HAWAII: Whenever you see a roundtrip fare from the west coast to Hawaii for less than $400, it’s time to book! Right now Hawaiian Air has roundtrips from west coast cities to Hawaii for $400 or less– that’s a great deal. $728 roundtrip from New York. From Book by January 21 for trips in April or May. Hawaiian sale details. United also has some good deals to Hawaii for winter trips, but none for less than $400.
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SKI: Best Western is offering some excellent last minute deals (around $100 per night or less) at hotels near ski resorts in the US and Canada. This is a flash sale and deals disappear at midnight January 20. Details. TIP: If you are not into NFL football, hit the slopes instead! Superbowl Sunday (Feb 7) is usually one of the BEST Sundays of the year due to lack of crowds.
LOUNGES: The helpful LoungeBuddy app has teamed up with TripIt. TripIt Pro members get a one-time $25 credit to use on a lounge pass, as part of the TripIt Pro VIP Benefits program. Just book your lounge pass through LoungeBuddy and then forward the reservation, just like any other travel plan, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Then, when you arrive at the airport, pull up your lounge pass information right from the TripIt app. More details here.
UBER DISCOUNTS: To bump up demand during slow winter months, Uber says it has discounted fares in 80 U.S. cities. Bloomberg reports that Uber will cut prices in Los Angeles and San Francisco by 10 percent, Houston by 20 percent, and Richmond, Virginia, by 15 percent. Prices in some cities, including New York and Chicago, will remain unchanged– but if you fly to/from Newark Airport, you are in luck. Uber says that is has cut fares from EWR to midtown Manhattan by 50% to around $45 each way! Haven’t tried Uber yet? Use this link and get $15 off your first ride!
SEE DOUBLE: Both Virgin America and JetBlue are unleashing a powerful tool to help boost winter bookings. Both are offering double points promotions. You must register for both: Virgin double & JetBlue double
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