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Airfare Sales Blooming in June

48-hour saleEveryone knows that a good deal on airfare is hard to find.  It often requires some time, effort (research) and persistence to ferret them out.  That said, there have been a few sales that have bubbled to the surface in recent days that we thought we’d pass along to make your life easier, and your wallet a little heavier:

JetBlue – Earlier today the airline announced a 48-hour sale on one-way fares (starting at $59) from a number of its major hubs.  If you book by midnight, June 18th you can save on flights departing from September 3 – October 29th.  The only catch is that you must fly on a Tuesday or a Wednesday.

Virgin America – Sir Richard’s airline is currently offering flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Newark (EWR) starting at $199.  That’s a pretty good base price for a trans-continental flight.  They’ve also got flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Las Vegas (LAS) starting at $59.  You could spend more in gas if you drove.

Air France – Have some business to conduct in Europe? Air France has a summer sale on business-class flights from JFK that are available through July 2nd. For example, non-stop airfare from JFK to Paris starts at $3,045 round-trip, with taxes.  Or connecting flights from JFK to Rome are starting at $3,324.  These prices are about half of what you would normally pay for a business class flight to Europe.

Here’s some more travel news you can use:

  • As if baggage fees weren’t bad enough, American Airlines, Delta and United have now reduced the size of your carry-on baggage, restricting the size of your bag to a max width of 14 inches, down from the former 15. You know what they say, give em’ an inch – they take you for miles.  Wait, that’s not how it goes!  Fret not, JetBlue and Southwest still allow for a luxurious 24 inches by 16 inches by 10 inches.
  • Delta recently celebrated the opening of the new Delta Flight Museum, a 68,000 square-foot facility located at the airline’s world headquarters in Atlanta.  The museum traces Delta’s history and the development of commercial aviation.  In addition to hundreds of never-before-seen artifacts, the museum features a collection of 5 historic aircraft, a 117-seat theater and a 30-seat conference room located inside the fuselage of an L-1011 TriStar aircraft.
  • Have you ever wondered what causes jet lag – and how to overcome it? If so, The Boston Globe recently published a brief Q&A that you’ll find informative and helpful.

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