Travel e-Scapes: August 10, 2018

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DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: San Francisco

Travel e-Scapes: 03312017

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$148-$178 San Francisco, or $74-$89 each way
For the lower rate, depart Wednesdays from November 28-December 19 or January 9-February 6
Valid Mondays for the higher rate
Return same days from November 28-December 19
Valid on Frontier, nonstop


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

Delta Dining
Delta Air Lines is trialing a new restaurant-style food service on its international flights for economy customers on flights between Portland, Oregon, and Tokyo. If the trial proves popular, Delta could roll out the concept to all of its international flights by the end of the year.
Each course is served separately following a choice of three Bellinis or a sparkling soft drink.
Each passenger is also handed a printed menu detailing their choices with dishes that could include a quinoa salad as a starter, a main course of pasta with cauliflower in a cream sauce and a dessert of Häagen-Dazs ice cream.
Rather than the usual meal trays, the meal is served on white dishes with white cloth napkins rather than paper. Cutlery is still made from plastic, it is described as being more robust and sleek.

Bring it, Delta!

Weekend Getaways
Air travel site Airfarewatchdog is making it even easier to find last-minute long weekend deals with its new Weekender tool, which only shows the airfare rates to a destination for two- to four-day trips leaving Thursday or Friday, and returning Sunday or Monday.
Users can choose the Anywhere option and the search engine will show you a list of popular, value destinations near you.
The new tool also lets you compare deals for different dates, showing you this weekend, next weekend, and upcoming weekend options.
A hotel deal can be added to the airfare through online travel agents like Expedia and Booking.com.


DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL OFFERS

Airfare offers – ones with or without a ticket-by date can expire at any time.  Heed Clark’s advice: Buy that great airfare deal right now – and then figure out a reason to go there! Eventually, you’ll see the world at a fraction of the normal price!

Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$234 Santa Fe, New Mexico, or $117 each way
Depart most dates from August 24-December 18 or January 4-May 7
Book one-way travel on American or United; one flight connection

Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$274 Jackson, Wyoming, or $137 each way
Depart August 27-December 12 or January 3-February 3
Final travel February 28
Valid on United via Houston or Denver

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$274 Bozeman, Montana
Depart August 25-December 11 or January 4-May 14
Final travel by June 12
Valid on United; one flight connection

Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$394-$454, or $197-$227 each way to Hawaii with Mix/Match one-way rates!
Kauai: Depart August 14-December 11 or January 9-March 19
Kauai: Return August 23-December 14 or January 14-March 20
Kona: Depart August 13-October 31
Kona: return August 15-December 19 or January 14-March 27
Maui: Depart August 13-December 18 or January 9-March 16
Maui: Return August 13-December 18 or January 14-March 26
Honolulu: Depart August 13-December 5 or January 9-March 19
Honolulu: Return August 14-December 19 or January 14-March 27
Book one-way travel on American; one flight connection
Valid on United to/from Maui only

How do you find these great deals? Visit Clark’s 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! Kayak offers the most up-to-date Fees Chart for all domestic and international airlines.


HOTELS, RESORTS & MORE

Sunny FLA
Head to Amelia Island and to the Fairbanks House, a charming family-run inn. Rates include a two-course breakfast, evening drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and complimentary use of bikes and beach equipment.
Set in the historic district of Fernandina Beach, this grand B&B is set in an 1885 Italianate villa and 3 cottages. Elegant rooms are individually decorated and offer fireplaces and some have claw-foot or whirlpool tubs. Suites and cottages add separate living spaces; many have private porches and/or kitchens. The grounds feature an outdoor pool and a butterfly garden.
Rates from $205 per night.

Grand Cayman
The newly renovated Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman on Seven Mile Beach is exclusively offering Travelzoo members up to 30% off stays into December, with rooms starting at $185 per night.
Stay in an upgraded King Pool View room and get a waived resort fee ($35), which covers pool and beach towels and loungers, parking, daily activities (cooking classes), Wi-Fi and a 20% discount at Red Sail Sports.
Here’s how the nightly deals break down:
$185, now through November 1
$219, November 2-December 20
$239, now through May 31
These rates are refundable, so book now and cancel later if needed.
Nonrefundable rates range from $154-$174 a night with full breakfast for two.
The resort lies on a private cove on the island’s famed Seven Mile Beach and boasts four pools (kids pool), multiple restaurants and bars, water sport activities and live entertainment.
Inspired by Jimmy Buffet’s lyrics and lifestyle, Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman offers guests a relaxed island vibe – ideal for families and couples.
Start the reservation process at Travelzoo.


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


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