AA Florida Sale to Caribbean & Latin American
Good news for Floridians looking to stretch out on someone else's beach for a change: American Airlines (tel. 800/433-7300; www.aa.com) is having a sale from South Florida to Latin America and the Caribbean, good for travel through July 3. All fares must be purchased by May 19, and include:
- Ft Lauderdale to Kingston, Jamaica $217 incl. all taxes
- Ft Lauderdale to San Jose, Costa Rica $209 incl. all taxes
- Miami to Guatemala City, Guatemala $234 incl. all taxes
- Miami to Panama City, Panama $244 incl. all taxes
- Miami to Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago $328 incl. all taxes
- Miami to San Jose, Costa Rica $209 incl. all taxes
And on certain routes, we found American had beaten their own sale fares:
- Miami to Managua, Nicaragua $239 incl. all taxes
- Miami to San Pedro Sula, Honduras for $204 incl. all taxes
WestJet 35% Off Sale
Fly Canadian carrier WestJet (tel. 888/937-8538; www.westjet.com) and save 35% for travel through June 25, if booked by May 21. This sale is good for domestic trips within Canada, as well as zipping between major US and Canadian cities. Fares include:
- Toronto to Winnipeg $338
- Toronto to Vancouver $538
- Toronto to Charlottetown $308
- Montreal to Las Vegas $408
- Montreal to Orlando $378
- Ottawa to Los Angeles $536
- Ottawa to Honolulu $786
- Winnipeg to Regina $248
- Winnipeg to Tampa $468
- Regina to Las Vegas $398
- Edmonton to Toronto $478
- Calgary to Vancouver $238
- Vancouver to Los Angeles $408
- Vancouver to Ft Lauderdale $578
And although this next one is awfully specific, we feel obliged to mention that on May 17, WestJet has an $8 round-trip sale between Toronto and Quebec City, which must be purchased by May 17. That's available for one-way purchase as well, for $4.
- Toronto to Quebec City $8, purchase by May 17 for travel only on May 17
Alaska Airlines Summer Preview Sale
With their latest sale, Alaska Airlines (tel. 800/426-0333; www.alaskaair.com) has your west coast short haul flights covered for early summer. All fares must be booked by May 22, for travel through June 25, and include:
- Walla Walla to Seattle $185
- Boise to Idaho Falls $165
- Wenatchee to Seattle $125
- Los Angeles to Seattle $165
- Pendleton to Seattle $165
- Seattle to San Francisco $153
- Seattle to San Jose $155
- Seattle to Sacramento $143
New Horizon Service to Flagstaff/Grand Canyon
As of June 23, Horizon Air (tel. 800/547-9308; www.alaskaair.com) will begin twice-daily service from Los Angeles to Flagstaff/Grand Canyon, AZ. Book by May 31 and take advantage of Horizon's introductory fares, starting at $89 one-way. These fares are good for travel through August 22, and include:
Copenhagen Surprisingly Low for Summer
Delta (tel. 800/221-1212; www.delta.com) has teamed up with partners Air France and Alitalia for a snazzy little sale that currently makes Copenhagen the cheapest European destination for summer travel. Fares start at $677 from Newark (or non-stop on Continental for $75 more from mid-August) and with savings nearly as big, it will surely sell out fast, so better snap this Danish up while it's good and hot!
When you've filled up on pastries and open face sandwiches, you can continue your excess caloric intake on a cruise to Oslo and hike them off again in the mountains of Norway, or you can ferry your newfound pounds on down to Poland or other picturesque Baltic ports (see all the major routes here).
If you're more the landlubbing sort, why not grab a cheap seat on the fast Swedish Railways to anywhere in Sweden, including Gothenburg and Stockholm, for as little as $15. No, we kid you not -- would we do that? -- tickets really are that cheap and on sale right now! (Fares may be slightly higher on bullet trains departing Copenhagen, which is spelled 'Köbenhavn' in Swedish for ticketing purposes, FYI.)
For fans of little mermaids, swan princesses, naked emperors, ugly ducklings and other fairytale characters, the Danish Railway lets you explore other storybook parts of Denmark with their Orange tickets at over 50% off and will even get you quickly and cheaply across the border to Germany, should you feel the need, with low fares to Hamburg or Berlin coming in around $40 and $60, respectively (you can see details and prices here, but alas only in Danish).
So, whaddya say? Can we make it any easier for you? OK, no, you do have to pack your own suitcase. Visit our Copenhagen page for a list of current fares.
British Airways Sale with Freebies
As they've done before, British Airways (tel. 800/247-9297; www.britishairways.com) will give you a couple of free nights at select London hotels (or just one night for single occupancy) and will even take $20 off for registered customers. From many cities, these so-called sale fares are so high that only these freebies make them worth considering at all. You can read about it on their website. And because we love you, we've already added in the taxes, so check out our Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted fares before you skip away.
First Class for Less Than You Think
No doubt this is a familiar scenario. You've anxiously waited to board your flight, and as you finally make your way down the aisle, you pass the fat cats sitting snuggly in First, with their little ice cubes clinking around in the glass (that's the sound of ice cubes laughing at you, by the way), and their eyes cast downward on the newspaper, so as to avoid locking eyes with the likes of you, sad and lowly coach passenger. Sigh. Ok, so maybe it's not that degrading, but our point is, you'd probably rather be sitting in First or Business Class, right? Well, no sweat. It can happen, and for a lot less than you probably think. Click here and we'll talk you through it.
Additional Reporting by Tracy W. Stewart & Bo Borre
George Hobica is a syndicated travel journalist and blogger whose website, www.airfarewatchdog.com, tracks unadvertised airfare wars and fare sales, including the most helpful and always updated Top 50 Airfares.
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