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Surprise: Cathay honoring first and business class fares sold at huge discounts

I have often said that mistake fares are like refundable lottery tickets: when you win, you hit the jackpot; when you lose, you get your money back. You do have to pay to play though — and those who took a spin on Monday did in fact hit the jackpot as Cathay Pacific has announced that they will honor the unbelievable first and business class fares that we reported on New Year’s Eve (See: [Expired] Crazy…

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[EXPIRED] US to New Zealand for $210 round trip!

US to New Zealand $210

Sorry, deal has expired There is currently an unbelievable deal on round trip flights from LA and San Francisco to Auckland, New Zealand.  Flights on American Airlines and Qantas are available for as little as $210 round trip! This deal is available on select dates from July to November 2016.  See this Secretly Flying post for details. (Photo courtesy of Kiwi Flickr) Never miss a Quick Deal, Subscribe here. Quick Deal posts are intended to…

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Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile Ambassador Suite $163 per night!

Extreme Hotel Deals reports that all rooms, including the top of the line suites, at the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile, are available for $163 per night (sometimes a bit more).  Valid dates are August 2 through December 30.  Please see this View from the Wing post for details and cautions. Never miss a Quick Deal, Subscribe here. Quick Deal posts are intended to alert readers to deals big and small, with little or no analysis.…

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Bet You Didn’t Know: Mistake Fares Exclusively for Your City or Airline

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   Last week I wrote about some of the tools I use to quickly find and book mistake fares (see “Bet You Didn’t Know: A Toolkit for Chasing Mistake Fares). It was a popular post, but a number of folks mentioned that subscribing via text to every tweet from @TheFlightDeal and @FareDealAlert can mean getting a lot of daily texts, many of which might not be relevant. Personally, I like receiving every deal…

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Bet You Didn’t Know: A Toolkit for Chasing Mistake Fares

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   “How the heck did you know about that deal?” It’s a common refrain after the dust has settled from yet another mistake fare pile-on such as the one that occurred earlier this week. Let’s face it, you’re probably not going to get a Kayak Price Alert or a “DING” from Southwest when a mistake fare accidentally gets filed. (Or maybe you will, but it’ll be hours after it’s already over. Especially…

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Beijing bound!

On Tuesday evening, I plugged in my phone and went to bed early – like, grandpa early.  I hadn’t slept well for the past few nights and was extremely tired.  Then, as I was close to drifting off, my wife mentioned that my phone was making noises – people were Tweeting and texting me.  Curious, I shuffled downstairs to find my phone and see what was up.  I discovered that I had posted a Quick…

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Business and First Class incredible fares (less than $80) from Europe to US and other destinations!

View from the Wing has the details about an incredible fare “sale” from Europe to many destinations.  Please see this post for details.  I’ll update this Quick Deal as the story develops… Shown above: London to Johannesburg for about $44! UPDATE 9:28 AM: United.com appears to be the only site known to work with this trick. Do not log into your United account to book.  See the View from the Wing post for other instructions.…

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Possible Mistake Fare – $28 Roundtrip from Manila to Dubai

Philippine based low cost carrier Cebu Pacific has some amazing fares between Manila & Dubai this summer. Currently flights on the route are pricing out at $28 roundtrip in June. One way flights from MNL-DXB cost around $4. I was able to find multiple dates with one-way prices of 181 Phillipine Pesos (~$4 USD) on the MNL-DXB route. Alternatively, I was able to price out a roundtrip fare between MNL-DXB for 1261 Phillipine Pesos (~$28 USD). Keep…

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