Travel e-Scapes: August 20, 2015



Travel e-Scapes: August 20, 2015

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$680 Kona
$725 Honolulu or Maui
A 7-day advance purchase required
Add just $10 for Friday-Sunday travel
Complete travel on or before December 16
Depart through November 19 or November 25-December 12
Return by November 28 or December 4-16
A 3-night minimum stay required
Purchase by August 31
Valid on American(+Fees $) via Los Angeles


Airport Lounge Offer
Save 60% on a visit to one of the six Club Airport Lounge locations at five airports. A $15 day pass is offered on airport visits through September 30.
Here’s what’s included:
Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, WiFi and amenities
Food and drink options vary by club but include local craft beer, wine and premium liquor (Absolut, Jim Beam, Tanqueray and Johnny Walker)
Snacks include flavored popcorn, cookies, chips, cheese and crackers, fresh fruit and yogurt
Valid at: The Club at ATL The Club at CVG The Club at LAS in D Gates or Terminal 3 The Club at PHX (8am-3:30pm) The Club at SJC
Purchase your pass through Travelzoo

Do Dallas
One of ‘America’s Best Pumpkin Festivals’ according to Fodor’s Travel is ‘Autumn at the Arboretum’ at the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden.  Held September 19 through November 25, the highlight is the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village, which is created with 75,000 of pumpkins, gourds and squash by the talented horticulture team — including Cinderella’s carriage. Summer flowers like zinnias, impatiens, salvia and coleus, respond to cooler nights with bursts of color among thousands of pumpkins layered with ornamental grasses, copper plants and firebush. Enjoy a picnic in the gardens or stroll through the 150,000 fall-blooming flowers. Special events include free garden tours, Monarch Migration Day, Cool Thursdays Concert Series, Oktoberfest Garten at the Cafe on the Green, special music, and special discount days (BOGO Wednesdays and more). Some events require an additional cost. General admission: $15 adult, $12 Seniors 65 and over, $10 age 3-12, $8 parking. 


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!

One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$48 Philadelphia
$68 Los Angeles
A 7-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday
Add $10 per direction for other travel days to/from LAX; $20 to/from PHL
Complete travel on or before December 16
Blackout dates: September 3, 4, 7, 8; November 19-December 1
Purchase by August 21
Valid on American(+Fees $), nonstop

This weekend! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$228 Newark
Depart Friday, August 21 after 7pm, or anytime on Saturday, August 22
Return the following Monday or Tuesday, August 24 or 25
Purchase by August 21 at United(+Fees $) 
Service is nonstop
Round-trip from Atlanta:
$459 Bogota, Columbia
A 14-day advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week
Depart by December 15
A 7-night minimum stay required
Complete travel by December 24
Purchase by August 21
Valid on Delta(+Fees $) , nonstop

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$890 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A 7-day advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week
Depart by December 11
A three night minimum stay required
Complete travel by December 15
Purchase by August 26
Valid on Delta(+Fees $) , nonstop

Round-trip from New York-JFK to Milan:
$999 for two travelers from New York-JFK to Milan Economy Class or $3,800 in Business Class 
Depart October 1-March 20, 2016 on Emirates operated flights #206 and #205 only
Blackout dates: November 24-29; December 4-January 3, 2016 outbound; January 1-10, 2016 returns
Add $100 per direction for Thursday-Saturday outbound and/or Saturday-Monday returns
A three night minimum stay required; three months max
Valid on Emirates, nonstop
Purchase today, August 20 at Emirates(+Fees $) 
Milan was named the No. 1 destination to visit in 2015 by The New York Times
Milan hosts the World Expo through October 31

Airline fees can and often do exceed the cost of your ticket!
+Fees $$$ = Carry-on Bags: $10-$75; Checked Bags: $15-$100; Seats: $3-$199; additional fees vary by carrier
+Fees $ = Checked Bags: $24-$125; Select/Preferred Seats: $9-$99



2016 Europe River Cruise
Plan your 2016 cruise vacations in Europe now with a Viking River Cruises sale that includes round-trip airfare from: Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Miami, Minneapolis, Orlando, Raleigh, St. Louis, Tampa
Viking has consistenly been named a Travel + Leisure World’s Best River Cruise Line.
Per person prices from $2,049 include:
Round-trip airfare
A Riverview cabin
Transfers to and from the ship
Guided tours in each city
A $500 Visa gift card per cabin
Complimentary wine and beer with dinner and lunch service on the ship
Free onboard WiFi access
All air and cruise taxes
Available dates:
November 9, 11, 13, 27, 2016: Seven nights Paris and the Heart of Normandy
November 25; December 19, 20, 2016: Six nights Heart of Germany: Frankfurt to Nuremberg
Additional cruise dates for Rhine and Danube cruises are $200 additional per person.
Each of the 45 Viking ships in the fleet offer a floating hotel experience on calm waters with a constant backdrop of picturesque villages from lounges, bars and sundecks. The ship’s onboard lectures, musicians and dinners parallel the local flavor to help guests become more culturally immersed. Kids 12 and older are welcome on board. Book by August 25. Start the booking process at Travelzoo.

Labor Day in Central Florida
The Orlando World Center Marriott is offering the ‘Labor Day Weekend Getaway’ package with deluxe accommodations from $129 per night for stays September 2-7, including self-park.   Refer to promo code HO9.  A number of special events are planned at the hotel for the holiday weekend, including live entertainment at the pool, a golf clinic and movie nights. Set on 200 acres, this mega AAA Four-Diamond resort (recently saw a multi-million dollar renovation) features the iconic Falls Pool Oasis — ranked one of the world’s coolest hotel pools by Forbes — with a Slide Tower featuring two, 200-foot winding waterslides and one 90-foot speed water slide. The Splash Zone offers kids a zero-entry pool and playground, as well as a Kid’s Activity Zone and Poolside Bar and Grill. Other amenities include the championship golf course, a full-service spa and fitness center, and 10 restaurants and lounges, including a food court. The resort is 1.5 miles from Walt Disney World.   

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