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October 28, 2012
United and US Airways have a $243 round-trip fare from LAX to centrally located Salisbury , Md., which is about 120 miles or less from Baltimore, Washington, Philadelphia and Wilmington, Del. The fare includes all taxes and fees and is subject to availability. The ticket must be purchased seven days in advance and has no minimum stay. It is for travel any day through Feb. 28, but blackout dates apply and seats are scarce for November travel. Info: United , (800)
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November 26, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Cyber Monday brings out the strangest hotel bargains, but we're not complaining. These two Manhattan hotels make a winter trip to the Big Apple a bit more affordable. But watch the timing: One deal has a tiny booking period, while the other is wide open. The Duane Street Hotel in New York’s fashionable Tribeca neighborhood  plans to have a 29-minute sale on Cyber Monday (Nov. 29). Whew, set your stopwatches now! From 1:29 p.m. to 1:58 p.m. EST (10:29 a.m. to 10:58 a.m. PST)
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September 7, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
JetBlue and Southwest have some nice post-Labor Day sales that could make for a sweet fall getaway. Prices range from $39 to $49 each way from Southern California to points north . Of course, other destinations are on sale too, but act fast because these offers expire quickly. JetBlue : The sale puts prices at $29 each way to Las Vegas from Long Beach and $39 each way from Long Beach to Oakland , Sacramento and San Francisco , excluding tax and fees.
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March 6, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Hotel Abri in San Francisco was built the year after the city's devastating 1906 earthquake. The former Monticello Hotel has been transformed from a vintage building into a contemporary boutique hotel with an urban vibe. Now the Abri offers a spring deal on rates, but only for a limited time. The deal: The Get Lucky offer takes 20% off nightly rates at the hotel at 127 Ellis St. in the downtown area north of Market Street and not far from Union Square. Use the promotion code "LUCKY" to get the discount.
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July 2, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The Delta King riverboat traveled from Sacramento to San Francisco on the Sacramento River in the early 20th century. It has been permanently docked in Old Sacramento, the hub of the city's historic heart. Groupon Getaways is offering an overnight stay on the floating hotel that comes with nice extras for $129 a night -- a savings of more than $150 -- for a limited time. The deal: The Groupon coupon costs $129, which includes a room for two aboard the boat with a view of the river (excluding tax)
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July 7, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Summer airfare sales at JetBlue Airways and Frontier Airlines could help if you're a little behind on summer vacation planning. JetBlue has lowered the price on Las Vegas to $29 each way from Long Beach. And Frontier offers $84 fares each way from Los Angeles to Denver. Act quickly if you want a seat because these sales end Thursday night -- that's tonight. [ Updated at 11:09 a.m. July 7: Virgin America is also cutting fares, mainly for autumn, with a Quadruple Play sale that lasts only until 4 p.m. Pacific time Thursday (July 7)
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October 21, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Aqua Hotels & Resorts has put rooms in Honolulu and other Hawaii destinations on sale for $99 or less a night . The chain also tacks on a 10th anniversary discount that rewards those who bring along a childhood photo with a discount of 10% more. The deal: Aqua Hotels & Resorts has a dozen properties near Waikiki. Sample sale rates: I checked dates in late October online and found rooms going for $79 a night at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki and $99 a night at Aqua Palms Waikiki (prices exclude tax)
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April 3, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Hard to believe that Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego charged just $8.16 for a room when it opened in 1963. Half a century later, that rate is still available  -- if you pay regular price for two nights. The deal: Stay two nights at the best available rate and receive a third night for $8.16. It's all part of the 50th Anniversary Package at this resort, which features 287 rooms, swimming pools, fitness center, golf course and more. The deal must be reserved by phone using the code "RBI50.
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December 1, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Winter airfare sales are such a distraction at this time of year. Aren't we all supposed to be holiday shopping? Nevermind. Check out what could be good savings on fares for winter or spring break. Would you believe $19 to Las Vegas? JetBlue Airways: Las Vegas is the sweet spot for this airfare sale. The airline's website said Tuesday that JetBlue will fly five flights daily between Long Beach and Las Vegas and, for a limited time, will charge just $19 plus tax each way. Last week, no-frills newcomer Allegiant Air promoted a $40.68 round-trip fare on the same route to celebrate its new service, which starts Dec. 15. It will be interesting to see how this Vegas airfare war plays out – hopefully with more low fares for fliers.
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November 28, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Cyber Monday shopping starts today with a special offer from Hyatt Santa Barbara . If the name doesn't ring a bell, that's because Hyatt only recently took over the 80-year-old ocean-front Hotel Mar Monte at 1111 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Some guest rooms, the lobby and the pool and deck area have been refurbished; other rooms are in the middle of a $9-million renovation expected to be completed in 2012. For those who want to check out the new look, the hotel takes off 25% on room rates for reservations made on Cyber Monday.
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