Weekly Deals: Save $100 on Amtrak Rail Pass until March 29
Save $100 on Amtrak Rail Pass until March 29
If you’re a frequent Amtrak traveler, you may be familiar with the USA Rail Pass, which affords 10 rides over 30 days to more than 500 destinations.
Now through March 29, users can save $100 and buy this pass for $399, which is less than $40 per segment.
Routes: Valid for travel on all Amtrak trains excluding the Auto Train, Acela, Thruway bus connections (7000-7999 series) and the Canadian portion of trains jointly operated by Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada.
How to book: Directly through Amtrak.
Travel dates: The pass is valid for use 120 days following purchase. Once you complete your first travel segment, your pass expires in 30 days. There are no blackout or time of day restrictions for travel.
Book by: March 29.
A travel segment refers to any time you board and disembark an Amtrak train, meaning if you are making one connection on your trip, that will count as two segments.
Source: Save $100 on Amtrak Rail Pass until March 29
TTC Responds to Solo Travel Demand With Special Offers
The Travel Corporation (TTC) is seeing an uptick in demand from solo travelers and it responding with special deals.
Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Luxury Gold, Costsaver and Brendan Vacations are now offering waived and reduced single supplements.
Recent research shows there is pent-up demand. A reader survey conducted by Solo Traveler found that 66 percent of people say they “don’t want to wait for others to see the world” and 42 percent indicated that they “want to meet new people” when they travel. Google searches confirm the trend, showing a 131 percent increase in searches for solo travel between 2016 and 2019, and the solo travel trend has come back strong over the last few months.
“We are seeing reality meet the research, and are ensuring that our travel advisor partners are prepared to meet the opportunity to court and delight the growing number of solo travelers with waived and reduced single supplements,” said Guy Young, chief trade engagement officer, North America for TTC Tour Brands.
Solo travelers booking with TTC brands can take advantage of significantly reduced single-supplement fees or free single room upgrades on select tours.
Several brands are also offering Solo Room Share Matching, a service that allows travelers to choose to be matched with a same-sex travel partner for a room share at no cost.
“As travel returns, we want to help our travel advisor partners capitalize on the growing market for solo travelers,” said Young. “Offering free and significantly reduced single supplement fees will broaden the opportunity to welcome solo travelers on our brands and experience the world with complete peace of mind.”
Source: TTC Responds to Solo Travel Demand With Special Offers
Wide-open business-class fares to Colombia from $600 round-trip
If you’ve been wanting to visit Colombia — and do it flying business class at that — we have a deal for you, with business-class flights to Cali, Bogota, Cartagena, Medellin and Pereira starting at just $555 round-trip for select routes.
Airlines: Delta, LATAM and American.
Routes: New York, Atlanta, Washington, Pittsburgh, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Austin, Miami, Los Angeles and others to Cali, Bogota, Cartagena, Medellin and Pereira.
How to book: Directly through the airline sale page.
Travel dates: May-June 2022 and September 2022-January 2023; exact dates and availability depend on the route.
Book by: Two-three days.
This sweet deal is courtesy of our friends at Scott’s Cheap Flights, which sends deals up to 90% off via its Premium membership, which users can try for free for 14 days and then for $49 per year. You can also upgrade to the Elite tier for $199 per year and receive all the Premium deals plus premium economy, business-class and first-class alerts.
Source: Wide-open business-class fares to Colombia from $600 round-trip
Save $400 on an outback Queensland holiday
Sleep in restored shearers’ quarters on an historic working station, take a behind-the-scenes look at Australia’s largest collection of dinosaur fossils and check out the birthplace of Qantas, while saving $400 a couple on a seven-day outback tour.
The recently launched Queensland Spirit: Heart of the Outback Tour will show you some of the top highlights of the land beyond, including that ochre dust, and wide blue horizons.
It’s now priced from $4025 twin-share, if booked by April 4 for most dates till March 31 2023.
Phone 1300 556 100, quoting QLDADVENTURE.
Source: Save $400 on an outback Queensland holiday
Star Alliance premium economy to Frankfurt for $1,100
If you’ve ever dreamed of enjoying an authentic German lager during Oktoberfest, this deal is for you. Not only does it include travel to Frankfurt during the popular festival period, which runs most of September through the beginning of October (in Munich, a three-hour, $20 train ride from Frankfurt), but you’ll also get the few extra inches of legroom and slightly elevated service that comes with a comfy premium economy seat on Star Alliance carriers.
Prices in premium economy on this route usually run about $2,000, but for this deal we’re seeing seats selling for nearly half of that, with prices in the $1,100-$1,300 range. The discounted fare is also available in the late spring. The sale includes Singapore Airlines’ fifth-freedom route from New York to Frankfurt. TPG’s Katie Genter had great things to say about Singapore’s premium economy product.
Today’s deal was originally sent out from Scott’s Cheap Flights Premium. You can try Scott’s Cheap Flights for free for 14 days and then $49 per year. You can also upgrade to the Elite tier for $199 per year and receive all the Premium deals plus premium economy, business-class and first-class alerts.
Plus, TPG readers can use promo code TPG25 and save 25% on a Premium membership now through March 31.
Airlines: Air Canada, Air France, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines and United Airlines.
Routes: New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and others to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).
How to book: Search Google Flights and book directly through the airline.
Travel dates: April-May 2022 and August 2022-February 2023.
Here’s New York to Frankfurt on Singapore Airlines for $1,171 round-trip in September. These flights are on the fabulous A380 double-decker jet.
You could also fly on a combination of SAS and Lufthansa for $1,106 from Los Angeles.
Source: Star Alliance premium economy to Frankfurt for $1,100
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