January 27, 2014 |
Here's an airfare deal to one of the world's most exciting cities at a price that will keep your budget calm: Delta and United are offering a round-trip fare from LAX to Shanghai for $647, including all taxes and fees. It comes with caveats, including a purchase-by date of Friday. It is for travel between Feb. 25 and March 31 and is subject to availability. Info: Delta , (800) 221-1212; United , (800) 864-8331. Source: Airfarewatchdog
January 17, 2014 |
One of the best times to see London is when winter is waning. The crowds are smaller, the weather is generally mild and the prices are better. Those better prices include a $798 round-trip airfare from LAX to London's Heathrow, including all taxes and fees, on Air Zealand. The big caveat: You will need to buy your ticket by Wednesday, Jan 22. It is, of course, subject to availability; it must be purchased 14 days in advance, which isn't much of an issue considering how quickly you need to buy; and it is for travel between Feb. 9 and March 29. The minimum stay for this airfare is seven days and the maximum is 12 months.
January 10, 2014 |
American and Delta are offering a round-trip fare from LAX to Raleigh, N.C., for $260, including all taxes and fees. Raleigh is named for the English explorer who found, then lost, favor with the English monarchy, leading to his execution in 1618. The city was incorporated 174 years later, and today, with Durham and Chapel Hill, form the Research Triangle, a development and research center. The fare to Raleigh is subject to availability and must be purchased at least 14 days in advance.
December 30, 2013 |
Fares to the East Coast, especially from a smaller airport, can be high, so this round-trip Ontario-to-Boston flight on American is welcome: $245, including all taxes and fees. It is subject to availability and must be purchased at least 14 days in advance. There is no minimum stay, and you can travel any day of the week through June 4. Info: American Airlines , (800) 433-7300 Source: Airfarewatchdog
December 20, 2013 |
If you're headed to Knoxville, perhaps best known as the location of the Tennessee Valley Authority, United has a round-trip from LAX for $283, including all taxes and fees. Knoxville, tucked between the Cumberland and Great Smoky mountains, became home to the TVA when it was established in 1933. The TVA website says the U.S. government-owned corporation "provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven Southeastern states. " The airfare to Knoxville is subject to availability and must be purchased at least seven days in advance.
December 15, 2013 |
When you go online to search for an airfare, you often see the lowest price appear at the top of your computer screen. But what if your airline search site instead offered you a customized flight package deal - adding extras like wireless Internet access and a seat with extra legroom - based on what you have booked in the past? In the future, airlines will increasingly offer you customized airfares based on detailed information carriers have collected, even data about your income, the neighborhood where you live and your travel patterns, according to industry experts.
December 13, 2013 |
Here's a chance to visit one of the world's most biodiverse countries if you can navigate the blackout dates: Copa Airlines is offering a round-trip fare for $473, which includes all taxes and fees, from LAX to Panama City. The fare is subject to availability and must be purchased 14 days in advance. You must stay at least three nights but may not stay more than 30. You may travel any day of the week between Feb. 1 and April 15. These blackout dates apply: Flying from the U.S. to Panama: March 4-9 and April 19-23.
December 6, 2013 |
Given all the indoor things you can do in New York in chilly weather (theater, museums, shopping), cold may not be a deterrent to this $258 round-trip fare (including all taxes and fees) from Burbank to New York's JFK on United. You must buy your ticket to New York at least seven days in advance. There is no minimum stay, and it is for travel any day of the week through Feb. 28 (although holiday blackouts apply). After that date, it is for travel Tuesdays and Wednesdays through May 20. Info: United , (800)
November 29, 2013 |
It might be a bit brisk during the months of this round-trip airfare special from LAX to Warsaw on Aeroflot, but the price will warm your heart: $733, which includes all taxes and fees. It is subject to availability, and you must stay a Saturday night for travel between Jan. 24 and April 12. Warsaw's motto - "It defies the storms" - refers to its tumultuous history (it has been destroyed and rebuilt several times, mostly recently during World War II), rather than its weather.
November 24, 2013 |
Highlighting airfare sales each week is much appreciated by this reader. I just returned from an impromptu trip to Seattle, which I never would have done before reading about it in a recent Airfares column buried in the back of the Travel section. Not only was the price remarkably inexpensive [$158], but the travel time was very quick: a two-hour flight and no time change. Seattle is a pleasant city and full of friendly faces during a decidedly off-season. Readers should keep an eye on Airfares deals in each week's Travel section.