Archive for January, 2010

$580: Seattle to London

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Thinking about flying to Europe this year? Well, here’s the skinny. Uber low fares from the West Coast to Europe are definitely harder to land this year compared to 2009. Last year, you could blindly pin the tail on any European city and subsequently fly there for under $700. However, this year you need more selectivity…and creativity.

For example, I just found a Seattle to London fare on Delta for March travel for $580. Basically, any itinerary for under $600 from the west coast to Europe needs to be snatched up. This flight goes into London’s Gatwick Airport, which is beneficial, because they have a solid list of discount carriers, including Aer Lingus, EastJet and RyanAir, operating there.

Book your inter-Europe flights on one of the aforementioned carriers. If you’re hesitant about booking your trip on separate carriers, read this.

Search for your London fare here!

$97: Burbank to San Francisco

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

United Express consists of eight regional carriers operating for United Airlines which feed passengers from smaller airports, including State College, Allentown and Burbank (see below) to larger focus cities and hubs.

These regional carries include SkyWest, Colgan and Mesa Airlines. See all.

United Express is currently have a fare sale for travel that must be completed by March 14 and purchased at least 14 days before the departing flight.

Learn more!

$109: San Francisco to Las Vegas

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Virgin America has become a preeminent domestic carrier thanks to its innovative comforts including mood lighting, seat power adapters and a state of the art in-flight entertainment system. The only downside is that they fly to a limited amount of cities. Hopefully, they’ll add more airports in the coming years.

Virgin America is a having a sale on many of its west coast and cross-country routes with one-way fares starting at $44, including San Francisco to Las Vegas for $109 r/t (after taxes and fees).

Travel is good between Feb. 2 and Mar. 10. Slightly higher fares are available from Mar. 11 to Jun. 20.

Tickets must be purchased by Jan. 25.

See all sale fares!

$480: New York to Barcelona

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Madrid-based Iberia Airlines, which is poised to merge with British Airways in 2010, has fares to a host of Spanish cities for under $600, including New York to Barcelona starting at $480 (after taxes and fees).

This is notable, because transatlantic flights for below $500 have been few and far between when compared to 2008 and 2009.

Since this is an unadvertised fare, we have no idea how long these fares will last.

Follow this link to find your fares from your city to Spain.

$219: San Diego to New York

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Delta Airlines is having a Systemwide Fare Sale throughout U.S. and some international cities.

Prices start at $49 each way (before taxes). Purchase by Jan 21.

Travel Dates:
Jan 14 – Mar 11 (Domestic): Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays
Jan 25 – Mar 18 (Europe and Asia): Monday through Thursday
Jan 25 – Mar 18 (Great Britian): Sunday through Thursday

Standout Fares: (each way before taxes)
$69: Detroit to Fort Lauderdale
$74: Jacksonville to New York
$89: Atlanta to Houston
$94: Minneapolis to Atlanta
$139: New York to Aruba

Click here to book by Jan 21.

$219: Boston to Los Angeles

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

JetBlue is having a 1-day “Shake Up the New Year Sale” with travel starting at $29 (each way). This is good for flights between January 11 and March 25. Tickets must be purchased by January 13 at midnight (MT).

Additional travel window restrictions may apply. Click here to locate your specific route then click on that link to learn about additional potential restrictions. For example, some routes have blackout dates or are good only on certain days of the week.

Sale fares include…
• $99: San Francisco to Long Beach
• $139: Seattle to Long Beach
• $151: Fort Lauderdale to Nassau
• $219: Boston to Los Angeles (see below)
• $219: Los Angeles to New York

See all fares!

$220: New York to Los Angeles

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

AirTran just launched their New Year’s Resolution Sale which include the following fares…

• $220: Boston to Las Vegas
• $220: New York to Los Angeles (see below)
• $220: Los Angeles to Washington DC
• $180: Chicago to Sarasota
• $220: Seattle to Fort Lauderdale

Tickets must be booked by January 14 at midnight (EST) for travel through May 26. Additional terms…

• Travel is valid to/from Florida, San Juan, Aruba, Montego Bay, Nassau, and Cancun through March 10, 2010.
• 10-day advance purchase required.
• Lowest sale fares are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
• Blackout dates are as follows: February 12-13, 15, 20-21, and April 2-3, 10-11, 2010.

Click here to search. Or, as always, use our searchbox.

$499: Chicago to Dublin

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Finding sub-$500 fares to Europe is much more difficult than last year. In early 2009 we frequently saw flights in the $300s and $400s to Europe…even from the West Coast.

When I saw Las Vegas to Barcelona from $219 on June 9th, I knew they couldn’t get any lower. There was just no way. That was the bottom.

And, they definitely have increased since. However, Aer Lingus is currently having a “wee little” sale to remind us of 2009.

Discount rates from Chicago (see below), Boston and New York are available to several European cities, including Dublin, London and Paris for under $500. Travel must be purchased by January 13th for travel between January 18th and February 10th.

Search for your fare on Aer Lingus and remember to check the “Flexible Date” bubble.

$178: Los Angeles to Guadalajara

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris is offering sub-$200 fares from Los Angeles to Guadalajara through June. This may be in response to Mexicana’s recent fare sale. Whatever the case, now is the time to save money on bookings to Guadalajara.

We just found Los Angeles to Guadalajara for $178 after taxes and fees (see below).

Volaris along with VivaAerobus and Interjet are the leading discount carriers in Mexico, while Mexicana and AeroMexico are the top legacy carriers.

Mexican carriers have been trying to entice international visitors despite the swine flu outbreak in May, the ongoing drug violence and global recession.

With skyrocketing fares to Hawaii, Mexico may be a great money-saving, warm weather alternative for Winter and Spring travel in 2010.

$281: Seattle to Honolulu

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Flights to Hawaii increased dramatically in late 2009 and still remain higher than usual. In part, this is due to the disappearance of ATA and Aloha Airlines, and the subsequent lack of another carrier fill that void.

Hawaii’s rise has corresponded with a decrease in the Japan’s flight prices. In some instances, you need only pay an extra $50 to $100, to fly over Honolulu and land all the way in Tokyo. Needless to say, travel to Japan is rock bottom, while Hawaii is higher than its North Shore waves.

However, there are some exceptions. Hawaiian Airlines is currently advertising fares to Honolulu from the states including Seattle for $402 (before taxes). See offer.

However, we’re finding Seattle to Honolulu for only $281 in late January, after taxes (see below)!

Search January and February times for the best chances for finding good rates. Please use our search box above.