Cheap Flights to Istanbul on Delta and United- From $525 Total from NYC

Last November I jumped on a Delta fare sale to Istanbul, which came to $576 total from JFK to Istanbul, building in stops in Rome and Amsterdam. In total I banked over 10,000 valuable Medallion Qualifying Miles. Flights to Istanbul are on sale again – and this time it’s for travel in from October 20…

Amazing Deal Alert: Star Alliance Fares to Brussels from $232 Total Roundtrip

UPDATE: Deal Dead Vayama.com is currently running a sale on European fares and several savvy Slickdeal and Flyertalk members have uncovered super cheap fares to Brussels from multple US cities including NYC, Boston, Washington, Chicago and LA. I plugged in a random date and got $337 total, which is pretty good for European fares these…

Maximizing Elite Status Series: Using ITA Matrix to Find Cheap Flights

This is an installment in my Maximizing Elite Status series. Articles include; The Basics and Why People Mileage Run, Using ITA Matrix to Find Cheap Flights, How Much is Elite Status Worth?, Comparing Top Tier Status, Comparing Mid-Tier Status, Comparing Low Level Status, How to Get Elite Miles Without Flying, Understanding Elite Status Bump Thresholds, The Lowdown on Soft Landings, How to Cope with Losing…

Cheap Istanbul Flights: From $576 Total Roundtrip on Delta from JFK

This is an installment in my Istanbul: End of Year Mileage Run with Dad series. Posts include; Cheap Istanbul Flights: From $576 Total Roundtrip on Delta from JFK, Help Plan My Long Weekend in Istanbul, Flight Review: Alitalia JFK-Rome in Coach, Hotel Review: Westin Excelsior Rome, Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Istanbul Spa Room, Istanbul Eats and Excursions. Delta just loaded a…

Cheap Flights to Ireland and Israel: From $379 Total Roundtrip!

Per this Flyertalk thread there are cheap fares on many airlines from New York and Boston to Ireland. Star Alliance: United/Lufthansa/Air Canada have many routings- both nonstop and connecting via Frankfurt and Toronto/Montreal. There are many ways to search for these fares, the easiest probably being Travelocity’s Flexible Date tool. Travelocity.com -> NYC – DUB…

Amazing Deal Alert- Super Cheap Skyteam Flights to Europe (As Low as $250 Total Roundtrip)

Airline booking engines are notoriously buggy and sometimes they err in the favor of consumers and mis-price flights. Over the years, I’ve hopped on many of these fares (like the $149 Stockholm/Copenhagen bonanza earlier this year) and I’ve never had an issue with Delta/Skyteam honoring them. Well, per this Flyertalk thread, KLM.com is currently pricing…

http://thepointsguy.com/2011/09/should-i-transfer-american-express-points-to-continental-by-september-30th/

September is probably my favorite time of year for fare sales. I always seem to hop on good deals this time of year, which allow me to pad my elite status so I’m not scrambling come December. I’m hoping the following couple deals spark a fare war across the board. Feel free to report your…