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US Airways is offering round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Nassau, Bahamas (NAS) for $299 with a short layover in Miami (MIA).

[07/27/2014 @ 3:02 PM] Fare has increased to $355. Removing from deal list.
[08/03/2014 @ 9:23 PM] This fare has gone back on sale. Flights are $299 again…
[08/04/2014 @ 12:45 AM] Fare has increased again… to $366. I wish they would make up their mind.
[08/12/2014 @ 8:39 PM] Post will redirect you to the most relevant Nassau / Houston post.

Click for more details and booking links Cheap Flights: Houston to Nassau, Bahamas $299 r/t – USAir

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A few of you have asked me how to avoid the long Miami stopovers on the American Airlines Caribbean airfare sale. During the start of the sale, there wasn’t a discount fare basis that would route around it for a few of these destinations, but now there’s one that will route via Charlotte (CLT) and another that routes through Miami (MIA). It is now possible to avoid the overnight stopovers in Miami from Houston to Punta Cana, Grand Cayman, Antigua, St. Lucia and Montego Bay.

[07/31/2014 @ 12:00 PM] Update: It is now currently possible to avoid overnight stopovers in Miami for St. Lucia.
[08/01/2014 @ 4:44 PM] It appears that American Airlines and US Airways have ended their sale. Prices have increased to all destinations listed in this post by about $150.

Click for more details and booking links Status update for the Caribbean airfare sale

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Hotels Itinerary Ideas Las Vegas

Image Credits: Coco Palm Resort

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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I noticed that the price on Orbitz for the Houston (IAH) to Grand Cayman (GCM) flight was a bit higher than the flight being offered on American Airlines. I believe that this would make for a valid claim on Orbitz’s “Best price Guarantee”.

What this means is that you should be eligible for a credit of $50 to $200 dollars if you book your flight on Orbitz, and then provide a link to the same flight, same booking class, and dates being offered elsewhere for $5 or more cheaper.

Update: I don’t think Orbitz will honor this. From what I can tell, the reason why the price is $7 higher on Orbitz than American Airlines is that Orbitz charges a fee for mixed airline itineraries. It also explains why this fare isn’t bookable on American Airlines’ website without some massaging via Google Flights.

Click for more details and booking links Orbitz Best Price Guarantee: Houston to Grand Cayman

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