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So here’s the perfect gift for the frequent flyer in your life, and that’s especially the case if he or she is loyal to the friendly folks over at Delta.
The airline is cleaning out their closets this holiday season, and as a result they’ve noticed that they have a few too many up in the air goodies—specifically in-flight beverage carts. Delta is now offering up these galley carts to the public at a good deal, and they’ll be on sale this Friday, December 12, for just $75 per cart.
Travel Deals / Black Friday / Sales / Cathay Pacific / Cruise Travel / Airfare / Celebrity Cruises / LAN / TAM / Cyber Monday / → All Tags
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.
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If your old x-ray machine is on its last legs, then we know a place where you can get a good deal on a slightly used one. Tomorrow the Indianapolis International Airport is selling off old airport goodies during a one-day auction. Bring some bucks, because the airport is hoping to make more than $500,000 during their sale. Whether it be forklifts, picnic tables, or old monitors, as long as you can fit it in your car—you can buy it.
Everything is coming from the airport’s old terminal, since travelers have been enjoying their new terminal since late last year. The hallways of the old terminal will be lined with the auction items, and some of the bigger stuff will also be on the tarmac. Even if you aren’t going to buy anything, it might be worth checking out just for the old terminal behind-the-scenes tour; it's a great photography opportunity.
Organizers say that anything that isn’t sold will remain in the building and will be demolished as well. Too bad they can’t just donate the used equipment to other airports that might be needy, or just give us a snazzy row of terminal chairs to adorn the halls of Jaunted HQ.
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We don't know where all the money went. It was here, and then - *poof* - it was gone. If you're one of the lucky few to still have a couple of dollars in your pocket - or if you just lost your job and feel like entering the ranks of the unemployed in style - the U.S. Virgin Islands want you to know that the sandy beaches of your dreams are on sale. In light of the recent global financial meltdown, the USVI Department of Tourism is extending their Winter Escape promotion, so you now have until December 31, 2008 to book your winter vacation and get all kinds of freebies and incentives. They must have a lot of empty rooms to fill this winter, because participating hotels and tour operators are offering $300 in travelers checks, $50 credits on attractions and meals, a complimentary fifth night, and a nifty coupon book. I don't know about the coupon book (envisioning 25% off children's admission at the Pirate Museum) but three hundred clams in travelers checks will buy a pretty nice meal, boat ride, massage, or scuba trip. You can book the trip via cheapcaribbean.com/usvi for travel between December 15, 2008 and March 31, 2009. Send us a postcard.
Originally sent out to founding members of Elevate, the airline's frequent flier program, the code seems to work for even non-members. We punched in a few city pairs and came up with fares starting at $169 for Washington, DC to SFO and from $39 for SFO to San Diego.
There are copious blackout dates, so you'll have to fiddle a bit to find the lowest fares. You'll have to book before December 7 and travel by March 19.
Too slow, Jaunted readers, too slow. If you'd been paying attention to Belgian eBay this week, you could've been the proud owner of your very own country. An ex-journalist put his nation--"Belgium, a kingdom in three parts"--up for sale in frustration at the fact that powers-that-be still haven't formed a proper government, 100 days after a general election.
Bids for Belgium got up to 10 million before eBay pulled the nation off the auction site, saying selling the country was "unrealistic". Pity, because we wouldn't have minded owning Belgium ourselves. Or at least the bit with all the chocolate and beer.
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European LCC Germanwings always tries to be innovative--after all, they were the first to try to win LCC customer loyalty with their attempt at an air miles scheme, although they probably missed the point that people who use budget airlines do so because they want to pay the cheapest price, not cash in miles for free magazine subscriptions.
This week, rather than go all out to copy RyanAir's free tickets, Germanwings is offering a deal that might turn out to be better value. Since the airline's celebrating 5 years in the skies, tickets on 50,000 flights are on sale for just 5 (that's less than $7). Unlike RyanAir's "free" tickets, these 5 tickets already include all taxes and charges. Flights are on sale until midnight Sunday, and you have to travel between November 2007 and February 2008.
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If you've ever wanted to ride in a helicopter to get to New York's JFK, you better act fast. As NewYorkology reports, the air ferry service, which gets passengers from Wall Street to JFK in eight minutes, has:
incurred substantial net operating losses and used substantial amounts of cash in our operating activities. Since our inception, we have incurred losses, have an accumulated deficit, and have experienced negative cash flows from operations.
Yikes. Fortunately, US Helicopter's losses could be your gain: tickets are going for $99 one-way through October 31. A C-note is still a lot to spend on a ride to the airport, sure, but a cab will cost you $90 round trip. Besides, this might be your last chance to fly to your flight.
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The budget airline giveth, and the budget airline taketh away. Ryanair already did the taking away recently when they added a charge for checking in, so perhaps they're easing their guilty conscience by promoting a big sale: 6 million tickets for free!
Of course, nothing's really free in this world: As usual you'll have to pay the relevant taxes and charges, and you should be
prepared to fly to Inner Mongolia on a Tuesday able to fly any of their 296 routes radiating out of the UK. The only significant catch is you can't fly on a Friday or Sunday. Bookings for the 6 million free seats are open now, close at midnight on September 10 and are for travel between October 1 and February 7.
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We are human, so of course we love shopping and above all, we love a good sale. So we are pretty excited to hear that the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale is on again from Friday, and it lasts for a whole three months.
Many of the big department stores in Bangkok and other tourist hotspots like Phuket and Chiang Mai take part in this annual sale, and the tourist board reckons that some discounts will be up to 70% off the original price. Bargain!
For totally obsessive shopping freaks, the biggest event is the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale Fair, running from 21 to 24 June in the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, including extra special exhibitions (and maybe really amazing discounts) in honor of the king's 80th birthday this year. What are you still reading for: get shopping!
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NewYorkology reports come to Jaunted courtesy of Amy Langfield.
Since the Museum of Modern Art opened in its new building more than a year ago, the place feels packed with crowds at almost all hours. One way to get some privacy is to book a private tour either before the museum opens or closes.
True it's more expensive, but the private MoMA tours are discounted during February. As per MoMA's website:
Tours for Two at MoMAThe before-hours tours regularly cost $50 per person, while the evening ones are $60 per person. A number of other institutions run private or backstage tours in New York landmarks, including Carnegie Hall, Yankee Stadium and City Hall.
This February, enjoy a romantic after-hours Tour for Two of MoMA's galleries! A special 50% discount is available on Tours for Two taking place in February, Saturday through Thursday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. These private guided tours include collection highlights such as Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night and Henri Matisse's Dance (I). Call MoMA Group Services at (212) 708-9685 or e-mail email@example.com for reservations. Some restrictions may apply.
Other recent NewYorkology headlines:
· Rescued Goya joins Guggenheim's El Greco show
· New York City's 12 best snowcams
· Museum for African Art finds permanent home
· Off-Broadway on sale for $20 in March for 20at20
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So, there's this spa in London called Bloww, not to be confused with the blow-dry-only salon in New York that won't cut your hair. Both are going for the same joke, we guess. The London Bloww is a hip Soho joint that's part hair salon and part spa, and more casual than your average day spa. The Times UK has compared its decor to an extremely swanky brothel. We can work with that.
If you act quick, you can reserve a "Wellbeing" treatment--wet stone, motion, Rasul or flotation therapy--and pay 50% off. All you have to do is reference this Urban Junkies promotion when you book--but you've got to reserve by the end of this month. Most treatments are in the £65-£95 range, pre-discount.
You won't get a break on the Beer Draff body treatment, but at £80 for 45 minutes, and with hops and yeast harvested straight from a brewery, it's one of the few truly dude-worth treatments available.
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