These deals, as discussed on WBEN Radio on September 19, 2012 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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Fly First Class To Florida From $599 RT, All Taxes
Boy, oh boy, we have had cheap First Class airfares to the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America and still do. But, this week we have seen airfares to Florida, especially Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami drop by as much as $400 roundtrip.
Plus you get to check two bags for free, wider seats, more leg room and also those free adult beverages to start and end your trip on the right note.
We are even finding on some routes you can travel during Thanksgiving week at these reduced First Class airfares, as long as you are flexible.
To book your First Class airfares to Florida, please click here.
Today for the first time in awhile you can book some hot airfares across the USA, and you have 10 days to book. You will find cheap airfares even for Thanksgivings, Christmas and New Year's.
Remember, on Thanksgiving weekend the worst day to travel will be Sunday, November 25. You may also find higher than normal airfares on November 24 and 26, 2012.
Look at some of the airfares we found today, valid for travel thru Feb. 14, 2013. Just remember Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's airfares will be higher. On some of these routes, you will that the Bestfares will be for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, with Sundays being the highest.
Be sure to use our flexible travel dates calendar on our homepage; this will give you an edge in finding the Bestfares.
To see this week's sales from the low-cost airlines, to get more details, or to book online, please click on the link below.
Business Class Airfares To Europe For Thanksgiving And Christmas
One of the best buys this fall has to be flying Business Class from New York City to Dublin for only $1,500 roundtrip, including all taxes and fuel surcharges. For about $50 more you could be heading to London, England.
Most of Europe in on sale traveling in Business Class during Thanksgiving week. The normal reduced Business Class airfare on most international airlines flying from NYC to London usually goes for $3,200. So you can see why some of you may be able to afford Business Class to Europe, when it is up to 50% less.
We are finding most of the cheaper Business Class airfares to Europe departing the Sunday before Thanksgiving through Thanksgiving Day, November 22, and returning no later than November 29, 2012.
Check out our sample cities and see how you can save big bucks from your home departure city to Europe during Thanksgiving. This offer is also valid during Christmas and New Year's, but the Business Class airfares will run about $600 more roundtrip, due to demand.
To book your cheap discount Business Class airfares to Europe, please click here. Remember to change the class of service box from Economy to Business Class before searching!
Fall Airfares To Hawaii Plummet, Hula For Little Mula!
Flying to Honolulu, Maui, Kona, or Kauai this year has been sky high, even from the West Coast. We saw airfares from San Francisco to Honolulu as high as $700 plus during this past July, and also $1,000 from New York City to Hawaii.
Today, we are finding airfares as low as $286 roundtrip from all of the Bay Area airports to Honolulu and Maui that includes San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland, California.
From New York City, instead of $1,000 airfares we are finding airfares from $489 roundtrip including Thanksgiving travel; departing November 19 thru November 22, based on a seven- night stay.
If you have been waiting for deal to Hawaii, don't miss out on this sale. If you snooze, you could lose out some great bargains that could get you in that hula mood, for little mula.
To book these great Hawaiian airfares online please, click here.
Our travel deal of the week is for November, and December travel to Dublin, Ireland; including Thanksgiving. Depart between November 12 thru December 6 or January 7 thru March 6, 2013, to qualify for the lowest airfares.
Imagine an Irish beer with your turkey dinner for Thanksgiving or you may have to settle for Irish beer and a Sheppard's pie.
What makes Dublin look so great in price is by comparing the cost to fly to most European destinations. First, you must pay $516 in fuel surcharges, and at least $100 to $200 in international taxes for other European destinations, and the sad part is you haven't even purchased your airline ticket yet, these are just the fees.
If you really want to pick some real Irish four-leaf clovers or maybe find that pot of gold in savings, today Ireland has it all! Check out our sample airfares and spend the fall, Thanksgiving or winter in Ireland a la cheap.
Of course many of you are going to need hotel, don't forget to bundle your air and hotel together and save big.
To see more sample prices and to book online, please click on the link below.
We Have Over 20 Promo Codes Valid Thru 2014 That Can Save You Hundreds
Throughout the year, we receive many airfare and travel offers from American Airlines, Frontier, Southwest, Hawaiian Air, Virgin America, Alaska Air, and more. Discounts will vary month by month. Some are short term, while others are valid for months. It's potluck.
While we know that some of these airlines don't serve your particular departure city, you can still pass them along to family and friends. Bestfares.com makes zero, zilch, notta from promoting these discounts, we just like passing along the savings!
Please note some of these discounts are not yet bookable. Airlines only allow you to book out 330 in advance, therefore some of the fall and winter 2013/ 2014 airfares can't be booked yet. But it is still great to know about these discounts in advance as many people book family trips, honeymoons, and romantic getaways months in advance.
NEW HOT PROMO CODE:
Frontier will offer a 5% discount on domestic fares from Wednesday, September 12, 2012, through 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, Friday, October 12, 2012. Alaska travel is excluded. The discount will apply to regular and sale fares for travel September 15, 2012, through March 17, 2013. All fare rules will apply. Tickets must be purchased online at FlyFrontier.com using the promo code FRONTIER.
To see over 20 promo codes that can save you money all around the world, please click on the link below.
Is It Worth It To Buy Miles?
You’ve probably seen enticing ads from the airlines for buying miles and you may be wondering if it is worth it to purchase them. The answer to that question depends on how many miles you need to buy, where you are going and what class of service you want to fly in.
Most airlines charge 2.5 to 3.5 cents per mile, you’ll also have to pay a 7.5 percent U.S. federal excise tax and some airlines also charge a processing fee. If you are starting out with 0 miles, you would have to pay well over $750 to qualify for a roundtrip award ticket, but I don’t know any city in the U.S. or Canada that costs that much with an advance purchase. Most long-haul flights are in the $300 range. If you have 20,000 miles, then depending on the price of your ticket, it may be worth purchasing 5,000 miles to get an award ticket. You’ll have to do the math to figure out whether purchasing miles makes sense.
Another thing to be aware of is that during peak seasons like summer and the holidays, you may need 50,000 miles for an award ticket and some destinations like Australia seem impossible to find award seats year round.
To read the rest of this story and to get tips on how to earn more miles, please click here.
Cruise From Europe Back To The USA
For As Little As $399 Per Person
When the seasons change, so do many cruise ship itineraries and one of the biggest discounts you will find is on a repositioning cruise. These cruises offer the same amenities that you would get on a typical cruise, with plenty of food, activities and entertainment on board, but the rate per night can be quite a deal.
There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to transatlantic cruises. Most transatlantic cruises depart out of Barcelona, South Hampton near London and Civitavecchia near Rome. You will want to get to your destination at least two days ahead because there can be weather issues in the fall and you don’t want to miss the boat.
One thing to watch out for is that one-way fares to Europe can be sky high. At Bestfares.com we’ve got some negotiated consolidator fares that bring down the cost of these fares.
One of the best deals we found was a 14-night cruise on Norwegian from Copenhagen to Miami departing on September 30. Rates started at $399 per person, or $29 per night, and for that price you’ll get a 4-star floating hotel room, all you can eat 24 hours a day and nightly entertainment. Sounds pretty good to me!
To get more details, and cruise prices, please click on the link below.
New promo code offer! Four night luxury Bahamas vacations from $641 per person, thru Feb. 28, 2013- Today's high in Nassau will be a very nice 88 degrees with a great beach breeze. Many hotels across Freeport, Nassau, Paradise Island, Grand Bahamas Island and other cities are participating in this offer. You can stay at some of the best 3-star suite hotels and inns to some of the finest 4 and 5-star luxury hotels the Bahamas has to offer. More.
4-Star Vacations At A 3-Star Price
Today is a great day to look at air and hotel packages. September and October are some of the slowest travel periods of the year. The airlines know it. The hotels and resorts know it; and today when you combine our new lower airfares, plus our special negotiated hotel rates-- you too will know it!
If you want to explore the Caribbean, but don't have a passport, we have got you covered, since no passport is required to fly to Puerto Rico.
We have so many destinations on sale, all you have to do is choose where to go! Check them out below.
San Juan, Puerto Rico- We found great rates at the 4-star Wyndham Rio Mar Resort and Spa. We can give you four nights at this 4-star casino hotel, airfare and all taxes starting from $542 per person for early fall travel!
Cancun, Mexico- Big Price Drops! We have cheap discount airfares to Cancun plus, four nights at a 4-star luxury beachfront resort from $509 per person, including all taxes, for a cheap fall getaway.
Orlando, Florida- Mickey and Harry Potter want you in Orlando with rates as low as $329 per person including three weekend nights at a 4-star hotel, roundtrip airfare, and taxes!
San Jose, Costa Rica- This week's deal of the day has got to be San Jose, Costa Rica. Today we are offering four nights at a 4-star hotel, including a full breakfast buffet for as little as $589 per person.
Las Vegas, Sin City- Check out our 2-night, 4-star Vegas vacation packages that include roundtrip airfare for as little as $277 per person for late summer and early fall travel. Package includes 2-for-1 drinks and $100 in dining savings.
Cancun, Mexico All-Inclusive- Get four nights at a 4-star all-inclusive beachfront resort in Cancun from $663 per person, that includes all you can drink booze, food, airfare, hotel and taxes, and for early fall travel!
Tampa, Florida- A small, stimulating city with an infectious, upbeat mood, Tampa, the business hub of the west coast, is well worth a stop. As one of the major beneficiaries of the flood of people and money into Florida, Tampa.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina- Myrtle Beach is considered the number one golf destination in the United States, but those who have visited the 'Grand Strand' know that is also a premier vacation destination. Get 3 nights at a 4-star beach resort starting as low as $439 per person.
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida- The beaches of Ft. Lauderdale are calling you name this fall. We have some super cheap discount airfares from across the USA to Ft. Lauderdale. All you need now is your sunglasses! Get three nights at a 4-star hotel for as little as $375 per person, including airfare and taxes.
To book any of these super cheap getaways online, please click here.