Posted by Peter Thornton on Friday, December 28, 2012
Fly from Toronto to Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago for $351 USD RT nonstop on West Jet.
This fare is available on select dates in January. With Canadian fares usually very high, this is a steal for a quick nonstop trip to the Caribbean.
For booking info, view our Fare Details page.
Posted by Ricky Radka on Thursday, December 27, 2012
Fare of the Day: Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Munich, Germany (MUC) $650 RT, including all taxes on Air Berlin.
Part of the Air Berlin Winter sale we mentioned earlier. Travel on select days from January 14 through March 14, 2013. Sale ends New Years Day, so book now while flights are still available.
Posted by Ricky Radka on Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Fare of the Day: Greensboro, NC (GSO) to Orlando, FL (MCO) $88 RT, non-stop, includes all taxes on Frontier Airlines.
Advance purchase of 21-days, must be flexible with dates. Found via Hotwire.
Posted by Ricky Radka on Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Merry Christmas to all from Aer Lingus, now through January 10, 2013 you can save on flights to Europe with the Aer Lingus Winter Deals sale. Travel Monday through Thursday in Economy class, higher fares apply for weekend travel. All connecting flights will go via Dublin, but stopovers are not permitted. Saturday night stay is required. Sample flights below are round-trip and include all taxes and fees. Blackout dates apply, but vary per route.
Categories: Europe/Africa/Middle East Airfares
Posted by Ricky Radka on Monday, December 24, 2012
Fare of the Day: Denver, CO (DEN) to Phoenix, AZ (PHX) $72 RT, non-stop, including all taxes on US Airways.
Travel Tuesdays and Wednesdays through February 13th. 7-day avance purchase required, must be flexible with dates.
Posted by Ricky Radka on Friday, December 21, 2012
Fare of the Day: New York City, NY (JFK) to Seattle, WA (SEA) $218 RT, non-stop includes all taxes on JetBlue and Delta.
Travel Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturdays at this price. 14-day advance purchase required. Travel before February 12, 2013.
Posted by Ricky Radka on Thursday, December 20, 2012
Fare of the Day: Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) to Las Vegas, NV (LAS) $191 RT, including all taxes, on United Airlines.
Found via Hotwire. Travel on select dates this Winter and early Spring. Travel any day of the week if available.
Posted by Ricky Radka on Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Fare of the Day: New York-JFK to Zurich, Switzerland $502 RT, including all taxes on Air Berlin.
AirBerlin has been putting out some great fares today. The Berlin and Dusseldorf fares went quick, but we were also tipped off on this great fare to Zurich too. Pack your skis or snowboard and have a blast in the Alps. Book this fare on AirBerlin.com and look for select dates in the winter, January and February departures available but you must be flexible.
Posted by George Hobica on Monday, December 17, 2012
Airline passengers hate all those extra fees for bags and flight changes, and according to my emails and twitter feed, many would like the extra perks to be "re-bundled" into fares (i.e., stop "nickel and diming us"). Well, American Airlines seems to be experimenting with fare bundling (as have Air Canada, Southwest and Frontier previously).
In brief, American's newest fare initiatives (and they are indeed "fares," not "fees") which they call "choice essential" and "choice plus," offer several packaged perks for a set price, and although the media has already piled on American for adding "new fees," for some travelers they may actually be a bargain.
For a $68 add on, Choice Essential fares include no change fee on domestic flights, which normally costs $150 per change; one roundtrip checked bag (normally $50), and "Group 1" priority boarding, which some airlines also charge for (Southwest charges $20 round-trip, for example, to board ahead of other customers).
For an $88 fare add on, Choice Plus gives you all of the above plus a free same-day flight change (normally $75) plus a premium beverage (which costs $7-$8 on American).
These fare add ons (and again, they are fares, which will be taxed at the 7.5% federal air transportation excise rate, whereas "fees" are not taxed), are optional, obviously, but for some people they may make sense. The "expectant grandmother" who isn't exactly sure when the baby will arrive and who normally checks a bag might be happy to pay just $18 for a "change fee insurance policy" rather than the onerous $150 fee (that fee is charged for each change, so presumably it would be $150 twice, or $300, if someone changes both the outbound and return flight or changes the outbound trip twice). And priority boarding is thrown in. Business travelers frequently change their plans, too, so if there's a good chance that the meeting will go shorter or longer than originally planned, paying $20 extra for same-day change flexibility plus a cocktail might be considered a "bargain."
There's no telling, of course, if American will keep these fares, or whether they will increase them later on. Also uncertain is whether American will end up losing money on change fees (in the first quarter of 2009, for example, customers paid American $116 million in change and cancellation penalties). It will also be interesting to see if other airlines follow suit.
American Airlines image via Shutterstock
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Posted by Tracy Stewart on Monday, December 17, 2012
Fly from New York to Burbank for $241 round-trip, including all taxes, on United.
This fare is valid for travel on select dates in January/February. Some dates within this range may be a smidgen higher (+$4). Travel any day of the week.
As seen by the screen grab below, we found seats departing February 5, returning February 13, using Hotwire.
For booking info, see our Fare Details.
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