2022-23 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.

NOVEMBER 20, 2023
Oxford rolls out its annual summer-school program for adults. La Compagnie sells roundtrip business class to Paris and Milan for $2,000. Away knocks 20% off the price of all its suitcases. Azores Airlines includes 7-day free stopovers en route to its European destinations. Qatar Airways offers $350 offer business class trips. And more.

OCTOBER 15, 2023
A code to knock up to $500 off Qatar Airways business class flights. British Airways has revived the $200 discount for AARP members. Norse Atlantic offers premium class flights to Europe next spring as low as $300 each way. Fly-Drive Ireland packages from Aer Lingus from $500 roundtrip. A revised Mastercard from Best Western offers a lot more bonus points. And more.

OCTOBER 2, 2023
Lie-flat seatbeds across the Pacific are now selling for less than $1.900 roundtrip. JetBlue is wooing disgruntled Delta flyers with elite status "on the DL." Barclays offers 100,000 points for a Lufthansa credit card. We check award prices between Los Angeles and Honolulu, where six airlines compete. You'll be surprised who offers the best prices between Boston and Nashville. And more.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2023
Finnair turns to Helsinki promotions after its Russia and Asia strategies become collateral damage after the invasion of Ukraine. Southwest offers four new ways to goose your Companion Pass earnings. Air Tahiti Nui discounts on its secret nonstops to Paris from Los Angeles and Seattle. A raft of wan 4Q hotel promotions. Introducing our new price check and award watch features. And more.

Norse Atlantic cuts Premium Class fares to Europe as low as $250 one-way, but know what you are buying. La Companie offers $2,400 roundtrip all-business-class seats to Milan. A spread of new credit card acquisition bonuses. Would you pay US$82 to tour a hotel--even if it is an icon?

MARCH 1, 2022
Southwest and Chase offer big acquisition bonuses on three credit cards. Neos offers $599 one-way fares to Milan from New York. Omni Hotels promotes 20-25% AAA discounts. Capital One finally makes its long-awaited premium-travel card play. And more.