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October 11, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The opening date of the Omni Dallas Hotel -- Nov. 11, or 11/11/11 -- fuels a special opening room rate. Travelers vising the Texas city through the end of the year can look for room rates starting at $111 a night. The deal: The Definitely Dallas Package discounts rooms by 15%, the hotel's website says. The new 1,001-room downtown hotel features a heated pool and sauna, spa and a bridge that connects it to the Dallas Convention Center. When: The offer is good through Dec. 30, based on availability and subject to blackout dates.
December 23, 2012
If you want to take in the South Beach scene, here's a $232 round-trip fare from LAX to Miami on American Airlines that includes all taxes and fees. You need to act quickly: Although it's for travel through May 15, you must buy tickets by Jan. 3. You must buy at least 10 days in advance. It is for travel Mondays-Saturdays. It is subject to availability and has several blackout dates, including most March weekends. Info: American Airlines , (800) 433-7300 Source: Airfarewatchdog   Follow us on Twitter @latimestravel , like us on Facebook @Los Angeles Times Travel.
November 15, 2012 | By Brian E. Clark
Colorado ski and snowboard resorts are rolling out a variety of inexpensive early-season bargains to lure schussers onto their slopes.  Here's a sampling: Colorado Gems Card : This discount card is good at the eight Colorado Gem resorts (Arapahoe Basin, Eldora, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Ski Cooper, Ski Granby Ranch and Sunlight). It offers deals and discounts for skiers and riders of all ages and abilities. In addition to the resorts' upgraded season-long deals, there is a new component to this year's Gems Card: Flash Deals, which are special promotions and ways to save that are unique to each Gem resort and will be announced at the last minute throughout the season.
August 30, 2009 | Jen Leo
Some say the best time to visit Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure is after school starts, because they're not crowded. Now, you can save money too. The deal: Save $400 when you book a 4-Day/4-Night Disneyland Resort vacation package and stay at Disneyland Resort hotels, including Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Disneyland Hotel and Disney's Paradise Pier. Among the perks: Four days of Park Hopper tickets good at both parks, preferred seating at some shows at Disney's California Adventure Park and a slew of amenities, including one-day admission to Magic Morning at Fantasyland.
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)
December 9, 2012
Here's a New York deal that can have you there at one of the prettiest times of the year -- or not: From LAX to LaGuardia, a round trip on AirTran or Southwest costs $216, including all taxes and fees, for travel between Jan. 7 and May 15. It is subject to availability (and seats for March are already scarce) and blackout dates. Tickets must be purchased by Thursday. There is no minimum stay; travel must be Mondays through Saturdays. Info : AirTran , (800)
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)
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.
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)
October 28, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Off-season in Washington, D.C., means a nice break from blazing summer heat and crowds on the National Mall. Now it also means a nice break on hotel rates from Travelzoo at the stylish Donovan House: $109 a night on Fridays and Saturdays for a limited time. The deal: Travelzoo features the Donovan House weekend deal  on its Top 20 list, which means rooms may go fast. This Thompson hotel has a good central location (1155 14th St. N.W.) and free Wi-Fi comes too. Use the Travelzoo link or the promotion code "TZOO" to make a reservation.
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