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.
November 22, 2013
Here's a good fare from LAX to Providence, R.I., which can also be an alternate airport for Boston, about 60 miles northeast: $256 round trip, including all taxes and fees, on United. Providence, Rhode Island's capital, was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams, who named it for “God's merciful providence.” To get this fare to Providence, you must purchase your ticket at least 14 days in advance; there is no minimum stay, and you may travel any day of the week through April 30. Availability may be limited.
November 6, 2013 |
Complain all you want about the airlines but at least the fares are not on the rise. When adjusted for inflation, domestic airfares dropped 3.6% in the April-through-June period, compared with the same period last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The average domestic fare--including round trips and one-way fares---during that period was $378, compared with the adjusted-for-inflation total of $392 for the same time in 2012, the bureau reported Wednesday.
October 6, 2013 |
It might have seemed that some airlines had gone completely nuts over the last couple of weeks. Southwest Airlines recently ran television ads that touted $69 fares, followed by promotions from Virgin America for fares starting at $59. Not to be outdone, Alaska Airlines peddled $49 fares - a deep discount compared with the average one-way domestic fare of about $190. These too-good-to-be-true deals usually come with a slew of restrictions, making them almost useless for most travelers.
September 6, 2013 |
Hawaiian Airlines and Tourism New Zealand have teamed up to offer a package starting at $1,210 that covers round-trip airfare, a night's stay in Auckland and a seven-day car rental. The fare is good from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas and other western U.S. cities, but only until the end of the month. The deal: All About Tours makes reservations for the package that includes: --Round-trip airfare on Hawaiian Airlines to Auckland, with a stop in Honolulu; --One night with breakfast at the Copthorne Hotel Auckland HarbourCity ; --Seven days car rental with unlimited mileage.
August 20, 2013 |
If the cost of airfare has kept you out of Africa, this deal gets you there (to South Africa and Zambia), sleeps you in three luxury resorts, feeds you breakfast and helps you explore. The deal: South African Airways Vacations' Route of the African Sun , which offers activities as diverse as watching game and touring wine country, includes roundtrip transatlantic coach flights on South African Airways from Washington Dulles (IAD) or New York City (JFK) to South Africa (round-trip airfare will add $250-$300 to this if booked with this package)
August 18, 2013 |
Maybe you have Russia on your mind as the 2014 Winter Games approach. Here's a $658 fare that gets you to Moscow from LAX, including all taxes and fees. You'll still have about 1,200 miles to go to get to Sochi , site of the Olympics. This fare on United is subject to availability. You must stay over a Saturday night and may not stay more than 30 days. Departures are Mondays-Thursdays, Oct. 28-Dec. 12 and Jan. 9-March 27. (The Olympics opening ceremony is Feb. 7.) Info: United , (800)