Travel e-Scapes: June 23, 2017

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DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: San Diego

Travel e-Scapes: 03312017

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$264 San Diego, or $132 each way
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid daily through November 2
Blackout dates: July 16, 30; September 17
Valid on American via Dallas


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

Time To Check-In
You’ve asked yourself these questions before… When does check-in open? Is my correct passport information in the system? What is my reservation number? Will I get an aisle or window seat?
AirlineCheckins.com has got you covered! The free service will automatically check you in on your scheduled carrier that offers online check-in, on 100 airlines worldwide.
Register once at AirlineCheckins.com and store your travel documentation, personal information, seating preferences and frequent flyer numbers in their profile.
You’ll be checked in within a few minutes of a respective airline making online check-in available for a flight.
You’ll receive your boarding pass by email or SMS.
AirlineCheckins.com also offers these features:
• Specify travel companions in your profile to ensure a smooth check-in for multiple travelers.
• Frequent-flyer program information is also included.
• Personal identification documents, such as passports, can be managed within user profiles to simplify check-in for international flights.
• A new flight overview shows upcoming and past flights.

Airport Lounges
Got a long airport layover? Chill in an airline lounge for less than you’d think.
Sign up with an independent airport lounge program that isn’t affiliated with any particular airline or airport.
Priority Pass has partnerships with more than 1,000 airport lounges worldwide. Enjoy lounge facilities regardless of which airline you’re flying or which travel class you’ve booked.
Choose from three annual programs:
• Standard membership is $99
• Standard Plus is $137
• Prestige membership is $399
The difference between each class of membership is how many times you visit an airport lounge each year. For instance, the annual Standard membership of $99 requires an entry charge of $27 for each lounge visit. Standard Plus permits 10 free annual visits, then $27 thereafter. The $399 membership permits unlimited free entry ($27 for a guest).
Loungebuddy is another option to gain entrance to over 230 airport lounges worldwide. This independent airport lounge app (free) requires a completed profile that includes your itinerary, credit cards, current frequent flyer memberships, and other loyalty program.
Next, Loungebuddy will give you a list of lounges you are eligible to access on your trip. If none of your credit cards or frequent flyer programs grants you airport lounge access, Loungebuddy will show you which lounges on your journey will allow you to pay a one-time fee for access, or which ones will let you in if you sign up for their frequent flyer program.


SPECIAL DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL OFFERS

Airfare offers – ones with a ticket-by date – and deals with our suggestion to HURRY! can expire at any time. Heed Clark’s advice: Buy that great airfare deal – and then figure out a reason to go there! Eventually, you’ll see the world at a fraction of the normal price!

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$146 New Orleans
A 14-day advance purchase required
Valid daily through October 5
Stay at least one Saturday night
No blackout dates!
Valid on Delta, nonstop

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$166 Flint or Grand Rapids, Michigan
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid north and south 2P-midnight Monday-Wednesday, Saturday or before 2P Thursday, Friday, Sunday
Stay at least one Saturday night
Valid on Delta, nonstop

TODAY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$186 Phoenix, or $93 each way
Valid Tuesday or Wednesday starting on or after August 15
Finish travel on or before November 1
Blackout dates: October 15, 20, 22
Valid on Delta, nonstop
Purchase today, June 23

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$272 San Francisco, or $136 each way
A 14-day advance purchase required
Valid daily through November 2
Blackout dates: July 16, 30; September 17
Valid on American via Dallas

Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$284 Palm Springs, California, or $142 each way
Not valid Friday or Sunday
Start trips on or after August 22 and finish trips on or before December 15
Blackout dates: September 1, 4; November 17-28
Valid on Delta via Salt Lake City
Purchase by June 29

Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$312 Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, or $118 south, $194 north
Valid daily starting on or after September 17
Finish travel on or before December 14
No Thanksgiving blackout dates!
Purchase by June 29
American matches via Miami

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$444 Reykjavik, Iceland
Depart August 6-25; September 3-October 28; December 15-23 or March 23-31
Return August 21-October 29; January 2-8 or April 1-May 20
Depart Sunday-Wednesday; return Monday-Thursday
Add $25 per direction for other days
A 7-night minimum stay required; one month max
Purchase by July 6

Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$660 Maui, Hawaii, or $330 each way
Valid Monday-Thursday each way starting on or after August 13
Add $20 each way for other days
Finish trips on or before November 15
Valid on Delta via LAX
American, Alaska and United match
Purchase by June 26
Check out 5 steps to a Hawaii vacation for $50 a day (or less!)

NOTE: Airline fees can and often do exceed the cost of your flight! Additional charges now apply to budget and sale rates on most airlines for a carry-on bag, checked baggage and advance seat assignments. The least expensive fees are charged when these options are purchased during the ticket booking process. Fees climb higher after flights are reserved and even higher when adding these options at airport check-in. Kayak offers the most up-to-date Fees Chart for all domestic and international airlines.

How do you find these great airfare deals? Visit Clark’s Atlanta Travel Tips page for a step-by-step search and booking guide.


SPECIAL HOTEL & RESORT OFFERS

Make it Miami
The Confidante Miami Beach, an Unbound Collection by Hyatt, offers a “Beach, Bubbly and Bungalow” package, valid through December 31.
Package perks include a $100 food and beverage credit per stay, a bottle of chilled Champagne upon arrival and the use of a private poolside cabana with chaise lounges and umbrellas for one day. Priced from $249 a night (two-night minimum stay required), the package represents a 40% savings on the combined rate for room, food credit and cabana rental.
The beachfront hotel and the retro guest rooms feature bright pops of color and mid century-inspired furnishings and a 50s flair.
On site is an American-Asian fusion eatery, two heated outdoor pools, direct beach access, open-air rooftop spa, a serene garden, and fully-equipped fitness center. Backyard Pool Parties to Late-Night Noodles make The Confidante one of the best Miami Beach resorts for entertainment
The hotel is located near Miami Beach’s posh Design District, a creative neighborhood and shopping destination dedicated to innovative design, art, architecture and dining.
Rent a Citi Bike, located across the street from the to tour the city at your speed.
Here’s more about the Confidante Miami Beach from DuJour, including photos and which rooms are requested the most.

SFO’s Summer of Love
San Francisco’s Stanford Court hotel is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love with a package of the same name. Valid on stays through August 20, the overnight plan includes two VIP tickets to the de Young Museum’s exhibit “Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion and Rock & Roll”; a map of Summer of Love attractions and Beat Generation hangouts that still exist; a tie-dyed tote bag; temporary tattoos; a pair of hippie-style sunglasses; and bubble wands.
The hotel’s lobby comes equipped with seven MacBooks, iPads and iPad minis all running on high-speed WiFi and use the free print service for tickets and boarding passes.
Other amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, a complimentary bike sharing program, an onsite eatery for coffee and local farm-sourced meals and a 24-hour front desk.
This boutique hotel is located in Nob Hill, an affluent San Francisco neighborhood. The hilltop location offers breathtaking views of the city.
Rates from $229 per night.


Travel e-Scapes is brought to you by Clara Bosonetto, Team Clark Travel Editor. Follow Clara on Twitter.


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