Archive for July, 2010

$803: Los Angeles to Seoul

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

With a just released Associated Press report detailing that domestic airfares in Q1 are up 5% over last year, it is only a matter of time until the same is reported about international airfares. Read more.

With that said, it’s been harder to find cheap rates to Asia these days. In 2009 it was commonplace to see prices in the $500’s to Japan, Philippines and Vietnam. However, that’s nearly impossible this year.

Flights to Seoul on China Air are in the low-800’s for November and mid-$800’s for October travel. It’s pretty wide open. We actually found the cheapest fare on Vayama. Air China’s website was slightly more expensive.

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$817: New York to Amman

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

In “Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade” you saw the chiseled, sandstone façade of Al-Khazneh in Petra which was featured during the climactic ending. This is a must.

Yes, it can be touristy, but the horseback trek through the red rock canyons makes the experience even more epic. And, you can channel your inner Indy by wearing a fedora and concealing a “top-secret” diary. Read more.

Fly non-stop on Royal Jordanian for $817 (see below) from New York to Amman.

$822: New York to Beirut

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Beirut, the former “Paris of the Middle East”, has undergone a resurgence. Read more.

However, with airline prices up 18% this summer, finding fares to the Middle East for under $1,000 is much more daunting.

Check out this jewel. Fly on Aeroflot to Beirut from New York for only $822 round-trip (see below). This price was found on Orbitz. I had difficulty searching the Aeroflot site for it.

Search on Orbitz for your dates.

$691: New York to Istanbul

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Leave your ibrik at home and taste authentic Turkish coffee in Constantinople.

Fly non-stop New York City to Istanbul for as low as $692 (see below) on Turkish Airlines.

Also, for as low as $846, you can continue onto to Amman.

Go!

$321: San Jose to Honolulu

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Search Hawaiian Airlines for most dates in August and several dates sprinkled throughout September, October and November for fares below $400 to Honolulu.

We found this itinerary for late October travel for only $321. This is the ideal time to visit because tropical temperatures have cooled and crowds have dispersed.

Mahalo!

$255: Chicago to Bogota

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

In the late 1980’s, Americans were bombarded with advertisements featuring Juan Valdez soliciting coffee from the Andes Mountains in Colombia with his mule “Conchita”.

A cup of coffee, known as “un tinto” in Columbia, is still a big part of the country’s culture, identity and economy.

Visions of freshly picked coffee sacks still provide reason to trek into the Colombian countryside and experience these magical fields.

Today, there are a slew of coffee tourism options in Colombia including an amusement park.

With that said, Mexicana is offering fare from Chicago to Bogota for only $255 (see below). This fare was found on Vayama. On Mexicana it is $265.

Go!

$79: Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Fly from Hotlanta to Fort Lauderdale, the Unofficial Cruise Port Capitol of America, for only $79 on Spirit Air.

This flight is $79… or only $40 is your already a member of the Spirit $9 Fare Club! Without the membership the flight is $85.

Assuming that you aren’t a member yet, the price (below) includes a one-year membership to the Spirit $9 Fare Club which will allow you access these deals for the next 365 days.

Speaking of Spirit Airlines, did you know that on August 1st they will start charging $30 to place your bag in the overhead bins! Wow! However, if you’re a $9 Fare Club Member it will be only $20. Incredible! Read more.

$59: Long Beach to San Francisco

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Get your Embarcadero bread bowls a lot cheaper.

JetBlue is offering $19 fares between San Francisco and Long Beach for travel on Saturday, July 24, and return Monday, July 26, or Tuesday, July 27.

Travel from San Francisco to Long Beach is also $19 (each way).

There are a limited number (25) of these $19 tickets per flight. Tickets must be purchased by 6pm (EDT) today (July 20).

As of 12:12pm (PST), all three days were still available (see below).

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$805: Newark to Hong Kong

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Fly from Newark to Hong Kong (with one stop in Detroit) on Delta for only $805 round-trip (see below).

This flight is $870 on Delta.com. We found the $805 price on Airfare.com.

Begin there to start your travel search to Hong Kong, or use our search box at right.

$705: New York to Tehran

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Disappointed in Dubai? Underwhelmed in Cairo? If you’re still looking for that authentic, yet still adventurous, Middle Eastern experience, try Tehran.

Hesitant? Watch this mini-documentary by Rick Steves to ease your fears. As told from the eyes of an American, it will truly open yours. Click here.

With that said, we are spotlighting this destination because prices to Tehran from New York have rarely been this low.

We found New York to Tehran of Moscow-based AeroFlot for only $705.

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