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Four Cyber Monday Travel Deals to Salivate Over Now

November 21, 2012 at 11:26 AM | by | ()

We know you've planned your itinerary for overindulgence this week, but there’s still time to tweak things a little bit in advance of the shopping bonanzas known as Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Sure you can head out into the dark of the early morning hours in search of a discounted television, computer, or toaster, or you can just fire up the laptop, tablet, or phone and look for some travel deals. We’re not exactly sure who will be offering what—that’s the surprise of Black Friday—but here’s some hints.

· Cathay Pacific is doing something, but we’re not sure exactly what. They have a landing page set up and ready to go promising a “Black Friday Exclusive,” and requesting us to check back with them at midnight on November 23. A little research reveals that it may be a 15% off airfare deal. Expect the discount to apply for travel through February 2013, and it sounds like those booking tickets will even be entered into a special contest.

· LAN and TAM are also getting in on the Cyber Monday frenzy, offering deals like 10% off international long-haul flights and 25% off on round-trip domestic and regional flights booked on LAN.com. That should definitely help out those looking to book flights to place like Cusco, which can be expensive for a domestic flight from Lima.

· JetSetter.com will be in full force with extremely limited hotel deals. Specifically, at 11am ET on Cyber Monday, they'll seel ONE voucher for any 10 nights at any of Sofitel's North and South American hotels for only $100 (total). If you're not into Sofitel, there's also ONE voucher for any 10 nights at 6 different Morgans Hotel Group hotels around the world...also for only $100.

· If you’re looking for a deal on a cruise—you might just be in luck—companies like Celebrity Cruises are already offering deals as part of Thanksgiving week. What they’re offering is up to $1,000 off—depending on where you book and what you book—as long as you do so between now and November 26. You’ll even have to pay less up front, as they’re reducing required deposits by around 50%.

Don’t expect too many airlines to offer up discounted airfares, but we would expect airfare to drop in combination with a package deal. We’d recommend clicking refresh on your favorite booking sites like Orbitz, Priceline, Travelocity, Expedia, and others to see what they’ve got going on. Airlines may offer similar package deals through their sites as well, so just click around and see what’s going on if you need a hotel and car with your airfare.

Bottom line is that if you’re planning on going anywhere anytime soon, at least spend a few minutes and check out the deals that aren’t available at the local mall.

[Photo: Cathay Pacific]

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