These deals, as discussed on KMOX for October 19, 2014, were valid at this time, and prices are subject to change without notice.
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500 Snooze You Lose Airfares
While the last minute getaways have doubled this week, and there are a few deals to be had for a last minute airfares; our super cheap advanced purchase Snooze You Lose airfares are like a diamond in the rough. This week we are seeing great airfares on short haul flights, as well as for coast to coast fall travel.
Some of the major US cities have a potential of dropping even more as we enter into October. The airlines demanded exorbitant airfares over this past summer, they also watched many of you dish out big bucks for these seats. Airfares dropped in price right after Labor Day, and will only continue to get better. For October thru November 18 travel will be deader than a door nail. The airlines still need to fill empty seats, and the only solution to that is to offer much lower airfares that you can't refuse.
Furthermore, we strongly suggest you use our flexible dates travel calendar when booking. This tool gives you many options and days of the week that you can travel at the BestFares. We suggest that you do two searches one week apart. For example, search our flexible dates calendar for travel October 14-21, and then compare the possibilities next to the week of October 21-28. By shifting your travel dates by just a few days you could save hundreds of dollars.
Check out this small sample of this weekend's Snooze You Lose airfares. We have over 500 Snooze You Lose airfares on sale and some to destinations you would not even think about going, but if the price is right, then pack that bag!
To see all 500 of our snooze you lose airfares, please click here.
Folks, it cost the airlines about 14 cents a mile to make a profit. In some cases, you’re paying under 5 cents a mile to some of these destinations.
Remember when booking online, please use our Flexible Travel Calendar option to help you find the cheapest departure and return dates with up to 49 different travel date options.
Now that you have seen some of this week's wild and crazy airfares, isn't it about time to click on the link below and see all 500 plus Snooze You Lose Airfares... you betcha!
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Tom Parsons is a consumer champion offering information on travel bargains that can knock big bucks off your travel costs. He is known for finding hidden airline promo codes and sharing those secrets with the world. You may have seen him on TV over the years; and you will recognize him as that guy that wears Hawaiian shirts. Tom scouts the internet finding ways to get you additional discounts on your car, hotel, airfare, cruise, or vacation package. Whether it’s free upgrades, free resort credit, a way to bypass a resort fee or airline fee, he is the go-to guru for travel. Tom is full of stories from flights being cancelled to travel and tipping etiquette mishaps, to how he took his whole family to Hawaii for free by being bumped off a flight. Tom loves to interact with his audience so, bring your travel questions. He will be ready and waiting in his Hawaiian shirt to help you and your family travel the world for less!
If you’ve been thinking about taking a cruise, this is an excellent time to look because we are seeing some great deals for travel in the next three to four months. Cruising can be a great option for a vacation because it’s like having a 24/7 all-inclusive vacation, with lodging, dining and entertainment included in your cruise price.
Cruises will be more expensive during the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays, but we should see deals before and after the holidays. Not only are cruise prices higher during the holidays, but airfares can also be sky high. Those fares also drop before and after the holidays, so you can save not only on cruise rates but also on fares. Most of the cruises listed below are valid for travel in November and January and once we get past the holidays, we should see more deals for travel in February.
We’ve been seeing some great fares from Dallas to Fort Lauderdale, for as low as $149 roundtrip on both American and Southwest, and you can find good prices on cruises from both Fort Lauderdale and nearby Miami. San Juan fares have been high, but they are cheaper than other port cities in the Caribbean. If you want to cruise out of Galveston, you may be better off driving from Dallas instead of flying because fares to Houston have been more expensive than they are to Fort Lauderdale.
Both Norwegian and Royal Caribbean are offering 4-night cruises from Miami to the Bahamas starting at $27 per night on multiple dates in November and January. Prices on Norwegian include $109 for an inside cabin, $129 for an ocean view, $329 for a balcony and $749 for a suite. Prices on Royal Caribbean start at $109 for an inside cabin, $149 for an ocean view and $546 for a suite. Princess is offering a 5-night cruise from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas with rates as low as $30 per night per person for departure November 10 or January 12. Rates start at $149 for an inside cabin, $199 for an ocean view, $299 for a balcony and $399 for a suite.
Carnival is offering a 7-night Southern Caribbean cruise beginning and ending in San Juan with prices starting at $299 for an inside cabin, $339 for an ocean view, $479 for a balcony and $849 for a suite. Departures are available on multiple dates in November and January and the cruise stops in St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and St. Maarten.
Norwegian is offering a 7-night Western Caribbean cruise out of Houston on multiple dates through January. This cruise stops in Cozumel, Mexico, Belize City, Belize and Trujillo, Honduras before returning to Houston. Rates start at $249 for an inside cabin, $279 for an ocean view, $609 for a balcony and $949 for a suite. Royal Caribbean has a 7-night Western Caribbean cruise from Galveston with rates starting at $317 for an inside cabin, $349 for an ocean view, $669 for a balcony and $1,427 for a suite. This cruise stops in Honduras, Belize and Cozumel, Mexico and has sailings in November and January.
The cruise prices listed above are per person, based on double occupancy. These prices were valid at press time, but are subject to change.
If you have ever served in the U.S. military, you should be on the lookout for military friends and family deals in early November. We usually see these specials offered in honor of Veterans Day and Carnival and Royal Caribbean seem to offer the best deals. Sometimes these deals are available for purchase for a couple of weeks and sometimes they last the whole month. You can usually book up to three cabins with the discount and travel should start around January 9 or 10 and run up until spring break. You may be required to show DD-214 papers as proof of your service and if you can’t locate yours you can get a replacement. I had to do that and it only took 10 days for the replacement to arrive. Visit www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records to request a replacement.
I know I say this a lot, but always give yourself a buffer on making it to a cruise on time. Many people book their own airfare when buying a cruise because it can be substantially cheaper than buying through the cruise line. If you don’t book your air through the cruise line, go to your departing port city at least the day before departure, visit the city and leave on your cruise the following day so that you don’t risk missing the boat. Fort Lauderdale, Miami and San Juan all have plenty to offer and you may want to spend more than a day in those cities before you depart. On the way back, it’s not as big of a problem because you won’t miss out on your vacation, but if you miss your cruise departure, you could be out all of your money.
Super Hot Travel Destinations Around The World
Earn Triple Points With Southwest And AirTran
Southwest recently launched a targeted offer where Rapid Rewards members can earn triple points on flights between now and November 20, 2014. You must register by November 20 and then book and fly by that day as well. With this promotion, your points-earning is bumped to the following levels based on the kinds of fares you purchase:
- Wanna Get Away: 12 bonus points per dollar – for a total of 18 points per dollar
- Anytime: 20 bonus points per dollar – for a total of 30 points per dollar
- Business Select: 24 bonus points per dollar – for a total of 36 points per dollar
In terms of value, you can redeem Southwest points at a rate of 70 per dollar for Wanna Get Away fares, or 1.4 cents each. So the return on your spending with this promotion just on Wanna Get Away fares is right around 25% – not bad!
To earn the bonus points, you must register prior to travel, and it is valid on new reservations booked within the promotional period only. The good thing about Southwest, though, is that all its fares are basically refundable. So if you have already booked travel during that time period and the airfare is still comparable, you can simply cancel your reservation and rebook after you have completed registration to earn the triple points.
Now the bad news. Per the terms, bonus points do not count toward A-List, A-List Preferred or Companion Pass qualification, which is too bad since this could have been a good way to make a final push for 2015 qualification.
Also, you do not earn bonus points on award, Companion Pass, Southwest Vacations Packages, Jackpot Deals or rewards travel, or on Southwest flights booked through AirTran – so be sure to book through Southwest!
To register, please click on the link below.
See More Of Europe For Less, With A Free Stopover In Istanbul!
This week if you can depart from Boston, New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, Houston, or Los Angeles; and starting April 15 from San Francisco you can fly to Europe for as little as $699 roundtrip to over a dozen European cities and get a free stopover in Istanbul, Turkey.
If Istanbul is not one of your top ten cities you have always wanted to see, well is should be. This city touches both Eastern Europe and Asia. Istanbul is on my own list to visit in 2015. I have had several friends visit Istanbul this past year, and they all would like to go back to see even more. You may want to do your own research on this half European, half Asian city.
On most routes, you must depart the US by May 15, 2015. Below are just a few examples of some of the great European destinations we have on sale that qualify for a free stopover.
|Departure / Destination||Roundtrip Price Per Person||Based On Travel|
|Boston to Amsterdam||$695||March 4-11|
|Houston to Paris||$799||Oct. 22-29|
|Chicago to Athens||$889||Oct. 29- Nov. 5|
|Washington DC to Barcelona||$839||Nov. 5-12|
|New York City to Berlin||$769||Nov. 12-19|
|Los Angeles to Vienna||$890||Feb. 10-17|
|San Fransisco to Budapest||$849||May 5-12|
We found special deals to the following European destinations Amsterdam, Athens, Vienna, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Milan, Berlin, Munich, Paris, Budapest, and Bucharest, some other European cities may also be available.
From San Francisco, these special fares are available for departures beginning April 14 through May 15, 2015, and for about $150 more you can depart between May16 through June 15, 2015.
When booking online, please use our flexible dates travel calendar to locate the cheapest days to get the Bestfares. To get more details on how to book a free stopover and to see sample airfares to Europe, please click on the link below.
Offer Extended For Our Hottest Deal To Las Vegas, Plus Take An Additional $15 Off Per Night
FINAL WEEKEND: This deal is always our hottest selling three-night Las Vegas vacation package, because it includes two free show tickets to some of the best theatre shows on the Strip. Our participating hotels that you can book for your three-night stay are the following 4 and 5-star hotels: ARIA, Bellagio, Vdara, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, and New York-New York.
Travel is valid between November 9, 2014 through April 9, 2015. You must stay a minimum of three nights at one of the hotels listed above. If you have already seen Beatles Love, you have the choice of the following other hot show tickets along the Strip, including Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil, KÀ by Cirque du Soleil, Terry Fator and his Cast of Thousands, Blue Man Group, Zumanity The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil, CRISS ANGEL Believe, Jabbawockeez Prism, Tournament of Kings.
Insider travel secret: If you want tickets to The Beatles LOVE, you should act now. Our vacation packages our priced to sell and when you look at all the goodies you get-- you can't go wrong!
Forget Baby needs a new pair of shoes; she wants Sin City, Las Vegas and two FREE tickets to one of the hottest shows in town!
To get the full details and to book online with our preferred vacation provider, please click on the link below.
Cheap First Class Airfares For Fall, Including Thanksgiving Thru Feb. 28
Many of you have discovered that flights will be sky high for summer travel this year. We also want you to think about fall and even Thanksgiving, where again airfares are sky high. Today several airlines, including Delta, United, and American have slashed their premium first class airfares by up to 70% through February 28.
The best days to travel to qualify for these first class seats are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. However, we are finding cheap first class seats on some routes valid seven days a week. For example, from Dallas to Los Angeles. we found first class seats available seven days a week; and for Thanksgiving travel departing, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, and returning the Saturday after Thanksgiving for $529 roundtrip.
The perks of flying first class are super hot. You get first on, first off privileges, up to 6 inches more of legroom, a large comfortable seat, you can check up to three bags weighing 50 lbs or less, meal service on longer flights, and of course, my favorite - free adult beverages, that could cost $7 each in coach.
Check out our sample airfares charts from Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Orlando, Phoenix, San Francisco, St. Louis, Tampa, West Palm Beach, and Washington D.C.
To check out the airfares departing from your home airport and to read important booking instructions on how you can take advantage of this summer and fall airfare deal that allows you to save up to 70% off, please click on the link below.
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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.
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Most of our offers are open to the general public and can be booked online. However, if you and your family travel overseas often or like to go on cruises our Membership could really benefit you.
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.
We can offer KMOX listeners $20 off your annual membership. To take advantage of this special offer just type in the promotion code KMOX20 when you sign up to become a Bestfares.com Exclusive Member by clicking on the link below.
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 32 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.