Monday, December 20, 2010

Air Travel Deals on Holidays

When people get into the holiday mood, their attention usually turns to travel to go on a holiday escapade and have more time for fun and adventure.  Aware of this universal yearning for travel during holidays, airlines and travel agents unveil a list of special holiday air travel deals.      

For example, holiday revelers can go to Florida from different parts of the US on an airfare that starts at $39 each way.  Going to the festive city of Las Vegas?  Air Canada has a low-cost carrier that sets bargain prices for travel across Canada and to Las Vegas.

Travellers can save up to 15 percent instantly if they fly from over 60 US cities on preferred airlines that offer air travel deals on holidays.  You can go as a group of eight on the same reservation and receive the instant 15 percent discount for all travellers.  This offer is valid starting January 25, 2011 onwards.

On December 31, or New Year’s Eve, Lufthansa will fly travellers from the US to Europe on web fares starting at $316.  On the same route, Qantas provides frequent flyer points of up to 1 million to those who book their tickets online.

Holiday travel deals are also available at 5 percent discount on low-cost airlines to Hawaii.   But this is valid only if the starting points are Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, New York City, Phoenix, San Francisco and Washington. It has already started and will be available until June 18, 2011.

If these discounted air ticket rates fail to impress you, then you should hear about the last-minute getaways that cut costs by up to $100 from normal fares.  All you need to do is purchase a package of air plus hotel, or air plus a car, or air plus a car and hotel. You can purchase a package as a single traveller, a couple or as a family.

If your total package price, including all taxes, is $500 to $699 you receive an additional $50 off instantly. If your total purchase price is $700 to $899 you will receive $75 off your package instantly, or if your package price is $900 or more you will receive $100 off instantly.  However, additional fuel surcharges and international taxes are excluded from the discount.

For Europe-bound holiday travellers from any part of the world, there are air travel deals with the come-on slogan: See More of Europe for Less.  These provide free stopovers in London and Paris, which strikes a chord because travellers love stopovers anywhere in Europe free of charge.  The stopovers give travellers more opportunity to see more of Europe at less cost.    

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