Big Week for Cheap Airfare –
Last week was a week filled with really good airfare deals.
It just makes me remember how important it is to stay on top of the deals.
I check Fare Deal Alert and The Flight Deal several times throughout the day. You should also. The best way to do that is to follow them via RSS or on Twitter so you see the posts when they happen.
This past week there was a sale to Beijing and Shanghai from all over the country for around $600 round trip.
The next day, Hong Kong went on sale from many cities for around $550.
There were also deals from Chicago and Los Angeles to Tokyo for $450.
I also heard of a mistake fare to Australia for around $400 round trip from New York or Los Angeles. I am not sure if those worked out for anyone. But I know if I lived there I would have tried booking one that is for sure. It was a Sky Team deal though…
I booked a trip to Shanghai on American Airlines in April. The next morning I saw the deal to Hong Kong. I searched but could only get the same weekend in April that I booked Shanghai. I like Hong Kong better because you do not have to deal with the Internet issues. Unfortunately, I could not make any other dates work so I missed out on that deal.
Were you able to book any of these? I know a couple people that managed to book a few of them. A great way to earn American Executive Platinum. Plus if you travel earlier in the year you still earn a lot of redeemable miles! That changes later in the year when the revenue model kicks in.
Photos: Shanghai – My own, Hong Kong and Tokyo – flickr on Fare Deal Alert/TheFlightDeal