Picks from the International Bargain Bin

December 04, 2008
Fares from Washington DC:

    The 72-hour Air New Zealand sale still has last-minute seats left to Auckland from San Francisco for $830 including taxes, but the one day that this promotional fare originally included from Los Angeles has already sold out, although other days are available for $920.

    Aer Lingus has a fairly standard but still good sale to Dublin and Shannon running through December 10, with nonstop fares starting at $380 with taxes from Washington. From other cities, competitors are matching and sometimes beating these deals, so be sure to shop around.

    United's "International Holiday Fare Sale" has some pleasant surprises for travel after the holidays. Starting in January, fares to London are actually lower than advertised, with the final price of nonstop flights from the West Coast coming in at $100 less than they initially appear.

    US Airways seems to be busy clearing out excess Paris inventory these days, sometimes for up to $200 less than competitors' (nonstop) flights. We're finding similar deals to Rome and other select destinations may also be benefitting from this cleaning frenzy.

    From New York, Air India is offering nonstop fares to Delhi and Mumbai for just over $900 including taxes and Continental has just lowered the price of their nonstop Newark to Hong Kong route by almost $100 to $780. Finally, check out the $980 deal we found to Manila!