Travel e-Scapes: October 28, 2016

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DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Alaska

Travel e-Scapes: 10282016

Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way travel permitted):
$500 Juneau, Alaska, or $250 each way
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid daily through August 30 on Delta via Seattle
Compare to other carrier’s round-trip rates from $700


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

Personal Hotspot
Skyroam makes it easy to stay connected around the world via its personal hotspot with coverage in 104 countries. Skyroam offers the convenience of connecting to the Internet at a flat rate when traveling across multiple countries. Its patented virtual SIM (vSIM) technology enables reliable, secure mobile WiFi on up to five devices. Connect your smartphone, tablet, or any WiFi-enabled gadget and get online immediately. Share WiFi with your friends, family, and colleagues anywhere you travel.
The Skyroam device retails for $99.99. Load 5 global WiFi day passes to any Skyroam account from $40.

Watch WOW
WOW Air, an Iceland-based low-cost carrier, will begin servicing Cork, Ireland in June 2017. Flights will be available four days per week from Newark, Baltimore, Boston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Double up on your vacation and include a stopover in Iceland. Spend as many days as you like on the carrier’s stopover program.
Introductory one-way rates start from $160 on travel through late September.
The least expensive WOW gateway city from Atlanta is Baltimore. Round-trip rates start from $156 during sale periods. That means with a bit of luck that you can snag a round-trip vacation to Iceland and Ireland from ATL for less than $500. Just WOW! 


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!

TODAY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$166 Detroit
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesday, Wednesday through January 31
Blackout dates: November 22-29
Stay at least one Saturday night or up to 30 days
Purchase today, October 28
Valid on Delta, nonstop

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$166 Kansas City
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday through February 15
No blackout dates
Stay at least one Saturday night
Valid on Delta, nonstop

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way travel permitted):
$178 Denver, or $89 each way
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid daily on westbound flights operating between 7-9A; 5-630A east
Finish travel on or before March 8
Blackout dates: November 21, 22, 26-28; December 22, 23, 26, 27; January 2-4, 7, 13; February 16-18, 20
Valid on Delta, nonstop

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$317 Palm Springs, California
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid daily on connecting Delta service
Finish travel on or before September 23
No blackout dates

Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way travel permitted):
$320 Santa Barbara, California, or $160 each way
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid daily on connecting United service
Finish travel on or before May 7
No blackout dates
Purchase by October 31

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way travel permitted):
$340 Vancouver, British Columbia, or $170 each way
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid daily on connecting Delta or United service
Finish travel on or before September 23
No blackout dates

HURRY! GO NOW! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way travel permitted):
$340 Toronto, Ontario or $170 each way
No advance purchase required
Valid daily through May 7
Valid on Delta connecting service (not valid on nonstop service)
Purchase by October 31

GO NOW! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$700 Rome, Italy
No advance purchase required — go as soon as this week!
Valid daily through March 31 on Turkish Airlines via Istanbul
One free stopover permitted
Stay one Saturday night or up to 90 days
Blackout dates: December 9-11, 12-16, 17-27 outbound; December 30-January 18 returns
Purchase by November 10

GO NOW! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$736 Barcelona, Spain
No advance purchase required — go as soon as this week!
Valid daily through May 31 on Turkish Airlines
Departure flight schedule requires an overnight in Istanbul (longer stops permitted)
Stay one Saturday night or up to 90 days
Blackout dates: December 9-11, 12-16, 17-27 outbound; December 30-January 18 returns
Purchase by November 29

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 for easy to follow steps. Clark’s National Travel Tips gives you the scoop on deals from cities across the country, and info on new airline routes (like WOW).


SPECIAL HOTEL & WHEELS OFFERS

A Spooky Smokies Weekend
The prettiest fall foliage is near its peak in Gatlinburg, so get going. Besides the fall colors, enjoy Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg, the Smokies’ take on the traditional Bavarian festival. The event features music, German food and imported beers.
Venture Resorts, the largest cabin rental agency in the Smoky Mountains, offers Last-Minute sale for Halloween weekend. From October 28-30, save 20% off rates on all remaining one, two and three-bedroom cabins, and 50% off larger cabins.
With this weekend’s 50% discount on large cabins, a family-friendly five-bedroom cabin like the company’s ‘LeConte View’ is available for as little as $160 per night. The same cabin rents for as much as $680 per night during the holiday season. Cabin prices vary by cabin based on size, amenities and cabin location.
Venture Resorts is the largest luxury cabin rental agency in the Smoky Mountains, managing over 500 cabins within minutes of Great Smoky Mountain National Park and family-friendly attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
In the spirit of Halloween, downtown Gatlinburg is also hosting the Shocktober, an event that promises ‘strange happenings, coincidences and otherwise unexplained phenomena.’ Ripley’s Haunted Adventure is also hosting its special ‘Fright Night’ this weekend.
Check out this weekend’s events at the Cabins of the Smoky Mountains blog.

Free Weekend Car Rental Day
Keep the good times going with a free third weekend day when you rent an intermediate (group C) through full-size (group E) car for three consecutive days from Budget. Use coupon TUWZ038 when making your reservation.
Weekend rental period begins Thursday and car must be returned by Monday 11:59P or a higher rate will apply. A Saturday night keep is required. Renters must meet Budget age, driver and credit requirements (minimum age may vary by location). An additional daily surcharge may apply for renters under 25 years old. 
A separate free weekend day offer on Budget rentals through June can be booked at Travelzoo


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


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