Two-for-One with Virgin American
Here's something you won't find listed on the big online travel sites reliant on automated airfare data. Virgin America (tel. 877/359-8474; www.virginamerica.com) is offering two seats for the price of one for travel November 26 to March 19, with the obvious sold out dates being Christmas and around Valentine's Day. Just enter the promo code DIGGNATION when booking at virginamerica.com.
- New York JFK to San Diego $140 round-trip
- New York JFK to Los Angeles $130 round-trip
- San Francisco to New York JFK $130 round-trip
- San Francisco to San Diego $58 round-trip
Offer ends December 7 at midnight, so hop to it.
Nationwide Southwest Sale
Southwest (tel. 800/435-9792; www.southwest.com) ends one sale, and the next day begins another. Seldom have we seen so many serial sales from these guys. This one is a nationwide sale, with one-way fares from $49 to $99 for travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only, between December 11 and March 17. Sample fares include:
- Phoenix to Long Island $198 round-trip
- Houston to Little Rock $168 round-trip
- Jacksonville FL to Los Angeles $198 round-trip
- Chicago to Kansas City $98 round-trip
- Chicago to Omaha $98 round-trip
- Detroit to Chicago $98 round-trip
- Los Angeles to Hartford $198 round-trip
- Pittsburgh to Boise $198 round-trip
- Baltimore to Austin $198 round-trip
- Washington DC to Tulsa $198 round-trip
- Kansas City to Oklahoma City $98 round-trip
Interested? All tickets must be booked by December 17 at midnight.
25% off AA Flights to Shanghai
Don't be so quick to put away the noise makers this year. Chinese New Year is in February, and to celebrate American Airlines (tel. 800/433-7300; www.aa.com) is offering 25% off travel from the US to Shanghai. This deal is good for travel between February 1 and February 14, and must be booked by December 4.
Again, this is another example of an airline reserving their better fares for their own website rather than list it on one of the big online travel players. We did some sleuthing and found Chicago to Shanghai for $727 round-trip, taxes incl., on American. The other guys list the exact same trip, on American, for $879! We don't know about you, but we'd rather put that extra $150 towards our trip to Shanghai.
Anyhoo, to take advantage of this offer, just enter promo code DFCNY.
- Atlanta to Shanghai $802 round-trip, incl. all taxes
- Boston to Shanghai $785 round-trip, incl. all taxes
- Charlotte to Shanghai $814 round-trip, incl. all taxes
- Chicago to Shanghai $691 round-trip, incl. all taxes
- Dallas to Shanghai $811 round-trip, incl. all taxes
- Detroit to Shanghai $773 round-trip, incl. all taxes
- Denver to Shanghai $815 round-trip, incl. all taxes
- Houston to Shanghai $812 round-trip, incl. all taxes
- Las Vegas to Shanghai $709 round-trip, incl. all taxes
- Los Angeles to Shanghai $703 round-trip, incl. all taxes
- Ft Lauderdale to Shanghai $822 round-trip, incl. all taxes
- Minneapolis to Shanghai $773 round-trip, incl. all taxes
- Newark to Shanghai $785 round-trip, incl. all taxes
- Philadelphia to Shanghai $817 round-trip, incl. all taxes
- Phoenix to Shanghai $703 round-trip, incl. all taxes
- Seattle to Shanghai $718 round-trip, incl. all taxes
- Washington DC to Shanghai $785 round-trip, incl. all taxes
Oasis Hong Kong Winter Sale
Oasis Hong Kong (tel. 888/983-0808; www.oasishongkong.com) is having a Winter Sale, with economy fares as low as $229 one-way, and business class starting at $729 one-way. Book by December 15 for travel between January 6 and March 12, 2008.
- Vancouver to Hong Kong $649 round-trip, incl. all taxes
- Vancouver to Hong Kong, business class $1,649 round-trip, incl. all taxes
WestJet 30% off Sale
WestJet's (tel. 800/538-5696; www.westjet.com) latest (http://c1dsp.westjet.com/guest/deals/index.jsp) seat sale is good for 30% off travel within Canada, until February 13, 2008. Just book online by December 4. Sample fares include:
- Toronto to Halifax $270 round-trip
- Calgary to Regina $218 round-trip
- Montreal to Vancouver $478 round-trip
- Ottawa to Vancouver $298 round-trip
- Ottawa to Charlottetown $340 round-trip
- Edmonton to Prince George $298 round-trip
- Vancouver to Winnipeg $358 round-trip
- Vancouver to Saskatoon $278 round-trip
Allegiant Air to Add Orlando Service
Good news for you snowbirds. On February 1, Allegiant (tel. 888/594-6937; www.allegiantair.com) will begin new service from Plattsburgh International Airport to Orlando Sanford International Airport. This service will be offered twice a week at an introductory fare of $89 each way, good for travel until May 15, 2008. All purchases must be made by December 15.
Also of note: On February 2, Allegiant will increase Plattsburgh to Ft. Lauderdale service from twice weekly to four times weekly.
As always, Allegiant's fares can all be used one way and all service is nonstop. You can only access Allegiant's flight and booking details/restrictions by going to their site, www.allegiantair.com. You will not find Allegiant represented on any of the travel search engines.
20% off flights to Europe on AA
Book any trip from the continental US to Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt or Zurich between January 7, 2008 and April 13, 2008 and save 20%. You must book by December 4th via the AA.com website using the promo code DFBCDL08.
Sample fares include:
- Dallas to Paris $614 round-trip, incl. all taxes
- Dallas to Frankfurt $462 round-trip, incl. all taxes
- Las Vegas to Paris $508 round-trip, incl. all taxes
- Miami to Paris $579 round-trip, incl. all taxes
- Baltimore to Paris $584 round-trip, incl. all taxes
Additional Reporting by Tracy W. Stewart
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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