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Great Airfare: San Francisco or Los Angeles to Iceland: $259 round trip

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  European discount carrier WOW Air currently has round trip fares from San Francisco or Los Angeles to Iceland from $259 round trip. To put in perspective how good that is, here are the Google Flights options from Los Angeles to Reykjavik from April 26th to May 4th: Remember that WOW Air is a discount carrier, so they will tack on additional fees for everything from checked bags to selecting your seat. They even charge for a carry-on…

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Business Class: New York to Buenos Aires for $1733 RT

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Aeromexico has some excellent fares available in business class from New York to Buenos Aires, with prices from $1733 round trip when searched directly on the Aeromexico site. No Mas Coach is also reporting fares from the west coast starting at just over $2,000 to Buenos Aires or $1920 to Sao Paolo. Note that the lowest pricing requires an overnight connection in Mexico City — shorter connections are available for a couple hundred dollars more. I…

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Everything you need to know about Travel Companion Tickets

Travel Companion Tickets

While the Southwest Companion Pass is undeniably the single best companion ticket option around, it is not the only one.  Far from it.  After publishing my tips for using Delta Companion Certificates, I made a list of all of the companion ticket options I could think of.  And it turned out to be a pretty big list: American Airlines CitiBusiness Companion Certificate American Airlines AAdvantage Aviator Silver MasterCard Companion Certificate Alaska Airlines Companion Fare American…

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Alaska Companion Certificate now works on Virgin America flights

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One of the best benefits of the Alaska Airlines Visa cards is the annual Companion Certificate, whereby a cardholder can book an itinerary with a companion and pay just $99 + tax for the companion’s ticket. This can be a terrific value when planning complex itineraries and can be a great way to put together a mileage run as both travelers will earn miles and elite credits on the flights. The rules for booking these fares state…

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Live in Hawaii to maximize value from Delta companion certificates (and 10 other tips)

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Both the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card and the Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express offer a free companion certificate each year upon renewal.  This means that once per year you can buy a round trip flight for two people and pay for just one (plus taxes and fees, capped at $75, for the other).  Here are the tips you need to know to get the most value from your certificates… Live in Hawaii…

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Business Class to Europe + 7 hotel nights for $2225: Investing in Marriott Travel Packages

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This morning, Greg wrote about some of the potential opportunities that could be in store as the SPG/Marriott/Ritz loyalty schemes meld into one over the coming year(s).  The merger with SPG has presented some interesting opportunities for big wins both today down the road — even for those who do not yet have a large stash of Marriott Rewards points. I recently wrote about the possibility to indirectly buy a Southwest Companion Pass and 7 nights at a…

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Airfare Deal: New York to Okinawa, Japan for $445 RT

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There are currently excellent fares available this April and May from New York to Okinawa, Japan with prices starting at $445 round trip. These prices are not showing up in Google Flights, but can be found via a variety of third party booking services listed on Momondo.com. Secret Flying has a list of available dates. Sample dates shown are May 8th-23rd: Keep in mind that Japan Airlines and Cathay Pacific are both OneWorld partners that fly…

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Airfare + Amex Offer: Orange County, CA to Johannesburg for $682 RT with Delta, KLM/Air France

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As reported by Secret Flying, airfares from Orange County, CA to Johannesburgh, South Africa are available as low as $682 RT on Delta and KLM or Air France. Itineraries with Air France may qualify for the Amex Offer of 20,000 Membership Rewards points back on $1,000 spend if purchased through Air France on a card previously synced with the offer (this offer is no longer available for new accounts). Secret Flying is actually reporting fares as…

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$84 one way NY to Bergen, Norway; California to Europe from $141 and more

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As reported by Miles to Memories, Norwegian is running a terrific sale on some of their new routes, including just $84 one way from Newburg, NY to Bergen, Norway: Return trips are a bit more expensive, but still very reasonable. For example, in September you could fly round trip from Newburgh, NY to Bergen, Norway for just $236: Many other routes are also available. Remember that Norwegian is a low-cost carrier that charges for everything from…

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