USA3000 "Early Bird Special"

Alisa B, August 11, 2008
Fares from Washington DC:

    The latest USA3000 "sale" installment again allows a $10 reduction for each flight segment purchased for domestic travel only between now and April 30, 2009.  Though they advertise these domestic routes to include their service to/from Ft. Myers, St. Pete and Ft. Lauderdale, the fact of the matter is that it largely applies to the Ft. Myers market only.  Service to/from St. Pete and Ft. Lauderdale ends early next week at the very latest.  Tough to book a round trip in those markets, though if you're only looking for a last minute one-way, we suppose it might possibly be useful.

    In any event, the nitty-gritty of the matter is that you'll need to access the USA3000 site to book and enter the word "BIRD" in the promo box.  Be sure to check the flexible traveler box to find lowest fares, which range from $65 to $100 each way to/from Ft. Myers and Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and St. Louis.  Travel is permitted from now through April 30, 2009 and you know by now that not all dates will yield these fares.  Seats are limited and taxes and fees are additional.  We've listed the fares on our site already reflecting the "BIRD" reduction.  Tickets must be purchased no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on August 18, 2008.

    So, even if you can't travel very soon and/or at the sample fares mentioned above , put $20 bucks in your pocket.  And pack light - no second bag- or you'll give that $20 and $5 more back to the airline as a second checked bag fee! 

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