Travel e-Scapes: November 8, 2016

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DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Salt Lake City, Utah

Travel e-Scapes: 11082016

Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$136 Salt Lake City, or $68 each way
A 7-day advance purchase required
Finish travel on or before February 7
Blackout dates: November 23-28; December 16-January 4
Valid daily on Frontier, nonstop
Purchase by November 9


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

Travel Gift
The Loungaroo blanket on Kickstarter has 8 features including a 3-in-1 Loungaroo pouch comprised of a hidden zippered pouch for valuables, a warm hand pocket, and when reversed it stuffs the blanket into a pillow. There is also a foot pouch like the bottom of a sleeping bag, and an adjustable hood for privacy.
The travel blanket is made with a premium fleece blend with an anti-microbial finish and is machine wash and dryable.
Check it out on YouTube.
Pledge $40 for the Loungaroo. Estimated delivery is April 2017. 

Double/Triple Bonus Miles
If you haven’t yet booked a year-end holiday trip, Frontier offers procrastinators double or triple bonus miles on new bookings made by November 24.

Eligible for triple miles kicks in on flights booked on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day or New Year’s Day and on any Tuesday through January 7. New bookings on other travel days accrue double miles.
The bonus miles can add up, especially for those flying Frontier’s longest routes. Flying between San Francisco and Orlando, for example, would earn 2,445 miles plus additional 2,445 bonus miles on double-mileage days or 4,890 bonus miles on triple-mileage days.
Remember to enter your EarlyReturns frequent flier number at the time of booking to qualify for the bonus miles. Not a member? It’s free to join.  


SPECIAL DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL OFFERS

Airfare offers – ones with a ticket-by date – and deals with our suggestion to ‘Hurry!’ can expire at anytime.   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 (one-way permitted):
$86 Chicago-O’Hare, or $43 each way
Valid Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday
Start travel on or after November 29
Finish travel on or before December 21
Valid on American or United, nonstop
Purchase by November 8

Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$96 Denver, or $48 each way
$166 Salt Lake City, or $83 each way
A 14-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesday or Wednesday through April 12
Blackout dates: December 22, 23; December 26-January 4; January 7, 8, 16; February 18, 20, 21; March 10-12, 17-19, 24-26
Valid on Frontier, nonstop
Purchase by November 9

HURRY! GO NOW! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$348 Orange County-Santa Ana (SNA), or $174 each way
No advance purchase required — go as soon as this week!
Valid daily on United via Denver or Houston through October 4

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$136 Ft. Lauderdale, or $68 each way
$156 W. Palm Beach, or $78 each way
Valid daily on Delta, nonstop through February 15
No blackout dates
W. Palm Beach: Valid south on flights operating before 9A, 11A-2P or 2-7P; north before 830A, 12-2P, 4-5P or 7P-midnight
Ft. Lauderdale: Valid south on flights operating from 6-830A, 11A-130P or 5P-midnight; north between 5-8A, 10A-1P, 2-4P or 6P-midnight

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$220 Ft. Myers, or $110 each way
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid daily on Delta, nonstop through October 4
No blackout dates

HURRY! Ticket Hack to San Jose, Costa Rica for $323 round-trip!
Ticket #1: $86 round-trip Atlanta to Miami (one-way permitted):
A 7-day advance purchase required
Valid daily through February 15 on American, nonstop
Blackout dates: November 26, 27; December 22, 23, 26, 27; January 2, 3, 7, 8
Ticket #2: $237 round-trip Miami to Costa Rica (one-way permitted: $104 south; $133 north)
Valid daily from January 1 with travel to be completed on or before February 28 on American, nonstop
Note: Compare to Delta’s $633 round-trip ATL-SJO

Round-trip from Greenville SC:
$480 GSP to Paris
A 90-day advance purchase required
Depart by March 31
Valid daily on Delta via New York-JFK
A 7-night minimum stay required; one year max
Purchase by January 31
Greenville is about a 2 hour, 20-minute drive from ATL

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. https://www.kayak.com/airline-fees

How do you find these great airfare deals? Visit Clark’s Atlanta Travel Tips page for easy to follow steps.


SPECIAL HOTEL & RESORT OFFERS

West Coast Calls
Whether you’re looking for a luxury shopping experience, smart boutiques or eco-friendly options, Costa Mesa has you covered.
Finish off a day of shopping with a wine tasting at the Wine Lab at the CAMP. The Wine Lab, specializes in small production and organic wines, offers flights in test tubes and wine on tap for a unique tasting experience.
The South Coast Plaza has one of the largest concentrations of high-fashion retailers in the world with brands including Gucci, Fendi and Christian Dior.
From November 11 to January 7, book a minimum of two consecutive nights with select Costa Mesa hotels and receive a $100 gift certificate to South Coast Plaza. Participating hotels for this offer include:
Crowne Plaza
BLVD Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites (from $93 a night)
Marriott
The Westin South Coast Plaza
Residence Inn by Marriott
The complete South Coast Plaza package includes the following:
A $100 Gift Certificate
Complimentary Valet Parking and a VIP Shopping Passport  
Costa Mesa and Newport Beach is just over two miles from John Wayne Airport (SNA). Start the day enjoying the sun and sand at Newport Beach or strolling along the streets of Balboa Island when staying in Costa Mesa. Traveling with the family? Disneyland is a short drive away.

Save in SLC
In addition to 4 legendary resorts, Ski City (that’s Salt Lake City) has over 1,700 restaurants, 140 bars, and 19 unique neighborhoods, not to mention performing arts, shopping, live music, and pro sports to make every day an awesome experience, whether you’re on or off the mountain. The only thing better than skiing and apres in Salt Lake? Saving on your ski vacation.
Save this Visit Salt Lake link for all current offers. Here are some of the best buys:
A new Fairfield Inn & Suites in Midvale/Salt Lake City offers a ski package at rates from $130 per person, per night. Included is a hot breakfast, parking and a shuttle to the ski bus and 2 Super Passes per day. 
The Residence Inn Sandy offers a 4-night ski package, 6 Super Passes, buffet breakfast and shuttle to the nearby ski bus for $109 per person, per night.
Rates are $155 per person, per night at the Snowbird Ski Resort and inclusive of daily Snowbird lift tickets for all on the package. 
With a Super Pass in hand, you save on direct-to-lift access to your choice of Alta, Brighton, Snowbird, and Solitude resorts. This means no lift-ticket windows and the pass allows a savings of up to 40% on ski rentals. Super Pass also gets you a free ride on TRAX light rail and UTA ski buses, so you can transition seamlessly to the city’s apres scene. The Super Pass is valid on 3 to 10 days of skiing. 1- and 2-day Super Passes may only be purchased as part of certain hotel packages.


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


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