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Fare of the Day: Nashville to London $618 RT including all taxes

Posted by Tracy Stewart on Friday, August 5, 2011

Fly from Nashville to London Heathrow for $618 round-trip, including all taxes, on Air Canada.

This fare is valid for travel on select dates from September through December. Seats are limited and tickets require a Saturday night stay.

For booking info, see our fare details.

And for a round-up of similar fares from other cities, visit our fare page for London Heathrow.

To learn more, visit Tracy Stewart's profile on Google+

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Fare of the Day: Melbourne to Columbus $166 RT including all taxes, Labor Day travel

Posted by Tracy Stewart on Thursday, August 4, 2011

Fly from Melbourne to Columbus $166 round-trip, including all taxes, on Delta Airlines, over the Labor Day weekend holiday.

And if Labor Day doesn't work for you, this fare is available over a 330-day travel period, 7 days a week, so there are plenty of dates to choose from. Tickets do require a 7-day advance purchase.

For booking info, see our fare details.

 

To learn more, visit Tracy Stewart's profile on Google+

Fare of the Day: Portland to Maui $256 RT including all taxes

Posted by Tracy Stewart on Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Fly from Portland to Maui for $256 round-trip, nonstop, including all taxes, on Hawaiian Airlines.

This fare is available for travel on a handful of dates, from September through December. Use Hawaiian Airlines' calendar view to spot the $121 per leg to score a total fare of $256.

Similarly low fares are available on other dates. See our fare details for booking info.

To learn more, visit Tracy Stewart's profile on Google+

Virgin America Flight Bundles on Gilt City

Posted by Tracy Stewart on Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Virgin America is offering flight bundles to subscribers of GiltCity.com, for travel from August 15 through June 15, 2012. There are three packages to choose from:

$427 for three short haul round-trip flights

$964 for three medium haul round-trip flights

$1,205 for three long haul round-trip flights

Put towards flights for yourself, friends, family, anyone. Prices do not include taxes, which can be paid at time of booking each flight online, or a $20 per passenger fee for flights booked over the phone. Flight package codes for medium and long haul flights can be put towards travel for short hauls.

This offer is valid for nonstop and connecting travel in Main Cabin Select. Blackout dates are September 2 and 5; November 25, 26, 27, and 28; December 16, 17, 23, 24, 26, and 30. Blackout dates in 2012 are: January 2; February 17 and 20; and May 28. Travelers earn five frequent flyer "Elevate points" for every dollar spent.

For a breakdown of short, medium, and long haul routes, check out the route map provided on the offer page.

 

 

To learn more, visit Tracy Stewart's profile on Google+

A word of appreciation every now and then...

Posted by Ramsey Qubein on Tuesday, August 2, 2011

By Ramsey Qubein

Special to Airfarewatchdog.com

Airline employees deal with a lot of flack from irritated, tired travelers. And travelers deal with a lot from grumpy, underpaid employees. But, there is this blissful place in the middle where travelers and airline employees can coexist happily. It’s like the chicken and the egg, which comes first. It is something I experienced first-hand when I spent a day working undercover as an airline gate agent. I realized that when you treat passengers with respect, they respond in kind. Often, weather, mechanical difficulties and other irregularities can throw a wrench into everyone’s plans and disrupt peoples’ happy moods, but for the most part, people just want to go about their day without disruption. A smile is a traveler’s best friend.

While complacency has certainly crept into the airline industry in more than one place, there are still loads of friendly employees floating around the system with their own smiles and positive attitudes. This type of behavior should be reinforced and rewarded. Travelers are quick to take pen to paper (well, fingers to keyboard) and complain about a poor airline experience, whether it is directly to an airline or the FAA. But few travelers take the time to commend employees who show exemplary service and caring. Chalk it up to good old human nature where we love to complain. Some airlines like Delta and US Airways do try and make it easy for frequent travelers to reward employees for excellence with special certificates. 

The funny thing is that airline employees are becoming immune to the I'm-going-to-write-a-letter-about-you statement as it is so commonly used as a threat. What they don’t hear is, I'm-going-to-write-a-letter-to-say-what-a-good-job-you're-doing. And many of them deserve to hear a word of praise. If you have had a positive experience with an airline employee, take five minutes out of your day to visit one of the links below and share your experience. The airline employee will probably be recognized (yes, most of the time, the accolades do make their way down the food chain to the actual employee). Typical benefits include early time off or even special recognition from supervisors.

Who knows! You may run into that same employee again sometime (especially if they are at your home airport), and they will be so appreciative that you helped them. In fact, they will be even more inclined to help you in the future.

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American Airlines

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Fare of the Day: Tampa to Baltimore $115 RT incl. all taxes, Thanksgiving travel + other dates

Posted by Tracy Stewart on Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Fly from Tampa to Baltimore for $119 round-trip, including all taxes, on Delta Airlines over the Thanksgiving holidays. 

Available for travel on other dates, 7 days a week, from August through May of 2012.

For booking info, see our fare details.

And we're seeing similar deals from Austin, Indianapolis, St Louis, Dayton, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Nashville. Base fares of $96, with 330 day travel periods on Delta. Get 'em while they last!

To learn more, visit Tracy Stewart's profile on Google+

Fare of the Day: Denver to Albuquerque $33 RT including all taxes

Posted by Tracy Stewart on Monday, August 1, 2011

Fly from Denver to Albuquerque for $33 round-trip, nonstop, including all taxes.

This fare is valid for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, from late August through November. No minimum stay. Tickets require a 14-day advance purchase. Seats are limited.

For booking info, see our fare details.

To learn more, visit Tracy Stewart's profile on Google+

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