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HOT DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL DEALS


These HOT deals have no ticket-by date and could vanish at any time. Act fast on a purchase! HOT deals can often be available just once a week or up to 3 times a week (mostly midweek). Also, deep discount rates are blacked out over Christmas, New Year’s and President holidays. Keep this in mind when you see a range of permitted travel dates.

NEW! Fly nonstop to Seattle on Alaska Airlines for $178 round-trip, or $89 each way. Valid Tuesdays, Wednesdays in each direction. Valid west January 15-March 5; January 9-March 5 east.

NEW! Fly with Delta nonstop to Los Angeles at rates of $208 round-trip, or $104 each way. Valid west January 8-May 10; July 10-August 8. Valid east January 7-June 12; July 4-August 7.

Get to Sun Valley, Idaho this winter at rates of $294 round-trip, or $147 each way. Depart Tuesdays-Thursdays January 8-March 28. Valid east January 9-May 30. United; one connection.

NEW! American/British Airways offers $459 round-trip rates to Dublin on January 9-March 20 or October 22-30 departures. Or, travel to Cork at rates of $470 on the same departure dates. Final travel November 6. One connection.

NEW! Round-trip rates to Milan of $514 are offered most dates from January 8-May 7 with final travel by May 14. One connection; American/British Airways.

NEW! Fly American to Australia with fantastic savings of 50% and more!
$855 Sydney / Depart February 3-October 30
$864 Melbourne / Depart February 11-March 18; May 1-June 12; July 22-September 17
$880 Brisbane / Depart February 16-October 30
$930 Caines / Depart May 2-September 21
Space is limited to Caines and Brisbane. One to two connections. Rates from ATL to Australia are typicallt $1,700!


BOOK AHEAD DOMESTIC DEALS


It’s time for another Southwest Airlines sale. There’s a bonus in this sale — no Spring Break blackout dates surrounding  Easter, April 21. One-way, each way rates:
$67 Nashville
$71 Columbus
$72 Boston
$81 Greenville
$82 Detroit
$84 Ft. Lauderdale
$85 Orlando
$91 Richmond, St. Louis
$92 Washington DC-Reagan or Dulles, San Antonio
$93 Houston, Kansas City, W. Palm Beach
$94 Cleveland
$96 Tampa
$98 Indianapolis, Jacksonville
$100 Ft. Myers, NYC-LaGuardia
$101 Raleigh
$102 Minneapolis
$103 Milwaukee
$107 Austin, New Orleans
$110 Pittsburgh
$116 Dallas
$122 Chicago
$131 Baltimore
$137 Philadelphia
$143 Denver
$144 Las Vegas, Phoenix
$154 Los Angeles, Oakland
$165 Cancun
$194 San Diego
$209 Punta Cana
A 14-day advance purchase required. Valid for travel through May 22. Not valid Fridays or Sundays and these blackout dates: December 21-23, 26, 27, 29, 30. Travel to Florida and Nevada valid only Sundays-Wednesdays; from Florida and Nevada Tuesdays-Fridays. Book by December 13.


HOTEL DEALS & TOURS


Isle of Palms
Wild Dunes Resort is offering couples and families three new packages to celebrate the holidays seaside. The resort is located on the northern tip of Isle of Palms, a South Carolina barrier island, just 30 minutes from historic Charleston. This award?winning 1,600?acre oceanfront resort offers the luxurious AAA Four Diamond rated Boardwalk Inn and Village to exclusive homes with views of fairways, lagoons or the Atlantic Ocean.
Available December 23-30, the resort’s Holly Jolly Holiday Family Vacation package begins at $165 a night for two people and $175 for four in a two-bedroom Village suite or two-bedroom Resort condominium.
Available December 29-January 1, couples can escape on the New Year’s Eve Escape package, starting at $383 a night for a two-night stay and $322 per night for a three-night stay, based on double occupancy and including:
-Nightly resort accommodations in the AAA Four-Diamond rated Boardwalk Inn or a Village Studio Suite
-Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries in-room amenity upon arrival
-Special New Year’s Eve dinner for two at Coastal Provisions
-Tickets for two adults to Wild Dunes Resort’s New Year’s Eve Celebration with DJ, dancing and champagne toast at midnight.

Atlantic Seaside
A deal from Seaside Amelia Inn packs in perks and saves 50% on most dates through February. Stay in a Sunset Parlor Room most dates through February for $89 a night (Sunday-Thursday arrivals) or $109 on weekends. Oceanview rooms start from $129 a night. Included is daily Southern breakfast, parking, Wi-Fi, beach chairs and umbrellas.
Seaside Amelia Inn is approximately a 35-minute drive from Jacksonville International Airport. The quaint property, located on Fernandina Beach, features a rooftop deck with ocean views Guests have quick access to shopping and dining in the historic downtown area, as well as to outdoor attractions such as Fort Clinch State Park.
Book by December 19. Start the reservation process at Travelzoo.


TRAVEL NEWS


Strike?
Virgin Atlantic
aims to ensure its pre-Christmas flights take off as scheduled after hundreds of its pilots voted to strike from December 22-25; December 30-January 2, 4-7 in a dispute over union recognition. Further details will be announced later this week. Be sure to check that your contact details are up to date. If flights do have to be canceled or altered, customers will be informed by email and text message.

Airline News
Pony up more for in-flight drink on Delta. Economy class passengers can expect to pay $1 more for in-flight alcoholic beverages. You’ll now be paying $9 for wine, sparkling wine, imported beer, or liquor, and $8 for domestic beer.
While it’s perfectly okay to bring along food and snacks onboard any flight, any alcohol that isn’t from the serving cart is banned. If a passenger is caught consumer their own booze, flight attendants will dispose of it. There is, however, one known exception – JetBlue. “You may bring wine, champagne or beer on a flight for consumption during the flight if it is in an unopened container. If you’d like to drink the alcohol you carry on, you may give it to one of our Inflight crewmembers, and they will be happy to serve it to you.”
Here are the TSA rules for packing alcohol in checked bags:
Alcoholic beverages with more than 24% but not more than 70% alcohol are limited in checked bags to 5 liters (1.3 gallons) per passenger and must be in unopened retail packaging. Alcoholic beverages with 24% alcohol or less are not subject to limitations in checked bags.
Mini bottles of alcohol in carry-on must be able to comfortably fit into a single quart-sized ziploc plastic bag.
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Delta will launch twice-daily nonstop service from ATL Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) on July 8. Current round-trip rates start from $390.
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If you’re planning a flight longer than eight hours, Delta will no longer allow emotional-support animals. Additionally, neither support animals nor trained service animals will be allowed on any Delta flights if they’re under 4 months old.
The changes take effect on December 18. Exceptions will be made until February 1 for customers who already bought a ticket and asked to bring a support animal.
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Starting on December 14, United Airlines joins American and Delta in charging for its preferred or best coach seats. Although more expensive ($ varies by aircraft, route and demand), the Economy Plus rows do not have extra perks and offer just as much legroom as cheaper seats but has just a bit more space.
United is also relaunching its no-frills basic economy tickets for certain trans-Atlantic routes. Ticketed passengers may bring a full-size carry-on bag that fits in the overhead, but charges will apply for a checked bag. Advance seat assignments cost extra.
Also, United will start allowing travelers to apply basic economy tickets toward elite status in the airline’s MileagePlus frequent flyer program. Passengers will earn 50% of the qualifying miles and half of a qualifying segment for each flight, while the price of the ticket will be fully applied.


OH, CANADA


Visit the Special Deals page at Air Canada (until we dig up more deals!).

Toronto Escapes offers one-way Air Canada flights to Toronto, Ontario from 45 U.S. cities with fares starting from $99 (NYC).


SOUTH OF THE BORDER


One-way rates of $165 to/from Cancun on Southwest Airlines is offered Sundays-Wednesdays south; Tuesdays-Fridays north. Travel January 8-March 6, and April 23-May 16. Purchase by December 13. Flights are nonstop.

GOT MILES? Reduced Delta SkyMiles are offered to Latin & South America:
From Atlanta to (miles vs. the published round-trip rates for the applicable travel window):
Cozumel, 17,000 miles – $509
Bogota, Colombia, 19,000 miles – $550-$660
Cancun, 19,000 miles – $400-$690
Guatemala City, Guatemala, 20,000 miles – $860
Quito, Ecuador, 20,000 miles – $570-$690
Purchase by December 12 for March 1-April 19 travel. A Saturday night minimum stay required. Taxes and fees are additional. Blackout dates apply. See all details, or book your travel at Delta.

Fly nonstop to Quito, Ecuador with Delta at rates of $570 round-trip. Depart most dates from January 10-March 27. Finish travel by April 24. Regular rates from $900. Purchase by December 12.


COOL CARIBBEAN DEALS


One-way rates of $209 to/from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic are valid on January 8-March 6, and April 23-May 16 travel. Valid Mondays-Thursdays in each direction. Purchase at Southwest Airlines by December 13. Nonstop.

NEW! Fly nonstop to Aruba with Delta January 15-March 20. Round-trip rates are $390; regularly $500+. Purchase by December 13.

GOT MILES? Reduced Delta SkyMiles are offered from Atlanta to Nassau, Bahamas. Redeem just 14,000 miles for round-trip travel from March 1-April 19. The regularly published rate is about $450. Taxes and fees are additional. Blackout dates apply. See all details, or book your travel at Delta. Purchase by December 12.


SPECIALS TO EUROPE


WOW Air offers new, nonstop flights from Orlando to Reykjavik, Iceland from December 18 through April 2019. One-way rates of $99 are valid on January and March flights. Connect in Reykjavik to other European cities including London, Dublin, Paris, Stockholm, and Berlin from $149 each way. Return flights are often higher. Plus, fares are for seat-only. All else is extra, including seat selection, carry-on and checked baggage, meals, water — you get it

WOW air adds a new route to India with one-way flights from the U.S. starting at $199. The New Delhi route launches December 5 (5 x week via Reykjavik, Iceland), but the $199 flights are currently only available from January 10-March 31. Travelers must purchase a round-trip ticket. Fly from these U.S. gateways: Boston, Newark, Baltimore, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Detroit, San Francisco, Los Angeles or St. Louis. Flights require a connection in Iceland.
The $199 rate includes a personal carry-on item (17”³ x 13”³ x 10”³ or less). Extra fees apply for additional carry-on and checked bags, seat reservations, and in-flight meals.

WOW Air, Iceland’s ultra-affordable transatlantic airline, serves Reykjavik, Iceland and dozens of cities across Europe from these North American gateway airports:
Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Detroit, Los Angeles, NYC JFK and Newark, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, San Francisco and Montreal and Toronto.
Shop for the best fares from any of these departure airports. Rates start from $149 each way. Travel to Europe requires one flight connection in each direction at the Keflavik airport near Reykjavik.
Ok, what’s the catch? There are quite a few…
First, a return flight from Europe will likely be higher. One carry-on bag is free if it fits under the seat in front of you. The price to use overhead bin space is $39.99 and up, each way
One checked bag starts at $59.99 each way
Advance seat assignment starts from $6.99 (factor $30 in seat costs for four segments)
Water purchased on board is $3.00
If you’re ready to go, book at WOW Air now!

Norwegian Air is now servicing Belfast, North Ireland with nonstop flights from two east coast airports: Providence, Rhode Island and Stewart, New York with one-way rates are as low as $99.
Tips for Norwegian Air deals: Visit this page at Norwegian Air for deals through March 2019. Find your departure city* in the drop-down menu at the top to reveal the bargains. Next, tweak the month of travel using the right arrow (beneath What’s your budget?). There are more price options to view if you’re willing to take a connecting flight with a layover.  Choose “both direct and transit” from the second drop-down menu. Remember that return flights from Europe can be and are often priced higher.
Tip: You may find the best deal by booking two one-way tickets — one from the U.S. and the second through the European website for Norwegian. Visit Norwegian.com and then choose the country of departure.
*U.S. Gateways: Boston, Chicago, Denver, Providence, Newark, NYC-Stewart, Oakland and Seattle.
And don’t forget the optional charges should you want to check bags, reserve a seat, or have an in-flight meal.


DOWN UNDER DEALS & OCEANIA


Check round-trip rates on Qantas from Los Angeles to Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney. Rates start at $1,457. The link will also display occasion sale rates from $899. Regularly published rates require a 120-day advance purchase and a 14-night minimum stay.

Travel to Denpasar, Bali the long way on Qatar Airways. Round-trip rates from ATL are $860. Depart January 14-May 8 or August 26-October 22. Final travel October 30. Purchase by January 30. One connection in Doha.


AMAZING ASIA DEALS


Purchase these deals from Singapore Air departing Houston (use the city drop-down menu to choose Houston or another U.S. gateway):
$725-$769 Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hanoi, Penang, Phuket, Bali, Cebu and more…
Valid on departures through December 31, 2018.  No minimum stay required; one month max.  Routing is via Singapore.  Stopovers not permitted.  Similar discounts available from other Singapore gateways: Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City. Use the drop-down menu to change departure airport.

NEW! Fly with Qatar Airways to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at rates of $778 round-trip. Depart January 14-May 8 or August 26-October 22. Final returns by October 30. Purchase by January 30. One connection in Doha.


AFRICA / MIDDLE EAST / INDIA


Plan now! Take off for Tel Aviv, via Iceland, at one-way rates of $199 for travel in 2019!
Fly from these WOW U.S. gateways:
Boston: September, October
Chicago: September
Detroit: September, October
Los Angeles: September
New York: September, October
San Francisco: September
Washington DC.: September, October
Book online at WOW.


NEW ROUTES!


New flight service may not be offered daily, and some service may be offered only seasonally.

Aer Lingus:
July 8: Minneapolis – Dublin

Air France:
March 31: Atlanta – Paris
March 31: Dallas – Paris

Alitalia:
May 2: Washington DC – Rome

American Airlines:
December 19: Philadelphia – St. Thomas
December 22: NYC – St. Thomas
December 24: DFW – Key West (Saturday service through April 1)
February 16: Philadelphia – Orlando Melbourne MLB
February 16: Chicago – Key West (through August 31)
February 19: Seattle – El Paso
March 31: Charlotte – Munich
March 31-October 26: Phoenix – London
April: Boston – Honolulu (11 hr, 40 min nonstop)
May 3: Chicago – Athens
May 3: Asheville – Philadelphia
May 3: Charlotte – Erie
April 2: Philadelphia – Bologna
April 2: Philadelphia – Edinburgh
June-September: Philadelphia – Berlin and Dubrovnik
June: Dallas – Dublin and Munich

Cayman Airways:
March-September: Denver – Grand Cayman

Delta Air Lines:
March 2-April 27: Boston – Sarasota
April 22: Atlanta – Ontario CA
May 23: Boston – Edinburgh
May 23: Boston – Lisbon
May 23: Tampa – Amsterdam
June 29: Detroit – Honolulu

Frontier: 
December 6: Orlando – Portsmouth NH
December 10: Sarasota – Atlanta
February 9: Orlando – Burlington; seasonal 2x week
February 10: Philadelphia – Montego Bay

Hawaiian Airlines:
April 4: Boston – Honolulu

JAL/American:
March 31: Seattle – Tokyo NRT

JetBlue:
TBA 2019: Ft. Lauderdale – Guayaquil, Ecuador
February 14-April 22: Boston – St. Thomas

KLM:
March 31: Boston – Amsterdam
June 6: Las Vegas – Amsterdam

Korean Air/KLM:
April 12: Boston – Seoul-Incheon, Korea: 5x week

LOT Polish:
June 1: Warsaw – Miami: 4x week

Singapore Airlines:
September 3: Seattle – Changi-Singapore

Southwest: 
March 9: Cleveland – Tampa / Cincinnati – Orlando; Saturdays; seasonal
March 9: St. Louis – Montego Bay and Punta Cana; Saturdays; seasonal
March 9: Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Raleigh-Durham, San Antonio – Cancun; Saturdays; seasonal
March 9: Baltimore – Cabo San Lucas; Saturdays; seasonal
June 9: Nashville – Burbank
June 9: Nashville – San Jose CA
June 9: Nashville – Norfolk
June 9: Nashville – Seattle
June 9: Nashville – Omaha
June 9: San Diego – Omaha
June 9: San Francisco – Ontario
June 9: Austin, Texas – Raleigh
June 15: Baltimore – Grand Cayman
June 15: Houston – Punta Cana DR

Spirit:
December 16: Ft. Lauderdale – Cartagena
December 13-February 7: Ft. Lauderdale – San Salvador
January 10: Phoenix – Chicago
February 14: Ft. Lauderdale – Punta Cana

United:
January 6: Chicago – Key West (Saturday, Sunday through February 13)
Winter 2018/19: DC-Dulles – St. Thomas
Spring 2019: Los Angeles – Eugene, Madison WI and Pasco WA
March 30: San Francisco – Amsterdam
April 6: Chicago – Hilton Head
May 22: Washington DC-Dulles – Tel Aviv; 3x week
May 22-October 4: Newark – Naples, Italy
June 6-October 4: Newark – Prague
June 6: Denver – Fairbanks
June 6: Denver – Charleston SC
June 6: Denver – Eureka CA

WOW Air:
December 18-April 2019: Orlando – Reykjavik, Iceland


SPECIAL LIMITED-TIME OFFER


British Airways offers special savings for AARP members on round-trip ticket purchases made at BritishAirways.com:
Save $65 in World Traveller Economy Class
Save $130 World Traveller Plus Premium Economy
Save $400 in Club World Business Class or First Class
Customer must be an AARP member or must travel with an AARP member to be eligible for this exclusive offer. The discount does not apply to open jaw journey (only round-trip with same origin and destination permitted). Not valid if booked through BA call center or with a travel agent or travel website. All discounted fares will be highlighted with a red ‘Discount’. This offer is valid for bookings made by January 31, 2019, to over 130 worldwide destinations.


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