Holiday Airfare Sale, Updates on United 787s, and Expiring Offers

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There are a few quick updates I want to make sure you are aware of before things close up for the weekend.  Okay, blogs don’t close-up for the weekend, but I know that most “normal people” don’t spend their weekends on the internet!  😉

  • Southwest and AirTran have some holiday sales going on right now.  The sale is valid for travel November 16-20, November 22-23, November 27-28, December 13-20, and December 23-January 2, 2013.  You never know with airfare, but this may be the last chance to snag some tickets around the holidays at somewhat of a discount.  If you already have tickets booked with Southwest or AirTran for those dates, then check to make sure that the price hasn’t dropped, and if it has then you can ask for a credit to use on a future flight for the difference.  Head to Deals We Like for the details.
  • The rumors that the early scheduled flights of the new United 787s may be in jeopardy appear to now be coming to fruition.  Word on the internet is that the one-time flights from Houston to Cleveland and Houston to Dulles in November are scrapped.  Also due to a delay in getting the second 787 from Boeing, the 11/4 inaugural flights from Houston to Newark and San Francisco are also scrapped.  In theory that leaves the 11/4 inaugurals to Chicago and LA intact. Not only are the initial flights on 11/4 for some of those routes impacted, but other early flights in November are also reportedly now suspect.  Changes are expected via a schedule update as early as tonight.  Head to The Wandering Aramean and follow @airlineroute on Twitter for details.

Enjoy the weekend, and those in the path of Hurricane Sandy, be careful!


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