Today’s Top 5 Cheap Airfares (Florida, Asia, and Las Vegas Deals!)

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There are some excellent flight deals today for folks looking to fly to Asia, Florida (warmer weather!), or Las Vegas.

Check out these 5 great airfares available right now!  These aren’t all the low fares available today, just the ones I thought were interesting at the time of publication.

Remember, cheap fares like these don’t last long.

You can use tools like Google Flights or ITA Matrix to help find some of these deals.

Today's Top 5 Cheap Airfares Florida Asia And Las Vegas Deals

You Could Travel to Japan Cheaply This Spring to Enjoy the Cherry Blossom Festivals

Hot Airfare Deals for March 18, 2015

Link:   The Flight Deal

Link:   Airfarewatchdog

Link:   SecretFlying

1.   Washington, DC, to Miami or Dallas to Fort Lauderdale on United Airlines for ~$101 to ~$114 Round-Trip

Want some Florida sunshine?

The Flight Deal reports you can fly United Airlines from Washington, DC, to Miami for only ~$101 round-trip in coach!  Or between Dallas and Fort Lauderdale for just ~$114!

I found both of these fares on the United Airlines website.  Travel dates are:

  • Between Washington, DC, and Miami – April 14, 2015 to May 21, 2015 (21-day advance purchase required)
  • Between Dallas and Fort Lauderdale – April 2015 to June 10, 2015 (7-day advance purchase required)

2.   San Francisco (Delta) or Portland & Seattle (United Airlines) to Tokyo, Japan, on Delta for ~$615 Round-Trip

Here’s a great deal to Tokyo, Japan!  Via The Flight Deal, you can fly from San Francisco to Tokyo for ~$615 round-trip in coach.

From San Francisco, travel to Japan must occur from Sunday to Thursday, between March 31, 2015, and May 31, 2015.  And there’s a 7-day advance purchase required.

I found these tickets on the Delta website.  And The Flight Deal now reports United Airlines is matching the fare from Seattle and Portland!  You can book directly with United Airlines.

3.   Philadelphia to Tampa on US Airways for ~$129 Round-Trip

Another good Florida fare from The Flight Deal!  Fly US Airways between Philadelphia and Tampa for ~$129 round-trip in coach.

Travel dates are between April 14, 2015, and May 21, 2015.  You’ll have to purchase the ticket at least 14 days in advance.

You can find the fare on the US Airways website.

4.   Dallas to Las Vegas on American Airlines for ~$107 Round-Trip

If you’re feeling lucky, you could head to Las Vegas for a quick getaway from Dallas for just ~$107 round-trip in coach on American Airlines.

Travel dates are between April 7, 2015, and April 30, 2015.  There’s a 7-day advance purchase requirement.

This deal can be purchased directly from American Airlines.

5.   Boston to Asia (China, Taiwan, The Philippines, and More) on Cathay Pacific for ~$695 to ~$710 Round-Trip

Cathay Pacific is having a great sale on flights from Boston to Asia!

This is to promote their new flight between Boston and Hong Kong.  Depending on the destination, you’ll pay ~$695 to ~$710 round-trip in coach.

Destinations include China (several cities), Taipei, Manila, Singapore, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, and Kuala Lumpur.

Book by March 23, 2015, for travel between August 15, 2015, and October 15, 2015.

Don’t Forget to Use the Right Credit Card!

If you book a fare, be sure to use a card that earns bonus points for travel or airfare purchased directly from airlines:

Card NameWhat It Earns
The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN- Earn 3X American Express Membership Rewards points on airfare purchased directly from airlines when you choose this as your 3X category (otherwise earn 2X points)

- Here's my review of the card

Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express
- Earn 3X American Express Membership Rewards points for airfare purchased directly from airlines

- $100 Airline fee credit. Up to $100 a year for incidental fees with your selected airline

- Here's my review of the card
SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express
- 3% cash back on airfare purchased directly from airlines when you choose this as your 3% cash back category

- Here's my review of the card
The Platinum Card® from American Express
- Earn 5X American Express Membership Rewards points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel

- $200 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $200 a year in baggage fees and more at 1 airline

- Here's my review of the card
Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®

- Earn 2 miles per $1 on all purchases

- Use miles for travel statement credits (minimum 10,000 miles for $100)

- Here's my review of the card
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
- Earn 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on travel, including airfare

- Here's my review of the card
Citi Prestige® Card - Earn 3X ThankYou points for airfare & hotels

- $250 statement credit for airfare & baggage fees each calendar year

- Here's my review of the card
Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card
InkBusinessPreferred
- Earn 3X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on the first $150,000 spent on travel, including airfare each year

- Here's my review of the card
Citi ThankYou® Premier Card- Earn 3X ThankYou points for travel, including airfare

- Here's my review of the card
Or pay with an airline credit card for specific perks!

And remember that having certain credit cards, like the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCardAmerican Express Gold Delta SkyMiles, United MileagePlus Explorer, or Barclaycard US Airways gets you perks like free checked bags and priority boarding.

Get Free Hotels Nights With These Cards

Link:   Hot Deals – Hotel Credit Cards

After you’ve booked your cheap flight, remember there are lots of ways to get cheap or free hotel rooms with points from credit card bonuses and spending!

To find hotels that can be booked with points, I like using Hotel Hustle (which even shows you if rooms are actually available!) or AwardMapper.

Remember, you can transfer flexible points like Chase Ultimate Rewards or American Express Membership Rewards to different hotel programs.

Today's Top 5 Cheap Airfares Florida Asia And Las Vegas Deals

There Are Many Ways to Get Hilton Points in Addition to the Hilton Credit Cards

Check out my posts on all the ways to earn Hilton and Hyatt points!

Note:  Folks who want to book paid stays could check out discount sites like Orbitz, Expedia, or TravelPony for deals.  But remember you won’t get stay credits or points (and might not have your elite status recognized).

And if you’re feeling adventurous or prefer a local, more neighborhood feel, Airbnb is a great way to save money on accommodations, especially for longer stays.

Bottom Line

There are lots of cheap flights available today!  Remember, low fares usually don’t last, so book soon if you want to get in on these deals.

Have you seen other good airfare prices today?  Please share them in the comments.

And let me know if you book a flight!

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