Get a winter warm-up in the Caribbean for under $200! Or, see the midnight sun this summer in Europe for under $500. Both are fantastic prices!
These deals are moving quickly, so book now if you want a seat!
How To Get the Deal!
Link: ITA Matrix
Link: Google Flights
If you book a ticket with an online travel agency like Orbitz or Expedia, you may be eligible for a refund within a short time of booking your ticket. Check out my post on cancellation policies for airlines and online travel agencies for more details!
Winter Break in Barbados
This fare is perfect for a winter vacation!
I found flights later this month for ~$192!
These fares are valid for travel through February. Keep in mind availability is limited. And be sure to purchase your tickets 7 days in advance.
If you don’t fly JetBlue often, you can credit your flights to Singapore Airlines to earn Singapore Airlines miles! Or, if you do fly JetBlue often, be sure to register to earn double points before you purchase your tickets!
Summer in Iceland
I found flights in June from Los Angeles to Reykjavik just in time for the midnight sun for ~$478 round-trip!
This is an excellent price to fly all the way from the West Coast to Europe! Especially for non-stop flights!
What If You’re Not in an Included City?
Southwest – If you need more Southwest points, Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer to Southwest. Plus, if you have the Southwest Companion Pass, a friend can fly with you for (almost) free!
British Airways – If you’re a short flight away from 1 of the sale cities, you can save miles by using British Airways Avios points to book an award flight on American Airlines or US Airways. Chase Ultimate Rewards points , American Express Membership Rewards points, and Starwood Preferred Guest points transfer to British Airways.
Pay With the Right Card!
Remember to use a card that will earn you bonus points:
- Premier Rewards Gold Card From American Express – 3X American Express Membership Rewards points when booking directly with airlines
- The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN – 3X American Express Membership Rewards points for booking directly with airlines when you choose this as your 3X category (otherwise 2X points)
- Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard – 2.1% back
when you redeem for $100+ travel purchases
- Chase Sapphire Preferred – 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on travel
- Citi Prestige – 3X Citi ThankYou points on airfare
- Citi ThankYou Premier Card – 3X Citi ThankYou points on travel
Get Free Hotel Nights With These Cards
If you book a sale flight, remember there are lots of ways to get cheap or free hotel rooms with points from credit card bonuses and spending.
Remember, you can transfer flexible points like Chase Ultimate Rewards or American Express Membership Rewards to different hotel programs.
Note: If you prefer to book paid stays, 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!).
Airbnb is another terrific way to save money on accommodations, especially for longer stays (or where they’re aren’t many chain hotels, like Iceland). Here are some tips on how to negotiate a better Airbnb price, and how to find a safe and comfortable Airbnb.
Or, folks in Los Angeles and San Francisco can fly non-stop to Reykjavik, Iceland, for ~$478 round-trip on WOW Air. This is a fantastic price to Europe!
You can fly starting in June, and can find the seats all the way through September. I found lots of open dates when I searched!
These are both outstanding deals. And a good reason to plan a trip! Let me know if you buy a ticket! 🙂