2021 Archive
Travel Bargains
I have written about travel bargains for as long as I've written about business travel, which dates back to (yikes!) 1983. Nobody pays their way onto these pages. I post deals solely for the benefit of members based on my perception of what is a great price break, a terrific value or a unique opportunity. Unless otherwise stated, you should be able to book deals online, at any travel agency or directly from the travel supplier. And please do not suspend your inbred skepticism. Don’t blame me if these deals are sold out when you try to book at these prices, but do let me know if you think that we're being scammed. It's important to expose the fakers and phonies.

SEPTEMBER 2, 2021
American Express offers bonuses to transfer points to most of its airline and hotel partners. Hawaiian Airlines posts a 70,000-mile bonus for its credit card. Marriott mounts a chintzy quarterly promotion. Omni Hotels offers AAA discounts of as much as 25%. And more.

AUGUST 26, 2021
Airlines are (very quietly) offering many low fares on business class flights to Europe. Avis is offering free days after two rentals. Hilton offers triple points on stays paid for with an Amex Hilton card. The Citi Premier card offers a gigantic acquisition bonus--and those points can temporarily be transferred to American AAdvantage. And more.

MAY 6, 2021
Business class to Europe for spring under $1,000. Business class for fall and winter below $2,000. Plus 100,000-mile credit card acquisition bonuses and a members-only discount on villa and home rentals in Tuscany. And more.