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More Very Cheap Flight & Hotel Deals for Intrepid Travelers

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With airlines grounding fleets and conferences abruptly canceling events over fears of spreading the COVID-19 virus, air carriers and hotels are growing more concerned about filling aircraft and rooms which would otherwise be at capacity. In turn, FlyerTalkers are finding incredible deals as those businesses try to welcome back their customers.

Airlines slash prices on spring and summer flights

After airlines decided to reduce operations both domestic and internationally, pricing is unusually low for the spring and summertime seasons. On the forums, FlyerTalkers are exchanging good deals they are finding as a result of reduced demand.

“Flew Seattle-New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) today [Mar. 4] and about a quarter of first-class was available for upgrade space at the gate which is super rare,” wrote one FlyerTalker. “Flying Saturday JFK-SFO and three days out only four first-class seats are full.”

“Already booked the first Portland-Maui run. Probably going to add a couple more,” writes another. “Elite qualifying miles came out to 5 cents per mile and redeemable miles at 2.1 cents per mile.”

In fact, many domestic and international routes have slashed prices dramatically for flights up to six months in advance. When we searched flights from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), economy round-trip flights were as low as $197 to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York and $189 to Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL). Internationally, economy seats were available for under $400 to several destinations, including Barcelona, London, Madrid, Paris, and Vienna.

From Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), economy flights were under $300 to most domestic destinations on select dates over the next six months, including Honolulu. Flights to mainland China and Hong Kong were as low as $555 on select dates, while round-trip departures to many European destinations were under $600.

All searches were conducted using Google Flights and are subject to change. But on the forums, it appears there are no limit to the deals being found.

Accor Hotels launches “Three for Two” sale

Meanwhile, Accor Hotels is trying to fill empty hotel rooms with a very good sale: the “Stay for 3, Pay for 2” sale: A flash deal that ends in one week and may be linked to the Coronavirus-related dip in hotel stays but is also a planned part of the relaunch of Accor’s loyalty program.

The deal is available to Accor Live Limitless (ALL) members, offering three nights at select hotels for the price of two. In addition, all members who book using the sale link get an additional 1,000 ALL points.

Zahid369 March 11, 2020

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