These deals, as discussed on WBEN Radio on December 24, 2013; and were current as of that time. Prices and availability are subject to change without notice.
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Don't Be A Sleeping Santa On These Winter Deals!
Let's face it, travel for 2013 is almost over. The majority of you that are booking today on Bestfares.com are grabbing these cheap airfares and vacation packages for travel during January and February 2014.
You're the smart ones, or at least you would rather fly after New Year's versus paying up to four times the price for Christmas and New Year's travel to travel to the same destination.
We are finding not only cheaper airfares for travel during early 2014, but also vacation packages seem like a steal compared to travel over the next few weeks. While traveling over the holidays may be nice, if you wait until January or February to take that same trip, many of you will be able to get a three or four night vacation package cheaper than the holiday airfare alone; and still have money left over to buy a 55 inch LCD TV to put under the Christmas tree.
For example, if you depart nonstop from Buffalo to Cancun for New Year's on Sunday, December 29 for a four night stay at the 4-star Westin Resort, you're going to pay $1,909 per person, or $3,820 per couple.
However, if you depart from Buffalo to Cancun on February 2, for a four night stay the same resort, you will only pay $879 per person, or $1,759 per couple. That's a savings of over $2,000 per couple.
Heck, forget that 55'' TV, you can get an 80'' TV with the additional money you are saving; and still have plenty of pesos left over for those more important things, like some margaritas and cervezas on the sunny beaches of Mexico! To get more details about our 2014 airfares and vacations to Mexico, please click here.
Just remember when you are traveling during peak holidays you get killed on price in two ways. Once with paying higher airfares, and then you get hit again with super high hotel rates, due to the demand of the anticipated increase in volume of rooms needed for family travel over the holidays.
Below are a few deals we are finding for early 2014 that will save you a bundle versus traveling during peak holiday travel. After seeing that holiday travel might force you to refinance your home; why not skip the holiday travel and instead upsize your 2014 travel plans, at least for travel thru May 28, 2014 and fly in first class for less.
You get all the perks you want for just a few dollars more than coach. What's not to love about two by two bigger seats, six inches of extra leg room, you get to be the first on and first off the plane, three free checked bags, priority security, snacks, maybe even a meal, and of course free booze; no $7 cocktails here! To get more details on our first class USA airfares, please click here.
|First Class Roundtrip Price, Including All Taxes|
To get more details on our first class USA airfares, please click here.
And our last section of deals is our snooze you lose airfares for travel after the holidays. We are finding some great airfares across America starting January 7 through March 5, 2014. On some routes, these cheap airfares may extend through March and April, so be on the lookout for a good deal.
Why not spend this weekend shopping for that last minute gift, and gift the gift of travel! To see more of our snooze you lose airfares and to book online, please click here.
|Boston $135 RT|
|New York City $175 RT|
|Chicago $155 RT|
|Washington DC $165 RT|
|Charlotte $189 RT|
|Jacksonville $215 RT|
|Tampa $245 RT|
|Orlando $245 RT|
|Denver $255 RT|
|Atlanta $245 RT|
|Memphis $259 RT|
|Richmond $255 RT|
|Minneapolis $245 RT|
|New Orleans $289 RT|
|Houston $285 RT|
|San Juan $359 RT|
|Phoenix $329 RT|
|San Francisco $335 RT|
Insider travel secret: can't make up your mind? No worries, during the next two weeks the number of our last minute airfares will be very limited. But starting January 7, we are expecting as many as a thousand or more bargain deals; giving you the option to purchase a cheap weekend getaway for early 2014 travel.
We expect to see the number of cheap weekend fare options double the normal amount of cities on sale starting after the New Year. The real question now is where will these fares take you?
To see more hot deals going on at Bestfares.com, please click on the link below.
Super Cheap Airfares And Vacation Packages To Mexico's Beaches!
Well folks, we have no explanation as to why we are seeing super cheap airfares to Mexico's beaches for travel during the month of February; but we are! It is not a USA system-wide airfare sale, but we are finding major USA cities on sale to Mexico.
With these new cheap airfares DO NOT overlook our vacation packages to the beaches of Mexico.
This price included four nights at a 4-star beach resort, roundtrip airfare, and $100 in international taxes and landing fees. Now that is what we call one cheap peso of a vacation!
Sample rates are based upon a four-night stay departing February 22-26, 2014.
Cabo San Lucas / Los Cabos
Cancun/ Riviera Maya/ Playa del Carmen
Ixtapa/ Zihuatanejo (ZIH)
Puerto Vallarta (PVR)
Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort
Also, during the month of February, you will find cheap airfares to Mexico City (MEX), Ixtapa / Zihuatanejo (ZIH), Mazatlan (MZT), Manzillo (ZLO), and Acapulco (ACA).
We are not quite sure what to call these cheap airfares, are the snooze you lose, or are they mistake airfares? Either way these fares are dirt-cheap and selling fast, so act now!
To see more sample airfares and vacation package options; and to book online, please click on the link below.
Europe Deal Of The Day Dublin Including St. Patrick’s Day From $709 RT
This year the St. Patrick’s Day party week in Dublin, Ireland will be March 14 thru March 17, 2014. As a bonus to you that’s low season for travel from the USA to Europe at least for departures between now and March 27, 2014.
We found the 4-star DoubleTree Hilton in downtown Dublin, a great bargain. We can give you six nights in Dublin, starting as low as $1,044 pp, including roundtrip airfare, and six nights at the 4-star DoubleTree. The 4-star Hilton is just a few bucks more.
So if you’re looking for a great winter or early spring travel deal, or a St. Patrick’s fun party, then Dublin is the place for you.
If you are going for St. Patrick's week, we suggest that you depart on March 12, and return March 19; these will be the cheaper days to travel. Please note hotels in Dublin will be in high demand during St. Patrick’s Day week, so expect to pay more during that week.
To book your cheap discount airfares, flight and vacation package to Dublin, Ireland online, please click here.
|Departure City||Jan 21 - Jan 28||
St. Patrick's Day Week
March 12 - 19
6 Nights 4- Star DoubleTree by Hilton Plus Airfare
Jan 21 - 28
Las Vegas 2 Nights 4-Star Hotel, From $396 PP Including Airfare!
This weekend while all of us are in a shopping mode, you may find yourself shopping for airfares, vacation packages, and cruises for the year 2014. You may also be smart if you want to fly and travel for less.
Insider Travel Secret: If you elect to fly Spirit Airlines on your next trip remember if you bring a carry on roller you will be charged $35 if you prepay, $50 if you pay at the check in counter before passing thru TSA and $100 if you pay at the gate. If you bring a small pack that will fit under your seat that will be free.
Also another important cost issue in Las Vegas is that many of the hotels charge a resort fee up to $30 a day per room. There are still some great hotels without resort fees so be sure to check.
This resort fee has nothing to do with Bestfares.com as matter of fact we do not collect this resort fee you must pay at the hotel during check out so travel smart and understand these two important travel fees.
If two of you are travel you may find it cheaper to check one prepaid bag under 40 pounds and bring two small back packs that will fit under your seat.
3-Star Hotel Circus Circus
4-Star Hotel LHV
No Resort Fees, 2-for-1 show tickets to a show of their choice at Shimmer Cabaret
2 Night Vacation Jan. 27 - 29, 2014 Price Per Person
2 Night Vacation Jan. 27 - 29, 2014 Price Per Person
Travel Deal Of The Day: St. Thomas Virgin Islands From $389 RT
Take off to St. Thomas in the heart of winter! Why have cabin fever when you can be on the 80 degree beaches of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands for as low as $389 roundtrip.
We are finding the best travel deals between Feb. 20 thru Mar. 19, 2014. Please try to avoid travel on Friday, Saturday, and Sundays.
Go shopping and sailing, snorkeling and sightseeing, or diving and dining. Enjoy the island’s world-renowned golf course, picture-perfect beaches and spectacular nightlife. Take the Skyride 700 feet above the city or climb the famous 99 Steps of Charlotte Amalie for an incomparable view of the Caribbean. And if you’re interested in culture and history, don’t miss seeing the second-oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere, the 1680-built Fort Christian or the childhood home of Camille Pissarro, one of the best-known French Impressionists.
To book your discount travel to St. Thomas please, click here.
|Roundtrip price including all taxes|
Florida 4-Star Vacations!
Since the week before Thanksgiving most of America has been hit with unbelievably cold weather, as well as ice, snow, etc. A word for the wise, there has been one area within country which had, and continues to have remarkable weather, this area is the great state of Florida.
This weekend both Ft. Lauderdale and Miami are expected to reach 84 degrees. This Saturday, Orlando and Ft. Myers will be 85 degrees; and over in the Clearwater /Tampa area the weather will be 81 degrees.
Each day you wait to find a "warm up my bone's getaway" is also another day where airplane seats are sold to Florida, and before you know it the airfares will be sky high; and the hotel prices will climb due to all the advance bookings.
This could be the last time to get cheap airfares and hotel rates for January and February travel to Florida and other warm destinations!
So you have a choice to make, you can either pack the tree full of gifts, or you can purchase a double whammy gift from Bestfares that is loaded with sun, fun, and savings. Hopefully, your traveling companion doesn't see this email and get the same idea. What would you do with two warm up them bone's vacation packages except party, party, party!
Sample rates are based upon a three-night stay departing January 25-28, 2014.
The hotels listed below are all 4-star luxury hotels or higher
To book your cheap discount airfares, flight and vacation package to Florida online, please click here.
|Tampa||West Palm Beach|
|4- Star hotel or higher|
|Departure City||Rosen Plaza||BeachComber Resort and Villas||
West Palm Omphoy
To book your cheap discount airfares, flight and vacation package to Florida online, please click here.
San Juan Starting At $355 RT No Passport Required
Take off to San Juan this winter and enjoy the warm Caribbean beaches of Puerto Rico. Enjoy the casinos, mojito's, and nightlife this island has to offer. Plus, no passport is required.
Be sure to use our flexible date calendar on the homepage to find the cheapest flight. We are finding the best travel deals between January 13 thru May 31, 2014. Please try to avoid travel on Friday, Saturday, and Sundays.
When you're in San Juan, don't miss the opportunity to witness the pinnacle of natural beauty by exploring Puerto Rico's El Yunque Rain Forest. It features more than 240 species of trees, hundreds of miniature orchids, and what was once believed to be the Fountain of Youth.
At the same time San Juan, the capital of the commonwealth, is a big city with a bustling business district, glitzy resorts and casinos, as well as one of the most stunning examples of colonial life in the Western world.
To book your discount travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico please, click here.
|Prices are listed roundtrip per person, and include all taxes|
Europe Deal Of The Day: Istanbul From $759. Depart By March 31, 2014
Take off to Istanbul this winter and early spring at some of the lowest airfares we have seen to Europe. Why just see Europe when you can land in Istanbul, and cross the bridge and be in Asia in only minutes? WOW!
To qualify for these airfares you can start flying as early as January 7th, with all departures taking off by March 31, 2014. On most routes you can stay up to 30 days, in some cases even up to 6 months.
What also makes Istanbul a great destination is our six night vacation packages where you can stay at some of the finest 4-star hotels with airfares as low as $1,130 per person.
We like the 5-star Barcelo Eresin Topkapi just 3 miles away from the Blue Mosque. This hotel is luxury galore, including an indoor swimming pool (as the Turkish are known for their Turkish bath houses). The hotel also provides free wi-fi.
The prices below are based on February 18-25, 2014.
To book your trip to Istanbul online, please click here.
Caribbean 4-Star Vacations Including Airfare
We have dozens of hotels to choose from, but here are some of our top picks. Remember, if you just want a warm beach, and a cold drink vacation package, you don't have to stay at a 4-star resort. We have many great 3-star hotels and resorts that are located on the sandy warm beaches so don't forget to check those out too. OR consider staying two or three nights.
Your cheapest travel days will be Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, and we do recommend at least a 14-day advance purchase. Rates are listed per person based on double occupancy. Prices include roundtrip airfare, four days and three nights at a 4-star Caribbean hotel, and all taxes. Now all that's left is to do is pack your sunglasses and sunscreen!
Sample rates are based upon a four-night stay departing February 1-5, 2014.
While Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Grand Cayman, and Aruba are some the cheapest destinations, you can still find some great deals in Antigua, St. Lucia, Jamaica, Turks and Caicos, and many other Caribbean destinations.
The hotels listed below are all 4-star luxury hotels or higher
To book your cheap discount airfares, flight and vacation package to the Caribbean online, please click here.
|Accra Beach Hotel and Spa||
Pelican Bay Resort
The Reef Resort
Riu Ocho Rios All-Inclusive
British Colonial Hilton
Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel and Casino
To book your cheap discount airfares, flight and vacation package to the Caribbean and Mexico online, please click here.
Bargain Fares To Europe For Winter, Spring, and Summer Travel
We have seen some major price drops to Europe for both winter and spring travel. You can save up to $880 per person by flying to Europe if you depart by March 27, 2014.
These prices for winter and spring are drastically lower than the peak summer season, where family travel is in high demand and ticket prices sky rocket.
Few places pack the punch of Europe. From its Northern Lights to its Southern shores, this country keeps on thrilling, surprising you with extraordinary wealth of sights, sounds, people, and parties!
But the good news is that whatever you decide to do, you’ll leave blown away by the sights, sounds, tastes and other sensations you’ll experience: there simply is no way to tour Europe and not be awestruck.
These new cheap airfares are valid to over 40 European cities from over 100 U.S. cities. The sample prices below are based on a 7 day, 6 night stay.
You can stay up to 30 days, in some cases up to six months. The cheapest travel days to depart to Europe will be Sunday thru Thursdays, and returning Monday thru Thursday. England is the exception, with both the cheapest outbound and return travel days being Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
To book your cheap discount airfare or airline tickets to Europe, please click here.
|Depart by March 27||Depart March 28 - May 15||Depart May 16- August 24|
Save $10 Off Your Southwest Airlines Flight To Anywhere They Fly
We can tell you how to get a free $10 off promo code discount coupon for travel anywhere Southwest flies for travel between now and February 26, 2014!
To get your $10 off Southwest promotion code: Send us an email to this email address with your name , firstname.lastname@example.org
That's it! After it may take up to 24 hours to receive the coupon to be believed to your email inbox.
This promo code discount is valid for up to 8 people traveling together. That means you could potentially save up to $80 off the lowest published roundtrip airfares to anywhere Southwest flies!
We highly recommend that you travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, and that you book and use your promotion code during an airfare sale. This will give you a double whammy in savings. Not only will you get a discount sale airfare, you can then take $10 off the lowest-published sale airfare.
Drive Out Of Florida Spring Special!
Rent A Full Size Car For Under $10 A Day, Plus Save Even More Green With Our Discount Coupons
Take the road less traveled, leave Florida for only $9.95 per day. Book a one-way out of Florida roundtrip on Bestfares.com and pay as little as $9.95 for a full-size car. You can keep the car up to 21 days, and can drop it off anywhere in the USA, including the West Coast.
If you have a large family you can upgrade to an SUV for $19.95 per day, or a mini-van for $24.95 per day.
Travel is valid between April 1 and May 31, 2014. One-way airfares to Florida are super-cheap; and just think about how much money you will save on baggage fees on your return trip home. You will be able to pack up the souvenirs, and deck chairs that you have acquired along the way and you don't have to pay to check them!
|Orlando||Tampa||Ft. Lauderdale||Miami||W. Palm Beach|
To book your drive out of Florida spring special online, please click here.
News & Insider Travel Secrets!
Get Up To Date News And Travel Tips From Bestfares.com
We want our followers not only to be able to travel the world for less, but also be savvy educated travel consumers. We want you to know how to get bonus miles, free upgrades, airfare and hotel discounts, travel alerts and changes.
Below are some new stories and travel offers that we think you should read and take advantage of. To get the full details on each story, just click on the links below.
American, Delta, and United offer bonus miles for online holiday shopping- The AAdvantage eShopping mall and Delta SkyMiles Shopping here to make your holiday shopping easier – and help you get to your destination faster with bonus miles. Earn extra miles for every dollar you spend shopping at over 900 top online stores like Macy's, Best Buy, and Nordstrom. Plus, discover coupon codes, free shipping offers, and special holiday bonuses. It has never been easier to shop and earn extra miles. More.
See how to save an extra 5% off Southwest Airlines- If you have a local Sam's Club near you and will be buying tickets on Southwest Airlines, you can save an additional 5% off (or 4.7 exactly) on your next ticket. More.
The older you are the more you save on your hotel room rate- The older you are, the more you’ll save with Starwood’s Celebrate Your Birth Year promotion. You’ll pay the regular hotel rate your first night and on the second and third consecutive nights, you’ll pay a rate equal to your birth year. More.
Tips for kids flying solo this holiday season and beyond- The holidays are a popular time to see kids flying solo. Whether your child will be traveling alone to visit a divorced parent, or other family and friends, we have some tips for you. More.
Check your bag with Frontier and get a $25 rebate- You must book your flight by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on December 31, 2013, or before the 4,000 rebate cards run out, whichever comes first. More.
Airlines experiment with pooling points and bundling fees- If you only travel once or twice per year, it can be hard to rack up enough miles or points to get an award ticket. Some airlines offer family plans that could be a quick way to pile up those miles or points. These programs typically allow you to pool your points together as a family and so you can qualify for a free ticket faster. We most commonly see this kind of program with international carriers, but it is starting to happen with domestic carriers. More.
Be strategic with your frequent flyer points and mileage awards- When it comes to getting award tickets, there are ways to get a better value for your frequent flyer points or miles. When Southwest airlines changed its frequent flyer program from segments to points back in 2011, no one was happy with the change. The old program was a popular one, where you earned a free ticket after flying 16 segments, and we all loved the award availability. This week my hat is off to American Airlines and to its AAdvantage frequent flyer program. More.
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From time to time we will negotiate offers with our hotel, car, and airline vendors for deals that are not open to the general public. This is where being a Member of Bestfares.com benefits you and allows you to save big bucks on travel.
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Tom Parsons, CEO and founder of Bestfares.com, a discount travel website that tracks airfare changes and travel industry trends, is one of the most sought-after travel industry experts in the United States.
Parsons has been chasing down hidden travel bargains and bringing them to the traveling public for more than 31 years.
Parsons regularly appears on over 100 national and local radio stations and television networks each month, and is regularly quoted by countless newspapers and magazines.