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Here are some fare deals for folks looking for a getaway!
These are fast-moving deals, so book soon!
How to Book
Link: ITA Matrix
Link: Google Flights
Here’s how to use Google Flights to find sale dates.
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!
5 Cities in Asia from Los Angeles
- Taipei, Taiwan, for ~$465
- Manila, Philippines, for ~$476
- Bangkok, Thailand, for ~$479
- Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, for ~$490
- Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for ~$494
I found flights from Los Angeles to Manila, Philippines, for ~$476 in February!
These fares have limited availability for travel in February and March 2016.
Between Dallas and Orlando, or New York and Miami
I found tickets from Dallas to Orlando for ~$80!
Tickets are available in late October to early November 2015 for Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday departures. You must purchase your ticket at least 21 days in advance, and they’re extremely limited. So book now if you want to visit either city!
There’s also a fare sale between New York and Miami on American Airlines. Tickets are only ~$96 round-trip!
Travel during the last week of October, and be sure to purchase your ticket 21 days in advance. Tickets are extremely limited, so book as soon as possible if you’d like to visit either city later this month!
Note: You can hold a reservation on American Airlines for up to 24 hours and get a full refund if you change your mind.
If you pay for these flights with the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard®, you’ll earn 2X American Airlines miles per $1 spent on American Airlines.
Remember, folks with the Citi Prestige can use Citi ThankYou points to purchase tickets at a rate of 1.6 cents per point on American Airlines. So check the Citi ThankYou travel portal for these fares!
New York or Washington, DC, to South Africa
Fly to Johannesburg for ~$594, or to Cape Town for ~$719.
Seats are available from late October to early December 2015. Be sure to buy your ticket 7 days in advance.
I found seats from from New York non-stop to Johannesburg, South Africa, for ~$594 round-trip. It’s almost summer in the Southern Hemisphere, so this is a perfect time to visit South Africa and save money doing it!
Note: South African Airways is a member of Star Alliance. So you can credit the miles from this trip to your favorite Star Alliance airline, like United Airlines!
What If You’re Not in 1 of These Cities?
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 an included city, you can save miles by using British Airways Avios points to book an award flight on American Airlines.
Which Card to Use?
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Get Free Hotel Nights With These Cards
If you book a cheap 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: 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).
Airbnb is a great way to save money on accommodations, especially for longer stays.
Read my tips on how to negotiate a better price on Airbnb!
There are some terrific flight deals available today!
Fly from Los Angeles to 5 cities in Asia for under $500. Tickets are available in February and March 2016, and there are some interesting cities on the list!
Or, fly between Dallas and Orlando for ~$80 round-trip on American Airlines in late October or early November. You must depart on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday and buy your ticket 21 days in advance.
Folks in Miami or New York can fly between the 2 cities for ~$96, but tickets are extremely limited. Travel during the last week of October and keep in mind there’s a 21-day advance purchase requirement.
If you’re in New York or Washington, DC, you can visit Johnannesburg, South Africa, for ~$594 round-trip, or Cape Town, South Africa, for ~$719 round-trip from late October to early December, on South African Airways. Be sure to purchase your ticket 7 days in advance.
There are some great deals today! Let me know if you plan a trip!