These deals, as discussed on WFAA Channel 8 Midday on April 1, 2014; were current as of that time. Prices and availability are subject to change without notice.
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Snooze You Lose And Last Minute Discount Airfares For This Weekend And Beyond!
You still have time to get out of dodge this weekend. We have a few more last minute getaways that will get you out of town by as early as 7 pm this Friday or all day Saturday.
It’s a short getaway, as you must return on either Monday or Tuesday; but the good thing is you can do it cheap, with very little notice. This week we have over 250 last minute getaways for this weekend and some you can book for next weekend.
Be sure to compare nearby cities. For example, from Dallas to San Diego or to Los Angeles is selling for $469 roundtrip this weekend. However, you can save more than half by flying into Orange County, John Wayne Airport for $214 roundtrip.
Now for all of you that can't get out of town for this weekend, we’ve got you covered thru at least June 8, 2014. On many routes if you fly after June 8, 2014, you will still find great airfares; that is if you folks travel on a Tuesday or Wednesday.
Today, we have over 300 snooze you lose airfares across America, many below the actual price it cost the airlines. Now that's the ticket! To see our snooze you lose airfares for USA travel and to book online, please click here.
- Denver or New Orleans- $149 RT
- Phoenix- $159 RT
- Atlanta- $209 RT
- Ft. Lauderdale- $219 RT
- Chicago or Baltimore- $239 RT
- Boston, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Seattle-$249 RT
- Miami, Los Angeles- $279 RT
14% Off Frontier Airlines!
Frontier Airlines will offer a 14% discount on domestic fares from Tuesday, April 1, 2014, through 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, Thursday, April 3, 2014. The discount will apply to regular and sale fares for domestic travel through June 12, 2014, for flights operating Monday through Thursday and Saturdays. All fare rules will apply. Tickets must be purchased below using the promo code NOFOOLIN. No exceptions will be made.
Great Last Minute Airfares!
First, I need to explain that for that next few weeks up until Easter, the number of last minute getaway destinations will be reduced due to the heavy demand by families taking off on their spring break holidays.
Anytime children are out of school, the number of cheap seats become very limited. In most cases, especially weekend travel, the airlines jack up the airfares by double, sometimes up to five times the sale airfare prices. These super-high fares are the four letter word UGLY!
If there is any good news happy days of cheap travel will return at least for travel between after Easter and up to Memorial Day. Then after that we get hit with high fares during peak summer family travel.
If you find a great airfare today with our snooze you lose airfares that are valid for summer, you had better hop like an Easter bunny on those reduced summer fares.
To see all of our last minute airfares, and to book online for travel this weekend or next, please click on the link below.
Great Easter Week Cruises
7 - Night Western Caribbean - Houston Round-Trip from $ 50 / night
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Ports of Call: Houston; Cozumel, Mexico; Mahogany Bay, Roatan Island, Honduras; Belize City, Belize; Houston
$ 50 per night
$ 54 per night
$ 93 per night
$ 121 per night
2014: Apr 5, 12, 19, 26
Ship: Navigator of the Seas
Ports of Call: Galveston, Texas; Coxen Hole; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel, Mexico; Galveston, Texas
$ 59 per night
$ 65 per night
$ 85 per night
$ 236 per night
2014: Apr 6, 20
7 - Night Western Caribbean - Galveston Round-Trip from $ 67 / night
Ship: Carnival Magic - New!
Ports of Call: Galveston, Texas; Mahogany Bay, Roatan Island, Honduras; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel, Mexico; Galveston, Texas
$ 67 per night
$ 88 per night
$ 113 per night
$ 221 per night
2014: Apr 20
Cruise To Europe Cheaper Than You Can Fly. Plus Great West Coast Cruises!
'Tis the season to think about repositioning cruises. What in the world does that mean? Well, two times a year the cruise lines move their ships from the USA to Europe for their peak summer season. The cruises depart from the USA during April and May and start as low as $299 for an 11-night cruise from Miami to Barcelona.
The only problem I can see is you need at least two or three weeks off to take advantage of these European repositioning cruises, but the price is right. You can actually cruise to Europe cheaper than you can fly.
One of the cheapest cruises going to Europe is the Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas departing out of Miami on April 29, this is a 14-day cruise. You also get several destination stops along the way including the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and St. Maarten in the Caribbean. After cruising you arrive in London a great city loaded with great pubs, history, castles, and nightlife.
Oh did we not tell you the price? It's great for an inside cabin you pay only $399. Although, the inside staterooms don't have a window, you are only paying $29 a day, which includes all your meals, and all the entertainment you can handle.
Plus, on the newer ships, if you have an inside cabin, your room overlooks the interior atrium of the ship. Oceanview staterooms start at $549, and the balcony cabin starts at $749 or $54 per night. Balcony rooms are great because you have the option to sit on your own private balcony overlooking the deep blue sea.
This same ship departs London and cruisers the Mediterranean for 15 nights on May 8. However, that same balcony cabin you bought departing out of Miami sells for $2,506, and the suite sells for $3,704. The suite on the repositioning cruise works out to $54 per night, yet on Mediterranean cruise it comes to $247 per night. As you can see these repositioning cruises are hard to beat when it comes to value.
*Please note, these rates can change in a New York Minute. This past Tuesday the cruise from New Orleans to Barcelona was selling for as little as $299 or $19 a day. Prices were valid as of 4 pm March 20, 2014; and are subject to change without notice.
We also have great repositioning cruises departing from the West Coast. We have ships departing out of San Diego and Los Angeles heading to Vancouver during March, April, and May.
Furthermore, during the summer months, we also have cruises sailing to Alaska from the West Coast. You may need up to seven days or more to take advantage of this offer. We have 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7-day cruises. Inside cabins start as low as $149 per person. To get more details on these cruises, please click here.
Want to see more repositioning cruise options, check out these below. There are over 40 transatlantic cruises to choose from departing from the USA to Europe. Most of these cruises depart the USA between April and May.
|Cruise||Inside stateroom||Oceanview stateroom||Balcony stateroom||Details|
Miami to Barcelona
April 27- 11 nights
$27 per night
$44 per night
|Up to $300 in onboard credit, adult beverage discounts, speciality dining discounts|
Miami to London
Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas
April 20 -14 nights
$29 per night
$39 per night
$54 per night
|Free speciality dining, free onboard credit|
New Orleans to Barcelona
Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas
April 26- 15 nights
$30 per night
$36 per night
$71 per night
|Free onboard credit, free specialty dining, senior discounts|
Ft. Lauderdale to London
Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas
May 4- 13 nights
$35 per night
$42 per night
$58 per night
|Free cover charge, free onboard credit, free speciality dining for two|
To see more details about these cruises and to book online, please click on the link below.
Discounted First Class Airfares For Peak Summer Travel!
Finding the Bestfares for peak summer travel will be a tough ticket. Airfares will be higher compared to last summer. If you're seeking the best airfares, then you need to be flexible. No matter how we slice it, the two cheapest days of the week to travel are Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
For example, if you were to fly nonstop from Dallas to New York City's LaGuardia on either a Tuesday or Wednesday in peak July, you are facing a $319 roundtrip airfare. If you were to fly on a Saturday or Sunday for a one-week getaway, you would pay on average $449 roundtrip, per person. That's a $130 hit per person, or for a family of four, you are shelling out an extra $520 to travel on the weekend; and this in not even including what you will pay to check your bags.
Now here is the good news, if you are traveling as a family, or need to check several bags, our discounted first class airfares have dropped for peak summer. Our travel period has been extended throughout the summer through September 23, 2014.
If you are traveling with older children that can sit by themselves in the back of the plane; you may want to consider buying two first class tickets, and have the children fly in coach. You are all on the same plane, but you can reap the hidden benefits of flying first class.
The first perk would be getting to check three bags per person free when flying in first class. Let us show you how much of a benefit free checked bags can be. For example, if you are taking a one week trip between Chicago and New York City; the cheapest nonstop roundtrip airfares is $289, that is if you travel on a Tuesday or Wednesday.
If you are thinking about weekend travel the airfare jumps to $389 roundtrip, per person for Saturday and Sunday travel. Now, if you check one bag each, that's another $50 roundtrip per person. If each person checks two bags that comes out to be an additional $120 roundtrip per person.
However, our first class airfares between Chicago and New York City start as low as $449 roundtrip. Each person flying in first class can check up to three bags each at no extra charge. The smart thing to do is check all the bags for the entire family under the first class passenger. By doing so, you bypass the additional fees you would have to pay in coach to check the bags. If the two adults flew in first class that would give you six free bags, and four free roller carry-on bags.
For only a few dollars more than coach we think upgrading your summer trip, could save you some green in the long run in baggage fees. Plus, the adults get to partake in free adult beverages in first class, along with several other perks like priority boarding, more leg room, free food, and more!
While many airlines are offering upgraded coach seats with more leg room, these are the only seats on the plane that are you wider seats so there is more room for your butt. With all these free perks, I can now justify with a good conscience, why I should fly upfront this summer!
Below are a few examples of some of our first class airfares for summer travel. Remember, the cheapest days to travel will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
|City||First Class Price Per Person, All Taxes||VS.||First class prices after the sale||You save per person|
|New York (JFK)||$619||$729||$110|
|West Palm Beach||$539||$1059||$520|
To check out our sample first class airfares, to get additional information on all the perks, and how to book online, please click on the link below.
Hot Travel Deal: Sunny 88 Degree San Juan, Puerto!
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 88 degree 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.
Listed below are sample airfares based on a seven night stay departing mid-week during late March, April, or May. Airfares were valid as of March 17 and are subject to change without notice. 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.
To book your discount travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico please, click here.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Luxury 4-Star Resort, 3 Nights Plus Air
The Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel & Casino is a delightfully captivating upscale hotel with the best location in the island. Located in the heart of picturesque Old San Juan, a city as rich in history as it is in culture. A completely unique location highlights spectacular views of the bay and puts you mere cobblestones away from over 200 restaurants, pubs, 16th century Spanish fortresses, fascinating museums, art galleries and world-class shopping
This is a 465-year-old neighborhood originally conceived as a military stronghold. Its 7-square-block area has evolved into a charming residential and commercial district. The streets here are paved with cobblestones, a blue stone cast from furnace slag. The city includes more than 400 carefully restored 16th- and 17th-century Spanish colonial buildings. The Old San Juan attracts many tourists, who also enjoy the gambling casinos, fine beaches, and tropical climate. More tourists visit San Juan each year than any other spot in the Caribbean.
A leisurely foot tour is advisable for those who really want to experience this bit of the Old World. Complimentary trolleys are also circulating through the Old City during the day. To really do justice to these wonderful old sites, you'll need at least two mornings or a full day.
Prices are listed roundtrip per person and includes three nights at the 4-star The Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel & Casino, roundtrip airfare, and all governmental taxes. Sample prices are based on double occupancy.
|Roundtrip per person
4-star The Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel & Casino
|Dallas- Easter Week||April 19-22 $795|
|Dallas- After Easter||May 3-6 $579|
To book your cheap discount airfare to San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) and to book our discount luxury vacations, please click here.
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!
To book your drive out of Florida spring special online, please click here.
4-Star Mexico Vacations Including Airfare
Now is the time to take off to Mexico. The water is warm and the margaritas are cold! Hit those beaches and build up those sun tans, but more important sit back and relax, for five days and four nights of viva Mexico sun and fun.
The prices below are listed per person, based on two travelers. Single rates will be much higher.
To book your cheap Mexico beach getaway online, please click here.
|Cancun||4-star InterContinental Resort|
|April 19-22 Easter Week||$719|
|Los Cabos||4-star Fiesta Americana Resort All-Inclusive|
|April 19-22 Easter Week||$789|
Florida 4-Star Vacations Including Airfare!
Since the week before Thanksgiving most of America has been hit with unbelievably cold weather, as well as ice, snow, etc. However, there has been one area within country which had, and continues to have remarkable weather, this area is the great state of Florida.
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 for late winter and spring break travel.
You don't have to be a Bestfares Member to get these super cheap vacation packages. We suggest you get to looking and booking your trip today to lock in these low rates! Sample rates are based upon a three-night stay departing April 26-29, 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||Mystic Dunes Resort||BeachComber Resort and Villas||Shulas Hotel and Golf Club||Resort and Club at Little Harbor||PGA National Resort and Spa|
To book your cheap discount airfares, flight and vacation package to Florida online, please click here.
Bargain Fares To Europe For Spring, Summer, And Fall Travel
We have seen some major price drops to Europe for spring travel. These prices for 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.
Depart between Now - May 15 Example dates used April 23-30, 2014
Depart between May 16 - Aug 26 Example dates used July 17-23, 2014
Depart between Aug 27 - Oct 27 Example dates used Sept 10 - 16, 2014
To book your cheap discount airfare or airline tickets to Europe, please click here.
No You're Not California Dreamin'. These Vacations Really Are This Cheap!
The Hilton Los Angeles Airport is close to all the action with local attractions nearby including Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Santa Monica. Hotel amenities include free 24-hour airport shuttles, multilingual staff, 24-hour business center, 24-hour fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, four whirlpools, ATM, car rentals, laundry facilities, elevators, currency exchange, gift shop, laundry services, local area transportation, multilingual staff, newsstand, room service, safe deposit boxes, and babysitting services. Dining options include three on-site restaurants, and a bar.
San Francisco- The Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf is located in the heart of the world-famous Fisherman's Wharf area, within walking distance to Pier 39, the Cannery, Harbor Cruises, and Ghirardelli Square. Across the street you'll find the Powell and Mason Cable Car Line .Amenities include the heated outdoor lap pool, outdoor whirlpool, and State-of-the-art 24-hour StayFit Fitness Center with free weights, exercise cycles, steppers, stair climbers, rowers, and universal equipment .
To book your discount vacation package to Los Angeles, California, please click here.
To book your discount vacation package to San Francisco, California, please click here.
|Departure City||3 Night package that includes roundtrip airfare, four nights at the 4-star Hilton LAX Hotel, and all taxes.
Price per person, based on double occupancy.
|3 Night package that includes roundtrip airfare, four nights at the 4-star Hyatt at San Francisco: Fishermans Wharf and all taxes.
Price per person, based on double occupancy.
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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.
Four night, 4-star Caribbean vacations starting as low as $447 RT, including airfare- We recommend that you book during a sale period, this will ensure you save around $100-$200 per person on your airfare. More.
It's pool party time in Las Vegas. Get 3 nights, at a 4-star hotel from $162 per person- The hotel's casino features a newly remodeled casino floor with loads of gaming options as well as a new High Limit Gaming Area. Live entertainment includes the Cirque du Soleil show CRISS ANGEL Believe, an adult revue Fantasy, Menopause the Musical, and comedian Carrot Top. Limited time offer, receive $20 in Food and Beverage Credit! More.
Big discounts of Southwest Airlines vacations to sun and fun destinations- Whether you want to experience adventure, relax at a spa, or create a fun-filled family vacation, Southwest Airlines Vacations can help you customize your vacation package. 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.
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 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.