Archive for 2009

$20 Flight Voucher

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Here’s the voucher information to receive $20 off your next flight booking on AirTran Airways.

Voucher Code: 2625
Certificate Number: 159265cbffbfe

To redeem:

  1. Book before January 1, 2010 for travel through March 7, 2010.
  2. On the payment page, select ‘Discount Coupons’ and enter the discount code and certificate number included above.
  3. Click the ‘Submit Coupon’ button, and you’ll receive the $20 deduction

Let us know if this code works for you.

To get started on your flight search, click here to view the latest AirTran Web Deals.

$629: San Francisco to Taipei

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Traveling to China and Taiwan during Chinese New Year’s Day, which in 2010 falls on February 14th, tends to command top dollar. However, we’re finding prices in the $600’s and $700’s for travel from the States in and around the Chinese New Year.

  • $629: San Francisco to Taipei (see below)
  • $798: New York to Beijing
  • $726: Los Angeles to Beijing
  • $711: Los Angeles to Guangzhou
  • $735: New York to Taipei
  • $723: Los Angeles to Taipei

Prices fluctuate daily, sometimes hourly, so conduct a search with our searchbox for February dates to China or Taiwan for your desired itinerary. Remember that Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday tend to be cheaper days to fly.

$717: New York to Hong Kong

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways is offering deals to Asia from San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. Destination cities on sale include Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore, Bangkok, Taipei and Delhi. Read more.

New York to Hong Kong must be purchased by December 31 for travel from January 11 through February 28. The sale fares start at $815. Read offer.

However, we found substantially lower rates when conducting itinerary searches for March and April, which is after the sale ends.

So, even better, it appears that travel from JFK to HKG for the next 4 1/2 months is deeply discounted!

See below for New York to Hong Kong for $717 in late April/early May.

$599: Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Panama City based Copa Airlines is offering $599 fares to Rio de Janeiro from Los Angeles during the end of the southern hemisphere’s high season. There are only several of these fares left for March, but April is pretty much wide open.

We had difficulty on the Copa Airlines site activating the “Promo” prices for both flight legs. We kept getting the error message “Unfortunately system failed to verify your selection this time. Please try again.”

When we select one “Promo” rate and one of the pricier “Plus” fares we don’t get the error. However, on Orbitz there’s no problem (see below).

This Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro offer isn’t mentioned on Copa Airlines, however see all offers for more cities.

$175: Los Angeles to Vancouver

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Canada carrier WestJet is having a fare sale to US and other international destinations. Tickets must be purchased by December 16 for travel on Tue., Wed., Thu. through June 18. More info.

This is great news since flying into and out of Canada usually results in higher taxes on your ticket prices. So, this sale will help offset that.

In addition to Los Angeles to Vancouver for $175 r/t including all taxes (below), other stand-out routes include…

$119: Miami to Toronto
$229: Los Angeles to Toronto
$259: Vancouver to Cancun
$159: Las Vegas to Montreal
$299: Edmonton to Cancun

$623: Los Angeles to Tokyo

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

It appears that cheap fares to Japan are here to stay through Winter 2010. There are a handful of airlines participating in these low fare wars to Tokyo.

Round trip fares below $700 to Tokyo from Los Angeles/San Francisco are readily available through March with Delta (NWA), Air China and Singapore Airlines.

Singapore Airlines’ $697 fare is good for travel from Jan 3 to Mar 17 for Mon – Thur travel. Must purchase by Mar 17. More info.

No mention of a Tokyo sale on NWA, Delta or Air China’s website, so their sub-$700 fares could disappear at any moment.

We found this $623 fare (below) on…

$598: Seattle to Paris

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

While many travelers are fighting for the last available seats for holiday travel, December is a smart time to purchase fares for early 2010 travel. Case in point is the flight we found on Icelandair for Seattle to Paris in March for $598 (see below).

Icleandair has attractive fares from its three US departure cities, Seattle, Boston and New York, to many northern European cities. Prices start at $325 (before taxes) to Iceland and $399 (before taxes) to London, Helsinki and Bergen.

All flights go through their Reykjavik hub in Iceland. Travel is valid from Boston (Jan 15 – Mar 20), New York (Jan 18 – Feb 5) and Seattle (Jan 16 – Mar 20).

Tickets must be purchase by Dec 11.

$631: Los Angeles to Phnom Penh

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

If you are flexible with your travel, you can find fares to many Asian cities from Los Angeles, San Francisco or Seattle in the $600’s for travel this winter.

Cities we continually see in the $600’s include Tokyo, Taiwan, Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh and Manila. Historically, the routes were priced near or above the $1,000 plateau.

Case in point (below) is Los Angeles to Phnom Penh for $632 in March/April with China Airlines. We found this on Orbitz. It was significantly higher on the China Airlines website.

$239: New York to Los Angeles

Monday, November 30th, 2009

One reason we like this latest Virgin America sale is because the travel window is so big (12/3/09 – 5/23/09) with only eight blackout dates (12/18, 12/19, 12/26, 12/27, 1/1, 1/3, 2/12, 2/15).

As you see, not all of the dates in and around Christmas and New Years are completely blacked out, so holiday travelers can take advantage. This is a rare occurrence as airlines usually black out all of the dates in late December.

Also, this Cyber Monday Sale doesn’t end until December 8th, so you have ample time to make your purchase.

Virgin America charges $20 for each checked bag, but Wi-Fi is free on all flights until 1/15 to provide consolation.

One-way (before taxes)
$39*: San Francisco to Las Vegas
$39*: San Francisco to Las Angeles
$39*: San Francisco to Orange County
$39*: San Diego to San Francisco
$99*: Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale
$59*: Seattle to Los Angeles
$99*: Los Angeles to Washington D.C.
$69*: Los Angeles to Boston

We found this on for Valentine’s Day travel…

$737: New York to Mumbai

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Despite recently increased airfares to world destinations such as Honolulu and Manila, prices to many cities in India have remained in the $700’s for most of November. See our November 4th blog.

Today, we’re seeing affordable New York to Mumbai fares through early March on Kuwait Airways booked through Orbitz (see below). This same itinerary is over $1,000 on the Kuwait Airways site.

This is an unadvertised fare so don’t expect India to be this affordable indefinitely. Please use our searchbox at right to find your cheap airfare to India.