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Family mileage running for Star Alliance Gold

In the post “Hunt for Star Alliance Gold” I described why I wanted Star Alliance Gold status (lounge access!), and I told the story about a crazy Rube Goldberg-ish approach to status matching that I attempted. The match to Taj to Shargri-La to Singapore status approach ultimately failed, but a reader named Geo left a very interesting comment: If you travel often with your family, look into crediting to Egyptair Plus, apparently you can pool…

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Business Class: Philadelphia to Bangkok ~$2520 round trip

First Class Flyer is reporting that there are very good business class fares between Philadelphia and Bangkok for travel into mid-June – starting around $2517 on Qatar Airways or Air France and KLM. It’s not the Maldives to New York for $101, but these are nonetheless great prices. These fares are available for departures on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays between now and June 21st. For example, here is June 6-13: Don’t trust the Google Flights availability calendar — despite…

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Update: Maldives ERROR FARE works RT and to many more cities

A little while ago, we posted a price mistake fare from the Maldives to New York City on Emirates for $101 one-way. We also noted that you could do a stopover in Dubai for a total of $124 one-way. It turns out you could fly round trip from the Maldives to New York for $142. Secret Flying is also reporting similarly cheap one-way fares to many other US and European cities for a hundred and change dollars. Again, I…

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Europe on sale: Late summer and early fall as low as $226 RT

Update: Added Detroit to Paris from $384 As reported by Secret Flying, there are some great prices on airfares to Europe in late summer and early fall on a variety of low-cost and legacy airlines from a number of US cities with prices as low as $226 round trip. While that low price is on low-cost-carrier Norwegian, there are a number of deals on legacy carriers starting from $300 round trio out of Boston and the mid $300’s out of…

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Fly away ’cause it’s Friday: LA to Australia $800 RT direct, many routes to Europe under $400

We’ve posted a number of great airfare sales over the past couple of days that are still alive — and we are now adding Los Angeles to Australia from $800 nonstop below. Many of these prices are quite good and worth a look if you are interested in trips to these locations. Europe To recap, we posted about sales from both coasts to Europe: Fare war: US east and west coasts to Europe from $300’s…

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Hot: $82 round trip Charlotte to Las Vegas or vice versa on United [Very limited dates]

TravelCon, FTU

Update: Also $85 round trip flights between Miami and Phoenix. United has some super cheap dates between Charlotte and Las Vegas scattered in late May, June, and July at just $83 round trip in either direction (one stop at IAH – Houston). This sale is unlikely to drag out for long. If interested, head over to Google Flights now. Note that you may have to click on the departure date first to see the $83 prices…

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More great fares: Low $300’s NYC to Palma de Mallorca; LAX/SFO to France, Spain, and more

Star Alliance continues to have some great prices from New York to Europe (which we first wrote about yesterday), with round trip flights to Palma de Mallorca, Spain now starting around $365 round trip through Google Flights — or as low as $322 if you plan an extended stay and book through a lesser-known agency. While I haven’t stayed there myself, the Park Hyatt Mallorca looks like a fantastic lodging option at 20,000 Hyatt points per…

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New York (EWR) to Dallas or Charlotte (or vice versa): $67 RT this summer

In addition to the great airfares to Europe that we listed earlier today from both the east and west coasts of the US, there are a couple of good airfare sales within the US — with flights between New York (Newark) and either Dallas or Charlotte for just $67 round trip this summer. That price is available on select dates in both directions. Yes, it’s United. No, you probably won’t get beat up. As with…

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Fare war: US east and west coasts to Europe from $300’s RT

There are some terrific airfare sales heating up today from both east and west coast US cities to Europe in economy class from the low $300’s (with many cities available for $350-$450 round trip). Pricing and timing varies, with some of these fares available starting from summertime and others available in the fall. See our primer on how to find great fares with Google flights for more help on finding a great deal.   West Coast Ric from…

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