These deals, as discussed on KMOX for July 27, 2014, were valid at this time, and prices are subject to change without notice.
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3 Hot Promo Codes That Can Save You Big Bucks
Virgin America has current free hidden promo code that gives you up to 20% off on between September 3 through November 11, 2014. Tickets require advance purchase of 14 days. The promo code is valid for a 10% discount off the base fare for travel Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 20% discount off on Tuesday and Wednesday. Discount is not valid for travel on Sundays. Blackout dates are 10/9/14 – 10/14/14, 11/6/14 – 11/11/14. Promo code may only be used for bookings made on virginamerica.com and is only valid on itineraries of 1 guest only. To get the full details of this promotion and to receive your free promo code via email, please click here.
This month Entertainment is having a sale on their coupon books. I know when I am planning a domestic trip this book is loaded with local discounts for restaurants and entertainment in that city. So if your heading to Honolulu, Dallas, San Francisco,etc, not only can you save $10 off your American Airlines airfares, for up to 6 people; but you may be able to save up to 50% off dining out and entertainment in the city you're planning to visit. These coupon books also work great in your hometown. Click here to get the full details on how to get your coupon book loaded with savings!
Our third promo code is probably the one that gives you the best bang for your cup of java! This promo code may be a little difficult to come by, but much easier to acquire than three weeks ago. If you live, or have friends and family in Chicago, Boston, Providence, New York City Metro area, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, or Miami then you need to buy a pound of Dunkin' Donuts coffee. Enclosed in specially marked coffee bags or boxes of K-cup, is a special promo code on JetBlue. The promo code is valid for 20% off your next flight to any destination JetBlue flies. Each promo code is valid for up to seven travelers. Because the promo code is on the package all you have to do is have your friends text you the promo code, and their reward is some great Dunkin' Donuts coffee. To see the full details of this promotion, please click here.
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This weekend we have over 500 snooze you lose airfares across the country on sale. If one of the above mentioned airlines has the cheapest airfare; why not double dip your savings? You can do this by purchasing the airfare during the sale period and get a reduction in price, and then you can slash your airfare even further by up to 20% off when you use one of the special promo codes we mentioned. Now that's how you travel the world for less at Bestfares.com.
To see all of our hot snooze you lose airfares that are on sale for travel across America and to book online, please click on the link below.
Fares To Europe Drop Amid Crisis
Airfares to Europe for travel in about 30 days are tumbling downward compared to what you had to pay for peak July and August travel.
While most of you will see airfares between $500 to $700 cheaper, some US cities are having a fire sale on airfares to Europe. Some airfares during the next six months drop by as much as 50% off summer airfare prices.
One European city we expect to see big price drops will of course be Tel Aviv, Israel. Remember as long as the turmoil in Gaza continues the US government does not recommend travel to Israel. For Thanksgiving, we are finding airfares as far west as Los Angeles to Tel Aviv for as low as $819 roundtrip departing November 26, returning December 3, 2014. Boston to Tel Aviv is only $739 RT, from Chicago $779, and from Washington DC, its only $719 roundtrip to Tel Aviv for fall travel.
There are seven super low departure cities to Europe, which will be New York City (JFK), Newark (EWR), Boston (BOS), Washington DC (IAD), Chicago (ORD), Houston (IAH), and Los Angeles (LAX). Don't forget sometimes it may be cheaper to purchase two roundtrip tickets instead of one. By buying one ticket to a cheap US gateway city, and then buy a ticket from there to your European destination. By breaking up the trip you may pay less than buying a roundtrip flight to Europe from your home airport.
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If you have been waiting for a cheap airfare to fly to Europe, keep an open mind on the city you fly into, plus check all nearby US airports that may offer lower airfares to the same destination. For example, the fares out of Dallas to Europe can be anywhere between $250 to $500 per person higher than the airfares out of Houston to the same European destinations. So maybe a quick drive to Houston may be in your travel plans. Be sure to use our flexible dates travel calendar to help you find the BestFares.
To see more sample airfares to Europe, and to book online, please click on the link below.
Cheap First Class Airfares For Summer, And Fall, Including Thanksgiving Thru Dec. 13
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 December 13, 2014.
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. We are also happy to announce that the travel period has been extended through December 13, 2014.
Check out these sample airfares that put you in the front cabin for less by saving up to 70% off the usual first class price. Airfares below are based on travel departing October 14 through October 21, 2014.
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.
Family Vacations For Summer, Buyer Beware
Bestfares.com has a easy-friendly booking tool that will help you fare compare nearby alternate airports with one single search. When booking, just click on our nearby airports feature and you can choose up to three nearby departure and arrival airports to compare the cheapest prices.
For example, if you live in San Francisco and are planning a trip to Boston, by clicking our "Compare Nearby Airport" feature you should request fares from San Francisco, San Jose (CA) and Oakland. All are nearby airports to San Francisco, up to 31 miles apart. To fare compare the closest airports to Boston, click on nearby airports. Providence (RI) and Manchester (NH) airports are less than 49 miles from Boston.
We are seeing that the cheapest seats for July and August travel usually are only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and some Saturdays. If you are wanting to travel for less this summer; we strongly suggest you use our flexible dates travel calendar and space out your potential trip over seven days. This will give you a 10-day calendar showing you what days will be the cheapest to depart and return; and will ensure that you are getting the Bestfares out there!
While getting a good price on airfare is important, there are other travel costs to consider, like how much your hotel stay will cost, how much a car rental will be and how much you’ll pay for parking. When you are looking at hotel rates, you need to remember that the more expensive the hotel, the more incidentals will cost, from parking to room service.
We looked at the price for a one week car rental in San Francisco in July and the cheapest rate we found was $331 for a compact car. If you stay at a hotel in downtown San Francisco you could pay $53 or more per day to park at the hotel, which adds up to another $370, plus tax.
You’d be paying over $700 for that car. Instead of renting for the week, take the BART train to downtown San Francisco and if you do need a car for the day to go to Sonoma or Napa Valley, see what the rate is at the hotel, or call Enterprise for a rental.
When I first started flying to San Francisco in the 1980s it was an expensive cab ride from the airport to downtown, but now we have the BART train. In a few more months we will have DART trains to DFW and that will make it a lot less expensive to get to downtown Dallas without a car.
Even Newark has a train to take you to downtown Manhattan, so instead of paying $50-$75 for taxi ride, you can pay $12.50 one-way on the train and skip the traffic and tolls and can get there fast.
In a city like Dallas, you’ll probably want a rental car if you want to see the sights because they are spread out. There are a lot of 3- and 4- star hotels that don’t charge for parking, so you don’t have the kind of parking fees you find in some large cities. Atlanta is another city that has a ton of hotels that don’t charge for parking.
If you’re flying to a destination with multiple airports, check the car rental rates before you buy a ticket. The rental prices can vary due to airport taxes, so when you fly to places like Houston, Southern California, or Fort Lauderdale or Miami you may be able to save money by choosing a different airport.
Another way to save on food costs is to look at condo style hotels and chains that offer kitchenettes. We see a lot of these in Orlando and they are available in other areas, so look for a room with a kitchen or a kitchenette when booking. You can save a bundle on food by making your own and having your own snacks available day and night.
To see our vacation packages broken down by departure city to some of the hottest USA destinations for family travel, please click here.
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Airfares Puerto Rico On The Cheap September 2- December 18
Are you trying to find a cheap Caribbean destination for less than $500 to $800 roundtrip, and coming up short? Well we have the solution on how to get you there cheap.....We think we got the answer how to get you to this great Caribbean destination without having to refinance your home.
How about checking out sunny San Juan, Puerto Rico. The land of mojito's, great beaches, and 3, 4, and 5-star beach resorts that are loaded with casinos, golf, day-spas, and other wild & crazy relaxing entertainment options.
Did you know that Puerto Rico is not a small Caribbean destination? The population is over 3.5 million people. Puerto Rico also has a fantastic rainforest that is worth checking out for a day. The Bacardi Rum factory tour is also another great day trip.
Another plus with Puerto Rico and it's a big one: NO PASSPORT IS REQUIRED to enter into this sunny Caribbean party island.
Be sure to check out our hotel vacation packages too. By combining airfare and hotel, we have got you covered with double discounts.
We continue to see airfares drop after Labor Day and San Juan is no exception.
Airfares were using dates ranging from Sept 2 to December 18, 2014. Weekend travel will be much higher. We do recommend that you use our flexible dates travel calendar in order to locate the cheapest and Bestfares out there.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5-Star Luxury Vacations To Puerto Rico
The Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel, Spa and Casino is located oceanfront in Isla Verde Beach, approximately four miles from downtown San Juan, and two miles from San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International Airport.
Local attractions include the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico, Old San Juan, San Cristobal, La Fortaleza, Plaza Las Americas, and Bacardi Rum Distillery.
Recreational activities include water sports, outdoor pool area, two lighted-tennis courts, and the 12,000 square foot onsite state-of-the-art Spa. The 24-hour casino houses over 300 slot machines, live music, and traditional table games.
On-site dining include The Vineyard, The Caribbean Grill, The Ocean Bar & Grill, and The Sushi Bar. Drink options include The Lobby Lounge, The Bar, and the Casino Lounge. Amenities and services include: unlimited use of the tennis courts and fitness center, non-motorized water sports, local phone calls in the San Juan metropolitan area, toll-free call access, high-speed Internet access in all guest rooms, wireless Internet access in public areas, poolside and the beach, use of the beach chairs, towels and umbrellas, use of select non-motorized water sports equipment (weather permitting; based on availability,) guided kayak tours, hobie Cat getaway sailboat ride with captain, and a selection of daily fitness classes.
Prices are listed roundtrip per person and includes three nights at the 4-star The Ritz-Carlton San Juan, roundtrip airfare, and all governmental taxes. Sample prices are based on double occupancy.
To book your cheap discount airfare to San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) and to book our discount luxury vacations, please click here.
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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.
Carnival Cruises offers hot discounts for summer and fall cruises- From now through July 31st, you will receive Military rates and free upgrades on select sailings through December 31, 2014. That's not all - as a bonus you can also extend these savings to two additional cabins so bring your family and friends along! Now is the best time for Military personnel to enjoy all the FUN Carnival has to offer. More.
Crisis in Europe brings late summer and fall airfares down- While Thanksgiving is a very busy time for U.S. travel, and to the Caribbean, it is not a heavy travel time for Europeans. Our Thanksgiving Day is just a normal Thursday in Europe, so you can find good prices on fares to Europe. Christmas and New Year’s fares to Europe are more expensive because it is a holiday for the U.S. and for Europe, so demand goes up. More.
TSA doubles security fee, but it's not all bad news- The new fee hits all tickets with one fee of $5.60, including connecting flights. This actually makes more sense. Think about it, if you’re making a connection, many of you never use TSA except when you entered the airport. However, if your connecting and your connection is over 4 hours, you will be dinged another $5.60 each way. More.
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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.