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By now you've endured the theatrical Opening Ceremonies and moved on to watching the downhill skiing and figure skating events of the Sochi Winter Games, but Frontier has given us even more reason to cheer on our own athletes: cheap airplane tickets!
For each gold medal Team USA takes home, Frontier will translate that to a 1% savings in airfare for a ride on one of the 'fuzzy woodland-creatured' planes the LCC flies. With a total of 90 medals for which our team is contending, the odds are good that USA's athletes will benefit budget-conscious travelers much more than 1% off in the coming events.
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Airfares were high and hope for a deal was low. There has to be someone to turn to in times like these, and there is: the Priceline Negotiator. We're not affiliated with Priceline in any way, but we are skeptics who somehow manage to make their Name Your Own Price tool work for us and our wallet.
The going rate for a last-minute NYC-Memphis roundtrip was $515. No way were we about to pay that for a trip that was just for fun. Since it wouldn’t kill anyone if we didn’t go, we decided to do so only if we could score a deal using Priceline’s Name Your Own Price tool.
In our prior successful use of Priceline Name Your Own Price, we went ahead with some of Priceline’s suggested flight options promising a better chance at a lower price, like choosing Newark-EWR as our first-choice NYC airport (even though it totally isn’t). For that trip, we ended up paying $350 for a Delta roundtrip via Atlanta.
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If you watched this weekend’s conference championship game, or really any Denver Broncos game this year, you probably noticed some of Peyton Manning’s unique phrases and calls before the play. One of the most recognizable has to be how he shouts out “Omaha” as he changes the play to clue his offense into something we’ll never know (or perhaps he's just sharing his love for Nebraska).
Now Frontier is cashing in on the Omaha craze, as it's offering up some one-way airfare specials to and from the city. Sure, these flights won’t get you all the way over to New Jersey to celebrate this year’s big game, but at least they might help draw in a little bit of tourism cash to Omaha. We’ve been to the city, and we’ve got to say the area’s Old Market is definitely worth a visit—it’s pretty darn nice.
It's that time of the year again, the time when the year just plain ends. Alas, we can't just let 2013 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 to get going into 2014, but first we're taking a brief look back at the best of 2013 with the Jaunted Travel Awards,or as we fondly refer to themThe Jauntys.
There are approximately two times of the year when it is absolutely miserable to be in New York City: deep winter and high summer.
Luckily for New Yorkers (and anyone within comfortable distance of JFK or LGA Airports), the city's hometown airline JetBlue swooped in to save the day and banish cabin fever with 80-90% off flights during two special sales, "FlightWeek" in winter and "HotSeatsNYC" in summer.
Do you ever get sad because it seems like New York and Los Angeles get all the best airfare deals?
Well, we're about to turn that frown upside-down, as United has dropped their airfares from the US to Europefrom and to a variety of cities on both endsand an average economy roundtrip is ringing up around $680.
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Lots of exciting news coming from Down Under with Qantas refreshing cabins, catering to kiddies, and filling the tummies of adults. While North America isn't directly affected by the new digs in the cabins, we can reap the benefits of enhanced meal service and an airfare sale for the littlest flyers.
The 'Red Roo' is expanding dining options for their hugely popular Select on Q-Eat meal service. Starting this week, if you're flying from Dallas to Australia in Premium Economy, you can pre-order your meals for the long, long flight. Don't worry west coasters, because next week LA gets in on the fun with flights from the west coast to Oz offering the service to PE passengers as well. The airline plans to expand this service to long-haul Economy later in the year.
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Hong Kong may be clear on the other side of the world from New York, but Cathay Pacific's 777-300ER airplanes can make the journey in one swift hop over the North Pole. Come next spring, they'll even be doing so often with a new nonstop route from Newark-Liberty International Airport to Hong Kong.
To celebrate, and to fill up their first month of flights with smiling faces, they've launched a deep discount airfare sale on the new route, with roundtrip tickets going for a total of $758.37 (or even $742.90, on some dates).
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After a few years of unfavorable exchange rates, the US dollar is now trading with Aussie dollars at a favorable rate, thus going a little further when traveling the outback or climbing the bridge in Sydney. Usually a barrier of heading to the Great Barrier reef from the States is a high price tag on tickets, super long flights, or both. While we cannot magically make flying from the US to Australia shorter, we can let you know when they are cheap(er).
On a recent search for flights from Los Angeles to Sydney, we came across an interesting option that really never crossed our mind before, that of traveling through China. Before you stop reading because you're all about traveling with the fewest stops, please hear us out as this one could be pretty cool.
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This week has been one long stretch of royal baby fever, but now that Kate & Wills and the little bundle have left the hospital for home, perhaps it's time for a breather. OR NOT, if you're the tourism board of Prince George, British Columbia.
After yesterday's announcement of the newborn boy's nameHis Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridgethe city of Prince George has been freaking out and even WestJet is getting in on the action.
If you're game to travel to or from Prince George to destinations in the US or Canada on WestJet before October 31, enter promo code WJC70 and coupon code QREPVGT while booking flights to score an extra 10% off. [all the details]
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UPDATE July 18: With one more day to go in the promotion, JetBlue ended it early citing website server errors as a result of everyone trying to grab those promo codes. As a consolation prize, they're offering 25% off any domestic flight from JFK/LGA/EWR by entering the promo code 2HOT2HANDLE for flights between 09/13 & 10/31. Book by July 19 at 4pm.
UPDATE 12:30pm: the temperature just hit 90 and the promo code today is "HOTSEATS," for flights leaving July 17 or 18 and returning July 22 or 23. We searched from JFK to Aruba and the promo worked, slashing a $520+ fare to a total of $148. That's practically paying just the taxes!
90% off airfare. Is this a dream? Nope, but it the latest promotion from JetBlue, designed to get New Yorkers sweating through these sweltering summer days some relief...by hopping last-minute flights.
The deal is called #HotSeatsNYC, and it begins today at noon EST on the dot. JetBlue will release a limited number of promo codes to take 90% off airfare on roundtrip flights departing from JFK, LGA or EWR airports on selected dates.
It's not just today, either; every day the temperatures in Central Park hit 90 degrees or above by noon (monitored by The Weather Channel), JetBlue will pull the trigger on another round of #HotSeatsNYC promo codes. Watch the temp rise and snag all the deals right on their HotSeats website.
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Been following along with our coverage of the next generation of Singapore Airlines seats? Awesomewe totally appreciate it. In thanks, let's have a massive airfare deal on the top-notch airline to destinations in both Europe and Asia.
Singapore Airlines has been rolling out some super "early bird" deals over the last several weeks, and this week marks their final sale. Naturally that means it's got to be good, and it is, with all airfares under $800 total.
The fares are valid on non-stops from Singapore's US cities, but there's five excellent routes from which to choose:
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The day Fiji has patiently awaited is now arrived. Today marks the official first day Air Pacific becomes Fiji Airways. This is more than just a new name and paint job; it's a return to the original identity for the national carrier for all 333 islands of Fiji
We will admit to having a tiny soft spot in our heart for the brightly colored, rainbow tail of Air Pacific, but we can't get enough of the 'Masi' indigenous design of the new Airbus A330s and existing 737s. With a fresh new outside, the planes are going to woo passengers with completely over-hauled economy cabins and business-class seats that feature angled flat-bed seats to ensure your comfy on that long flight to paradise.
Along with all of the bells and whistles, flight attendants will be sporting a whole new look that mirror the natural tones of brown and cream in the cabin while still maintaining a tropical island feel. Cabin crew will create that island feel before you even land with pops of turquoise on a field of traditional Fijian design.