These deals, as posted for WTOP Radio for the week of January 14-20, 2013; and were current as of that time. Prices and availability are subject to change without notice.
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Cheap Winter, Spring and Summer Travel To Europe And Beyond!
This winter, spring, and summer you could be paying some big travel bucks for airfares to Europe and beyond. But what would you say if we told you that we have some super hot deals that can get you to Europe up to 50% off.
These are Snooze You Lose airfares, which means they could disappear at a moments notice. These airfares are well below the next cheapest airlines going rate for the same travel period. So if you have always wanted to visit these great destinations, you would be wise to check out these deals.
Plus, with Europe having so many intra-Europe flights, even if one of these cheap destinations is not to your liking, it could be a great gateway to get you into Europe cheap and then take a train or a cheap flight to your final more expensive destinations such as, Florence or Nice Cote d'Azur.
- IAD to Istanbul- $410 RT NONSTOP for winter travel. or $765-$785 RT for spring and summer travel to Istanbul
- IAD to Athens $526 RT for winter travel
- Wash DC (IAD) to Dubai/ Abu Dhabi- $550 RT
- IAD to Barcelona $715 RT
- Baltimore to Dublin- $778 RT
- Baltimore to London $782 RT for winter travel
- Baltimore to Rome $884 RT
- IAD to Venice $895 RT
- IAD to Johannesburg $929 RT for Feb. travel
- IAD to Frankfurt $929 RT
Cheap Airfares Are Here For Winter 2013 Travel!
We are now seeing airfares as much as 60% or more off the peak holiday prices! The next high season will be Spring Break 2013. Airfares to Florida, and from coast to coast, the Caribbean, Mexico and Hawaii will be sky high during Spring Break. Although they will be high, it is still nowhere as bad as what we were seeing for this past Christmas and New Year's travel period.
So folks, the good news is that the airfares for travel in January and February are looking much nicer than what we were seeing at the end of 2012. So go ahead and poke around, check out some of our new hot stories below; and let us help you start 2013 on a brighter, cheaper note!
- Cheap winter and spring airfares for travel Jan 18 thru March 19, 2013
- Travel valid every day of the week; except Fridays and Sundays
- NYC or Boston $105 RT
- Cleveland- $145 RT
- Atlanta- $165 RT
- Chicago $195 RT
- Minneapolis- $205 RT
- Denver- $255 RT
- Seattle $315 RT
- Phoenix- $325 RT
- Los Angeles or San Francisco- $265 RT
- Las Vegas- $305 RT
Happy New Year's to all of you, and may the force of cheap airfares be with you! To see this week's sale airfares being offered by the airlines and to book online, please click on the link below.
Fly In Luxury For Less For Valentine's Day And Winter Travel!
Currently we are seeing some heavy airfare discounts in first class for departure through February 28 to select destinations. Normally a first class ticket is out of reach unless you’re a business traveler who can upgrade for cheap, but the biggest problem with that is that you are biting your nails wondering if you’ll get upgraded and it is one stressful deal. Often you don’t know if you will be upgraded until you get to the airport.
The price of first class seats has dropped dramatically compared to just three months ago. One of the many benefits of flying in the front cabin are that airlines such as American and Delta permit you to check up to three bags for free.
When we looked at the cost of checking three bags; it would cost $25 for the first bag, $35 for the second bag, and up to $150 for the third bag each-way, for a grand total of $420 roundtrip on baggage fees alone.
For a extra few bucks, you get priority boarding, priority security, a bigger seat; you get on and off the plane first, more leg room, two by two seating, snacks, or a full meal, check up to three bags for free, and of course, your choice of several adult beverages.
Below are some sample prices that we found on Bestfares.com for discounted first class winter 2013 travel.
- $245 RT- New York City JFK from DCA
- $298 RT Boston from DCA
- $445 RT- Orlando from DCA
- $465 RT- Ft. Lauderdale from DCA
- $695 RT- Dallas from BWI
- $929 RT- Las Vegas from BWI
- $1,009 RT- Los Angeles from IAD
For instructions on how to book these special discounted winter airfares for travel one-way or roundtrip just click on the link below.
Bargain Sun & Fun Airfares To Warm Up Your Bones For Winter Travel!
Plus Upgrade Your Valentine's Getaway And Fly In First Class
Baby, it’s cold out there! Yet, in Miami, it's 82 degrees. Even in Orlando it's short-sleeve weather at 77 degrees. So before cabin fever sets in, you may want to start clicking away today and find a warm and cozy destination in Florida during January or February; before the rest of America wakes up and books all the cheap, warm up them bones flights to these great sun and fun winter destinations.
Here is another great deal, particularly for you guys who have been in the dog house lately. With Valentine's Day coming up, this could be just the ticket to get you out of the dog house for at least a few days. Through the end of February, we are finding some super cheap airfares, not in coach, but in first class.
With free adult beverages, you may just want to pop the bubbly and fly in style. You also get three free checked bags- and you may need this if your honey wants to pack a suitcase full of shoes. You also get more leg room, and wider 2x2 seating. Some airlines want as much as double the price of what we are finding on Bestfares.com for first class airfares during Valentines!
From the Washington DC area, you have no excuse, why not pack up your sweetie and fly down to 80 degree Ft. Lauderdale for only $465 roundtrip, per person, in first class! These first class airfares are based on departing on Valentine's weekend, so why not splurge and take advantage of one of these wild and crazy luxury airfares.
Check out the cheap discount airfares below that we found for Florida travel departing February 13, 2013. The prices below are listed roundtrip, per person and include all taxes.
Cheapest Wash DC area airport
|Orlando||Tampa||Ft. Lauderdale||Miami||W. Palm Beach|
|3 night, 4-star Valentine's vacation getaways. Depart Feb. 13|
|4-star Hotel||Mystic Dunes||Innsbrook Resort||B Ocean Resort||Mayfair Hotel and Spa||Best Western Plus University|
|Roundtrip price per person||$256||$299||$473||$373||$446|
We suggest that you watch out, and try to avoid Friday and Sunday travel as these days can be much more costly.
One of our best tools to help you find to the lowest priced travel dates is our flexible dates search tool on our booking engine.
To book your after the New Year cheap airfares to Florida, please click on the link below.
3 Night, 4-Star Vacations From $358 Per Person. Plus Get 2 FREE Show Tickets!
Holy cow, we have just got in our hottest Las Vegas show vacation package, hands down this offer is a winner. 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.
Last time we ran this promotion our inventory to Cirque du Soleil Beatles LOVE sold out in less than five days. It seemed everyone wanted those free show tickets. During the first couple of days nine out of ten packages sold wanted Beatles LOVE show tickets.
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, THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, and New York-New York.
Travel is valid between January 2 through September 12, 2013. 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 Brad Garrett's Comedy Club, CRISS ANGEL's Believe, KÀ by Cirque du Soleil, Terry Fator, The Beatle LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, Tournament of Kings, Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil, or Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil.
Forget Baby needs a new pair of shoes; she wants Sin City, Las Vegas and two FREE tickets to Beatles LOVE!
Look at some of these dirt cheap 4-star, three night vacation packages we can offer you today. Forget holiday travel where you must pay a fortune, instead travel during January and February and steal this deal. You will be a winner in Las Vegas before you even board the plane.
|Monte Carlo||Feb. 11-14, 2013|
Flying on Frontier
To see more sample prices, get the full details, show times, blackouts, and to book online, please click on the link below.
Cancun Vacations 4 Night, 4-Star Hotel +Airfare And Taxes From $629 PP
The number one affordable vacation getaway south of the border is Cancun. Many of these cheap travel dates are available for January and February travel. Want to know what the high temperature in Cancun will be today? How about a sunny 82 degrees; that's about 50 degrees warmer than Dallas.
Travel booking tip: When you search for a vacation package deal to Cancun on Bestfares.com, the easiest way to find prices for this hotel, is to type in the word 'HYATT' into the search box.
SPECIAL OFFER: On check-in, purchase your coupon from US$100 to US$250 and get double credit on your consumption. Purchase US$100 and get credit worth US$200. Purchase US$250 and get credit worth US$500.
Roundtrip Price Per Person All Taxes Included
4-star Hyatt Regency
|Wash DC (BWI)||$629|
To book your discount airfare, hotel, discount car rental, and discount vacation package to Cancun online please, click here.
Hawaii From $419 RT Travel Thru March 6
Book Me Danno Travel Deal Of The Day: New York City (EWR) To Honolulu $419 RT Nonstop. Today the weather in Honolulu is a high of 82 degrees. Beaches, Pina Coladas, and 82 degree weather, what should you do?
Well, when we booked New York City / Newark (Airport Code: EWR) to Honolulu (HNL) departing Feb. 12- 19 on Bestfares.com; we get a roundtrip airfare with all taxes, for only $419 per person. That's just unbelievable! What should you do? We suggest that you just say, ''Book me Danno''; and jump on this hot deal today!
We found you can fly from Washington DC IAD to New York City's JFK for only $108 RT, including all taxes. So your grand total to fly to Kona is only $577 roundtrip, including all taxes. But if you were to fly on the exact same days from Washington DC you would pay $795 per person. You would save $436 per couple!
With airfares this cheap; can you imagine how many Pina Coladas you could buy? More importantly, you can hula for very little mula this winter. We are also finding some cheap airfares out of LaGuardia and JFK, but Newark takes the pineapple cake with the cheapest airfares from the East Coast.
Airfares are based on a seven-night stay departing Feb. 5and returning Feb. 12, 2013
3 Weekend Night Air + 4-Star Hotel Getaways To Orlando From $202 PP
If you have been looking for a getaway vacation package to Orlando for winter travel, we have got a great deal for you. Stay 3 weekend nights at a 4-star hotel from $202 per person. From Mickey to Harry Potter, you just can't go wrong. Especially, for the prices we are finding for winter travel.
We picked a weekend getaway departing February 9, 2013. Our 3-star hotel pick is right outside of DisneyWorld's main gate entrance, and has received rave reviews from our customers. If you want a 4-star luxury hotel you will pay only a few dollars more per person more than the cheapest 3-star hotel.
Our 4-star hotel has a championship golf course, multiple pools, kids activities, shuttles to theme parks, and even comes with a full kitchen, living rom, and dining area in every condo-style room.
Dates used are Feb 9 - Feb 12, 2013
To book your cheap discount airfare, + hotel vacation to Orlando, Florida online today, please click here.
3-star Travelodge Maingate Resort
|4-star Mystic Dunes Resort|
|Wash. DC DCA||$185||$202|
Fly First Class To San Juan, Puerto Rico From $1,075 RT For Winter 2013
Get 3 free checked bags, free adult beverages, bigger wider seats, priority boarding, and more! During January and February the average temperature in San Juan, Puerto Rico is 82 degrees with low's around 69 degrees. But what is even hotter than the weather, are the cheap discount first class airfares we are finding to San Juan, for winter travel!
You receive so many extra perks by flying in first class. For one, you get on and off the plane first, and you can check up to three (weighing up to 50 lbs. each) for free.
Plus, you get wider seats, more leg room, a hot meal; and for those who want start and end the party on the right note - free adult beverages! Don’t forget, the extra frequent flyer miles you earn for flying in first class.
To book your discounted first class airfares to San Juan, Puerto Rico, please click here.
|Roundtrip first class airfare to San Juan, Puerto Rico including all taxes.|
|Wash DC IAD||$1,075|
San Juan, Luxury 4-Star Resort, 4 Nights Plus Air From $610 RT
We found great rates at the 4-star Sheraton Old San Juan. We can give you four nights at this 4-star resort, airfare and all taxes starting from $610 per person for winter travel!
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
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.
Prices are listed roundtrip per person and includes three nights at the 4-star Sheraton, roundtrip airfare, and all governmental taxes. Sample prices are based on double occupancy.
Roundtrip per person
4-star Sheraton Resort
Feb. 26- March 2
To book your cheap discount airfare to San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) and to book our discount luxury vacations, please click here.
Two Hot Deals To Get Into The National Parks For Free This Year;
And Other Hot Freebies And Discounts To Get You Traveling The World For Less
Airline Discount Promo Codes That Can Save You Hundreds Thru 2014. We Have 30 Promo Codes To Get You Traveling The World For Less. BUT, Check Back With Us... As We Are Working On Adding 20 Or More New Promo Codes To Destinations Such As Montreal, Los Cabos, Zurich, Buenos Aires, Boston, Ft. Lauderdale, And More!
3 Night, 4-Star Denver Vacations From $422 PP
This year, the best bang for your buck will likely be in Colorado because flights to Denver have never been lower. You just can’t beat that airfare and there are many resorts within a reasonable drive of Denver. We’ve also seen some good fares to other destinations in Colorado, but none of them are as good as the prices to Denver.
4-Star Omni Interlocken Resort
|Wash DC DCA||$422|
To get more details and to book online, please click here.
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.
Top USA places to take your kids during Spring Break, see history, nature, rollercoasters, and much more- Visiting important landmarks and historic grounds across the USA is a great opportunity to explore new things, and to see some of America's beautiful landscape and reconnect with your kids. More.
Costa Rica luxury four night getaways from $585 per person, breakfast included- Costa Rica is probably one of the destinations which we have gotten the least amount of requests for; just because airfares have been sky high lately. The big reason for the price cuts today, is due to the elimination of most of the fuel surcharges that the major airlines have sneaked in. More.
Hot promo code 25% off airfares to Toronto, Canada for winter, spring and summer travel- Some of the best food Toronto has to offer is tucked away in the small eateries of the city's original Chinatown. Here you will find Chinese, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Thai, Indonesian and Japanese dishes to satisfy both the timid and the adventurous. Want to check out our neighbors to the north for less this summer, then check out our discount promo codes. More.
Double your HHonors points or miles through March 31- From business trips to weekend getaways, HHonors can get you to experiences worth sharing faster than ever. 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 WTOP listeners $20 off your annual membership. To take advantage of this special offer just type in the promotion code DISC20 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.