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If you’re looking to spend less time searching and more time saving then you might want to check out American Airlines’ latest invention, as that’s what the airline is promising with the latest version of DealFinder.
After downloading the program to your computer—there’s no mobile version just yet—you can begin to look for your dream flight to your dream destination. Pick where you want to go and when, and DealFinder 2.0 promises to alert you when things become a little more affordable. Obviously this is only for American Airlines flights, so if Delta is offering killer deals to Japan, you might miss out.
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We already know that Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport isn’t a fan of paying taxes—well, kind of—and now they’re looking to offer even more savings to those looking to spend some coin in the terminals and concourses.
The airport is teaming up with Foursquare and Facebook Places—clearly they’re not playing favorites—to offer up all kinds of location-based deals and steals when you and your crew are killing time before your flight.
Sitting in one place for 8 hours, traveling from city to citywhen you think of that, you're probably imagining a transcontinental flight, right? Well of course that can also be by train or bus, and increasingly it's the latter as MegaBus continues to go crazy in expanding its route network. The newest city to be tapped by the big blue bus is Omaha, Nebraska, an 8-hour and 40-minute journey from downtown Chicago, where Megabus' US operations regularly tie up rush-hour traffic.
As usual when Megabus announces new routes, they've put a whole slew of seats on sale for $1.00. Right now, that's 1,000 seats, and we double-checked some random August travel dates and the $1 fares are truly plentiful. Enter promo code OMA1K to knock the fares down to FREE. The only catch is that travel needs to happen before September 17, although Megabus' famous seats-for-$1 deal extends across all routes for the first few seats booked on each bus.
What we're trying to say is, that if you have to travel this new route (or any route) later this fall and still want the sweet $1 seat, you've got to get at it early, very early, as pricing goes up as the bus fills and as the departure date nears. Now the difficult decision: are you willing to endure a 9-hour bus trip if it costs less than even a Dunkin Donuts coffee?
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Wow. The airlines are really embracing group-buying discount sites. First it was Virgin America selling their Chicago flights like hotcakes on Groupon, then everyone from Frontier to Southwest offered deals, then Delta hooked up with LivingSocial and now we're full circle back to Virgin America.
Just announced today, Virgin America is offering discounts on their Main Cabin Select seats if you bulk-buy flights via Gilt City. The demographic pairing is perfect, obviously.
Anyway, here's the deal(s):
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Flying can be expensive, so it’s nice to know that at least one airline is looking out for your wallet upon landing. Delta is teaming up with LivingSocial—the group buying site competitor to Groupon—to offer up some savings once you arrive at your final destination.
After you’ve booked your flight head over to the “My Trips” section of the site, where there should now be a new option available besides the traditional opportunities to give more money to Delta through hotel and rental car reservations. At the bottom there’s now a chance to sign up for LivingSocial deals, and if you’re not familiar with this kind of group buying program, basically it allows a whole bunch of people to buy the same coupon at extreme savings. That means getting a $50 restaurant gift certificate for like $25 or less, or finding a snorkel excursion that usually goes for $100 to be as little as $50.
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Whoa whoa whoa. One month ago when JetBlue announced that the famous All-You-Can-Jet Pass wouldn't live to see a third annual run, there were a lot of frowning intrepid travelers wondering what the heck they were going to do with their autumn now. Well, those frowns are turning upside-down at today's hot-off-the-press news that JetBlue is introducing a reworked AYCJ, a departure airport-specific BluePass.
Don't freak and get out your credit card yet; the BluePass is not for casual fliers, nosiree. You've got to be based in either the Long Beach/LA or Boston areas (or willing to make the airports your base). The BluePass will last not just one month like AYCJ, but three months, and the cheapest of the three BluePass options goes for $1,299. Now, the nitty-gritty:
Humidity. Hordes of families and low-season bargain seekers. Thunderstorms. Rain. Yes, this is summer in Miami. But 'tis also the season to get your spa on, as Miami Spa Month is now underway.
The Restaurant Week-esque promotion, organized by the city's tourism board, actually runs for two months, but let's hold the 'can't they count in Miami?' jokes and just get to the good stuff, hmmm? That would be the $99 treatments—available at participating spas from South Beach to Sunny Isles—from now through August 31.
You can peruse the list of spas here—most of them are located inside Miami's best known hotels, which will help with your summer getaway planning. Being able to drift from your hotel room to the pool to the spa and back to the pool is one of the true joys of destination resorts, no?
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Just when we thought we'd found one of the best travel deals for post-earthquake Tokyo, up pops an even sweeter bargain. This $780 airfare including four nights hotel deal found by Frommers is making us think of canceling already booked trips to hop across the Pacific to Japan.
How can it possibly be so cheap? As Frommer's states, "this is a desperation offer designed to shock the American travel industry into once again considering tourism to Japan." Also, it's only valid for June travel and from select departure cities for select hotels in Tokyo. The participating airlines are pretty solid choices, though: ANA, Japan Airlines and United/Continental.
Memorial Day weekend is only days away. If you aren't sure how to mark the start of summer, consider staying stateside. There are plenty of places where you can enjoy the patriotic three-day weekend whether you want to spend it cruising, vegging on the beach or hitting the rides at a theme park.
Check out three last-minute Memorial Day vacays in the U.S. of A.
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We managed to avoid the apocalypse this weekend and we can't think of a better way to celebrate life—at least until the Mayan end-of-days prophecy of 2012—than to spend it frolicking on a tropical beach somewhere. Thankfully, there are a number of Memorial Day deals available so that you can get away this weekend for a doomsday-free vacay.
Here are our top three last-minute Memorial Day weekend getaways.
Heading to London soon and fretting about how you'll get from Heathrow Airport into the city? While we're content to hop the Tube for a long ride with the proletariat, other travelers prefer a more direct routeThe Heathrow Express train, and luckily Australian Biz Traveller tipped us off that they're running a deal for 50% off through June 17, which means buy it now and travel ASAP.
The Heathrow Express goes direct from the airport to London's Paddington Station in twenty minutes, complete with free onboard WiFi and TV news. Typically the round-trip price for an adult on the Heathrow Express is $49, but if you book a single or a roundtrip via this Iberia link, that price comes down to $24.50 roundtrip for one adult in Express Class (aka not First Class).
Remember you've got to use this by mid-June, and if all goes well, it's an excellent small way of starting to save money on a trip in a notoriously pricey town.
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Sometimes an airfare deal so sweet comes along, that it's almost impossible to resist. Andif you think about the current under-$600 deals on Delta in terms of new shoes (4-ish pairs), iPads (1), or Starbucks coffees (100), it really doesn't seem so bad.
You heard us rightDelta has just dropped prices on their routes to Tokyo, to Haneda Airport in particular, which just happens to have a sparkling new international terminal waiting for you. Try searching any US city to airport code HND, and you'll find fares like $582 from San Francisco, $588 from New York or Chicago and $564 from Los Angeles. These prices are roundtrip, total including taxes, and some are direct and some include stopovers.
Now here's the really awesome part: