How and where to sign up for deal newsletters and fare alerts on foreign-based airlines

George Hobica, September 16, 2010
Fares from Washington DC, District of Columbia:

    More and more, foreign-based airlines are resorting to special "members only" sales and promo codes that can be redeemed only on their web sites. So how do you get wind of these? Well, of course, you can read this blog, where we track them all. Or if you're a DIY kind of person, you can sign up for the airlines' email streams. For some reason, it takes a lot of diggin to find where to sign up on some airlines' web sites, so as a public service (we're all about service after all) we've gathered links to some of the larger international airlines all in one handy dandy place.  Sign up today and start saving! 

    Click on any airline link below to sign up for newsletters and fare alerts  Examples of what you will receive
     Aero Mexico  Must sign up for Mundo Premier to get special promotions
     Air Canada  Recently offered a systemwide, all class of service discount code; other "insider" sale announcements and promo codes
     Air France  Best offer lately was a $75 promo code discount; they also offer a discount desktop widget
     Air Jamaica  Special sale announcements
     Air New Zealand  Special sale announcements, sometimes with fares thata you can only buy on their web site
     Air Transat  Lots of last minute flight deals bookable only on their web site; Sign up for their newsletter at the bottom of their left hand corner of their homepage
     British Airways Special sale announcements, but no promo codes thus far; Must enroll in the Executive Club program to get emails
     Cathay Pacific Announcements of "Sale of the Month" and other deals; Must enroll in the Marco Polo loyalty program
     Emirates Special Sales
     El Al Special sale announcements; Once at the website, scroll right to find the sign up information.
     Iberia Special sale announcements.
     Icelandair Special discounts.
     Japan Airlines Discount deals. Must enroll in the JAL Mileage Bank
     KLM Various sale offers. Must enroll for the Flying Blue program
     Korean Air Various sale offers. Must enroll in the SKYPASS program to start receiving deals.
     LAN Frequent weekend deals.
     Lufthansa Sale announcements.
     Mexicana Weekend and other sales.
     Qantas Frequent special offers.
     Scandinavian Sale announcements.
     Singapore Airlines Special discount offers.
     South African Special discount offers.
     Swiss Special discount offers.
     TACA Frequent sale announcements. Must enroll in the DISTANCIA loyalty program
     Virgin Atlantic Some members recently received a 25% promo code offer on "sister airline" Virgin America. Must enroll in the Flying Club program
     V Australia
     WestJet We've seen promo code offers as well as frequent (often twice-weekly) sale announcements. Must enroll in the AIR MILES program