Tel Aviv-Newark-Washington DC: 01/20-01/30: $838.72
Newark-Tel Aviv-Newark-Los Angeles: 01/20-01/27: $841.22
Newark-Tel Aviv-Newark-Chicago: 01/26-02/10: $838.72
Newark-Tel Aviv-Newark-Los Angeles: 01/27-02/10: $838.72
Newark-Tel Aviv-Newark-Houston: 02/02-02/10: $838.72
Newark-Tel Aviv-Newark-Chicago: 02/04-02/17: $838.72

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Flights To Israel From $669 Round-Trip On Air Canada, Delta, And United

Monday, November 11th, 2013

-Bookable on Orbitz with full mileage earning and free cancellations until 10pm CT the day after you book or directly from the airline.

- Earn 3 MR points per dollar with American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card or 2.14 UR points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred
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Sample airfare deals (There are lots of other dates in January and February as well as some deals in November and December at slightly higher prices).

On Orbitz you can search for flexible +/-3 dates and you can limit the search to your preferred airline or airlines.
You can choose to search only Air Canada, Delta, And United and thereby avoid getting Turkish airlines fares which typically aren’t actually bookable. Just choose “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines.”

Chicago-Tel Aviv:
01/09-01/20: $674.72 on United
01/16-01/30: $669.32 on Air Canada
01/20-02/03: $674.72 on United
01/26-02/06: $674.72 on Delta and United
02/02-02/10: $674.72 on United
02/06-02/17: $689.12 on Delta

Cleveland-Tel Aviv
01/28-02/06: $850.72 on United
02/02-02/10: $850.72 on United

Houston-Tel Aviv:
01/20-02/03: $747.72 on United
01/26-02/10: $747.72 on United
02/02-02/10: $747.72 on United

Los Angeles-Tel Aviv:
01/20-02/04: $748.72 on United
01/20-02/06: $748.72 on United
02/02-02/10: $809.91 on United

Miami-Tel Aviv:
01/21-02/03: $853.72 on United

Washington DC-Tel Aviv:
01/20-01/30: $674.72 on United
01/21-01/30: $674.72 on United
01/22-01/30: $669.32 on Air Canada or $674.72 on United
01/20-02/04: $674.72 on United
01/21-02/04: $674.72 on United
01/22-02/04: $674.72 on United
01/26-02/03: $674.72 on Delta and United
01/28-02/10: $674.72 on Delta and United
02/02-02/10: $669.32 on Air Canada or $674.72 on Delta and United
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Find more cheap travel dates: Read about using ITA Software to use their awesome month-long calendar search to help find dates with cheap flights.
To find Air Canada flights use advanced routing code: AC+
To find Delta flights use advanced routing code: DL+
To find United flights use advanced routing code: UA+

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Virgin America: Buy One Ticket To/From Newark And Get One Free!

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Virgin America Offer Linky

-Bookable today only (11/03)
-Use promo code: VXFOR2
-Travel 11/06-11/26.
-Not valid for travel on Sunday or on 11/11, 11/22, 11/23.
Valid for flights between Newark and Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, CA, Portland, OR, S. Diego, S. Francisco, S. Jose, CA, and Seattle.
-Limit of 1 free ticket per reservation.

Sample round-trip fares for 2 passengers:
-Newark-Seattle 11/18-11/21: $375.20 ($187.60 per passenger)
-Newark-Los Angeles 11/18-11/21: $399.60 ($199.80 per passenger)
-Newark-S. Francisco 11/18-11/21: $501.60 ($250.80 per passenger)
-Newark-Palm Springs, CA 11/21-11/25: $609.20 ($304.60 per passenger)

HT: lfas25, via DDF

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20% Off Virgin America Flights

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Virgin America Sale Linky

-Take 10% off Monday, Thursday, and Friday travel, and 20% off Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday travel.
-Use promo code: GETDOWN
-Bookable today only.
-See link above for valid travel dates which vary by route.
-Nonstop flights only.

Sample deals:
A flight from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles to LAX from 11/13-11/19 is $207.40 instead of $253.80.
A flight from Chicago to Los Angeles to LAX from 11/12-11/19 is $226.80 instead of $277.80.
A flight from JFK to Los Angeles from 11/12-11/19 is $274.60 instead of $337.80.

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Turkish: NYC To Tel Aviv For $684.77 Round-Trip

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Related:
-View other airfare deals to Israel in this post from $666.
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United nonstop to Tel Aviv for $835.

-Earn 3 points per dollar with American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card or 2.14 points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred.
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-Bookable on Priceline with free cancellations until 11:30pm ET the day after you book.

Note that Turkish fares to Israel can’t reliably be researched on ITA or booked on Orbitz.

Flights from JFK-TLV-JFK are $684.

Flights from TLV-JFK-TLV are $724.

Flights are via Istanbul with a total travel time of 12-15 hours.  Turkish is a perfectly safe airline and thousands of religious Jews have taken their flights without issues.  They are also a very good airline that still gives 2 free bags and they have an awesome Star Alliance lounge in Istanbul. Their Premium Economy comfort class product has rave reviews, so if you have the chance to upgrade to that on the cheap you should definitely go for it.

Valid JFK-TLV dates:
01/16, 01/17, 01/20, 01/21, 01/22, 01/23, 01/27, 01/28, 01/29, 01/30, 02/01, 02/02, 02/03, 02/04, 02/05, 02/06, 02/08, 02/09, 02/10, 02/11, 02/12, 02/13, 02/15, 02/16, 02/17, 02/18, 02/19, 02/20, 02/22, 02/23, 02/24, 02/25, 02/26, 02/27, 03/01, 03/02, 03/03, 03/04, 03/05, 03/06, 03/08, 03/09, 03/10.

Valid TLV-JFK dates:
02/02, 02/03, 02/04, 02/05, 02/06, 02/07, 02/08, 02/09, 02/10, 02/11, 02/12, 02/13, 02/14, 02/15, 02/16, 02/17, 02/18, 02/19, 02/20, 02/21, 02/22, 02/23, 02/24, 0/25, 02/26, 02/27, 02/28, 03/01, 03/02, 03/03, 03/04, 03/05, 03/06, 03/07, 03/08, 03/09, 03/10, 03/11, 03/12, 03/13, 03/14, 03/15, 03/16, 03/17, 03/18, 03/19, 03/20, 03/21, 03/22, 03/23, 03/24, 03/25, 03/26, 03/27, 03/28, 03/29, 03/30, 03/31.

HT: SearchGuy via DDF
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USAirways: Philadelphia To Dallas For $87.80 Round-Trip!

Friday, October 25th, 2013

-Bookable on Orbitz with full mileage earning and free cancellations until 10pm CT the day after you book or directly from the airline.

- Earn 3 MR points per dollar with American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card or 2.14 UR points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred

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Valid in either direction for flights in November.
This will earn about 2,606 miles in USAirways’s own mileage program or in partner programs like United or Aegean.  I’d value that amount of redeemable United miles (not counting elite status qualifying miles) at about $47, making the cost of this flight more like $40 round-trip.

Sample valid dates PHL-DFW-PHL:
11/05-11/12
11/06-11/13
11/12-11/19
11/14-11/19

Or in case you want to go on a mileage run you can fly from Philly to Dallas and return the same day on dates like 11/12, 11/13, and 11/19.

Sample valid dates DFW-PHL-DFW:
11/01-11/05
11/07-11/12
11/13-11/19
11/14-11/19

Or in case you want to go on a mileage run you can fly from Dallas to Philly and return the same day on dates like 11/05, 11/12, 11/13, 11/14, and 11/19.

Find more cheap travel dates: Read about using ITA Software to use their awesome month-long calendar search to help find dates with cheap flights.

HT: flyfreq1t, via FT

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14% Off Frontier Airlines

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Frontier Airlines Linky

Use promo code: BROOMSTICK
-Book by 10/31
-Fly from 10/31-11/21.

Sample fares:
Trenton, NJ-Chicago 11/13-11/20: $121.66
Trenton, NJ-Fort Lauderdale 11/11-11/13: $138.86
LaGuardia-Denver 11/13-11/20: $173.27

Find other great deals? Post a comment!

HT: SearchGuy, via DDF

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United: Newark To Tel Aviv To Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Or Washington DC (Via Newark) For $835.97

Monday, October 21st, 2013

-Bookable on Orbitz with full mileage earning and free cancellations until 10pm CT the day after you book or directly from the airline.

- Earn 3 MR points per dollar with American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card or 2.14 UR points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred

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On Orbitz select multi-city and search for a flight going from Newark to Tel Aviv and returning from Tel Aviv to Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Or Washington DC:

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You can click flight details to see flights that stop in Newark on the return.

Federal law requires that everyone pick up their luggage in Newark regardless of the final destination at which point nobody is going to force you to take the final flight.

You can always use Avios or United miles for a return flight to NYC if you want.

Here are some valid dates for the outbound flight from Newark to Tel Aviv:
12/01
12/02
01/20
01/22
02/02
02/04
02/05
02/09

Here are some valid dates for the return flight from Tel Aviv-Chicago via Newark:
02/04
02/10
02/11
02/12

Here are some valid dates for the return flight from Tel Aviv-Houston via Newark:
12/10
12/11
12/17
12/18
12/19
12/22
12/24
01/30
02/04
02/10
02/11
02/12

Here are some valid dates for the return flight from Tel Aviv-Los Angeles via Newark:
02/04
02/10
02/11
02/12

Here are some valid dates for the return flight from Tel Aviv-Washington DC via Newark:
01/22
01/30
02/04
02/10
02/11
02/12

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35% Off JetBlue Flights On 10/31

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Update: DEAD!

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jetblue.com/promo

Use code: 844969B574
-Bookable today only.
-Valid for flights on 10/31 only.
-Valid one-way or round-trip but only flights on 10/31 will be discounted.

HT: Shmais

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Israel Airfare Roundup

Monday, October 21st, 2013

-Bookable on Orbitz with full mileage earning and free cancellations until 10pm CT the day after you book or directly from the airline.

- Earn 3 MR points per dollar with American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card or 2.14 UR points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred

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Sample airfare deals:

Chicago-Tel Aviv:
01/16-01/29: $671.97 on Delta.
01/23-02/05: $671.97 on Delta.
01/26-02/03: $666.77 on Air Canada, $686.47 on Delta.
02/02-02/12: $671.97 on United

Houston-Tel Aviv:
12/01-12/12: $748.86 on Air Canada and United
12/04-12/12: $739.27 on Air Canada
01/26-02/03: $739.27 on Air Canada

Los Angeles-Tel Aviv:
01/21-01/30: $750.36 on Air Canada and United
01/21-02/04: $745.97 on United
01/22-02/04: $745.97 on United
02/02-02/17: $740.77 on Air Canada

Miami-Tel Aviv:
12/11-12/23: $845.77 on Air Canada
01/26-02/10: $845.77 on Air Canada
02/02-02/10: $850.97 on Delta or United
03/10-03/18: $850.97 on Delta

NYC-Tel Aviv:
$999 nonstop on Delta, El Al, or United for most winter travel.
$784 for travel on Turkish via Istanbul

Washington DC-Tel Aviv:
11/17-11/25: $666.77 on Air Canada
11/24-12/12: $666.77 on Air Canada
01/19-01/27: $666.77 on Air Canada
01/20-01/30: $671.97 on United
01/26-02/04: $671.97 on Delta
02/02-02/10: $666.77 on Air Canada, $671.97 on Delta and United
02/09-02/17: $666.77 on Air Canada
03/02-03/10: $671.97 on Delta
03/10-03/20: $671.97 on Delta

Find more cheap travel dates: Read about using ITA Software to use their awesome month-long calendar search to help find dates with cheap flights.

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Reader Question Of The Day, 10/17/13: Booking A Flight

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

I spend hours every day browsing the DansDeals Forums and the DansDeals Facebook group (which seems to have become an unorganized forum for people too lazy to sign up for the actual forums) looking for tips and trying to help people out.

I run across lots of questions so I figure I may as well feature them on occasion. Here’s one for today.

Eliezer F. posted on the DD Facebook group looking for a one-way ticket from NYC to Pittsburgh on 10/21, 10/22, or 10/23.  Some people suggested a bus.  Here at DansDeals we don’t do buses.  At least I haven’t stepped on a long-distance one since graduating high school.

I went away to high school in Pittsburgh as a 13 year old in 1998 and remember the NYC guys having to take long Greyhound rides as USAirways monopolized the market and tickets were a fortune. Then Airtran came along and tickets dropped to as little as $19 each way. Unfortunately USAirways flooded the market with capacity and matched their fares so people naturally booked the more convenient USAir flights.
Airtran cut the route and moved their valuable LGA slots over to Akron, OH where there were no NYC flights except from Cleveland some 50 minutes away. Those flights still continue today.

JetBlue then saw an opportunity a few years later once USAirways had dismantled their Pittsburgh operations which left most of the airport a ghost town. Their flights to JFK though never caught on as they thought they would and the route was cancelled earlier this year. Which of course sent airfares skyrocketing yet again.

At any rate, back to the question at hand. The first order of business is to check the paid fares.  With ITA software this is very easy. (Note that ITA Software does not actually sell tickets.  When you find something that looks good just plugin your dates into a site like Orbitz).

Choose one-way, search from NYC-PIT, search exact dates (though their calendar is awesome if you are more flexible), type in 10/22, and add plus/minus 1 day so that 10/21 and 10/23 are searched as well:

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The results page isn’t pretty.  Nonstop from Newark on United from $383. Nonstop from LGA on Delta and USAirways from $461, nonstop from JFK on AA from $624.  Or fly on Airtran via Atlanta for $186:

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Next let’s take a look at some hidden cities.  Booking a hidden-city ticket isn’t something the airlines love and you shouldn’t make a habit of it… book at your own risk.  It’s usually a good idea to credit the miles to a partner airline.

Here’s how I search for a hidden city with ITA software.  Click on advanced routing codes.  Enter the correct origin airport. Enter the airport code where you actually want to end up in between the origin and destination field.  For the destination field I copy/paste the entire list of the top 100 US airport codes that I compiled and posted in the Wiki on the ITA routing codes thread on DDF.

Effectively I’m asking ITA to find me a flight to anywhere in the country as long as it stops in Pittsburgh:

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These results are more palatable.

ITA found a flight on USAirways from LGA to Raleigh/Durham that stops in Pittsburgh for $115.  Note that you’ll only be able to being carry-on luggage on a domestic hidden-city flight.  Not the end of the world-you can always send luggage via UPS ground for about the same price as checking a bag.

 

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Now that we know what a paid flight would cost it’s time to move onto miles.  Now I have no idea what kind of miles that Eliezer might have but we know the 4 carriers that fly from NYC to Pittsburgh.

-Delta has 10 flights a day from NYC to Pittsburgh but they don’t allow for one-way awards. Luckily their partner Air France Flying Blue does.
-USAirways has 7 flights a day from NYC to Pittsburgh but they don’t allow for one-way awards. Luckily their partner United does.
-United has 7 flights a day from Newark to Pittsburgh and allows one-way awards.
-American has 1 flight a day from JFK to Pittsburgh and allows one-way awards.  As there’s just 1 a day this can be a tough flight to find with miles.  Compare this with the 5 flights a day between NYC and nearby Cleveland where award availability is significantly better.

-You can transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to British Airways (currently 1,000:1,200 with the 20% promotion running until 12/31) and Flying Blue (even exchange) from cards like the American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card.
-You can transfer Starwood Starpoints to American, British Airways, and Flying Blue at an even exchange or at a 20K:25K ratio from cards like the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express.
-You can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to British Airways and United (even exchange) from cards like Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Ink Plus.

 

Plenty of availability on Delta when booked via Air France Flying Blue for 12.5K+$2.50:

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Also plenty of flights on United and USAirways.  Note that the United flights are 10K as short-hauls on United are 10K instead of 12.5K  The flights on partner USAirways are 12.5K.

United charges a $75 expedite/close-in fee for booking within 21 datys.  The fee is waived for certain elites and United Club cardholders (click on Club tab).  And it’s waived for everyone who attends a DansDeals seminar ;)

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American charges 12.5K for a MileSAAver award.  Of course British Airways can also book any nonstop MileSAAver that you find on AA’s site as well.   To find nonstops flights on the calendar just toggle the number of stops to nonstop only.  If there is no toggle then there are no nonstops.  In that case click through the see where the flights stop and you’ll know what to search for on British Airways as 2 separate flights (though their phone reps may be able to combine them onto 1 ticket to save you some tax, just be sure to get them to waive the phone fee.)

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American also has that $75 expedite fee, waived for elites:

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And of course the ideal option for this route, British Airways booking you on American for just 4,500 Avios plus $2.50.  Even better is that you’ll only pay $2.50 to cancel the ticket and redeposit the Avios if you cancel online before 24 hours of departure.  Compare that with the $200 change fees on regular tickets!

This is a $624 flights for 4,500 Avios (or less than 4K Membership Rewards/Starwood).  That’s a value of nearly 14 cents per Avios.  Or using the $461 figure for a flight from LGA it’s a value of over 10 cents per Avios.  Now multiply that by the 50K you can get for opening a credit card :)

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Sure I could’ve just started with the BA option, but what would be the fun in that :D

Plus the rest of the stuff can help when that 1 American flight a day doesn’t have award space, for example if Eliezer had to travel on 10/21.

The Chase British Airways card gives 50,000 Avios (good for more than 11 free short-haul flights which can go for over $400 each) for spending $2,000 plus 1.25 Avios per dollar spent. For a limited time the annual fee waived for the first year.

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United: Flights To Honolulu From $404 Round Trip

Monday, October 14th, 2013

-Bookable on Orbitz with full mileage earning and free cancellations until 10pm CT the day after you book or directly from the airline.

- Earn 3 MR points per dollar with American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card or 2.14 UR points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred.

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More info in this post on Delta’s cheap fares to Hawaii from Denver, Houston, Newark, and Washington DC.

As predicted earlier today, United has matched with cheap Hawaii fares from Delta’s hubs:

Minneapolis-Honolulu: $404.80
Salt Lake City-Honolulu: $407.80
Atlanta-Honolulu: $419.86
Detroit-Honolulu: $497.80

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Delta: Flights To Honolulu From $406 Round Trip

Monday, October 14th, 2013

-Bookable on Orbitz with full mileage earning and free cancellations until 10pm CT the day after you book or directly from the airline.

- Earn 3 MR points per dollar with American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card or 2.14 UR points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred.

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Houston-Honolulu: $406.30
Denver-Honolulu: $407.80
Newark-Honolulu: $421.37
Washington DC-Honolulu: $498.80

Fares are valid on most flights from now through end of scheduling!
Sample valid dates for EWR-HNL:
-10/20-10/27
-11/10-11/17
-12/11-12/18
-01/19-01/26
-02/02-02-09
-03/10-03/17
-04/30-04/07
-05/20-05/27
-06/10-06/17
-07/22-07/29
-08/17-08/24

Read about using ITA Software to use their awesome month-long calendar search to help find dates with cheap flights.

I’ve been around the world and there’s truly no place like Hawaii.  I’ve been there 5 times (including a 4 week honeymoon on 4 islands) since the $87 mistake airfare+hotel deal back in 2006.  Of course if you go all the way there and just stay in the touristy city of Honolulu the whole time you may as well go to South Beach and save yourself the long flight.  While Oahu does have beautiful sights, it’s the neighbor islands that are each a true gem in their own unique way.
Besides for being stunningly beautiful, the little things are great as well. As a US state your money and cell phone work just like at home. Car rentals are easy and are the same as renting on the mainland. And all of the kosher food you buy at Costco, Walmart, and Whole Foods can be found in Hawaii as well. Sure prices are higher, but that’s the price of paradise.

I have a Hawaiian Airlines corporate account for DansDeals, and booking through the corporate portal entitles you to 2 free checked bags and free standby.  If you’re interested you can email me (dan at dansdeals.com) with your name, date of birth, and when you want to travel (you can check fares on Hawaiian.com).  There is a $5 per person booking fee for each inter-island flight.

I usually recommend spending 5-7 days on an island. Less than 4 on an island would be too short and if you have more than 8 days you should explore another island.

Want to tag on a flight to Hawaii for free with an international award ticket? American for example allows you to book a one-way flight from Tel Aviv to JFK, stopover in NYC for as long as you want, and then fly from JFK to Alaska, Hawaii, LA, Miami, etc. for the same 45,000 miles as just the Tel Aviv-JFK flight.  The travel date of the “trailing” flight can even be changed for free.  The reverse works as well.  Fly back from Hawaii to JFK, stopover in NYC for as long as you want, and then fly from JFK to Tel Aviv for just 45,000 miles.

Related DD Posts:
-Hawaii Trip Notes: Oahu (2009)
-Hawaii Trip Notes: Kauai (2009)

-Traveling To Hawaii…With A 5 Month Old (2011)
-Shaloha! (2011)
-Pearl Harbor…70 Years (2011)
-View From The Room (2011)
-The Hawaiian Islands (2011)

Related DDF Destination Threads:
-Hawaii Master Thread: General Questions And Which Island To Visit?
-Big Island Of Hawaii Master Thread
-Kauai Master Thread
-Maui Master Thread

-Oahu Master Thread

HT: jmansour and TFD.

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3 Day Southwest And Airtran Systemwide $49, $99, $129 And $149 Sale!

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Update: This sale ends tonight!

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Originally posted on 10/08:

-Earn 3 points per dollar with American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card, 2.14 points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred, or 2 points per dollar on the Chase Southwest Visa

If you have an Ink Plus, Ink Bold, or Ink Cash card you can earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points (transferable to several airlines and hotels) per dollar spent by buying Southwest gift cards at Office Max or Staples.

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Southwest Sale Linky

Southwest/Airtran Route Map

As always you get 2 free checked bags if booked on Southwest.com.  Plus you can cancel revenue tickets with no charge and use the funds for a future flight.  Point reservations can be cancelled for free with the points redeposited.

If you have previously booked Southwest tickets with cash or points and the price has gone down be sure to call to get a refund for the difference!

When Southwest has a sale the points needed for a free flight also go on sale as Rapid Rewards is a revenue based program.  A round-trip short-haul flight can be had for just 4,560 points-a value of over 2 cents per point.  If you have an unlimited use companion pass thanks to opening 2 Southwest cards you would get a value of over 4 cents per point making a 50,000 point bonus worth over $2,000.

Through 10/31 the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Chase Visa Signature Card gives 50,000 bonus points for spending $2,000.  There are 2 consumer and 2 business versions of the card that each give 50,000 points. Those cards can be accessed at the bottom of the application link where it says “Additional Southwest Airlines Credit Cards.”  Read more in this post.

The network carriers are also matching these fares in case you care more about earning traditional airline miles than the free bags and cancellation policy
-For example a United flight from Cleveland to Kansas City has just dropped from $506 to $196 connecting or $218 nonstop. Southwest doesn’t fly nonstop on that route but United has matched with a great nonstop price.
-A United flight from LGA to Cleveland can be had for $98 round-trip (or $95 with the United.com discount code I posted last week.).

Fare rules:
-Book by 10/10.
-Travel between 12/04-12/18 or 01/07-02/12.
-Travel not valid on Fridays and Sundays.
-Valid on nonstops only
-Seats are limited.

-Flights 0-500 miles=$49 each way.
-Flights 501-1,000 miles=$99 each way.
-Flights 1,001-1,500 miles=$129 each way.
-Flights 1,501+ miles=$149 each way.

Sample deals:
-LGA-Akron/Canton, OH (Cleveland Metro) 12/04-12/11 for $97.80 round-trip with tax. Or you can use 4,560 points+$5 tax.  That’s a value of 2.04 cents per Southwest point (92.80/4,560).
-LGA-Chicago (MDW) 01/14-01/21 for $197.80 round-trip with tax. Or you can use 10,561 points+$5 tax.
-Long Island (ISP)-Baltimore 01/14-01/21 for $97.80 round-trip with tax. Or you can use 10,561 points+$5 tax. Or you can use 4,560 points+$5 tax.  That’s a value of 2.04 cents per Southwest point (92.80/4,560).
-Chicago (MDW)-Cleveland 01/14-01/21 for for $97.80 round-trip with tax. Or you can use 10,561 points+$5 tax. Or you can use 4,560 points+$5 tax.  That’s a value of 2.04 cents per Southwest point (92.80/4,560).
-Long Island (ISP)-Orlando 01/14-01/21 $197.80 round-trip with tax. Or you can use 10,561 points+$5 tax.

HT: Yosef, via DDF

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Turkish: NYC To Tel Aviv For $683.37 Round-Trip

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Update, 10/09: Dead, Now $784.

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Related: View United deals to Israel in this post.

-Bookable on Priceline with free cancellations until 11:30pm ET the day after you book

-Earn 3 points per dollar with American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card or 2.14 points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred.
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Bookable on Priceline.

Flights are via Istanbul with a total travel time of 14-15 hours.  Turkish is a perfectly safe airline and thousands of religious Jews have taken their flights without issues.  They are also a very good airline that still gives 2 free bags and they have an awesome Star Alliance lounge in Istanbul. Their Premium Economy comfort class product has rave reviews, so if you have the chance to upgrade to that on the cheap you should definitely go for it.

Valid JFK-TLV dates:
01/21, 01/22, 01/23, 01/24, 01/26, 01/27, 01/28, 01/29, 01/30, 01/31, 02/03, 02/04, 02/05, 02/06, 02/11, 02/12, 02/13, 02/16, 02/17, 02/18, 02/19, 02/20, 02/21, 02/23, 02/24, 02/25, 02/26, 02/27, 02/28.

Valid TLV-JFK dates:
02/10, 02/25, 02/26, 03/04, 03/05.

HT: MendyP via DDF and AW
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You can even set up your mobile device to receive text messages (and choose which hours of the night not to bother you) and you’ll be the first to know about every deal. After setting up your device be sure to opt into mobile notifications from DansDeals (it’s in the drop-down menu next to the blue “Following” button), so that you will never again be kicking yourself for missing another deal!

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Philadelphia To Beijing For $448 Round Trip With Tax, Philadelphia To Shanghai For $552

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Update: DEAD

-Earn 3 MR points per dollar with American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card or 2.14 UR points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred.

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-Bookable on Orbitz.

Travel from Philadelphia to Chicago on USAirways and then from Chicago to Beijing on American. If you want more miles you can also find flights with extra connections.

Orbitz allows cancellations until 10pm CT the day after you book. Normally those cancellations are free but in this case the fare involves both USAirways and American and multiple airlines trigger a small service fee.  If you cancel online that fee won’t be waived but people have had success cancelling over the phone and getting the agent to refund the Orbitz service see as well.

Sample valid date: 02/17-02/24.

Read about using ITA Software to use their awesome month-long calendar search to help find dates with cheap flights.

You can also find tickets from Philadelphia to Shanghai for $552. Sample valid date: 03/03-03/10.

HT: SearchGuy, via DDF and Paul5795, via FT

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United Airlines Discount Code

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

www.united.com

Use offer code: ZNY9357515

This code seems to give a small discount for all United flights completed by 12/15/13.

For example:
-A flight from Newark to Tel Aviv from 12/04-12/11 is $1,011.97 instead of $1,047.97.
-A flight from Newark to Tel Aviv and returning from Tel Aviv to Chicago via Newark from 11/20-12/05 is $915.97 instead of $929.97.
-A flight from Chicago, Houston, or Washington DC to Tel Aviv from 11/20-12/05 is $791.97 instead of $811.97.
-A flight from Cleveland to Tel Aviv from 11/20-12/05 is $806.97 instead of $827.97.
-A flight from Miami to Tel Aviv from 11/20-12/05 is $808.97 instead of $830.97.
-A flight from Los Angeles or S. Francisco to Tel Aviv from 11/20-12/05 is $845.97 instead of $871.97.
-A flight from Newark to West Palm Beach from 11/10-11/13 is $187.09 instead of $195.80.
-A flight from LaGuardia to Chicago from 11/06-11/12 is $206.11 instead of $215.80.

HT: Chaim

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15%-20% Off Jetblue Flights

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

-Bookable on http://www.jetblue.com/promo
Use promo code: OCTOBER1

-20% off the base fare of a domestic roundtrip JetBlue flight or 15% off the base fare of an international roundtrip JetBlue flight.
-Book by October 1, 2013 (11:59 PM EST)
-Travel October 15 – November 20, 2013
-Not valid for Friday or Sunday flights. Roundtrip flights cannot have a Friday or Sunday departure or return
-Not valid on previous bookings

Sample round-trip fares with tax:
-JFK-West Palm Beach, FL: $170.60 (11/04-11/13)
-JFK-Chicago: $182.60 (10/16-10/22)
-Fort Lauderdale-S. Juan, PR: $194.61 (11/13-11/19)
-JFK-Fort Lauderdale: $194.61 (11/04-11/13)
-JFK-Los Angeles: $242.59 (11/05-11/12)
-JFK-S. Juan, PR: $256.40 (11/13-11/20)
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In other Jetblue news you can pickup a round-trip transcontinental flight from JFK next June in a lie-flat suite with closeable doors for $997 with tax. Are you going to try it out for that price?

Note that only rows 2 and 4 have the closeable doors that create your own private suite. They’re currently the same price as the lie-flat seats without the doors.

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Though if you really just want to fly in a suite, the Singapore A380 is definitely the better way to go.

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HT: yo, via DDF

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More Dirt Cheap Flights To Israel From Cities Across The Country!

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Update #2: This deal appears to be dead.

 

Update: Commenter “Raphi” points out that on Orbitz if you click on “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select El Al and USAirways that prices are actually cheaper!

-Bookable on Orbitz with full mileage earning and free cancellations until 10pm CT the day after you book or directly from the airline.

- Earn 3 MR points per dollar with American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card, 3 MR points per dollar with The Business Gold Rewards Card® from American Express OPEN, or 2.14 UR points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred.

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Read this post first for background info!

Update: Chicago-Tel Aviv-Toronto on 11/25-12/02 for Chanukah is just $302!
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Commenter “Raphi” points out that on Orbitz if you click on “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select El Al and USAirways that prices are actually cheaper!

Below is just with 1 sample date, many other dates will be available as well so keep searching post what you find!

-Boston-Tel Aviv-Toronto on 01/12-01/20: $347.
-Chicago-Tel Aviv-Toronto on 01/12-01/20: $389.
-Miami-Tel Aviv-Toronto on 01/12-01/20: $402.
-Houston-Tel Aviv-Toronto on 01/12-01/20: $446
-Dallas-Tel Aviv-Toronto on 01/12-01/20: $454
-Denver-Tel Aviv-Toronto on 01/12-01/20: $454
-Los Angeles-Tel Aviv-Toronto on 01/12-01/20: $458
-S. Francisco-Tel Aviv-Toronto on 01/12-01/20: $461
-Seattle-Tel Aviv-Toronto on 01/12-01/20: $461
-Baltimore-Tel Aviv-Toronto on 01/12-01/20: $546
-Cincinnati-Tel Aviv-Toronto on 01/12-01/20: $546
-Buffalo-Tel Aviv-Toronto on 01/12-01/20: $561
-Atlanta-Tel Aviv-Toronto on 01/12-01/20: $561
-S. Louis-Tel Aviv-Toronto on 01/12-01/20: $561
-Pittsburgh-Tel Aviv-Toronto on 01/12-01/20: $571
-Philadelphia-Tel Aviv-Toronto on 01/12-01/20: $598
-Cleveland-Tel Aviv-Toronto on 01/12-01/20: $598

-With the $389 Chicago-Tel Aviv-Toronto fare you can get off the plane in Philadelphia and use 7,500 BA Avios plus $2.50 to fly nonstop back to Chicago.

-With the $402 Miami-Tel Aviv-Toronto fare you can get off the plane in Philadelphia and use 7,500 BA Avios plus $2.50 to fly nonstop back to Miami.

-With the $454 Dallas -Tel Aviv-Toronto fare you can get off the plane in Philadelphia and use 10,000 BA Avios plus $2.50 to fly nonstop back to Dallas.

Need Avios? You can pick up 50,000 BA Avios with the BA credit card (the annual fee is waived if you apply by 09/30).

-With the $561 Buffalo-Tel Aviv-Toronto someone from Toronto can just get to Buffalo to pickup the first leg and then fly back home to Toronto.

More to come!

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HOT! NYC To Tel Aviv To Toronto For $461.27 On USAirways!

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Update: DEAD

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-Bookable on Orbitz with full mileage earning and free cancellations until 10pm CT the day after you book or directly from the airline.

- Earn 3 MR points per dollar with American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card, 3 MR points per dollar with The Business Gold Rewards Card® from American Express OPEN, or 2.14 UR points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred.

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On Orbitz just click on “multi-city” to search for this.

For example search for a flight from NYC to TLV on 01/12.  Then search for a return flight from TLV to YYZ on 01/20.

Flights go from NYC via Philadelphia to Israel and return via Philadelphia to Toronto.

From Toronto you can spend 4,500 British Airways Avios (plus $52 tax slapped on by our friends up north on flights departing from Canada) to fly nonstop from Toronto to LGA or JFK.
Need Avios? You can pick up 50,000 BA Avios with the BA credit card (the annual fee is waived if you apply by 09/30).

Sample $461 valid dates:
-11/18-11/26
-11/26-12/03 (Chanukah)
-12/01-12/09 (Chanukah)
-12/09-12/17
-12/15-12/24
-01/07-01/14
-01/12-01/20
-01/15-01/21
-02/02-02/09
-02/16-02/24
-04/08-04/24 $693, (Pesach)
-05/14-05/19 $693, (Lag B’Omer)

NYC-TLV, TLV-YYZ:
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HT: netzih, via DDF

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Delta: Fly Nonstop Between JFK And Seattle For $185.80 Round-Trip With Tax!

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Update: 08/21 at 1130am: DEAD!

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-Bookable on Orbitz with full mileage earning and free cancellations until 10pm CT the day after you book or directly from the airline.

- Earn 3 MR points per dollar with American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card, 3 MR points per dollar with The Business Gold Rewards Card® from American Express OPEN, or 2.14 UR points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred.

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This fare is valid on select dates between September and mid-December.
You must stay over a Saturday.

Sample dates:
09/02-09/09
09/26-09/29
10/01-10/06
10/09-10/13
10/27-11/03
11/04-11/10
11/14-11/18
12/04-12/08
12/08-12/15
12/12-12/16

HT sky121 via DDF and ryandc99 via FT

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United ZFV Sale Fares

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

These are fares for “flights” to or from ZFV.  If you’ve been to a DansDeals seminar you’ve probably heard of these. You can book them on United.com

ZFV is the 30th street train station in downtown Philadelphia. United sells tickets from ZFV to Newark on Amtrak and then you check in your luggage for your flight at Newark. On the return you collect your luggage at Newark baggage claim and then take the train with your luggage onto ZFV station.

For a flight to Los Angeles you would book a ticket on United.com for ZFV-LAX which would involve the train ticket and then a nonstop flight from Newark to Los Angeles.

Similar to hidden-city ticketing, the airlines don’t particularly appreciate those who miss segments and one-way tickets are a good idea.  If you decide to skip train segments it will be at your own risk!

A one-way fare nonstop from Kansas City to Newark is over $400 but Kansas City to ZFV via Newark is $88.45 with tax.

For example, current one-way sale fares with tax to or from ZFV and:
-Austin, $87
-S. Antonio, $87
-Kansas City, $89
-Las Vegas, $101
-Los Angeles, $107
-Portland, OR, $110
-S. Diego, $110
-Phoenix, $132
-Seattle, $146

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American/United: NYC To Anchorage For $275.31 Round-Trip With Tax!

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Update: Now $352.

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-Bookable on Orbitz with full mileage earning and free cancellations until 10pm CT the day after you book.

- Earn 3 MR points per dollar with American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card, 3 MR points per dollar with The Business Gold Rewards Card® from American Express OPEN, or 2.14 UR points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred.

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This fare is valid on select dates between now and mid-November.

Sample dates:
08/13-08/22
10/08-10/15
10/21-10/28
11/03-11/10
11/13-11/20

Leave now for the warm weather or wait until November for your shot at seeing the stunning aurora borealis/northern lights.

HT: chucksterace, via DDF

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Israel Flight Deals

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

1. As I’ve mentioned several times, Air Canada, Delta, and United continue to offer $643 tickets from cities like Chicago and Washington DC to Tel Aviv this winter.  Other cities like Houston and Los Angeles have tickets for just $712.  Deduct the miles you’ll earn for flying and those are some great airfares for Israel.

Use the ITA Matrix calandar search option to find cheap travel dates if you’re flexible.

2. Delta, El Al, and United have round-trips from NYC to Tel Aviv for $949 with tax, great prices for nonstop flights.
Sample dates:
-11/18-11/28
-11/24-12/04
-12/01-12/09
-12/12-12/25
-12/31-01/15
-01/05-01/16
-01/19-01/28
-02/02-02/10
-02/09-02/17
-02/16-02/26
-02/23-03/03
-03/02-03/10
-03/11-03/19

3. If you’re creative though you can manufacture a cheaper nonstop ticket from NYC for just $807, though the airlines may not like it and they may punish people who abuse hidden city ticketing repeatedly, so don’t do this every month.

You can use the Travelocity multi-destination search page and search for EWR-TLV in flight #1 (sample date 02/09/14) and then TLV-ORD, TLV-WAS, TLV-IAH, or TLV-LAX (sample date 02/17/14).

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You can choose a nonstop on United from Newark to Tel Aviv. For the return  you can select a United flight from Tel Aviv to Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, or Washington DC that connects in Newark. Your bags will be tagged to Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, or Washington DC but everyone, whether their destination is NYC or anywhere else in the world, must pickup their luggage in Newark on the return and bring it through customs. At that point you can either recheck your bags or just leave the airport.

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In the red square is a flight that nobody is going to force you to board.

Of course you can always just fly to DC for 4,500 Avios or Chicago for 7,500 Avios and book the flight originating there to save yourself another $164 per person by knocking the price down to $643.  You can still get off the plane in Newark.

Or you can originate in NYC to TLV and then just fly to Chicago on the return for $807, enjoy an awesome meal at Shallot’s Bistro or Milt’s BBQ and then use 7,500 Avios to fly back to NYC.

Or you can originate in NYC to TLV and then fly to Los Angeles on the return for $807, enjoy a world class meal at Herzog Winery’s Tierra Sur and then use 12,500 miles to fly back to NYC.

Of course this will work for dozens of other dates as well. The key to finding valid dates is to first search for a cheap outbound flight date from Newark to Tel Aviv.

Go to the ITA Matrix.

To find a cheap outbound flight from Newark to Tel Aviv just search for a round-trip with flexible dates using their calendar of lowest fares .  Use the following advanced routing code to limit the calendar search to nonstop United flights only: UA

Here is what I searched for that you can emulate:

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And here is the results page with cheap outbound flight dates.

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Once you have that you’ll be able to then search for a Travelocity multi-destination search and plugin the cheap outbound date from Newark to Tel Aviv and a cheap return date from Tel Aviv to Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, or Washington DC.
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Play Disney Planes Game And Earn A 10% Off American Airlines Coupon

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Play Disney Planes And Earn A 10% Off American Airlines Coupon

I earned a 10% off coupon after hitting 3 of the cloud surprise icons. I stopped playing and registered after I hit the 3rd cloud and was told that I’d earned a 10% coupon.

10% off terms:
-Book by 08/31.
-Fly between 08/15-11/15
-Not valid for travel 08/30-09/02
-Travel must originate in the US but can be to anywhere worldwide.
-Reward requires instant purchase and may not be applied to previous reservations or reservations placed on hold.
-Only one Reward may be used per reservation, for up to two people in the reservation.

HT: jmansour, via DDF

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15% Off Virgin America Flights

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

15% Off Virgin America Flights

Signup via the link above to get a 15% off code for a Virgin America flight.

For example a flight from JFK to LAX from 09/17-10/01 is $278.52 after the 15% off code instead of $323.80.

-Book by August 14, 2013
-One time use promo code is valid for non-refundable Main Cabin tickets only.
-Travel must occur between September 16, 2013 and November 14, 2013.
-Discount is not valid for travel on Fridays and Sundays.
-Additional blackout dates are October 11, October 14, November 8, and November 11, 2013.
-Promo code may only be used for bookings made on virginamerica.com and is only valid on itineraries of up to 2 guests.

HT: chucksterace, via DDF

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Jetblue Kills 90% Off Promotion, Offers 25% Off Consolation Prize For Travel From NYC In September And October

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Update: Although JetBlue wrote that that the 25% off is for domestic flights, commenter “kak” notes that it’s currently working for international tickets as well!

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The 90% off promotion was supposed to run for 2 more days but Jetblue has killed it off early. It won’t be returning.

From JetBlue:

Dear hot New Yorkers,

Our #HotSeatsNYC promotion turned out to be an offer that was simply too hot to handle, and unfortunately, we’ve had to end it early – our systems just weren’t able to manage the volume of New Yorkers looking to beat the heat. While we sold thousands of seats during the promo, we know there were many of you who weren’t able to take advantage of the offer.

To prove we’re not full of hot air and to make sure everyone lands a hot deal, we’re offering 25% off fall flights from New York’s JFK/LGA/EWR airports. Just book by 7/19 at 4 p.m. EDT for travel 9/3 – 10/31/13 using promo code 2HOT2HANDLE. The promo code is good for all days and all domestic flights (including Puerto Rico), as long as there’s an available seat. Supplies AREN’T limited, so feel free to use the code more than once.

It’s not too big of a loss. As I said earlier today it was great on Tuesday and Wednesday but today’s promotion was just slammed.

Anyway to get 25% off just go to www.jetblue.com/promo and use promo code: 2HOT2HANDLE

-Book by 4pm EDT on Friday, 7/19/2013.
-Valid for 25% off one-way or round-trip base fare for travel departing from New York’s JFK, LGA, or EWR airports.
-You can’t use an area-wide search, you must search for airports only for the code to work.
-Code valid for travel from 9/3/2013 to 10/31/2013.
-Valid for domestic US and Puerto Rico travel only.
-You must select all flights before the discount will be shown.

Here are some sample fares for 09/17-10/01:
-JFK-Washington DC: $102.81
-LGA-West Palm Beach, FL: $153.81
-LGA-Orlando: $165.81
-JFK-Chicago: $170.30 (09/17-10/02)
-JFK-Fort Lauderdale: $198.80
-JFK-S. Francisco: $255.80 (09/16-10/01)
-JFK-Los Angeles: $258.79

Here are some sample fares to the Caribbean for 10/22-10/29:
No passport is needed for travel to Puerto Rico and your cell phone will work just like as in any US city.
-JFK-Ponce, Puerto Rico: $223.90
-JFK-Aguadilla, Puerto Rico: $228.40
-JFK-S. Juan, Puerto Rico: $235.90
-JFK-Bermuda: $281.20
-JFK-Nassau: $295.90
-JFK-Aruba: $339.40
-JFK-Turks and Caicos: $347.90
-JFK-Santiago, DR: $354.50
-JFK-Cancun: $383.74
-JFK-Cartagena, Columbia: $417.90 (10/22-10/27)

Find more great fares? Post a comment!
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Day 3 Of Jetblue 90% Off Sale Is Now Live!

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Update #2, 12:55pm: Appears to be dead for the day.
Tuesday’s sale lasted over 11 hours, yesterday’s lasted over 2 hours, and today’s only lasted under 1 hour…seems like the sale has gotten too popular for its own good. Follow @DansDeals on Twitter to be alerted for tomorrow’s sale though I don’t hold high hopes for it.

Update, 12:40pm: Although the site says that it’s dead it’s still working for me. Plus flights that disappeared before like the morning flight from LGA to West Palm Beach are back again!

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Jetblue will have a 90% off sale from NYC when the temperature hits 90 degrees in Central Park until 07/20!

For example from 07/19-07/24 a roundtrip from:
-LGA to West Palm Beach is $61.99
-JFK to Los Angeles is $92.40
-JFK to Las Vegas is $102.54

You can book tickets at: www.jetblue.com/promo
If you get a pricing error or if it says that it is unable to proceed with your selected flights you’ll have to start your search over again.  That is just their site unable to handle the traffic load.
I have had the best luck using Firefox.

-Use 90% off code: SAVE90
-Must depart: July 19 or July 20.
-Must return: July 22, July 23, or July 24, 2013.
-Must depart from and return to JFK, LGA or EWR airports. Must depart from and return to same airport.
-Roundtrip purchase required. New bookings only.
-Only a very limited amount of promo codes are available, so grab ‘em while it’s hot! Once they’re gone, well, they’re gone. Discount is not held until your purchase is finalized.
-You must select flights in order for discount to appear. Once selected you will see the discount amount displayed in the itinerary subtotal on the flights page.

Flights will sell out quickly!
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Tips For Day 3 Of Jetblue’s 90% Off Promo

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Judging from my Google Analytics logs, lots of you want to grab cheap Jetblue tickets.  I’ve gotten thank you emails from dozens of people who are all over the country and Caribbean for less than $100 round-trip, enjoy your vacations!

Here’s what you need to know.

-The sale will start exactly at noon.  It will be posted here and I will tweet it out right away.

-The promo code and dates for today’s sale won’t be known until noon.  Once they are known I will send out a tweet to my @DansDeals followers.  I also start searching for sample fares to put in the post, if you keep refreshing the past you will see my latest finds.

-Jetblue will hold these sales for the next 2 days as well, though I won’t be covering Saturday’s sale of course.

-If you are really quick you’ll be able to book something before their systems get slammed.  Otherwise expect lots of errors and messages saying that they couldn’t price your selected flights.  This just means their servers are under a lot of stress.  Just start your search again.

-Yesterday their system was very unreliable from 12:05-12:45.  This was probably caused by the sheer number of people trying to get in on the deal.  Once people bailed and stopped searching, the the load on Jetblue’s servers eased up and flights started pricing with the 90% off coupon properly.

-You need to select the departing and returning flights before the 90% discount will appear!

-Flights seem to disappear from the system during that timeframe as well so if you were searching for a flight it wouldn’t show anything.  Those flights reappeared at about 12:45 again so people that stuck it out were rewarded with $60 flights to Florida to $80 flights to the west coast.  Persistence is the key.

-Even if you select a discounted flight you need to be quick.  Lots of people will be chasing the same seats and whoever check out quickest will get them.   Don’t be stuck with an error on the checkout page, move quickly!

-It’s only valid for flights leaving EWR, JFK, and LGA.  However as I showed yesterday you can search for flights going to regions like from New York City area to Los Angeles area, S. Francisco area, or South Florida area.  Note that the area search will include other NYC airports that don’t qualify for the discount.  Also the area search doesn’t always work properly and leaves off some flights so you should also check individual airports.

-I did notice that sometimes the discount wasn’t working properly.  A Newark-Orlando-Newark flight was not giving the discount but using the region search a flight from Newark-Orlando-LaGuardia did give the discount.  Go figure.

-While the Jetblue website said that the coupon was sold out for the day at about 1:45pm, it kept working until about 2:15pm.

-If you want to fly just one-way from NYC you can book a round-trip and just not fly the return.

Have more tips? Hit the comments!

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Day 2 Of Jetblue 90% Off Sale Is Now Live!

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Update #2, 2:15pm: This deal appears to be dead for today! Check back tomorrow for more 90% off tickets.
Follow @DansDeals on Twitter to be alerted right when the sale starts.

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Update: Jetblue has added more LGA/JFK-Fort Lauderdale flights back into the system for just $65 round-trip!

You can also search for flights by region like from New York City area to Los Angeles area, S. Francisco area, or South Florida area.
Then you can select flights from JFK to Burbank or Long Beach and returning from Los Angeles to JFK for under $90 round-trip!  Just remember that only EWR, JFK, and LGA are valid for 90% off.
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Jetblue will have a 90% off sale from NYC when the temperature hits 90 degrees in Central Park until 07/20!

For example from 07/18-07/24 a roundtrip from:
-JFK/LGA to Fort Lauderdale is $65.65 Alive Again!
-JFK-Washington DC is $33.40
-JFK-Portland, ME is $58.94
-LGA-Orlando is $61.99
-JFK to Fort Myers, FL is $65.09
-JFK-Albuquerque is $71.50
-JFK to Chicago is $74.25
-JFK to Los Angeles is $83.19
-JFK to S. Francisco is $87.04
-JFK to Burbank, CA is $90.40
-JFK to Seattle is $85.59
JFK-S. Diego is $93.04<

You can book tickets at: www.jetblue.com/promo
If you get a pricing error or if it says that it is unable to proceed with your selected flights you’ll have to start your search over again.  That is just their site unable to handle the traffic load.
I have had the best luck using Firefox.

-Use 90% off code: ESCAPE90
-Must depart: July 18, 2013
-Must return: July 22, July 23, or July 24, 2013.
-Must depart from and return to JFK, LGA or EWR airports. Must depart from and return to same airport.
-Roundtrip purchase required. New bookings only.
-Only a very limited amount of promo codes are available, so grab ‘em while it’s hot! Once they’re gone, well, they’re gone. Discount is not held until your purchase is finalized.
-You must select flights in order for discount to appear. Once selected you will see the discount amount displayed in the itinerary subtotal on the flights page.
Only one code per reservation.

Flights will sell out quickly!
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Jetblue 90% Off Sale!

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Update, 10:50pm: This deal is dead for today! Check back tomorrow for more 90% off tickets.
Follow @DansDeals on Twitter to be alerted right when the sale starts.

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Update, 4pm: Alive again!
For example from 07/17-07/23 a roundtrip from:
-JFK to Burbank, CA is $93.09
-JFK to Los Angeles is $91.09
-JFK to Fort Myers, FL is $73.35
-JFK to Orlando is $77.35
-JFK-S. Juan, Puerto Rico is $73.10
-JFK to Albuquerque is $71.50 (07/18-07/23)
-JFK to Boston is $67.99
-JFK to Tampa is $64.94
-JFK to Charlotte is $64.34
-JFK to Martha’s Vineyard is $51.05
-JFK to Washington DC is $33.40.
-JFK to Montego Bay, Jamaica is $130.65 (07/18-07/23)
-JFK to Cancun is $168.74

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Jetblue will have a 90% off sale from NYC when the temperature hits 90 degrees in Central Park until 07/20!

It just hit 90 degrees now, so keep refreshing the link above and when the page is updated be ready to book something on the cheap as there will be limited seats available for 90% off.

-Update: Now bookable at http://www.jetblue.com/promo
If you get an error just start your search over again.

Sample deals:
JFK-Martha’s Vineyard from 07/17-07/23 for $49.60
JFK-Boston from 07/17-07/23 for $72.70
JFK-Partland, ME from 07/17-07/23 for $73.59
JFK-Fort Myers from 07/17-07/23 for $88.40
JFK-West Palm Beach from 07/17-07/23 for $89.19
JFK or LGA-Fort Lauderdale from 07/17-07/23 for $89.49
JFK-Chicago from 07/17-07/23 for $91.40
JFK-S. Croix from 07/17-07/23 for $151.20
JFK-S. Thomas from 07/17-07/23 for $157.10
JFK-Bermuda from 07/17-07/22 for $188.20

-Use 90% off code: HOTSEATS
-Must depart: July 17 or July 18, 2013
-Must return: July 22 or July 23, 2013
-Must depart from and return to JFK, LGA or EWR airports. Must depart from and return to same airport.
-Roundtrip purchase required. New bookings only.
-Only a very limited amount of promo codes are available, so grab ‘em while it’s hot! Once they’re gone, well, they’re gone. Discount is not held until your purchase is finalized.
-You must select flights in order for discount to appear. Once selected you will see the discount amount displayed in the itinerary subtotal on the flights page.
Only one code per reservation.

HT: chucksterace, via DDF
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20% Off Virgin America Flights Via Facebook

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

20% Off Virgin America Via Facebook

A Virgin America Elevate mileage account is required to get the 20% off code.

Sample fare: A JFK-LAX ticket for Sukkos 09/18-09/28 is $301.80 instead of $371.80.

-This offer is good for the first 65,000 entries of the The Virgin America Fly With The Force Sweepstakes.
-One time use promo code is valid for non-refundable Main Cabin tickets only.
-Travel must occur between September 10, 2013 and November 6, 2013.
-Discount is not valid for travel on Fridays and Sundays.
-Additional blackout dates are October 11 and October 14, 2013.
-Advance purchase of 21 days or more is required.
-Promo code may be used only towards newly booked travel and may not be applied to prior bookings.
-Promo code may only be used for bookings made on virginamerica.com and is only valid on itineraries of up to 2 guests.

HT: Ya’alili, via DDF

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3 Day Southwest And Airtran Systemwide $49, $99, $129 And $149 Sale!

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Update: The Southwest sale ends tonight but expect the matched airfares from other carriers to end this afternoon!

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Originally posted on 06/11:

- Earn 3 points per dollar with American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card, 3 points per dollar with The Business Gold Rewards Card® from American Express OPEN, or 2.14 points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred.

If you have an Ink Bold, Ink Plus, or Ink Cash card you can earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points (transferable to several airlines and hotels) per dollar spent by buying Southwest gift cards at Office Max or Staples.

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Southwest Sale Linky

As always you get 2 free checked bags if booked on Southwest.com.  Plus you can cancel revenue tickets with no charge and use the funds for a future flight.  Point reservations can be cancelled for free with the points redeposited.

All of the major airlines will be matching these fares, so if you care more about the miles than the free bags just keep watching for fares to drop during the Southwest sale dates.
For example a United flight from Cleveland to Kansas City that I’ve been monitoring has just dropped from $506 to $196 connecting or $218 nonstop. Southwest doesn’t fly nonstop on that route but United has matched with a great nonstop price.

-Book by 06/13.
-Travel between 08/26-12/18.
-Blackout dates: 09/02, 11/26, 11/27, 11/28, 11/29, 11/30, 12/01, 12/02, and 12/03.
-Travel not valid on Fridays and Sundays.
-Valid on nonstops only
-Seats are limited.

-Flights 0-500 miles=$49 each way.
-Flights 501-1,250 miles=$99 each way.
-Flights 1,251-1,750 miles=$129 each way.
-Flights 1,751+ miles=$149 each way.

Sample deals:
-LGA-Akron/Canton, OH (Cleveland Metro) 09/17-09/30 (Sukkot) for $97.80 round-trip with tax.
-LGA-Chicago (MDW) 09/17-09/30 (Sukkot) for $197.80 round-trip with tax.
-Long Island (ISP)-Baltimore 11/25-12/05 (Chanukah) for $97.80 round-trip with tax.
-Chicago (MDW)-Cleveland 11/25-12/04 (Chanukah) for $197.80 round-trip with tax.

HT Yosef, via DDF

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