Archive for November, 2009

$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 VirginAmerica.com 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.

$658: Los Angeles to Dubai

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Aeroflot Airlines, based in Moscow, is offering fares in the $500’s and $600’s from New York or Los Angeles to several European, Asian and Middle Eastern cites for travel from January through March.

This is an unadvertised sale so they can disappear at any moment, but for now $658 for Los Angeles to Dubai (below) and $527 for New York to Cairo are available.

Additional cites from Los Angeles and New York include…

– Cairo
– Moscow
– St. Petersburg
– Riga (Latvia)
– Simferopol (Ukraine)
– New Delhi
– Beirut
– Dubai (see below)

Fares can be purchased on the Aeroflot website.

$527: New York to Cairo

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Russia-based Aeroflot Airlines is having a “Global Sale” from its Moscow hub to many destinations. However, their most notable deal, which isn’t even listed on their “Hit Tariff” list, is to Cairo.

We just found New York (JFK) to Cairo (CAI) for $527 round/trip (see below). From Los Angeles (LAX) you’re looking at $623. Both of these fares are after taxes/fees. This is pretty amazingly low for US to Africa travel.

It’s almost comical that the airfare on the LAX-CAI itinerary is only $160. The other $367 is going to taxes. So, Aeroflot is pretty much giving away these seats. These probably won’t last the night.

Tickets must be booked on Aeroflot’s site. On Orbitz you’ll pay about $100 more for these particular flights. Good luck.

$649: Los Angeles to Ho Chi Minh

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Interested in flying last minute to China or Southest Asia? If so, you have about 3 weeks left to take advantage of an Asiana Airlines promotion. We’re talkin’ Seattle/Los Angeles to Vietnam for under $700. And, to China, Taiwan and Cambodia for under $800.

Asiana Airlines continues to offer low fares to multiple Asian cities from Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, San Francisco and Chicago.

However, time is starting to run out on these sale fares. Check dates here.

$266: Los Angeles to Cancun

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Do you want to vacation somewhere warm next January or February? Now may be the time to book your flight.

The airlines know our traveling habits almost better then we do. They know what we’re willing to pay for tickets during certain days and times of the week, and certain times of the year. They know we’ll pay a king’s ransom during Thanksgiving and Christmas, but not so much for January and February.

We’re seeing this $266 fare to Cancun from Los Angeles for numerous dates in January and February. For March travel and beyond it starts to inch up towards and the over the $300 mark.

Use our searchbox at right to find your warm place to travel this winter.

$492: San Francisco to Madrid

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Fare in the $400’s to Europe are definitely a reason to celebrate. This sub-500 dollar price from San Francisco to Madrid may not even last through the day. But, ever since Sunday night they popped up for several flights along this route.

We round this $492 round-trip, after taxes fare on an itinerary that included Air Canada and United Airlines for late February travel.

Conduct your search with our searchbox at right for your desired times.

$263: New York to Lima

Friday, November 13th, 2009

New York to Lima

We’re seeing New York to Lima fares in the $260 range for travel during May and June 2010 on LAN Airlines. This is a round-trip price after taxes! This is an obscenely low price for a flight of that distance (3,600 miles).

This fare is available only on Orbitz. This same itinerary on LAN‘s website is about twice as much.

This is the cheapest way to access South America from the States. From Lima you can hop to additional popular cities on LAN, including Santiago, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro.

Or, just fly locally and visit Cusco and Machu Picchu.

New York to Lima

$699: Los Angeles to Manila

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Seoul-based Asiana Airlines is having a sale from five US cities (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Seattle) to numerous Asian and Southeast Asian destinations. Departure windows depend on the itinerary. To see complete fare rules click here.

Additional cheap fares include…

*Each way, before taxes:
$260: Los Angeles to Ho Chi Minh
$316: Los Angeles to Hong Kong
$327: Los Angeles to Beijing

We ran test searches and these fares are indeed still good at press time of this blog. See below. To find the LAX to MNL rate, make sure your departure date is before November 30 and length of trip is less than 3 months.

$537: Los Angeles to Madrid

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Sometimes it saves to combine your itinerary with multiple carriers. Case in point is this Los Angeles to Madrid fare for $537 with United Airlines, British Airways and Air Canada. (see below)

British Airways and several other major airlines are actually having good fare sales to Europe right now, but we’re finding better deals with some “Multiple Airline” itineraries which can be purchased through consolidators like Orbitz and CheapTickets.

We found this on Orbitz for March travel…