These deals, as discussed on WFAA Channel 8 Midday on June 4, 2013 were current as of that time. Prices and availability are subject to change without notice.
Please note - The offers listed below are available to all listeners. You can get more details on any of the stories listed below by clicking on the appropriate link.
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Sizzling Snooze You Lose Airfares!
Today, we were poking around at Bestfares.com, and it is amazing how we are finding cheap airfares for late summer and fall, but also for peak summer travel.
The trick in June, July, and August will be flexibility. You will find fewer cheap seats, and higher airfares on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays; but on select weekends, the cheap seats may be there.
If you have never used our flexible date travel calendar on our homepage search engine, you need to try it out. We continue to update this calendar to help you find the Bestfares. Sometimes by just making a one day adjustment to your selected travel dates, you could save hundreds of dollars.
Here are a few sample Snooze You Lose airfares we found today. As always, airfares are subject to change without notice, especially our Snooze You Lose airfares, since they seem to sell out fast!
Sizzling Hot JULY Airfares
To see more sample Snooze You Lose airfares around the nation, click on the link below.
The new official travel period for summer has kicked off, and the news is not all that bright if you need to travel in peak July. Airfares across the USA, Mexico, Caribbean, and especially, Europe will be sky-high! You’re going to need to be flexible, but you should also look at nearby airports. By traveling into an airport that is within a short drive of your original destination could lead to big savings.
As a rule of thumb traveling on Tuesdays and Wednesdays will usually be the cheapest days, but on some routes we are finding cheap airfares available seven days a week. Use our flexible date calendar on our homepage booking engine to help you locate your cheapest days to travel.
For example, Seattle to Anchorage is only $240 roundtrip for travel in June thru Oct 15, 2013. We found this airfare available not only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but just about every day of the week, including July travel.
Another example of how being flexible saves you money is traveling from Dallas to Boston in July. We found an airfare as low as $279 roundtrip. We are finding this price available every day of the week during July. But, if you have travel plans to Hartford, the cheapest roundtrip airfare is $499, and a whopping $549 on weekends when flying from Dallas to Providence.
However, if you choose to fly into Boston and then take the hour drive over to Providence or Hartford; a family of four could save over $1,000 roundtrip by flying into a nearby airport like Boston.
Europe airfares in July are at the "refinance your home" levels, but the good news is we are seeing price drops of $300 to $500 roundtrip starting August 22, 2013. You also may want to check the second and third week of August prices, because they may be slightly lower than the current July airfares to Europe. To see sample prices, please click here.
If you can hold off until November, including Thanksgiving travel, or can travel between Jan 12, 2014 thru Feb 28, 2014, from select US cities we have six hot transatlantic cities on sale. You can fly to Tel Aviv, Johannesburg, Budapest, Athens, Dublin, and Istanbul. For details, click here.
Vacation packages to Florida, the Caribbean, and Mexico are still your best option for peak July travel. Yes, the prices are high, but when you can combine our discounted hotel rates, you still can save a bundle.
If you’re heading to Cancun, try to bundle your airfare with one of our 4-star hotels, we really like the 4-star CasaMagna Marriott Resort, the 4-star Westin Resort, the 4-star Intercontinental Resort, or the 4-star Hyatt Resort. Get more details here.
Cancun 3 nights Aug. 3-6
Grand Cayman 4 nights July 27-31
- $809 pp Reef Resort
In San Juan, if you want to stay high on the hog, we love the deal we can give you at the 5-star Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. You can fly and stay three nights at this luxury, plush beach resort. If you still want luxury for less, take a gander at our special package rate at the 4-Star Gran Melia Resort, which is a couple of hundred dollars less per person than the 5-star Las Casitas.
Other hot summer family travel deals:
And finally, if you’re traveling this summer, you’ll need to be very selective to get the Bestfares. Try to use every trick in the book, but if all else fails, wait until late summer or fall to travel. We are expecting a major blowout sale very soon. For details, click here.
To see other hot deals going on this week, please click on the link below.
Orlando: The Best Value Loaded With Freebies For Military Families!
If you have a friend or family member that has retired from the military or is currently serving in the armed forces. We believe that Orlando, Florida is the number one destination in America with the best discounts and freebies.
Military members heading to Orlando can get discounts not only at Disney and Universal, but also at other Florida theme parks and attractions. You can get free admission for you and up to three dependents to SeaWorld or Busch Gardens in Tampa if you are active duty, activated or drilling reservists or National Guardsmen.
We believe the Orlando area of Florida is just loaded with free and deeply discounted theme park tickets to SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Universal and yes, even Disney World.
There are far too many hotels, restaurants, car rentals, and venues that offer military discounts. But we do have an extensive list of offers along with their details listed on the link below. Please click on the link below for more details.
It's Back And Hotter Than Ever With Sizzling Hot Prices!
It's back, our hottest vacation packages to Las Vegas is here for summer, fall, and even winter travel thru December 30, 2013. Not only do you fly away with some of the cheapest airfares to Las Vegas, you also get three nights at one of our eight participating 4 and 5-star hotels and resorts, but also we are throwing in two free show tickets!
Folks, were not talking about two show tickets to a cheap and cheesy Lounge act, no these are great seats at some of the hottest shows in town including Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil. The value of these two free show tickets can be upwards of over $200 a piece, and you are getting them for FREE!
Our hottest show ticket is usually Beatle LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, but if you have seen that show and what to see a comedy, or a magic show why not check out one of these other hot shows you can choose from including, Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil at Aria, Brad Garrett's Comedy Club at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, CRISS ANGEL's Believe at Luxor, KA at MGM Grand, Tournament of Kings at Excalibur, Blue Man Group at Monte Carlo, Terry Fator at The Mirage, The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil at The Mirage, Zumanity at New York - New York, and Jabbawockeez at Luxor.
You don't have to stay at the same hotel as the show you are booking, so keep that in mind and you will be able to keep your trip budget friendly. We highly recommend that you use our flexible dates calendar to find the cheapest airfares and then adding your three nights hotel stay on to that cheap airfare.
So this summer forget Baby needs a new pair of flip flops, what Baby really wants is a luxury weekend in Las Vegas that includes unlimited air conditioning and two free show tickets to the hottest show in town!
July 2-5 Spirit Airlines
July 2-5 American Airlines
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To get the full details on how to score this fantastic deal, please click on the link below.
20% Off Flights To Anchorage With Virgin America For Travel June 7- July 5, 2013!
Enter for the chance to explore the Last Frontier with one of four Alaskan adventure packages. Plus, take 20% off a June trip to Anchorage (restrictions apply), just for entering. See details: http://vgn.am/6034kMz8
**Rates from Dallas start as low as $391 roundtrip per person, that's $200-$300 cheaper than the next lowest airline's price.
Firecracker 4th of July Cruise
Prices increased from advertised price at 9am CST June 4, 2013, ut this is still a fantastic deal if you need a cheap 4th of July getaway.
5 - Night Western Caribbean - Galveston Round-Trip from $ 86 / night
Ship: Carnival Triumph
Ports of Call: Galveston, Texas; Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico; Cozumel, Mexico; Galveston, Texas
$ 86 per night
$ 100 per night
$ 121 per night
$ 170 per night
2013 Jul 1, 6, 15, 20, 29
Offer Extended! Friends and Family Sale: Enjoy Free Upgrades, Reduced Deposits and up to $600 Savings.
Oh Canada, Oh Canada Is On SALE Plus Add On A Hotel For A Great Package Deal!
Recently airfares to the north of the border have been sky high, especially to Montreal, Canada. Today, we have seen price drops of up to $200 to $300 less for roundtrip airfares for June, July, and August travel. Montreal is a great city, loaded with good food, and casino action!
The Casino de Montreal is the largest casino in Canada and is open 24-hours a day; and you only have to be 18 years old to gamble in Canada. You can choose from Blackjack, Craps, and even James Bond's favorite Baccarat. This casino has over 3,000 slot machines.
When I first started going to Montreal in the 1980's, English was spoken around 80% of the time. Today, you had better download an app for translation; as this part of Canada is predominately French. By law, French is the first spoken language in Montreal. Many restaurants in the area have an English menu, but only if you ask to see it.
When you combine our special discounted airfares with our reduced wholesale hotel rates, you can end up with some super-hot savings. We highly recommend looking at staying at either the 4-star Delta, the 4-star Embassy Suites, the 4-star Omni Mont Royal; or if you wish to really pamper yourself, the luxury 5-star Sofitel Golden Mile Resort.
|Departure City||Roundtrip Vacation Price, Per Person All Taxes Included July 13-16|
To see more sample prices, and to book online, please click on the link below.
Book your sun, sea, and surf hotel stay this summer with us, and get up to $100 in fuel, airline, or train gift cards- Your escape is just a plane, train or automobile ride away. There’s no better place to fling into spring than at a Holiday Inn Resort® hotel. More.
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.
MSC Cruises offers kids cruise free, Show your children the world for free- Traveling with the children but would still like your own private stateroom? On selected MSC ships we offer family accommodation in adjacent staterooms with a connecting door. On board our ships you'll find a wide selection of family, kid and teen activities like basketball and soccer tournaments, table soccer, carnival parades, volleyball, crazy ping pong, karaoke, treasure hunts, dance competitions, miniature golf, tennis and more! Budding artists can channel their creativity with fun crafts. Future journalists and cartoonists will be proud to see their work published in the new kids paper. More.
Get a $50 gift card when you stay 2 nights with this national hotel chain- Over 4,400 hotels this summer will give you a free $50 MasterCard gift card when you stay two weekend nights with them! Over 4,400 hotels this summer will give you a free $50 MasterCard gift card when you stay two weekend nights with them! More.
Costa Rica vacations get airfare plus four nights at a 4-star hotel from $ 556 per person- Why is this deal so great? Today, you are getting the airfare, international taxes, free wifi, and four nights at a 4-star hotel for hundreds of dollars cheaper than what many people paid for airfare alone for summer travel. More.
Cheap fall Pacific Coast cruises, cruise up and down the West Coast for less- Cheap discount Pacific West Coast cruises starting as low as $66 per night, per person. Fly cheap to the West Coast and cruise up and down the Pacific Ocean up to Canada or down to San Diego. More.
Get four nights at a 4-star resort in Playa del Carmen for $543 per person, including roundtrip airfare- Get four nights at a 4-star all-inclusive beachfront resort in Playa del Carmen from $543 per person, that includes all you can drink booze, food, airfare, hotel and taxes, and for spring travel! More.
Become A Bestfares.com Exclusive Member Today!
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 WFAA viewers $20 off your annual membership. To take advantage of this special offer just type in the promotion code WFAA20 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 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.