Travel e-Scapes: January 23, 2018

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DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: San Jose, California

Travel e-Scapes: 03312017

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$186 San Jose, California, or $93 each way
Valid Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday starting on or after April 9
Finish trips on or before June 13
Blackout dates: May 24, 25, 28
Valid on Frontier, nonstop


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

Support Animals on Delta
Due to lack of prior regulation, Delta Air Lines now requires advance documentation for onboard service animals.
Here are the new guidelines, effective March 1:
Customers traveling with an emotional support animal or psychiatric service animal will be required to submit a signed Veterinary Health Form and/or an immunization record (current within one year of the travel date), an Emotional Support/Psychiatric Service Animal Request form which requires a letter prepared and signed by a doctor or licensed mental health professional, and a signed Confirmation of Animal Training form to Delta’s Service Animal Support Desk via Delta.com at least 48 hours in advance of travel.
This is done by downloading the necessary PDF documents and then attaching the documents in the My Trips section at Delta.com.
Additional information on types of accepted animals and other questions related to traveling with service and support animals is available at Delta Air Lines. Or, call 404-209-3434.
We expect other major U.S. carriers to match these guidelines.

Vegas Wedding Bells?
Ready to get married – Vegas style? A pop-up marriage license bureau will be set up February 9-17 at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport to accommodate all the lovebirds with marriage plans who flock to the city around Valentine’s Day. The Clark County Clerk’s office in downtown Las Vegas office reports issuing more than 1,500 marriage licenses, about twice the number they do during other times of the year.
This year the Chinese New Year, considered by many to be a lucky day to tie the knot, falls on February 16, and marriage license requests in Las Vegas are expected to surge.
The County Clerk’s office will issue marriage licenses from 9A-5P daily from the pop-up located in the airport’s Terminal 1 baggage claim area. The credit card charge is $77.
The clerk’s office encourages those planning to get licenses to fill out a license pre-application form online. Couples will need to bring the reference number issued with them to the marriage license pop-up, along with proper identification.
Keep in mind that getting a marriage license doesn’t mean you’ll be legally married. You’ll still need to find Elvis or another legally authorized person to perform a proper marriage ceremony.
A helpful note: There’s a 24-hour flower vending machine inside the airport!


SPECIAL DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL OFFERS

Airfare offers – even ones with a ticket-by date – and deals with our suggestion to HURRY! can expire at any moment.  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 (one-way permitted):
$88 Chicago-O’Hare, or $44 each way
No advance purchase required — go as soon as this week
Valid Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday through June 6
Valid on American or United, nonstop

Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$92 Houston-Intercontinental, or $46 each way
A 7-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesday, Wednesday through April 10
Valid on United, nonstop
Purchase by January 29

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$130 Boston, or $65 each way
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid daily through September 4
Valid on JetBlue, nonstop

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$138 Denver, or $69 each way
A 14-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesday, Wednesday through May 9
Rates are $102 each way through June 5 on Monday-Thursday, Saturday
Valid on United, nonstop

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$177 Manchester, New Hampshire
$202 White Plains, New York
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid daily through December 20
Stay at least one Saturday night
Valid on Delta, nonstop

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$224 Portland, Maine, or $112 each way
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid daily on JetBlue via through New York-JFK
Finish trips on or before September 4
Or, fly Delta nonstop to PWM for $236 round-trip through December 20
Valid daily with 21-day advance purchase
No blackout dates!

Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$254 Phoenix, or $127 each way
A 21-day advance purchase required
Not valid Friday or Sunday, or March 30, 31
Finish trips on or before May 23
Valid on Delta, nonstop
Purchase by January 25

HURRY! Two Ticket Hack to Costa Rica:
Ticket #1: $127 each way, Atlanta to San Jose, valid daily
Ticket #2: $163 each way, San Jose to Atlanta, valid Sunday only through May 15 (daily eff. May 16)
Finish trips on or before September 4
Valid on JetBlue via Ft. Lauderdale
Total round-trip rate: $290
Compare to Delta’s round-trip rate of $600

TODAY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$308 San Diego
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday through March 7
Stay at least one Saturday night
Valid on Delta, nonstop
Purchase by January 23

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

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.


SPECIAL HOTEL & RESORT OFFERS

Big UK Hotel Sale
The latest sale from Travelodge in the United Kingdom offers 80,000 rooms located across the country for £29 or less. Central London hotels are not included, however, those north, east, and west of the city are on sale. Act fast, as once the rooms are snapped up, that’s it.
Valid for stays through November 26.
The chain opened seven new hotels in late 2017 and these are included in the £29 sale. Newer hotels feature the new king size Travelodge Dreamer Beds with bedside power and USB points, en-suite bathroom with power shower, flat screen TV with free digital channels, free tea/coffee-making facilities, cooling system and LED lighting as well as WIFI.
New locations:
Bath City Centre (Bath Spa)
Inverness City Centre
Liverpool John Lennon airport
London Brent Cross
London Harrow
Newcastle Quayside
Redhill
Travelodge recently launched a new unlimited breakfast menu for just £8.25, or for those short on time there’s also the lighter breakfast at £5.95.

Club Med Sale
Club Med is running a special offer with rates of up to 45% off, free room upgrades, up to $400 in airline credit* (based on a 7-night stay in a Suite category room on select weeks in Cancun or Punta Cana), waived single supplement fees and free stays for children under the age of four. The offer is valid for stays through August.
From arrival to departure, a Club Med getaway includes everything a vacationer could want: from land and water activities and locally inspired gourmet cuisine to indulgent spa treatments and vibrant, nightly entertainment.
Below is a sampling of the Club Med resorts currently on sale:
Club Med Cancun Yucatan, Mexico: This is an active family’s dream getaway with a variety of activities for all ages. This recently redesigned property features a new locally inspired restaurant. Onsite is a main resort pool and lounge area and the Jade 5 Trident luxury space. Snorkel in the world’s second largest coral reef, explore Mayan gems and wakeboard through a mangrove lagoon.
Club Med Punta Cana, Dominican Republic: Catering to both couples and families, this club features CREACTIVE by Cirque du Soleil, an interactive playground with 30 recreational acrobatic and artistic activities for guests of all ages to try, and dining at the over-water INDIGO Beach Lounge. An adults-only experience, Zen Oasis is a section of the property with a private pool, bar and suites with sea views.
Club Med Turkoise, Turks & Caicos Islands: Set to open in February, this redesigned all-inclusive barefoot paradise is a perfect adult-only getaway and where couples, singles and friends can pick and choose every day between an active lifestyle or complete relaxation. Located in Grace Bay of Providenciales, the best beach in the world, Club Med Turkoise features a totally revamped resort center including brand new pool and main bar, reception area, and brand new Deluxe rooms.
Now through February 28, book one of Club Med’s beach resorts and receive early booking rates starting at $109 per person, per night, based on double occupancy (vs. $195).
Visit Club Med to book — and be sure to read all of the fine print.
*Children between 13 and 15 years of age receive 70% of the air credit of an adult. Children between 4 and 12 years of age receive half of the air credit of an adult. Children under 4 do not receive an air credit. Offer requires a 3-night minimum stay and air must be booked through Club Med.


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


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