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UPDATE: Deal now has updated T&C that state a $1,000 minimum purchase. Effectively this is now dead.
TPG reader Jamison just tipped me off about a great deal to get super cheap AA flights and hotels with a AAvacations.com promo code DOUBLE100. See Flyertalk thread here (Thanks Janetdoe).
Simply book a flight + hotel package at aavacations.com and use DOUBLE100 (update: to be safe, get the code emailed to you by playing the Blackjack game here) at check-out and $100 will get taken off the price of your package. Since flights from LAX-LAS and hotels are very cheap, you can get packages for $106, so after the discount you only pay $6. Not bad if you are trying to rack up elite miles for your end of the year qualification!
When searching, make sure you choose 1 Adult
When the results come up – choose Sort by Price so the cheapest option shows first.
Simply select the package you want and go through checkout – you’ll be asked for your promo code before payment so you can confirm it is reflected before entering credit card information. I picked a random weekday trip in November and the total price after promo code for LAX-LAS on American roundtrip and a night at the Riviera hotel came out to $9.84 – giddy up!
This isn’t exclusive to Las Vegas, but generally hotels and flights there are cheap enough to make this a killer deal. Try playing around with other city pairs and feel free to share your finds in the comments section. This isn’t quite the Expedia.ca SAVE300 deal of last year, but it’s pretty good in my opinion.
With the Expedia.ca deal it didn’t matter if you never used your hotel or flight, however this could be different. To be safe you should check-in, but if you get creative, you may be able to do several of these runs per day if you plan the flights appropriately.
†To receive $100 Off per booking now and $100 Off per booking later, book a flight + hotel package and enter promotion code DOUBLE100 at check-out (please use all capital letters when entering the promo code). Promotion code may not be combined with any corporate discounts or other promotional discount codes. Purchase of a flight + hotel package is required. Offer is not valid on flight-only or car-only bookings. Offer is valid for new reservations made between October 10 – November 9, 2011, and for travel between October 12, 2011 and February 29, 2012. Promotion code is not valid on any reservation that includes travel or a hotel stay on any date between December 21 – 26, 2011 or February 18-20, 2012. Instant $100 Off Now discount will be awarded once per booking. Promotion code cannot be honored retroactively or applied to existing reservations and is not valid on bookings using AAdvantage miles as a form of payment. Promotion code is are only valid for reservations booked online at AAVacations.com. Only one promotion code may be entered per booking. Promotion code is not valid for bookings at any Sandals or Beaches Resort. Then, by November 30, 2011, a one-time use $100 Off promotion code for a future flight + hotel package will be awarded to the lead traveler in each booking and emailed to the lead traveler using the email address provided at time of booking.