Category: <span>Itinerary Ideas</span>

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Turkish Airlines offers a fare basis code that allows you to hit most of Europe for about $760. The best part? Free stopovers and open-jaws! In this post we dissect a round-trip to London and put it back together into a multi-city monstrosity that visits Barcelona, Istanbul and London for only $18 dollars more.

10/24 UPDATE: The base cost of this fare has been reduced by $100 USD. So instead of Europe for about $760, it’s now $660!
12/02 UPDATE: Prices have increased by +$100 for most of 2015.

Click for more details and booking links Houston flights to Europe $820 r/t or multi-city via IST – Turkish

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Here’s an idea: Fly to Istanbul then to Venice then take the train to Rome before flying home for $774 + $49 for it all. This post highlights how adding an open-jaw to your itinerary really opens up what you can do in Europe. Don’t just mope around in one city!

[10/08/2014 @ 8:16 PM] Updated itinerary links to use different dates due to the old dates in this post expiring.
[10/23/2014 @ 6:33 PM] Price has dropped from $779 to $674.
[12/02/2014 @ 10:03 AM] Fare has increased to $774 for most months in 2015.

Click for more details and booking links Ideas: Houston to Istanbul and Venice and Rome for $774 + $49 rail?

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Hotels Itinerary Ideas Las Vegas

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The Coco Palm Resort is offering rooms from September to mid-December with either a king size bed, or two double beds starting at ~$83 per night. Which is pretty nice for what you get: Free WiFi, Reduit Beach, and proximity to a lot of local shops, bars, and restaurants. The rooms being offered at the discount rate are the resort’s “Kreole Standard Room” without the free breakfast. This deal pairs nicely with the discount airfare from Houston (IAH) to St. Lucia (UVF).

Update: Expedia and now offer the September dates, with complementary breakfast included, so use them instead of If you apply a coupon code you can take an additional 10% off the rate. CODE: JUL1410NA : 10% off Hotels. Book by 7/27/14, Travel By 9/28/14.

[07/30/2014 @ 8:36 PM] It appears that the price has increased to $91 for some sites offering breakfast. still has it at $83 but doesn’t appear to offer free breakfast.

Click for more details and booking links Ideas: Coco Palm Resort, St. Lucia ~$83 September

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Consider this: It currently costs about $1185 to fly round-trip from Houston (IAH) to Amsterdam (AMS). If you’re going to do that, you may as well put that fare to work. Instead you could fly from Houston to Amsterdam then to Mumbai (Bombay) India, then to Paris and then back home for less than the cost of the regular round-trip itinerary.

[07/01/2014 @ 9:40 AM] Orbitz link now points to different dates, as original dates used in this post are more expensive.
[08/31/2014 @ 12:23 AM] Removed from deal list. Will re-add when I’m able to find a similar fare with similar components.

Click for more details and booking links Ideas: Houston to Amsterdam to Bombay to Paris for $1052?

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If you’re going to drop about $1000 on airfare to Asia you should probably just do this instead.
Fly from Houston to Tokyo, then take the Shinkansen (Japan’s high-speed bullet train) to Kyoto and Osaka then catch a flight to Jakarta, hang out there for a while before catching a flight to check out Singapore, eat a chili-crab, then finally, after all of that, get on a plane back home to Houston for $1258 flights + $148 rail.

This itinerary makes good use of the fare’s free open-jaw and paid-stopover.
[07/10/2014 @ 1:04 PM] This fare looks dead.

Click for more details and booking links Ideas: Houston to Tokyo – Kyoto – Osaka – Jakarta – Singapore $1258 + $148 rail

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Adding a stopover to your Itinerary is a great way to get more value out of your vacation. Visit both Manila (MNL) and Tokyo (NRT) for $1101.

[07/01/2014 @ 05:20 PM] Fare dropped to $1001.
[07/07/2014 @ 3:27 PM] American and JAL are now offering this at $1109.
[07/16/2014 @ 7:53 PM] The fares that made up this itinerary idea, and the fares that are now available are so different in rule sets that this post is out of date. Removing from active deal list.

Click for more details and booking links Itinerary Ideas: Visit both Manila (MNL) and Tokyo (NRT) for $1101.

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