I woke up this morning to two ridiculous airfare deals. Let’s get right to it!
Jen from Deals We Like has been researching the $200-ish round-trip flights to Israel. If you’re at all interested in these, you need to just book it now. They’ll go quickly. This deal was originally tweeted by Dan’s Deals earlier this morning. Those unfamiliar with Dan’s Deals should know two things:
- You should follow him on Twitter for incredible deals.
- He has a big following and his broadcast of the pricing will make availability disappear more quickly on this.
Jen has done a bunch of searches and is finding plenty of availability. So, go! You’ll have 24 hours to cancel (more on that in a bit).
The second deal is sub-$200 round-trips from Europe to the US. View From The Wing has done the research this morning. Before you write this off as too much work, stick with me for just a moment.
The onset of low-cost carriers flying between the US and Europe means you can use this fare sale for one trip or two.
Planning one trip is easy. Use an airline like Norwegian Air to get a very cheap one-way ticket to Europe. Then, pair it up with this cheap fare sale and “throw away” the return to Europe.
Norwegian is able to operate these flights cheaply by using smaller airplanes. They have huge plans for the new Boeing 737 MAX I got to fly just a few weeks ago. It’s more fuel-efficient than previous versions of the 737, making it easier to offer cheap flights.
But, what about two trips?
This is where miles and points (or cheap airlines) come into play. Here’s a random sample set of dates you might try to put together (note, I didn’t research this, just illustrative):
- Find a cheap one-way flight from the US to Europe for November 1st, 2017. Say, on Norwegian Air. Or, use miles.
- Book a $150-ish roundtrip flight using the fare sale above. Book the return for a few days or a week after the November 1st flight, giving yourself a trip to Europe for a few hundred bucks in airfare.
- The return flight for your cheap ticket from Europe gets booked for, say, March 1st of next year.
- Now, use miles or a cheap one-way Norwegian fare to come back a bit later in March.
Two trips to Europe for probably $500-$600 in airfare!
Don’t think of a Europe to US fare sale as “Europe to the US”, or any other two city pairs for that matter. Think of it as part of a larger trip, or two trips if you work at it. Use cheap flights or miles and points to cover that last leg to your dream destination. Similarly, when fares are this cheap, leverage your points to save on hotel rooms to give yourself a truly affordable trip to Europe.
I wouldn’t sleep on these fares if you’re thinking of booking them. Remember that virtually any flight that originates or departs in the US is eligible for a full refund for up to 24 hours after purchase. These fares will go quickly!
Given how low they are, I would definitely wait a few days before booking nonrefundable hotels, excursions etc. Let’s see if the airlines will honor all of these. I suspect they will, but you can never be sure.
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