Travel on the cheap with a Virgin America airfare sale that bring some of the lowest fares of the year so far for travel to and from NYC and other Virgin America destinations. Purchase tickets 11:59 p.m. ET Thursday, April 19th for non-stop flights as low as $129 to San Francisco, $139 to Los Angeles, and $154 to Seattle, one way, for travel any time during May. The airline is promoting the sale as a “Maycation”. Lowest prices are for Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday departures. Flights also are on sale for travel between August 22nd and Oct. 17th. Those prices are 10-$20 higher than the airfares for May. Click here to access the airfare sale website page. Virgin America flies in and out of JFK and other major airports. It’s one of my favorite airlines for its amenities — lots of free movies, and comfortable roomy seats even in coach. Thanks to Travelzoo for alerting NYCOTC to this airfare sale. Find great hotel deals in Virgin America destinations on the NYCOTC Daily Deals page, your headquarters for 100+ voucher deals from Groupon Getaways and others in one place.
Friday the 13th is a good luck day for travelers at JFK American Airlines Terminal 8, who are being treated to FREE performances of hit songs from the the hit Broadway musical “Rock of Ages”. The classic rock love story will erupt into Broadway’s best party post-security, with the sounds of such feel-good, sing-out-loud songs as “Here I Go Again,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” “High Enough” and “Don’t Stop Believin’.” Show times are 3 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. American Airlines is the show’s Official Airline Partner. Rock of Ages is the story of a boy from South Detroit and a small-town girl who fall in love and chase their dreams of making it big. The Broadway musical features songs made famous by Journey, Whitesnake, Styx and Bon Jovi. During the airport performances, “Rock of Ages” will offer travelers an opportunity to win free tickets to an upcoming performance at the Helen Hayes Theatre. A film version of the musical, starring Tom Cruise, is being released on June 15th. Click here to buy discount tickets to Rock of Ages on Broadway.
JetBlue is celebrating its new route between New York City’s JFK airport and Liberia, Costa Rica, with a $119 fare each way. Plus, JetBlue is waiving fees to take your surfboard. The airfare deal is good if booked by December 1, 2011, for travel through February 15, 2012. Liberia is in Costa Rica’s rich Guanacaste region, on the Pacific Coast, with ample coastline for catching waves, or relaxing on the beach. Named after the national tree of Costa Rica, Guanacaste is one of the country’s most popular vacation and ecotourism destinations thanks to nearly a dozen well-known biological reserves, national parks and wildlife refuges.
- For more travel deals, check the NYCOTC Daily Deals page. Click here or click the DAILY DEALS tab at the top of the page.
If you are shopping for airfare deals for a late summer, fall or winter getaway, you should know the bad news about Newark Liberty Airport and how it compares with JFK and LaGuardia. The Wall St. Journal names Newark as the one airport to avoid.
According to Crain’s New YorkBusiness, Newark flights cost the most — The average fare for a round-trip or one-way ticket in the first quarter for flights at Newark Liberty International—the most expensive of the three airports—was $469.82 compared with $422 a year ago. The average fare over the same time period at JFK was $383.18, compared with $343.94 a year ago, while the fare at La Guardia was $348.99, up from $318.09 a year ago.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in the Wall St. Journal, nearly half of the most delayed flights to and from all US airports go through Newark, with an average delay of just under 90 minutes. The worst delays are after 3 p.m., and the impact delays flights in airports busier than Newark, including Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles, and even smaller ones such as Kansas City and Pittsburgh. Click here for the list of the most delayed flights at Newark Airport.
posted by Evelyn Kanter
Fly for less on Virgin America, with a discount airfare sale. Buy your Virgin America tickets by midnight Monday, May 16th (EDT) and complete your trip by June 22nd, and you can fly roundtrip between New York City (JFK) and Los Angeles (LAX) for as little as $318. Here are additional bargain fares to help you plan a weekend getaway or longer:
- New York City – Los Angeles $318
- New York City – San Diego $338
- New York City – Seattle $338
- Boston – San Francisco $318
- Dallas/Fort Worth – San Francisco $218
- Dallas/Fort Worth – Seattle $238
- Fort Lauderdale – Los Angeles $318
- Los Angeles – Dallas/Fort Worth $218
- Los Angeles – San Francisco $138
- San Diego – San Francisco $138
- San Francisco – Fort Lauderdale $318
- San Francisco – Las Vegas $158
- San Francisco – Washington $318
- Washington – Los Angeles $318
Airlines are gearing up for the summer travel season with new flights into and out of NYC airports. Here are some new flight options that might help your planning for a weekend getaway or longer vacation –
JetBlue now has four daily flights between Newark-Liberty and Boston
Airberlin now offers four non-stop flights a week between JFK and Berlin, on comfortable Airbus A330-200 planes. The non-stops mean you don’t have to change planes in Frankfurt or Munich anymore. The non-stops are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Cathay Pacific now has four daily flights from JFK to Vancouver and on to Hong Kong. I flew the NY-Vancouver route portion earlier this year, and am suitably impressed by Cathay Pacific service and food.
South African Airways now is flying twice a day non-stop between JFK and Johannesburg, departing at 11:15 a.m. and at 8:35 p.m.
As soon as I hear about airfare sales and deals — on these or other airlines — I’ll let you know.
posted by Evelyn Kanter
Beginning Memorial Day weekend, JetBlue will be offering daily non-stop service between JFK and Martha’s Vineyard, so you can fly over the traffic jams on I-95 and get to your weekend getaway or family vacation with less stress and more speed. JetBlue’s flights will be aboard fuel efficient 100-seat Embraer 190 aircraft – the only full-size jet service to the Vineyard. And remember — JetBlue does not charge you to check a bag.
Because of newest snow storm approaching New York City and the Northeast, airlines JetBlue and AirTrans are dropping fees and any fare differences to change your flight if you are flying in to or out of certain cities in the Northeast.
JetBlue — no penalty to change flights if you are scheduled to fly today or tomorrow, January 26th and 27th. Rebook through Saturday, January 29th without penalty. JetBlue no penalty cities include all New York City area airports — JFK, LaGuardia, Newark, White Plains and Newburgh. Plus, Baltimore, Boston, Hartford, Portland, and both Reagan and Dulles in Washington, D. C.
AirTran — no penalty to change flights if you are scheduled to travel today, January 26th, for or from Boston, LaGuardia or White Plains. Change your reservation up to three days. That’s based on space available on other flights in the next three days.
Make your reservation online for cheap airport parking at JFK. This is one of the busiest travel weeks of the year, and you’ll save valuable time because you won’t be wasting time looking for an empty parking space. Also, this new advertiser also offers cheap airport parking at other large, important airports around the USA, including LAX, SFO.