BARGAIN AIRFARES AND/OR PACKAGE DEALS
The Internet abounds with web sites and information about bargain airfares and package
deals. Money saving options include: consolidators, wholesalers, bucket shops, couriers, charters and special offers by major
airlines. However, in spite of many improved Web-based reservation systems, we still
recommend the services of a competent travel agent who will work to find the best prices
based on individual requirements.
Some points to consider when using the Internet to find bargain airfares:
- Except for major airlines and smaller US and European carriers, there are several
reliable international carriers that do not yet have an Internet presence.
- The bulk of the Internet deals cater to the US market. Some itineraries such as South
America to Europe or Europe to Asia/Australia, can be less expensive by routing the flight
through the US.
- Many airlines have Air Passes that can only be purchased outside the destination
countries. This is one of the best deals for travel within larger countries like Australia
(Qantas), or groups of countries such as the Caribbean
(BWIA) or Southeast Asia (Cathay Pacific). These are not all promoted on the Internet so
be sure to check with the airline or travel agent.
- If you do not live in the US or Europe, some US and European airlines now offer deals
from destination cities back to their main hub.
- Most of the last minute email deals offered by US airlines are only suitable for weekend
Here is a listing of companies that offer special fares on the Internet. With few
exceptions, we do not list travel agencies due to the large volume involved. We welcome
all suggestions to improve this page.
- Aer Lingus
has a nice selection of Irish holiday packages as well as special offers for travel from
Ireland to New York and major cities in the UK and Europe.
tries to give its customers the lowest worldwide fares from Brussels, Amsterdam, Antwerp
and Luxembourg. They maintain a page of Special Offers and will also notify customers whenever a lower fare becomes available.
Prices are quoted in Belgian francs.
Mexicos Faresavers highlight discounted travel between US and Mexican cities.
- Air Transat is a charter airline
that flies the world, operating mainly between Canada and Europe in summer (April-October)
and between Canada and popular sunny destinations in winter (November-March). Canadian gateway cities include Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Halifax.
- Alaska Air
has web promotions from various western US cities to Alaska.
- American Airlines has Net SAAver fares as well as specials for seniors.
- American Trans
Air (ATA) is a US charter carrier that offers scheduled service from Chicago to major US
cities as well as Cancun, Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, Grand Cayman, Montego Bay, Jamaica, Aruba and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Rates are competitive and there are also special Net Fares.
- British Airways
advertises "Special Offers" that originate in the UK, US and other countries. This
airline provides access to numerous destinations worldwide.
- Campus Travel
serves the student and youth community in the UK with competitive fares to Africa, Asia,
Australasia, Europe and the Americas.
- Cape to Cairo offers
discount and consolidator airfares to Africa, Israel and the Middle East from the US.
- Cathay Pacific has cyber offers for flights that
originate in a variety of cities worldwide.
- Cheap Flights claims to be the best source for bargains from the UK, US, Canada, and
Australia and NZ.
- Condor Flugdienst
is a German charter airline serving global destinations from Germany.
is a Belgium based travel agency for students, young people and independent travellers.
- eXito Travel has special air fares from the US to Latin America.
- Flight Comparison specialises in comparing and finding the cheapest scheduled flights offered by leading online travel agencies. It also features a quick and easy search tool and provides data covering a whole year of flights.
- Iberia Airlines
provides service from Spain to major cities in Europe and the rest of the world. Be sure
to check their "Offers" which include monthly specials, student discounts and
- jetBlue Airways has travel deals from NYC to major US cities and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
- Kaven Travel advertises consolidator
airfares to Europe from major cities in the USA.
- KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has special
offers that are available from various cities worldwide.
- Lee's Travel
is a UK based consolidator specializing in the Far East and Australasia.
There are some great special offers and student fares.
- LTU International Airways
offers year round and seasonal service between Germany and numerous international destinations. This web site also provides an extensive travel
guide to Germany and one of the most complete Student Travel Sites for Europe plus a 10%
airfare discount for students!
- Midwest Express Airlines
connects Milwaukee with major US cities and Toronto, Canada.
- Northwest Airlines
promotes their Deals and Other Specials online. Additional information
is available by calling 1-800-692-6961.
- Southwest Airlines provides
Special Offers in addition to their already well priced fares for travel between major US
- STA Travel Group is the world's largest travel company for students and young people.
- Sun Country Airline
is a charter service operating from Minneapolis/St. Paul with destinations to major US
cities, Aruba and St. Maarten.
- Sunspots International has wholesale flights and vacation packages to the South Pacific including Australia and New Zealand.
- Travel Secrets is an informational website that features not only great deals but also helpful opinions such as airports to avoid.
Atlantic has special offers to destinations worldwide.
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