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The Red Roo picked up on our first reason to head to Oz and created their "Just How Great is the Barrier Reef?" fare sale. The deal showcases the wonders of not only the Great Barrier Reef, but also the further delights the "Lucky Country" has to offer.
Hey, who wants to fly all the way to Asia from the US for under four digits? Trick question! The answer is: who doesn't?
If you've followed along with our incredible journey on none other than the Singapore Airlines A380, we've got super awesome news: the mega flight deals of Singapore Airlines have returned, with a definite focus on getting Americans to Asia during the summer season.
It may be hot, but just thinkyou'll be packing extra light with a heavier wallet. That's truly the best recipe for making a travel dream happen. May we recommend staying at the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore and floating in their famous infinity edge rooftop pool all day and winning back that money in their Sands casino all night?
"Name Your Own Price." What a tempting offer, and it's one the Priceline travel booking website offers to anyone who's game. We're game. Name our own price for a hotel? Do it all the time. Name our own price for a rental car? Sure. But name our own price for a flight? Stressful!
So we tried it out.
Deciding to name your own price means you must be flexible in two very important areas: airline and flight times. Priceline will allow you to secure flights on exact dates, with exact airports of your choice, but you've got to let them take care of everything else if you're to get a sweet deal. Luckily for us, we weren't going to be picky on a last-minute itinerary for fun.
So here's what happened.
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You've done the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Holi in India, Oktoberfest in Munich and maybe even New Year's in NYC's Times Square. No matter what major world events you've crossed off your bucket list, there better be an entry for Chinese New Year in Asia. It's next SundayFebruary 10and if you can jet away for a long weekend on the other side of the world to celebrate the start of the year of the Snake, there's still plenty airplane seats.
Just to sample the goods, we searched for the most affordable Economy airfares* from the US to where the Chinese New Year fireworks will be largest.** Here's what we found:
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At some point in your travel life, you're going to want to visit Tahiti. It's inevitable and, duh, you should give in to the desire, but the only huge obstacle is typically price for such a trip.
Luckily for a period, Air Tahiti Nui is giving flyers free 3-night vacations in Tahiti if you book a roundtrip flight on them from Los Angeles to Auckland, New Zealand, with optional continuing service on to Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne.
The price for the whole shindig, flights and 3-night Tahiti stopover at either the Le Meridien or Manava resorts included, is $1,298, which is really awesome if you can keep to the cheapest option of LA-Auckland.
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Woooo hoo! #NYCFlightWeek has arrived! We didn't know what it was until noon today and now we can't imagine our life without it because it's already saved us a boatload on a dream winter trip. No joking. Listen up.
#NYCFlightWeek begins on Twitter, when the @JetBlue account tweets that 12pm EST is the time to watch for, at which point they'll tweet the link to the day's special 80% off airfares. Each has a promo code that strips the 80% off published airfares right on their official JetBlue.com site.
Today was the first day and it'll continue all through the rest of the week. So, what's the verdict? Judging from the first destination offerings of St. Maarten, Liberia, Costa Rica and Fort Myers, FL, travelers who can drop everything and jet off this or next week are in for some unbeatable deals. That's the only problemthere's limited availability on seats and dates, so travelers who are most flexible will be the ones to really cash in on NYCFlightWeek.
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Everyone is always asking, "how can I get cheaper airfare?" Well today's your lucky day as Air France announces a bare-bones ticket that's nothing but cheaper airfare, and they're calling it the "MiNi."
One-way "MiNi" fares would start at €49 (including tax), which is around €20 less than a normal economy ticket, though MiNi means no itinerary changes, no seat selection at booking, and no mileage earning. Still, if you can keep it to carry-on only (checked baggage is €15 per piece in advance, €30 at the airport), it's a heck of a lot cheaper than taking the Eurostar from London to Paris and the TGV on to Nice.
There are 58 starter destinations, all short- and medium-haul, for example from London City to Brest, Nantes, Pau, Avignon, Toulon and Paris-Orly. If you're like, "what the heck in Toulon," then know that it's an airport much nearer to St. Tropez, Cannes and Monte Carlo than Marseille, so that's our first choice right there. Other MiNi fare hubs are Paris-Orly, Marseille, Toulouse and Nice.
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It's that time of the year again, the time when the year just plain ends. Alas, we can't just let 2012 go that easily, especially since travelers spent it both up in the air and up in arms over a crazy range of topics. Needless to say, we're ready for 2013, but first we're taking a brief look back at the best of 2012 with the Jaunted Travel Awards,or as we fondly refer to themThe Jauntys.
Cheapy-cheap mistake fares are great and everything but they're rarely reliable, so for our Sweetest Deal we turn to one offered by an airline itself, with guaranteed prices and guaranteed travel. The honor goes to Singapore Airlines and their recurring A380 to Frankfurt or Singapore fares from New York.
While it has been some time since we last talked about all things Scoot, that doesn't mean they've been quiet and content in their newbie airlineness. Quite the contrary. The yellow planes have been scooting all over the region, from Singapore to some new destinations, and they've even been making some friends!
With more and more planes being added to the Scoot family, the airline is getting cozy with its neighbors at Changi International. Scoot and Singapore-based budget carrier Tiger Airways have decided to make nice, hooking up to expand their respective reach in the region. This partnership opens up new possibilities, like Saudia Arabia, India, Cambodia and Vietnam.
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As much as it pains us to type the words "Cyber Monday," it's true that there are enough travel deals out there to make the term stick a bit. Here's a few worth mentioning:
· Virgin America private jet to CES:
$49,000 gets you VX's #nerdbird, an A320 that'll bear a design of your choosing for one month. Oh yeah, and you'll get a roundtrip flight for 136 guests from San Francisco to Las Vegas for 2013 CESthe world's largest consumer electronics showon that plane.
The trip will come complete with free onboard Gogo WiFi, Elevate Silver status for all guests, Elevate Gold for the purchaser +1, and all 136 CES passes and keynote tickets will be taken care of. We seriously dare you to find a private jet company that can beat this deal. They just can't, especially when it comes to the addition of the custom livery! Buy it on Gilt City. AMEX Centurion cards were practically made for moments like this.
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The folks over at Air New Zealand have just made travel a lot easier on the wallet with their new Night Rider fares. No, these are not trips on a talking car named KITT nor will you be seated next to David Hasselhoffthat's Knight Rider. These Night Riders are super duper cheap fares on the last flight out for the night.
Starting the first Monday in November, the airline will sell each seat on the last flight out each day between Auckland and Wellington for $29 NZD (around $23 USD). We're talking entire airplane capacity sold for bargain-basement pricing, though that only includes the seat fare. If you need to pop a bag in the belly, the cost goes up to $39 NZD. For a flight that is scheduled to take no more than 60 minutes, that's a great price!
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That is some seriously sexy graphic design right there
First off, go to the promo website and log in using Facebook. Declare yourself a Democrat or Republican (info which will not be shared) and choose your favorite destination from the dots on the map (pictured below). Then, after the Presidential Election on November 6, a whopping 1,006 contest entrants will win a roundtrip flight to that destination of their choice. The idea is that, should the candidate you voted for lose, you'll be heading straight out of the country. But trust that even if your candidate wins, you aren't disqualified from the contest.