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Alaska Airlines: Rake in the Savings

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Savvy travelers already know that fall is one of the best times to travel. Not only the weather is still nice and the fall foliage is lovely, but , most importantly, the airfare is much more affordable than during the summer.

Alaska Airlines has plenty of flights on sale until September 27, 2011 if you plan to travel between October 3 and December 14, 2011.

Some of the routes on sale are:

  • Seattle to San Francisco $79
  • Portland to Vancouver $89
  • Seattle to Las Vegas $89
  • Portland to Burbank, Denver $109
  • San Jose to Lihue $179
  • Portland to Sacramento, Las Vegas $69
  • Washington to Los Angeles $129

Seats are limited and might not be available on all flights. The fares are valid for travel from Monday through Thursday and Saturday. Blackout dates apply. The fare are nonrefundable.

Read more about the airline’s Special Web Fares .

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Frontier Airlines: Surf ‘n’ Turf Sale

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What are you doing this spring? If you are looking for good surfing spots you could plan a vacation in California or Texas. Frontier Airlines has some excellent flights on sale departing from Denver. The travel period is between April 1 and June 8, 2011. Book the ticket by March 24, 2011. Advance purchase required. Choose to fly between Monday and Saturday to get the best rates. Seats are limited. Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

The following routes to/from Denver are on sale:

  • Austin, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego $79
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth, San Francisco $109
  • Houston Hobby, San Antonio $89
  • Sacramento $99
  • Santa Barbara $94

Read more details on the airline’s official site. And make sure to check out the airline’s Twitter account as well.

Read more Frontier Airlines Flight Deals.

Sports Vacations

If you think only hardcore sports fans travel across the planet to see their team play in a big tournament or a favorite player take the court or even teams they don’t follow participate in a big game – then you’re mistaken. Sporting events can be a great excuse to travel somewhere new, and it’s a great way to get involved in something that isn’t generally thought of as a mainstream tourist event.

There are sporting events that take place throughout the year and all over the world – here are a few, with links to more travel information for each. We’ll keep updating this page with more sporting events and tournaments, so be sure to check back.

Let us know what events and tournaments to add next by leaving a comment below!

March Madness: NCAA Tournament Travel Deals

ncaa3You don’t have to be a huge fan of college basketball to know it’s March Madness time – from the constant barrage of advertising to the office pools, it’s kind of hard to miss. But you have to be a certain kind of dedicated fan to actually go the games live – right?

Not necessarily.

Some sports are easier to watch on TV, but basketball is one that is enhanced by being in the arena during the games. And when the stakes are as high as the NCAA Championship, the atmosphere just can’t permeate a television screen. So whether or not your team is a Cinderella team that just feels lucky to have made the playoffs, one of the Final Four, or somewhere in between, seeing the NCAA March Madness games in person is a great experience.

The trouble is that if you’re waiting to see where your team is playing (or if your team advances) before you make travel plans, you could get caught out. Last-minute travel is notoriously expensive, so obviously you’re better off booking as soon as you possibly can. We’re here to help, too, with some links to help you find the best deals on trips to the various cities hosting the NCAA tournament games this year.

>> The NCAA Championship Tournament in 2012 runs from March 13-April 2

NCAA Final Four Travel Deals

ncaa2For some of those so-called Cinderella teams, just making it to the NCAA playoffs is a dream come true. But for four teams, the dream doesn’t end when the playoffs begin. Four teams will make it through to a coveted place in the NCAA Final Four – and if your team is one of them, you’ll want to be there.

Even if you weren’t able to make the trip to see them play earlier in the tournament, if your team is one of the four to make it that far, you can’t miss out on the chance to see them go all the way. These opportunities don’t come around every year, even for teams that have good records in the NCAA March Madness tournament – one thing goes slightly wrong and before you know it your season is over.

In other words, when it’s your team filling one of those last four bracket slots, you’ve got to be there to cheer them on in person. And if you’ve already used up all your vacation days with trips to the First Four, Second Round, or Third Round and then to the regional semis and finals, then start using sick days. This is serious, after all.

Here are some tips to finding 2012 NCAA Final Four travel deals.

>> Tickets for the NCAA Final Four are more likely to sell out before the teams are even set, so if you think there’s a chance you’ll go to the games you should scoop up some tickets as soon as possible.

NCAA Regional Semi-Finals & Finals Travel Deals

ncaa4When you’re watching the games leading up to the NCAA March Madness tournament and you’re hoping your team makes the playoffs, it seems like you have to wait forever for those games to actually happen. But if you’re lucky enough to have your team make it through the first and second rounds to the regional games, there are only a few short days between the second round and the regionals – so you’ve really got to be on your toes if you’re planning to go to the games.

Let’s say you opted to cheer your team on in person during the NCAA tournament’s first, second, and third rounds. And let’s say they did well enough to advance. You’re not going to let them down now, are you? What if you’re the good luck charm that helped them seal the deal and move on? Keep the momentum going in the right direction. Put in for a few more days off and make some last-minute travel plans to see your team through the regionals. Who knows, maybe their good luck charm (i.e. YOU) will help them on to the Final Four.

Here are the cities and arenas where the 2012 regional semi-finals and finals will be played, along with links to help you find last-minute flight deals and hotel rooms for your trip.

>> And don’t forget to grab tickets to the NCAA games as soon as you can – type “NCAA” into the “Keyword” box and you’ll get a list of games to choose from.

NCAA March Madness First Four, 2nd-3rd Round Travel Deals

ncaa1Seeing your favorite team play during the NCAA’s March Madness tournament is, for many, a dream come true. Of course everyone wants their team to be in the Final Four, but just getting to the big dance is a victory in and of itself for some teams.

While there are plenty of nail-biting games leading up to NCAA March Madness, if you want to do more than just cheer your team on from the comfort of your sofa you can plan on traveling to the games yourself. There are lots of games during the tournament to choose from, and tickets to the games themselves are already on sale. People buying tickets before the tournament starts, however, are likely to be those who have no particular affinity for one team or another – they just want to see the games. When you’ve sworn allegiance to one school, seeing any other teams play live might be considered somewhat sacrilege.

For 2012 March Madness, the locations where each team will start their quest for an NCAA Championship will be announced on Selection Sunday, March 11. That means as soon as you know where your team will be playing, you’ve got to act quickly and book a trip to see them in action. Tickets to the games will sell fast, and hotel rooms and flights will book quickly as well.

In this article, you’ll find links to help you find cheap hotel rooms and cheap airfare to the nine cities where the “First Four” games plus the second and third rounds of the 2012 NCAA March Madness tournament are being held so you can be a part of the action up close.

>> And don’t forget to book your tickets to the games as soon as you can – click on this link to find tickets to NCAA March Madness games. Just type “NCAA” into the box that says “Keyword” and it’ll pull up all the locations and dates to choose from.

How to Find Cheap Airfare for NBA All-Star Weekend

nba1When you’re considering taking a trip to see a big sporting event, you’re probably prepared for the prices on airline tickets to be higher than usual. The airlines, after all, know a whole bunch of people are going to be buying tickets to the same place at roughly the same time – they’d be silly not to raise prices, right? That doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t still find a good deal – or at least not get stuck paying through the nose for airfare.

The 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend is no different than other big events in this regard, but because it’s in Orlando – home to a major airport – you stand a better chance of finding cheap airfare to the event. That’s just one of the things we’ll talk about in this article on getting cheap airfare to the NBA All-Star Weekend.

Of course, some of the tips in this article are things that could help you save money on airfare no matter where you’re going or when – but it’s especially important to look for money-saving tips when the airlines are already going to be raising prices.

Here are our best tips for finding cheap airfare to Orlando for the NBA All-Star Weekend.

>> The NBA All-Star Weekend in 2012 is February 24-27 in Orlando, Florida.

How to Find Cheap Airfare to the Super Bowl

superbowl1If you’re a hard-core football fan, then you’ve probably got “go to the Super Bowl” on your lifetime to-do list – whether or not it’s your team in the big game. Luckily, organizers typically give the Super Bowl to cities in the lower half of the United States – so even though the game’s in the winter, fans will get the added bonus of warm weather to go along with the championship game.

The 2012 Super Bowl is in Indianapolis, so you’ll definitely get a break from winter weather right when you need it. And, if we can help you find cheap airfare for the Super Bowl, why not make an extended vacation out of it? That way, no matter what team wins, you’ll still come out with a victory in the vacation department.

Many of the tips for finding cheap airfare to the Super Bowl are the same as we’d give you for finding cheap airfare no matter what time of year it is. But since more people will be descending upon Indianapolis for the big event, you do need to plan ahead a bit more than normal and may need to do a bit more research before you find the best prices on things like airfare and hotels.

Here are our top tips for getting cheap tickets to Indianapolis for the Super Bowl.

>> The 2012 Super Bowl – Super Bowl XLVI –  is February 5, 2012 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana

Alaska Airlines Vacations: Save Up To 35% at the Disneyland® Resort

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Book a vacation package with Alaska Airlines by February 19, 2011, travel from January 2 through April 13, 2011 and you can save up to 35% on a hotel stay for 2 days or longer, as follows:

  • 35% at Disney’s Grand Californian® Hotel & Spa
  • 30% at the Disneyland® Hotel
  • 25% at Disney’s Paradise Pier® Hotel

Prices may vary for hotel and airfare by day of week. Off-peak fares are available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

Read more about the airline’s Special Web Fares .

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