Category: Airfare Deals

  • Thanksgiving: Milan to the Mediterranean. It could be Nice in Nice!

    The weather could be lovely later this month in Nice, France. It will definitely be better than here in Cincinnati — and Nice has a beach and a market and a Michelin-starred restaurant in town (with several more nearby) and a very close Matisse-designed chapel; BUT I can’t take time away to get there this […]

  • Is Llama in Lima this year’s Turkey in Turkey?

    Once upon a time at Thanksgiving — not too long ago — we flew to St. Thomas to catch the shoulder season, rum, fun, seafood, sand, sun and surf on St. John, USVI.  Though quickly being weaned from stateside food, on our day of national feasting we searched for and found adequate sliced turkey with […]

  • Air France Award Ticket bargains for July & August

    Every two months, Air France announces their “Promo Awards,” super good deals — 25 to 50% off — for redeeming rewards miles*.  There are usually specials for each of their “regions**,” but during May and June we (North America) had no deals.  For July and August, we scored! About a week before the official announcement,  Air […]

  • $399 Non-stop Roundtrip Istanbul from Washington, D.C. — Once in a lifetime??

    Update (March 14, 2013):  $399 is gone, but there’s a pretty good fare on Air France “Super Spring Sale.”  Purchase before March 26 — as low as $667 New York >< Istanbul round-trip.  Departures through April 30.  I found March 30 >< April 10 @ $691.  Most fares are just under $710. Update (February 20, 2013):  We’ve […]

  • Thanksgiving in Turkey. Deal Alert! Chicago >< Istanbul $532 r/t.

    *March 14, 2013 UPDATE*  Even though the deal is over, this post still contains useful information on KLM “Economy Comfort” seating and prices. *FEBRUARY 12, 2013 UPDATE*   Istanbul is still an  under $500 bargain.  Delta from Newark fare must be purchased by February 17 and started by February 24.  Other origins possible under $760. […]