Travel e-Scapes: September 4, 2018

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DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: San Francisco

WOW! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$148 San Francisco, or $74 each way
Valid Wednesdays, Saturdays in each direction
Depart November 28-December 12 or January 9-February 6
Travel east November 28-December 12 or January 9-February 9
Frontier, nonstop


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

Where To Go?
If you want a comprehensive overview of the destinations you can fly to from your chosen airport, try Flight Mapper.
Here’s the latest update on new airline routes to Europe and Asia that will be added now through 2019 from airports up and down the east coast.
American Airlines:
May 3: Chicago to Athens
April 2: Philadelphia to Edinburgh
Early June 2019: Philadelphia to Berlin, Bologna, and Dubrovnik
KLM:
March 31: Boston to Amsterdam: 3x week to 4x week through July 2019
Korean Air/KLM:
April 12: Boston to Seoul-Incheon, Korea: 5x week
Primera:
May 9: Newark to Brussels
June 2: Boston and DC-Dulles to Brussels
United:
May 22: Washington DC-Dulles to Tel Aviv (3x week)

May 22-October 4: Newark to Naples, Italy
June 6-October 4: Newark to Prague

Package Hack
Priceline has an often overlooked feature that saves big bucks when bundling a flight, hotel and/or a rental car into a single transaction. The Package Hack offers the best deals that Priceline has privately negotiated with airlines, hotels and car rental agencies – and available only to Priceline customers.

Prefer to book your flight first and fill in the blanks later? You can choose to add a hotel later with the savings automatically applied at checkout, with no extra steps required. Keep in mind however that two types of travel tend to produce the largest package savings: trips booked within a few days of travel, and trips booked more than 90 days out.

Using the Package Hack tends to save the most (up to 40% vs. retail prices) on bundled trips to Europe and up to 30% on trips to Mexico.


DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL OFFERS

Airfare offers 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):
$158 Los Angeles, or $77 west, $81 east
Depart Saturdays from September 29-December 3
Return Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays from September 11-December 11
Returns east also permitted on Tuesdays from January 15-February 12
Spirit, nonstop

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$253 Cancun, Mexico
Depart September 11-November 10
Final travel November 14
United; one flight connection

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$338-$354 Bozeman, Billings, Missoula, Boise and Spokane
Travel Tuesdays or Saturdays from September 29-November 10 or early January-early March (varies)
Delta; one flight connection
Purchase by September 13

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$440 Amsterdam
Depar October 28-December 7 or December 31-March 18
Final travel March 29
American/British Airways; one flight connection

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$462 Kona, Hawaii
Depart September 4-19 / Final travel September 30
Delta or United; one flight connection
$474 Kauai
Depart September 5-19 / Final travel September 30
Delta or United; one flight connection
$499 Maui
Depart September 5-19 / Final travel September 30
American; one flight connection

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$526 Malta
Depart January 9-March 23 with final travel April 9
Virgin Atlantic/Air Malta; one flight connection

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$550 Frankfurt, Germany
Depart November 7-December 9 or January 9-April 28
Final travel May 10
American/British Airways; one flight connection
Compare to Delta’s round-trip rate of $1,500!

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

Hawaii Faves
From Kauai to the Big Island, the editors at Hawaii Magazine hopped from island to island in search of the most memorable and special places to stay. This year they broadened the scope to include hotels, resorts, cottages, vacation homes and even tree houses, with truly unique experiences that you can only get in Hawaii. The group lists 68 properties that they have no hesitation in recommending.
For the best value for your buck, follow the helpful price legend and key in on $?($0-$199/night) and $$ ($200-$299/night) categories. That is unless you’re comfortable with $$$$$?($1000+/night)! Dreaming is free!

Iceland Festival
Icelandair Holidays offers a package for the 20th annual Iceland Airwaves Festival, held November 7-10. The three-night package includes round-trip air, two-nights accommodations at Hotel Cabin (first night is aboard the transatlantic flight) with breakfast, a festival pass voucher (retails for $182), hand luggage (22 lbs.) and a checked bag (50 lbs.) and taxes.
Travelers under 20 years old cannot attend the festival events. The Iceland Airwaves Festival spans four days and its main focus is showcasing new music, both Icelandic and international. From concerts in tiny record stores and art museums to cool bars and beautiful churches, festival goers can soak up the festival atmosphere in some of the city’s most unique venues located closely throughout the capital’s historic downtown.

Depart on Icelandair from Boston, Chicago-O’Hare, Cleveland, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Denver, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Newark, Orlando, Portland OR, Seattle, Tampa Bay and Washington DC-Dulles.
Not included with this holiday package: Round-trip Flybus airport transfers between Keflavík International Airport and Reykjavík; transportation to and from concert venues and events.
Per person rates, based on double occupancy, start from $599.


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


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