For those that prefer not to listen, a full transcript with links to the deals I discuss is below.
NowBoarding! Today’s travel news in 7 minutes or less.
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NowBoarding, your daily travel news in 7 minutes or less. I’m your host, Ed Pizza, and I bring you news on the latest travel deals and travel news you need to know Monday through Friday. No more worrying about missing out on the best deals. Give us a couple of minutes every day and we’ll make sure you’ve got the best info.
Plenty of Black Friday stuff to talk about today. There are so many travel deals out there right now. No matter how you like to travel, there’s a deal for you.
If you’re looking for one place to follow on Black Friday to get the full picture, check out the Black Friday command center at Deals We Like. You can find a link to it in the show notes.
If your Black Friday plan was to do all your shopping on Amazon, you may be targeted for an offer to save $60 if you make all your purchases through the Amazon App. Miles to Memories has all the details.
If you’re in the market for a new laptop, there’s an unbelievable price on the MacBook Air right now. I’m used to paying $1,000 or more for these machines for my employees. Today, we’re seeing a price under $700. And, if you stack all the available offers out there, you might be able to get it under $600.
For those of you who may not be ninja wizards when it comes to redeeming miles and points, you probably shy away from airline programs you don’t know much about. No Mas Coach lays out the reasons why you should be thinking about Asiana Club.
I’ll give you one example to consider. United charges 60,000 miles one-way in business class from North America to Europe, unless you get stung by their new close-in booking fee, or their new dynamic award charts. Asiana will sell you that same business class seat for 40,000 miles. Definitely worth looking into, especially if you have a bunch of Marriott Bonvoy points.
Thinking about planning a family cruise? Cruise expert Gene Sloan breaks down the price comparisonbetween Disney, Royal Caribbean and Carnival. Our family enjoys cruising, with multiple cruises on Royal and Disney. Without doing the math, I was pretty sure Disney was much more expensive than Royal Caribbean. Gene has all the math to back that up.
Two quick hits to finish us off. TAP Portugal has a 20% off Black Friday coupon that runs all weekend. If you’re located near a US destination for TAP, they can be a great way to get to Europe. With their Western European hub in Lisbon, they can be a great connecting point to the rest of Europe. Lisbon is also an incredible city and a great place to build in a stopover.
And, if you’re into playing the lottery on Black Friday, Expedia and Priceline have free shots at big discounts. Expedia is giving away a limited supply of 75% off coupons if you book through their app. And, Priceline is giving away mystery coupons, with some being 99% off a hotel stay. Jen has all those details in her master post on all the Black Friday travel deals. You’ll find that in the show notes.
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