Category Archive for 'Airfare Deals'

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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YYZ-LGA:
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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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Join the 15,400+ people who follow @DansDeals on twitter and you’ll get a tweet when a deal is posted on DansDeals.com!
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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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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“Hacking” A Newark To Tel Aviv Nonstop Round-Trip Flight For $756.97 Round-Trip…

Monday, June 10th, 2013

There are currently flights from Chicago, Houston, or Washington DC to Tel Aviv from November-March for under $650 on United and other airlines.

If you’re creative though you can manufacture a cheaper ticket, 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 01/26/14) and then TLV-IAH, TLV-ORD, or TLV-WAS (sample date 02/03/14).

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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, or Washington DC that connects in Newark. Your bags will be tagged to Chicago, Houston, 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.

 

The price using this “hack” is $756.97.  That’s $112 less than the regular nonstop fare. Usually this hack gives more than $200 off due to the differential of the high cost of flying nonstop from NYC and the low cost from other cities, but the difference is not as great now thanks to the current fare sale between NYC and Israel.  Because of that relatively small difference you may not find it worthwhile to mess around with but I’ll leave that decision up to you.

Of course you can always just fly to DC for 4,500 Avios or Chicago for 7,500 Avios to save yourself another $112 per person by knocking the price down to $644.

Or you can just go to Chicago, enjoy an awesome mean at Shallot’s Bistro or Milt’s BBQ and then use 7,500 Avios 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 and then searching for cheap return flight from Chicago, Houston, or Washington DC to Tel Aviv with flexible dates. Here’s how to find them.

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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To find a cheap return flight from Tel Aviv to Washington DC  just search for a round-trip with flexible dates starting in Washington DC to Tel Aviv.  Use the following advanced routing code to limit the calendar search to United flights that will connect in Newark: UA, UA

Here is what I searched for that you can emulate:

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And below is the results page:

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Note that the outbound date doesn’t matter for this search.  You’ll need to hover over an outbound date to be able to see which return dates are cheap.

Armed with that knowledge 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, or Washington DC.

HT: SearchGuy, via DDF
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NYC To Or From Israel Nonstop For Just $868.97 Round Trip With Tax

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

-Bookable on Priceline (with regular mileage earning and free cancellations until 11:30pm ET the day after you book, on Orbitz (with regular mileage earning and free cancellations until 10pm CT the day after you book, or direct from the airline.

- 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.
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The $868.97 fare is valid for departures on select dates between 10/20/13-12/15/13 and 12/25/13-03/15/14.
It should be bookable from now through 06/30/13.

Currently the fare is only available on Delta but tomorrow it will also be bookable on El Al and United.  More travel dates on sale will be available tomorrow when the El Al and United fares are loaded.

There will be a $1,068.97 fare nonstop from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv on El Al as well that will be bookable tomorrow.

You will earn full miles with all of those carriers but bear in mind that:
-Delta miles are worth the least of the major airlines and rumor has it that they will be making them worth even less as they shift to a revenue based program. Delta has one flight a day between JFK and Tel Aviv at night and it’s on an older though renovated 747.
-El Al Matmid points are terrible and expire but you can earn full American miles for your El Al flight by giving them your AAdvantage number. El Al flies from both JFK and Newark several times a day.
-United miles are the most valuable. They fly twice a day between Newark and Tel Aviv and their 777s are the newest aircraft that services the market.

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“Hacking” A Newark To Tel Aviv Nonstop For $845.97 Round-Trip…

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Update: Price drop to $845.97 via this method.

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There are currently flights from Chicago, Houston, or Washington DC to Tel Aviv from November-March for under $650 on United and other airlines.

If you’re creative though you can manufacture a cheaper ticket, 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 NYC-TLV in flight #1 (sample date 01/21/14) and then TLV-IAH, TLV-ORD, or TLV-WAS (sample date 01/28/14).

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, or Washington DC that connects in Newark. Your bags will be tagged to Chicago, Houston, 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.

The price using this “hack” is $845.97, more than $200 off the regular nonstop fare. Now the price for Chicago, Houston, or Washington DC to Tel Aviv via NYC is another $210 less than that, but this allows you to fly nonstop both ways and realize part of that fare differential without flying to another city to start the trip.

Of course you can always just fly to DC for 4,500 Avios or Chicago for 7,500 Avios to save yourself another $210 per person.

Or you can just go to Chicago, enjoy a fantastic dinner at Shallot’s Bistro or Milt’s BBQ and then use 7,500 Avios to fly back to NYC.

Of course this will work for dozens of other dates as well. The key to finding valid dates is searching for cheap flights from Chicago, Houston, or Washington DC to Tel Aviv with flexible dates. The outbound flight date doesn’t need to be cheap but the return flight date does need to be on a cheap date. Once you find a cheap return date just use the Travelocity multi-destination search and plugin any outbound date and any of the cheap return dates to Chicago or Houston. Read about using ITA Software here and use the following advanced routing code to limit the calendar search to United flights that connect in Newark: UA, UA

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HT: SearchGuy, via DDF

 

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Yes, The Israel Winter Travel Deals Are Still Alive

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Several people have been telling me to post the current deals to Israel.  I posted these deals when they came out 2 weeks ago and they’re still going strong for travel on select dates between November 2013 and March 2014.

Read about using ITA Software here as that can really make it easy to find cheap dates if you’re flexible.

Here are the links to the original posts:
-“Hacking” A Newark To Tel Aviv Nonstop For $895.97 Round-Trip…
Sample date 11/24-12/03

-Air Canada/Delta/United: Washington DC To Tel Aviv For $638.97 Round-Trip With Tax!
Sample date 01/26-02/03

-Air Canada/United: Chicago To Tel Aviv For Just $638.97 Round-Trip With Tax
Sample date 02/09-02/17

-Air Canada/United: Los Angeles To Tel Aviv For $712.97 Round-Trip With Tax

-$713 fares are also available from Houston on Air Canada/United.
Sample date 03/02-03/10

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Air Canada/Delta/United: Washington DC To Tel Aviv For $638.97 Round-Trip With Tax!

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

-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 November 2013 and March 2014. Not valid for departures in December. Availability in January and February is excellent.

Flights on Air Canada are via Toronto, flights on Delta are via JFK, and flights on United are via Newark. You can’t get this fare from Toronto, JFK, or Newark you must pickup the first flight in Washington DC (DCA or IAD)  or else the rest of your itinerary will be cancelled.
You can book a one-way flight from JFK to DCA for just 4,500 Avios (that’s less than 3,500 AMEX MR points with the current 35% bonus).

Nobody will force you to take the last leg to Washington DC.

You will earn full miles for these fares.

Air Canada sample dates:
11/10-11/21
11/17-11/25
11/24-12/05 (Chanukah)
11/27-12/05 (Chanukah)
01/12-01/23
01/15-01/23
01/19-01/27
02/09-02/17

Delta sample dates:
01/12-01/23
01/15-01/23
01/19-01/27
01/27-02/06
03/02-03/11

United sample dates:
01/26-02/04
01/27-02/06
02/02-02/10
02/09-02/17
03/02-03/11
03/09-03/23 (Purim)

HT: EJB, via DDF

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Air Canada/United: Los Angeles To Tel Aviv For $712.97 Round-Trip With Tax

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

-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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It’s been one crazy day for cheap flights to Israel and though I’m just about head into 49 hours of Shavuos with no internet access I’d be remiss not to make a quick posting for folks on the west coast.

This fare is valid on select dates between November 2013 and March 2014. Departures are not available in December.

A United flight will earn 16,292 miles!

United sample dates:
11/21-12/05 (Chanukah)
11/24-12/03 (Chanukah)
11/25-12/05 (Chanukah)
11/26-12/09 (Chanukah)
11/26-12/10 (Chanukah)
02/02-02/10
03/10-03/25 (Purim)

Air Canada sample dates:
01/09-01/23
01/19-01/27

HT: marko, via DDF

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“Hacking” A Newark To Tel Aviv Nonstop For $895.97 Round-Trip…

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Not everyone wants to connect in Turkey…but a nonstop flight to Israel currently runs at least $1,208 for this winter.

If you’re creative though you can manufacture a cheaper ticket, 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.

There are currently flights from Chicago and Houston to Tel Aviv from November-March for under $650 on United.

You can use the Travelocity multi-destination search page and search for NYC-TLV (in flight #1) on 11/24/13 and then TLV-IAH or TLV-ORD (in flight #2) on 12/05/13.  That puts you in the holy land for Chanukah.

You can choose a nonstop on United from Newark to Tel Aviv. For the return on 12/05 you can select a United flight from Tel Aviv to Chicago or Houston connecting in Newark.  Your bags will be tagged to Chicago or Houston 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.

The price using this “hack” is $895.97, a $312 savings off the regular nonstop fare.  Now the price for Chicago-Tel Aviv via NYC is another $287 less than that, but this allows you to fly nonstop both ways and realize part of that fare differential without flying to Chicago to start the trip.  Of course you can always just fly to Chicago for 7,500 Avios to save yourself another $287 per person.

Or of course you can just go to Chicago, enjoy a fantastic dinner at Shallot’s Bistro or Milt’s BBQ and then use 7,500 Avios to fly back to NYC.

Of course this will work for other dates as well.  For example 01/26-02/03 or 02/16-02/24 or dozens of other dates.  The key to finding valid dates is searching for cheap flights from Chicago or Houston to Tel Aviv with flexible dates.  The outbound flight date doesn’t need to be cheap from Chicago but the return flight date does need to be on a cheap date.  Once you find a cheap return date just use the Travelocity multi-destination search and plugin any outbound date and any of the cheap return dates to Chicago or Houston. Read about using ITA Software here and use the following advanced routing code to limit the calendar search to United flights that connect in Newark: UA, UA

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Air Canada/United: Chicago To Tel Aviv For Just $638.97 Round-Trip With Tax

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

-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 November 2013 and March 2014.
Flight on Air Canada are via Toronto, flights on United are via Newark. You can’t get this fare from Toronto or Newark you must pickup the first flight in Chicago or else the rest of your itinerary will be cancelled.
You can book a one-way flight to Chicago for just 7,500 Avios (that’s less than 6,000 AMEX MR points with the current 35% bonus).

You will earn full miles for these fares.

Sample valid dates (Plenty of others are available as well):
-11/24-12/05 (Chanukah)
-12/02-12/11 (Chanukah)
-12/09-12/17
-01/15-01/23
-01/26-02/03
-01/19-01/27
-02/09-02/17
-02/16-02/24
-02/23-03/09
-03/02-03/11
-03/09-03/17

HT: WhyAich, via DDF

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Turkish: JFK To Tel Aviv For $651.57 Round-Trip With Tax!

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Update: DEAD!

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-Bookable on Orbitz with 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 November 2013 and March 2014. Departures are not available in December.

This is valid for flights originating in NYC only.  It is not valid for flights originating in Tel Aviv.

The flight times work out very well with connections in Turkey that are as short as 1 hour to Israel and 75 minutes on the return:

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Turkish does not award miles on their ultra-cheap fares, so you will not earn miles for these flights.

Sample valid dates (Plenty of others are available as well):
-11/03-11/18
-11/17-12/01 (Chanukah)
-11/26-12/09 (Chanukah)
-01/12-01/21 (Tu B’Shvat)
-01/19-01/27
-01/26-02/02
-02/03-02/16 (Purim Katan)
-02/16-02/23
-02/23-03/02
-03/02-03/09
-03/10-03/24 (Purim)

If you’re nervous about being an Orthodox Jew transiting Istanbul know that thousands of people have done it without issue. Or just take a look on DDF…
-Galitzyaner davened with his tefilin in the open in the airport and reports that the kosher food served on Turkish was great.
-Cw3323 davened on the plane and loved the Wi-Fi and other amenities in coach
-Mordy788 confirms that the kosher food from Istanbul is better than the slop from JFK. He is a travel agent who has booked numerous travelers via Istanbul without issue and has done it himself with only positive experiences-including davening on he plane.
-YakovT booked coach but was upgraded for free to comfort class which has received rave reviews.
-bb_sam reports that he prefers flying with Turkish with a stop to Toronto over flying nonstop on El Al to Toronto and that the Turkish lounge is one of the best in the world.
-You can access that lounge with a United Club card or if you have Star Alliance Gold status.

HT: MEIR613 via DDF and stockmanjr via FT
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“Hacking” A Newark To Tel Aviv Nonstop For $868.97 Round-Trip…

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

There are currently $692 flights from Houston to Tel Aviv for very limited dates in May and June.  For NYC folks this means they can use that sale to their advantage.

A nonstop flight to Israel currently runs at least $1,118.

You can use the Travelocity multi-destination search page and search for NYC-TLV (in flight #1) on 05/27 or 05/28 and then TLV-IAH (in flight #2) on 06/11.

You can choose a nonstop on United from Newark to Tel Aviv.  For the return on 06/11 you can select a United flight from Tel Aviv to Houston connecting in Newark.  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.

In case you want to be in Israel for Shavuos and stick around for a while there’s also a $953 fare using this trick departing 05/08 and returning 06/11.

There are also dates around Chanukah time that I found for $931.97 like 11/24, 25, 26, or 27 to 12/03, 05, 09. 11, or 12.

Dates around Jewish school’s winter breaks for about $930 include 01/12, 13, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, or 23 to 01/21, 26, 28, or 30.

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Today Only! Jetblue The More, The Merrier Sale!

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Update: Due to a bug this appears to be working for adult tickets only, so just book your kids as adults to receive the proper discount.  If you have a lap child you can just add them at the airport for free on domestic flights.

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Jetblue The More, The Merrier Sale Linky

-Bookable on this promo search site only.

A party of 7 will pay as little as $135 for NYC-Fort Lauderdale roundtrip and as little as $213 for NYC-Los Angeles roundtrip.

Dan’s Note: It’s worth noting that if you are a searching for more than 1 airline ticket you should always search for fewer tickets to see if the price will be cheaper.  Airfare works in buckets and there are only so many cheap seats in each bucket.  A bucket may only have 4 seats left in it and it you search for 7 seats then you will be forced into a higher fare bucket for all 7 passengers.  In that case you will likely come out ahead to book 4 passengers at the lower fare and then book the other 3 passengers in the higher fare bucket.

The more people on your roundtrip flight booking, the more you’ll save on the base airfare.
-Book travel by midnight tonight.
-Travel 04/30-06/19 excluding 05/23-05/27.
-Roundtrip travel required.
-A promo code will not work if your search deviates from the specified travel requirements in any way.
-The savings will appear only after you select both flights.

How much you’ll save:
10% off base airfare for 1 customer Enter promo code PARTYOF1
15% off base airfare for 2 customers Enter promo code PARTYOF2
20% off base airfare for 3 customers Enter promo code PARTYOF3
25% off base airfare for 4 customers Enter promo code PARTYOF4
30% off base airfare for 5 customers Enter promo code PARTYOF5
35% off base airfare for 6 customers Enter promo code PARTYOF6
40% off base airfare for 7 customers Enter promo code PARTYOF7

HT donedeal12, via DDF

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JFK To San Juan Nonstop For Just $276.40 Round-Trip With Tax

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

-Bookable on Priceline (with regular mileage earning and free cancellations until 11:30pm ET the day after you book, on Orbitz (with regular mileage earning and free cancellations until 10pm CT the day after you book, or direct from the airline.

- 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.
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There are lots of dates available on American, Delta, and Jetblue from now through June for $276.40.
Sample dates are 04/21-04/25 and 06/09-06/13.

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

No passport is required for travel to Puerto Rico.

Chabad of Puerto Rico operates a kosher felafel restaurant and also offers tons of other prepared kosher take out food. They even offer discounted hotel rates with several big name hotels.

Or you can use your Starpoints for hotels that range from a category 3 Sheraton, to a category 6 W Retreat and a category 7 S. Regis.

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Southwest: Fly Between Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Or Tampa And San Juan For Just $76.40 Round-Trip With Tax!

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Southwest Offer Linky

You can also use just 3,744 Southwest or Chase Ultimate Rewards points for the Round-Trip ticket!
-Purchase by 04/15 at 11:59pm.
-Travel valid to/from Fort Lauderdale and San Juan on Apr. 16-20, Apr. 23-May 17 and May 21, 23, 24 & 27-29.
-Travel valid to/from Orlando and San Juan on Apr. 16-21, 23, 25, 27, 30; May 1-2, 7, 17, 30.
-Travel valid to/from Tampa and San Juan on Apr. 16-18, 23-25; May 1-2, 7-8, 26.

No passport is required for travel to Puerto Rico.

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.

Chabad of Puerto Rico operates a kosher felafel restaurant and also offers tons of other prepared kosher take out food.

HT: Marco Polo, via DDF

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Virgin America: Fly Coast To Coast For Just $197.80 Round Trip With Tax

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Update #2: DEAD!
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Update, 2:45pm: United and American have now matched this fare!

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-Bookable on Priceline (with regular mileage earning and free cancellations until 11:30pm ET the day after you book, on Orbitz (with regular mileage earning and free cancellations until 10pm CT the day after you book, or direct from the airline.

- 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.
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-Fare valid nonstop from Newark to Los Angeles or S. Francisco or vice versa.

-Valid for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays between 09/03 and 10/30.

-Seats are limited and this fare may expire as soon as tonight, so grab it while you can!

The dates should work out nicely for transcontinental travel around all of the Jewish holiday season, which starts with Rosh Hashana on the evening of 09/04 and runs through 09/28.

HT: sky121, via DDF

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NYC To Montevideo, Uruguay For Just $373.40 Round-Trip With Tax

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Update: DEAD!

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-Bookable on Orbitz (with regular 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 Copa, a member of the Star Alliance.  It’s from JFK to Montevideo via Panama.  Airfare to southern South American is normally more than $1,000.
You will earn full miles when credited to United, so that’s 11,170 round-trip miles (worth over $200 in my book). The miles also count towards United elite status.
United elites also get their elite mileage bonuses of 25%-100% bonus miles. United elites are also eligible for complimentary upgrades on all Copa flights!

Alternatively you can credit the flight to Aegean, which only requires 19,000 miles to earn top-tier Star Alliance gold status.  Plus Aegean Star Alliance Gold status does not currently seem to expire, so with it you may get 3 free 70 pound checked bags for you and your companions along with free Star Alliance lounge access worldwide for life! Though it would be a good idea to credit at least one Star Alliance flight to Aegean every 3 years just to make sure your account stays active.  Fly twice to Uruguay and you’ll have more than enough miles to earn that awesome alliance-wide elite status. Or fly once and you’ll need less than 7,000 more miles to earn Star Gold.

Bear in mind that seasons are inverted, so fall in the US is spring in South America and winter in the US is summer in South America.

There are Chabad Houses and kosher restaurants in Montevideo and Punte del Este.

You can take a ferry nonstop to Buenos Aires from Montevideo or Colonia. The upshot? While Argentina charges a $160 per person fee for Americans flying into Buenos Aires there is no charge for Americans entering Argentina by ferry! According to recent reports Argentina may now be charging the fee even for arrivals by ferry.
I spent a week last May in Buenos Aires and had a great time. Best of all there was no jetlag as the time zone was only one hour off from home. Plus for the foodies out there, Buenos Aires is home to what’s possibly the best kosher restaurant in the world!
Argentina is very cheap for Americans with an official rate of 1 dollar to 5.1 pesos but on the street and at stores all over in Buenos Aires you can get double that as the Argentine government tightly controls dollars and locals are always looking to trade their pesos for dollars even at highly unfavorable rates. With such cheap pesos you can eat like a king and buy goods for a small fraction of the cost of other travel locations.

Finally don’t forget about Iguazu Falls, a waterfall so lush and beautiful it makes Niagara look like an ugly leaky faucet. It doesn’t hurt that’s located in middle of rainforest that makes the air oh so sweet. You can fly from Buenos Aires (AEP) to Iguazu (IGR) for just 15,000 Avios round-trip, but you have to call BA to book that LAN flight. You’ll need 1.5-2.5 days to fully explore both the Argentinean and Brazillian sides of the falls, each beautiful in the own right. There is a Starwood property located right next to the Argentine side, the only hotel actually in the Argentinian park.

I’ve done your homework for you, below are the currently valid dates for this fare:

More after the jump…
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Frontier: Trenton, NJ 2 Day Sale

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Update: This sale ends tonight.  Plus you can now save an additional 10% by booking on this page and using promo code: NJSWP10C
This drops the price of a round-trip ticket to as low as $54 with tax!  Just use the low fare calendar via the sale link below and then use the promo booking page to make it 10% less!
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Originally posted on 04/03:

Frontier has a pretty sweet sale for travel to or from Trenton, NJ for tickets purchased by tomorrow.

Trenton (TTN, one of the few airport codes still not found on this fun DDF thread) is about a 45 minute drive from Lakewood, NJ, the top ranked city in terms of DansDeals site traffic after NYC.

A nice perk with TTN airport: parking is free!

A flight from Chicago to Trenton on 04/09-04/16 is just $33.68+$24.32 in taxes for a round-trip total of just $58.
You can fly from Trenton to Detroit on 04/16-04/23 or from Trenton to Columbus, OH on 04/22-04/29 for $58 round-trip with tax as well.

Checked luggage costs just $20 for the 1st or 2nd bags.  Or if you know you’ll be bringing 2 checked bags you should definitely purchase the Classic fare and get 2 bags included as well as a host of other benefits for just an extra $24.89 each way.

Frontier flies nonstop between Trenton and Atlanta, Chicago (MDW), Columbus, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, New Orleans, Orlando, Raleigh/Durham, and Tampa.

HT: Yaakov, via DDF

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Hacking A NYC To Tel Aviv Nonstop For $906 Round-Trip…

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Currently the cheapest nonstop NYC-Tel Aviv flights are $1,118.

If you’re creative though you can manufacture a cheaper ticket, 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.

For example go to the Travelocity multi-destination search page and search for NYC-TLV (in flight #1) on 04/22 and then TLV-ORD (in flight #2) on 05/08.

You can book a nonstop on Delta from JFK or on United from Newark to Tel Aviv on 04/22.  For the return on 05/08 you can select a Delta flight from Tel Aviv to Chicago connecting in JFK or a United flight from Tel Aviv to Chicago connecting in Newark.  Everyone, whether their destination is NYC or anywhere else in the world, must pickup their luggage in JFK or 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.

The price using this “hack” is $906, a $212 savings off the regular nonstop fare.  Now the price for Chicago-Tel Aviv via NYC is just $696, but this allows you to fly nonstop both ways and realize part of that fare differential without flying to Chicago to start the trip.

For other sample dates just try the ones posted in yesterday’s Chicago post.
Of course other dates can work as well. The more critical portion is finding cheap return dates to Chicago (many of which are listed in that post or can be found by using ITA calendar search as I wrote in that post) as the outbound dates from NYC are much more flexible than the valid return dates to Chicago.

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Israel Flight Deals From $690 Round-Trip

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

-Bookable on Priceline (with regular mileage earning and free cancellations until 11:30pm ET the day after you book or on Orbitz (with regular mileage earning and free cancellations until 10pm CT the day after you book.

- 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.
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There are lots of below average airfares to Israel right now from cities like Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Houston, and Los Angeles.

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

Below are some sample valid dates from Chicago.
If you live in NYC or Toronto you can always book a cheap one-way ticket (paid or with miles/Avios) to pickup the ticket in Chicago for example and then simply not fly the final segment from NYC/Toronto to Chicago as everyone must pickup their luggage and bring it through customs before they can either recheck their bags or leave the airport.

Chicago-Tel Aviv: $690-$696 round-trip.
Sample valid dates:
04/16-04/24 (Delta via JFK)
04/28-05/08 (Delta via JFK)
04/29-05/08 (Delta via JFK)
05/06-05/21 (United via Newark)
05/06-05/22 (Delta via JFK)
05/07-05/22 (Delta via JFK)
11/27-12/05 (Air Canada via Toronto)
12/01-12/12 (United via Newark)
12/08-12/16 (Air Canada via Toronto)
12/08-12/17 (Delta via JFK)
01/12-01/23 (Air Canada via Toronto or Delta via JFK)
01/15-01/27 (Air Canada via Toronto or Delta via JFK)
01/19-01/26 (Delta via JFK)
01/19-01/27 (Air Canada via Toronto or Delta via JFK)
01/30-02/11 (United via Newark)
02/02-02/10 (United via Newark)
02/09-02/17 (United via Newark)

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Join the 12,900+ people who follow @DansDeals on twitter and you’ll get a tweet when a deal is posted on DansDeals.com!
You can even set up your mobile device to receive text messages (and choose which hours of the night not to bother you). 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 a crazy deal!

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Turkish: Tel Aviv To NYC For Just $601 Round-Trip With Tax!

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

-Bookable on Priceline (with regular mileage earning and free cancellations until 11:30pm ET the day after you book.

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

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Lots of valid dates in April and May. Only valid for round-trip flights originating in Tel Aviv. Flights connect in Istanbul.

A sample flight itinerary looks like this:
Outbound:
04/14 Tel Aviv-Istanbul, 12:55 am-3:05 am
4:20 connection time
04/14 Istanbul-JFK, 7:25am-11:20 am.
Return:
04/23 JFK-Istanbul, 12:50 pm-5:40 am
3:50 connection time
04/24 Istanbul-Tel Aviv, 9:30am-11:35 am

Here are some sample valid dates that currently work on Priceline (dates may sell out at any time):
-04/03-04/22
-04/10-04/22
-04/10-04/23
-04/14-04/22
-04/14-04/23
-04/17-04/23
-04/17-05/07
-04/21-05/07
-04/23-05/07
-04/25-05/06
-04/28-05/06
-04/29-05/06
-04/30-05/06
-05/01-05/07
-05/02-05/07
-05/08-05/21
-05/08-05/22
-05/08-05/28
-05/09-05/22
-05/09-05/28
-05/13-05/22
-05/19-05/28
-05/20-05/28
-05/21-05/28
-05/22-05/28
-05/23-05/28

HT: israrcher, via DDF

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Join the 12,500+ people who follow @DansDeals on twitter and you’ll get a tweet when a deal is posted on DansDeals.com!
You can even set up your mobile device to receive text messages (and choose which hours of the night not to bother you). 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 a crazy deal!

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United: Fly Between Fort Lauderdale And Los Angeles For Just $155 Round-Trip With Tax!

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Update: DEAD!

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-Bookable on Priceline (with regular mileage earning and free cancellations until 11:30pm ET the day after you book , from Orbitz or direct from the airline.

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

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Valid in either direction on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in April, May, and June.

Sample valid date for $155: LAX-FLL on 05/22-05/29.

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Today Only! 20% Off Jetblue Flights!

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

20% Off Jetblue Flights Linky

-Use the following code for 20% off: SPRING20
Valid for flights: 05/01-05/23.
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-Use the following code for 15% off: SPRING15
Valid for flights: 05/28-06/19.
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-Roundtrip travel required.
-Discount will be shown after selecting flights.
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Sample deals:
JFK to Los Angeles 05/01-05/07 is $228.20 round-trip with tax.
JFK to Fort Lauderdale 05/01-05/08 is $178.60 round-trip with tax.
JFK to Chicago 05/08-05/14 is $114.60 round-trip with tax.
Long Beach, CA to Las Vegas 05/05-05/07 is $85.80 round-trip with tax.

HT: aryeh1, via DDF

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JFK To The Hawaiian Islands From Just $352 Round-Trip!

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Currently posting from Singapore:

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

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-Bookable on Priceline (with regular mileage earning and free cancellations until 11:30pm ET the day after you book or direct from the airline.

- 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.
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Fares are valid for limited dates in February and March. Read about using ITA Software to use their awesome month-long calendar search to help find dates with cheap flights.

Sample dates:

JFK-ITO (Hilo, Big Island of Hawaii):
02/26-03/06 or 02/26-03/07, $352 on United.
02/19-02/26, $387 on Hawaiian.

JFK-HNL (Honolulu, Oahu):
02/19-02/26, $375 nonstop on Hawaiian.
02/26-03/05, $387 nonstop on Hawaiian.
03/06-03/12, $387 nonstop on Hawaiian.

JFK-KOA (Kona, Big Island of Hawaii):
02/19-02/26, $387 on Hawaiian.
02/27-03/05, $387 on Hawaiian.
03/05-03/12, $387 on Hawaiian.

JFK-OGG (Kahului, Maui):
02/20-02/27, $387 on Hawaiian.
02/27-03/05, $387 on Hawaiian.
03/06-03/12, $387 on Hawaiian.

JFK-LIH (Lihue, Kauai):
02/26-03/06, $387 on Hawaiian.
03/05-03/12, $387 on Hawaiian.

HT: ac1987, via DDF

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Airlines Matching Airtran/Southwest Sale

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Airtran Sale Linky

Southwest Sale Linky

Airtran and Southwest are running a flight distance based sale as follows:
-Purchase by 02/07.
-Travel 04/03-06/08.
-Travel valid every day except Sundays.
-$49 each way for flights 0-500 miles
-$89 each way for flights 501-1,000 miles
-$119 each way for flights 1,001-1,500 miles
-$149 each way for flights 1,501+ miles

Personally though I’m more excited about the major airlines that are matching these fares as I prefer flying nonstop and earning more valuable miles. United had been charging $532 yesterday for nonstop flights from Cleveland to Kansas City, today for 04/08-04/15 for example it can be had for just $198.  Tons of other ticket prices have come tumbling down as well.

With Google Flights you can type in your origin city and find destinations based on your travel dates.  Or read about using ITA Software to use their awesome month-long calendar search to help find dates with cheap flights.

While Google and ITA won’t sell you flights you can just plugin the info on a site like Orbitz or Priceline and book it there.  Plus those sites give until 11pm or 11:30pm respectively the day after you book to cancel for free.

Post a comment of deals that you find!

 

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Google Flights Is Now Searchable By Region!

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Google.com/flights can now tell you where you can go and for what price on your travel dates.

For example you can search from NYC to the “United States” or to “Europe.” You can then zoom in to see more detail or zoom out to view more cities across the globe.

While Google won’t sell you the flight you can just plugin the info on a site like Orbitz or Priceline and book it there.

How cool is that?!?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HT: Thingywingy, via DDF

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JetBlue NYC Flight Week, Final Day

Friday, February 1st, 2013

JetBlue NYC Flight Week Linky

Quoted prices are as of 12pm. Prices will climb as seats are sold!

Today is the final day that JetBlue will run 80% off specials from NYC.  The 80% off applies to base fare only. The codes are case sensitive.

Fares are bookable at www.jetblue.com/promo or via the link above.

Here are the specials for 02/01:

JFK-New Orleans
Depart: 02/03, 02/04 or 02/05
Return: 02/06, 02/07, or 02/08
Use code: JFKMSY80
-Sample fare: From 02/04-02/08 the round-trip fare with tax is $82.80
-Sample fare for the Super Bowl: From 02/03-02/08 the round-trip fare with tax is $140.20

JFK-Austin
Depart: 02/05, 02/06 or 02/07
Return: 02/11, 02/12, or 02/13
Use code: JFKAUS80
-Sample fare: From 02/05-02/11 the round-trip fare with tax is $127.80

JFK-Cancun
Depart: 02/03, 02/04, 02/05, or 02/06
Return: 02/07. 02/08, 02/11, 02/12, or 02/13
Use code: JFKCUN80
-Sample fare: From 02/06-02/13 the round-trip fare with tax is $208.24

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JetBlue NYC Flight Week, Day 4

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

JetBlue NYC Flight Week Linky

Quoted prices are as of 12pm. Prices will climb as seats are sold!

From today through Friday JetBlue will run 80% off specials from NYC. The specials will be published daily at noon and must be booked by 11:59pm that day. The 80% off applies to base fare only. The codes are case sensitive.

Fares are bookable at www.jetblue.com/promo

Here are the specials for 01/31:
JFK-Seattle
Depart: 02/01, 02/02, 02/05, 02/06, 02/07, or 02/08
Return: 02/03. 02/04, 02/09, 02/10, 02/11, or 02/12
Use code: JFKSEA80
Sample fare: From 02/05-02/12 the round-trip fare with tax is $86.60

Newark-Tampa
Depart: 02/02, 02/03 or 02/04
Return: 02/06, 02/07, or 02/08
Use code: EWRTPA80
Sample fare: From 02/03-02/07 the round-trip fare with tax is $90.40

JFK-LaRomana, DR
Depart: 02/02, 02/06 or 02/09
Return: 02/06, 02/09, or 02/13
Use code: JFKLRM80
Sample fare: From 02/06-02/13 the round-trip fare with tax is $211.50

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