2024 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.

FEBRUARY 18, 2024
T-Mobile's Magenta "Status" promises a raft of travel deals. Let's see what happens. InterContinental offers huge bonuses for stays at beachfront resorts. Amex dangles five free Marriott nights to take a Bonvoy Business Card. Emirates has packaged all sorts of discounts for short stays in Dubai. And more.

FEBRUARY 11, 2024
This week: Turkish Airlines offers two-night stays in Istanbul with business class tickets. How to save on a riverside Beatlesfest 60 years after their first appearance on Ed Sullivan. Chase and United offer a 100,000-mile acquisition bonus for a credit card. A lame Hilton Honors points promotion.

FEBRUARY 4, 2024
This week: La Compagnie selling a pair of business class roundtrips to Europe for $3,800. Best Western awarding a free night after just two stays. Marriott offers bonus elite-night Bonvoy credits. Hainan cuts coach prices to China. And more.

JANUARY 28, 2024
Singapore Airlines discounts heavily in premium economy on its longest hauls. Qatar Airways offers big bargains on hotels and attractions for a Doha stayover. TAP Air Portugal offers big business class deals from Boston and Chicago. La Compagnie is discounting on flights to Paris and Milan. And more.

JANUARY 21, 2024
Zipair, a subsidiary of Japan Airlines, is offering lie-flat beds across the Pacific for less than $3,000 roundtrip. Africa flights are on sale--in coach. British Airways extends its AARP business class discount. Cambridge University opens its summer learning courses for reservations. Emirates is throwing in freebies with a Dubai stopover. And more.

JANUARY 7, 2024
TAP Air Portugal offers business class fares to Europe for as little as $1,700 roundtrip. Amtrak revives its 12Free winter promotion for Northeast Corridor travel. Icelandair's stay-on-the-way program allows a 7-day free stay in Iceland. Marriott and Uber offer bonus Bonvoy points. And more.