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Summer Airfares Are On The Rise, But Not If You Act Fast
Yes folks, we have not made it past Christmas, New Years, or Spring Break 2015. Nevertheless today, we want to talk about peak summer US travel. We are not yet seeing any fares from Southwest Airlines for summer travel. Currently, Southwest is only taking reservations thru June 5, 2015. Even so, last summer, Southwest summer airfares were not cheap.
If you’re lucky to be in a big metropolitan market with many nonstop options, expect to pay more for those premium nonstop flights. Today, when we did a quick glance across the USA, we found such a variety of airfares, especially when you had a choice of nonstop versus one-stop. It was not uncommon to find airfares $150 to $200 higher for non-stops than one-stops.
Here’s how we see it right now, for travel between January 5 thru March 5, 2015, you will probably find the cheapest airfares between the big metropolitan cities and Florida.
Between March 6 through April 20 expect to see much higher airfares. This is due to Spring Break and Easter, which falls on April 5, 2015 this year.
Between April 21 thru June 5, we should see another round of cheaper airfares, but not as low as what will get in the first two months of 2015.
From June 5 thru August 24, 2015, this time period will be considered peak summer, and you should expect the airlines to offer “refinance your home” priced airfares.
During August 25 thru November 17 and December 2 thru December 17, 2015, we expect to see lower...much lower airfares than the summer. We also expect Southwest Airlines to do a “Blow Out” sale for the fall time period somewhere around the week of June 9, 2015.
Another reason we think you should book your summer airfares early is it will end up costing you extra money if you are travel with a family of four. For example, American Airlines' 737-800 aircraft has 3 by 3 seating. There are usually 29 rows of seats. If you wanted to get four seats together you would probably need to sit in either Rows 25, 26, 27, 28, or 29. The rest of planes, even right now, are only allowing you to reserve either middle seats only or premium seats which you must pay extra. So flyer beware...if you are traveling this summer, you have some tough decisions to make if you want to fly for less.
Check out some sample airfares we priced around the USA for peak summer travel. As you can see, choosing one-stop over nonstop may be your ticket to savings this summer.
|Nonstop flights||Cheapest one-stop flights|
|New York City to San Francisco||$499-$559||$379|
|Washington DC to Los Angeles||$499-$589||$379|
|Boston to Seattle||$499-$589||$359|
|Portland OR to Ft. Lauderdale||$489-$589||$479|
|San Diego to Miami||$509-$529||$375|
|Dallas to Cincinnati||$289-$399||$169|
|Chicago to Phoenix||$489-$519||$349|
|Houston to Detroit||$369-$509||$279|
|Atlanta to St. Louis||$399-$429||$279|
|Dallas to Washington DC||$389-$429||$259|
|Boston to Orlando||$329-$399||$269|
|Denver to New Orleans||$519-$599||$269|
To start looking and booking your summer airfares online, please click on the link below.
Snooze You Lose Airfares!
t's amazing that a barrel of fuel dropped under $58 a barrel today. Nevertheless, some airlines continue to charge a fortune. During the past few years, the airlines increased their fares due to the high cost of fuel. Today, fuel has dropped by almost 40% since October. That is good news for many of you who want to travel short haul.
Today, I bought gas for my car for $2.15 a gallon. A 20 gallon tank cost me less than $45, and a full tank in my car will give me 350 miles. My car is a V8 luxury car, but many of you have cars that will get double the amount of miles per tank! So this holiday season, you may be able to drive a family of four much cheaper than flying. You save in many ways without having to pay for airport parking, so security lines, no baggage fees, no rental car, and no seat fees, and most importantly no delayed flights. You can sit the whole family in the first two rows of your car for free. The only problem may be who is going to call shotgun first!
So this holiday season, as well as spring break and summer 2015, if your destination is under 500 miles one-way, you may just want to pack up the car and see the USA in a Chevrolet.
However, when we were poking around today, we found a bunch of cheap airfares for winter travel. Remember, you can still take advantage of our $20 off per person Southwest Airlines certificate, good for up to 8 travelers. Click here to see how you can get two of these discount promo codes for free.
Our cheapest airfare using this discount promo code is between Chicago to Kansas City for $68 roundtrip. No need to drive, when airfares are this cheap and Southwest allows you two free checked bags per person! We also have a cheap airfare between Washington DC to Hartford for $73 roundtrip, and no coupon code is needed; this is a steal!
One of our biggest winners is between Dallas and Phoenix on Southwest for $78 roundtrip, after the discount. Talking about big winners we have over 500 winners to save you money. Check out a few of our cheap airfares below. There is no way I will drive from Dallas to Washington DC even with cheap fuel, when I can fly for $98 roundtrip!
|Dallas to Phoenix $78 RT $20 Off SWA||New York City to Charleston SC $121 RT|
|Dallas to Atlanta $98 RT $20 Off SWA||New York City to Washington DC $121 RT|
|Dallas to Chicago $88 RT $20 Off SWA||New York City to Savannah $121 RT|
|Dallas to Washington DC $98 RT $20 Off SWA||New York City to Tampa $182 RT|
|Dallas to New York City $168 RT $20 Off SWA||New York City to New Orleans $197 RT|
|Dallas to Ft. Lauderdale $148 RT $20 Off SWA||New York City to Ft. Lauderdale $202 RT|
|Dallas to San Francisco $178 RT $20 Off SWA||New York City to Orlando $202 RT|
|Dallas to Las Vegas $178 RT $20 Off SWA||New York City to Toronto $209 RT|
|Dallas to Denver $86 RT $20 Off SWA||New York City to Las Vegas $244 RT|
|Dallas to New Orleans $132 RT $20 Off SWA||Long Beach to San Francisco $103 RT|
|Wash DC to Hartford $72 RT||Long Beach to Oakland $103 RT|
|Wash DC to Charleston $82 RT||Long Beach to Las Vegas $107 RT|
|Wash DC to Boston $122 RT||Long Beach to Salt Lake City $141 RT|
|Wash DC to Tampa $134 RT $20 Off SWA||Long Beach to Seattle $141 RT|
|Wash DC to Orlando $176 RT $20 Off SWA||Long Beach to Portland OR $141 RT|
|Wash DC to Ft. Myers $189 RT||Austin to Long Beach $208 RT|
|Wash DC to New Orleans $168 RT $20 Off SWA||Austin to Ft. Lauderdale $158 RT $20 Off SWA|
|Wash DC to Phoenix $249 RT||Austin to Orlando $158 RT $20 Off SWA|
|Austin to San Juan $254 RT|
To check out all of our 500 snooze you lose airfares for winter travel, please click on the link below.
Cheap Winter And Spring Airfares To Europe
This week we checked the airfares from many US cities to Europe for the next 5 months. For the winter season, 6 US cities stood out as having some of the cheapest airfares to Europe. For travel starting April 13, 2015, San Francisco comes out smelling like a rose for cheap airfares to Europe for spring 2015 travel.
For example, departing San Francisco on April 20, and returning April 27, 2015 to Amsterdam, many international carriers want over $1,477. However, today you can go for as little as $861 roundtrip. That's over $600 per person in savings!
You also need to compare the airfares from your hometown airport to one of the 7 cheap gateway cities listed below like New York City, Washington D.C., Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. You can either drive to the nearest cheaper airport, or just purchase a cheap roundtrip ticket to one of the gateway departure cities. By doing so you could rack up big savings over flying out of your local hometown airport to Europe.
For example, Dallas to Rome departing February 3, and returning February 10, 2015, the cheapest airfare roundtrip on American Airlines $1,447 roundtrip. However, out of Houston, a close drive or flight from Dallas, the airfare to Rome is only $669 roundtrip. Yes, its an inconvenience to drive or fly to Houston, but come one...$700 bucks, is $700 bucks! A family of 4 traveling to Europe during Spring Break could save over $2,800. Folks, that's not chump change. As a matter of fact, it is like getting a 50% discount or a 2 for 1 airfare deal.
Here are just a few sample airfares we found for travel during the first 3 months of 2015. We think they are all are winners compared to the prices to Europe from other US cities.
|New York City to Milan - $535|
|New York City to Dublin - $628|
|New York City to Istanbul - $586|
|Washington D.C. to Rome - $736|
|Washington D.C. to Paris - $758|
|Boston to Bucharest - $573|
|Boston to Budapest - $573|
|Chicago to Moscow - $577|
|Houston to Barcelona - $638|
|Houston to Amsterdam - $661|
|Houston to Athens - $669|
|Los Angeles to Madrid - $799|
|Los Angeles to Amsterdam - $783|
|Departing after April 13, 2015:|
|San Francisco to Istanbul - $709|
|San Francisco to Moscow - $659|
|San Francisco to Rome - $840|
To check out our top 100 airfares to Europe, and to book your cheap discount airfare online, please click on the link below.
Cheaper Airfares To Start Your New Year's Off Right!
As the holidays quickly approach we have shifted our attention to much happier and cheaper airfares we call the Happy New Year's 2015 airfare discounts.
Compared to what we are seeing right now for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's, these Happy New Year's 2015 airfares can be up to 70% off.
Many of these airfares will kick in around January 6th or later with all travel completed by March 11, 2015.
We do have some cheap airfares that are available between December 3 thru December 17, 2014.
Look how cheap these airfares listed below drop in price in January and February 2015 versus peak New Year's travel.
|Dec. 27-Jan.3||Jan. 21-28|
|Dallas to Memphis||$145||$71|
|Dallas to Washington DC||$319||$123|
|Dallas to Chicago||$309||$102|
|Dallas to Ft. Lauderdale||$583||$172|
|Denver to Houston||$389||$149|
|Denver to New Orleans||$429||$103|
|Denver to New York City||$455||$222|
|Austin to Ft. Lauderdale||$769||$189|
|Pittsburgh to Ft. Lauderdale||$869||$179|
|Washington DC to Ft. Lauderdale||$709||$189|
|Hartford to Ft. Lauderdale||$819||$189|
|Cincinnati to Las Vegas||$744||$29|
|Austin to Las Vegas||$609||$223|
|Las Vegas to Tampa||$569||$232|
|Los Angeles to Houston||$459||$140|
|Memphis to Washington DC||$459||$110|
|New York City to San Francisco||$659||$329|
|New York City to Los Angeles||$859||$339|
|New York City to Orlando||$599||$223|
|New York City to Ft. Lauderdale||$649||$277|
|Washington DC to Orlando||$609||$147|
|Philadelphia to Las Vegas||$639||$232|
|Seattle to Washington DC||$699||$265|
Super Hot Travel Destinations Around The World
Dallas, St. Louis, & Miami to Osaka Japan From $779 Roundtrip- Dallas to Osaka, Japan (airport code KIX) today on American Airlines departing Jan 2 return Jan 28 is price at $1262 roundtrip. Japan Airlines $1289. Actually in June this airfare jumps up to over $1800 roundtrip. More.
Charlotte, Philadelphia, & Phoenix to Osaka Japan From $879 Roundtrip- Best Travel Days: Monday thru Thursday. Weekends can be sky high (Friday-Sunday). NOTE: Please use our Flexible Travel Calendar on the homepage to find the cheapest departure and return. More.
St. Croix, Virgin Islands on sale- This is a snooze you lose airfare. 7 US cities to St. Croix, Virgin Islands are as low as $319 roundtrip. Remember NO PASSPORT REQUIRED! More.
Washington DC to Palm Springs, Fresno, or Santa Barbara $279 RT- This one stands out because it for travel to three small regional airports in Southern California with very little or if no competition from the low cost carriers. More.
LAX, NYC, Seattle, and more to Hong Kong from $590 RT- Hong Kong lately has been going on sale off and on for the past 30 days. Today you can fly from Los Angeles to Hong Kong for only $590 roundtrip and this airfare includes fuel surcharges and international taxes. More.
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