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)
August 11, 2013 |
Get ready for the takeoff of another super-cheap airline offering ultra-low fares with loads of passenger fees. Industry insiders say the new super-discount airline may soon be launched with the help of Indigo Partners, the Phoenix-based private equity firm that invested in Florida-based Spirit Airlines in 2006 and helped persuade its chief executive, Ben Baldanza, to adopt dirt-cheap fares and abundant fees. Indigo is reportedly negotiating to buy Denver-based Frontier Airlines from its parent company, Republic Airways Holdings.
August 6, 2013 |
Prices are falling and interest rising in Cancun as summer draws to a close, according to statistics compiled by Kayak.com, the airfare and travel comparison website. If you're looking for a budget-friendly, last-minute beach destination to end your summer vacation, Mexico 's Riviera Maya may be a winner. Kayak 's techies analyzed more than 100 million inquiries a month that were conducted on the website from Memorial Day through July to find late-summer deals in August.
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July 31, 2013 |
SAN DIEGO -- Just when Mayor Bob Filner may need his own money to pay for legal bills, he has decided to personally pay $9,399 for his airfare, lodging and meals on a recent trip to Paris. Filner had initially asserted that his expenses were paid by a nonprofit group, as permitted by law. But reporters found that the group, the Organization of Iranian-American Communities, does not have nonprofit status with the IRS. On Wednesday, amid his other problems, Filner released a statement saying that he would reimburse the organization, all except for $440, the limit allowed by state law for gifts.