CLARK HOWARD'S ATLANTA TRAVEL   DEALS

Airfare rates noted here include ALL fees, surcharges and taxes, based on an Atlanta departure. See a deal you love? Take Clark's advice: Buy the offer immediately and then figure out why you want to go there! Major airlines accept reservations 341 days in advance. The reference "no expiration of travel" on this page indicates that the last permitted day of travel is June 1, 2016.  Naturally, we must make the following disclaimer*.


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HOT DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL DEALS

These HOT deals have no ticket-by date and could vanish at anytime. Act fast on a purchase!


  • WOW! One-way rates of just $78 to Los Angeles are valid Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday.  Add $10 for travel on other days.  Start travel on or after August 25.  Complete travel on or before November 18. Blackout dates: September 3, 4, 7, 8.  Valid on American, nonstop.  
     
  • One-way rates to Long Beach, California are just $112 on trips completed on or before June 1, 2016.   A 14-day advance purchase required.  Travel any available day.  No blackout dates!  Valid on American via Phoenix.  
     
  • One-way rates of $136 to Salt Lake City require a 14-day advance purchase notice.  Travel any available day.  Complete travel on or before June 1, 2016. 
    No blackout dates!  Valid on American via Dallas or Phoenix.  One stopover permitted and may not exceed six hours.
     
  • Rates of $143 each way to Colorado Springs are valid on any available day of the week through June 1, 2016.  A 21-day advance purchase required.  Valid on American via Dallas-Ft. Worth.  United matches on trips completed on or before November 13 with routing via Houston.
     
  • Travel to Albuquerque, New Mexico as soon as this week at one-way rates of $168.  No advance purchase required.  Travel any available day.  Complete travel on or before September 15.  Valid on United via Houston.
     
  • Think Christmas!  United Airlines offers a round-trip rate of $401 to Aspen and $409 to Vail-Eagle for trips started on or after December 19 and through December 25.  Travel is permitted any available day during that week.  Routing is via Denver.  Stopovers not permitted.
     
  • Delta offers a deal of $911 round-trip to Santiago, Chile on August 10-September 18 or October 1-December 14 departures.  Valid Monday-Thursday only.  Regular rates apply for other travel days.  Stay a minimum of any five nights.  Complete travel on or before February 28, 2016.  Service is nonstop.  Compare to American's rate of $1,366.
     
  • British Airways offers round-trip rates ranging from $990-$1,022 to the following destinations:
    London, Manchester, Paris, Nice, Rome, Budapest, Prague, Athens, Dublin, Shannon, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo
    Depart October 25-December 10.  Add $30 per direction for Friday, Saturday outbound and/or Friday-Sunday returns.  Add $60 per round-trip for August 23-October 24 departures.  Stay one weekend or up to six months.  Routing is via London.  Stops not permitted.
     
  • Interested in uncovering more travel deals from around the country?  Check out Clark's National Travel Deals page.

BOOK AHEAD DOMESTIC DEALS



TODAY! One-way rates of $43 to Chicago are valid on trips started on or after August 22.  Valid Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday.  Complete travel on or before December 16.  Blackout dates: September 3, 4, 7, 8.  Valid on United, nonstop.  Purchase by July 6.

NEW! One-way rates of $49 to Miami are valid on trips started on or after August 22.  Valid Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday.  Complete travel on or before October 20.  Valid on American, nonstop.  Purchase by July 31.

 

 

 


NEW ROUTES!



Check out the many new routes announced from various U.S. gateway cities at Clark's National Travel Deals page.

TURKISH AIRLINES: Istanbul, Turkey: May 16, 2016

DELTA AIR LINES: Medellin and Cartagena, Colombia: December 19 (daily to Medellin; 3x weekly Cartagena).

SPIRIT AIRLINES NEWS!  The ultra-low cost carrier, Spirit Airlines will add additional service to and from nine new cities from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport:
Cleveland, Las Vegas, and Orlando: now
Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Tampa: now
Los Angeles: August 20
Boston: September 10
Ft. Myers: September 10-April, 2016
With these additional routes, Spirit Airlines will operate nonstop flights from Atlanta to 15 cities. Current nonstop routes from Atlanta include: Atlantic City, Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Detroit, Ft, Lauderdale, and Houston. Spirit offers connecting service to over 30 more domestic and international cities from Atlanta.
Before you book, learn about additional costs for carry-on bags, checked bags, advance seat assignments and more. One big gotcha: One carry-on item measuring more than 16”x14”x12” will cost you $26 when booked in advance online, or pony up $35 at the airport.


OH, CANADA!



HURRY!  The following one-way deals from United Airlines (American and Delta match to select destinations) are valid on any available day of the week through June 1, 2016.  All destinations require one flight connection. 
$122 Ottawa, Ontario: No advance purchase required
$145 Calgary, Alberta: A 7-day advance purchase required.
$146 Halifax, Nova Scotia: A 30-day advance purchase required.
$168 Quebec City, Quebec: A 21-day advance purchase required.
$190 Montreal, Quebec: A 14-day advance purchase required. 

Looking for a deal to Toronto?  One-way rates average $300 and sales are rarely offered.  However, Delta and American offer a $169 one-way rate from Chattanooga.  Connection in ATL required on Delta; Charlotte on American.  A 30-day advance purchase required. 

SOUTH OF THE BORDER



Travel nonstop to Buenos Aires, Argentina for $875 round-trip through August 15.  A 14-day advance purchase required.  Travel any available day. Stay at least any three nights.  Purchase by July 7.  Valid on Delta.


COOL CARIBBEAN DEALS



Coming soon...


SPECIALS TO EUROPE



UPDATE!  Take advantage of a round-trip offer from New York-JFK to Milan, Italy of $672 from Delta (nonstop).  Depart August 23-December 18 or December 25-May 1, 2016.  Add $25 per direction for Friday, Saturday outbound and/or Friday-Sunday returns.  A 7-night minimum stay required.  Purchase by July 7. Round-trip rates from Atlanta are $959 based on 21-day advance purchase sale fares to/from JFK.  Note: Milan's World Fair runs through October 31.

NEW!  Daily nonstop service from Atlanta to Istanbul will be offered on Turkish Airlines starting May 16, 2016.  The carrier will operate Boeing 444-300ER aircraft (49 lie-flat Biz Class; 300 Economy).  Turkish Airlines offers deep discounts on connecting service to Europe and beyond (243 destinations served).  Outbound flight schedules will often require an overnight in Istanbul (no additional cost).  Sample round-trip rates: 
$699 Istanbul
$735 Malta (never lower with one connection routes!)
$737 Bologna
$740 Naples
$749 Nice
$785 Rome
$805 Vienna
$860 Male - Gateway to the Maldives Atolls for superb diving and exclusive island resorts
Travel is permitted any available day starting May 16, 2016.  Seats can be booked 341 days in advance -- making June 1, 2016 the last permitted day of travel.  A Saturday night stay is required; two months max.  Purchase by September 10.   Turkish Airlines, a Star Alliance Member, has been chosen "Best Airline in Europe", "Best Airline in Southern Europe" and awarded "Best Business Class Onboard Catering", "Best Business Class Lounge Dining" in 2014 Skytrax World Airline Awards.


DOWN UNDER DEALS



Travel to Auckland, New Zealand from Los Angeles at round-trip rates of $1,105 on departures through September 21. No advance purchase required. Add $25 per direction for Friday-Sunday travel. Purchase by July 6. Valid on Air New Zealand, nonstop.


AMAZING ASIA DEALS



Travel from Los Angeles to Denpasar, Bali at a round-trip rate of $834. Depart August 1-November 20. Add $50 per direction for Friday, Saturday travel. No minimum stay required; one year max. Valid on Singapore Airlines via Singapore. One free stopover permitted. Purchase by July 31.

NEW!  Delta offers discounted Economy (first fare shown) and First Class (Delta One) rates to China.  Purchase these round-trip rates through July 9:
Beijing: $1,153 / $4,376
Shanghai: $1,163 / $4,770
Travel any available day.  Depart September 22-October 1; return October 3-14.  No minimum stay requirements.  Purchase at Delta.


AFRICA / MIDDLE EAST / INDIA



Rates of $950 round-trip to Casablanca, Morocco are valid departures through July 31 or August 26-October 25 departures. A 7-day advance purchase required. Add $30 per direction for Thursday-Saturday departures; Friday-Sunday returns. Stay one Saturday night or up to a year. Purchase by July 7. Valid on Delta via Paris. Stopovers not permitted.

Round-trip rates of $1,237 to Cape Town, South Africa are valid on September 13-December 6 or January 10-March 31, 2016 departures.  Travel any available day.  Stay at least one Saturday night or up to one year.  Valid on American via London.  One free stopover permitted (4 or more hours).  Purchase by July 7.  Compare to KLM's round-trip rate of $1,844.


WHEEL DEALS



Search prices at gas filling stations in all 50 states and narrow down to the city or zip code at Fuel Price Finder, a free AAA source. Also, try out the Fuel Cost Calculator (enter start point/destination/vehicle make, year, model) to get the estimated fuel cost for your next road trip.

AutoSlash searches the web for discount coupons on car rentals that coordinate with your car reservation and applies them after you book. It then continually checks for lower rates and coupons until your trip date and automatically applies any discounts it finds.

Board the bus.  Ride the rails.  Find the best routes and fares for trips across the U.S. and Canada at Wanderu.  It's all there - inter-city buses and trains between any two points.  Purchase tickets for the Acela Express, BoltBus, Greyhound, Megabus, Red Coach and dozens more.


SPECIAL LIMITED-TIME OFFERS



Are you a Travelzoo member?  You should be!  An exclusive members-only offer lands rates from $159 a night at the trendy Paramount Hotel with a prime Manhattan location.  Weekend rates from $189.  Valid on stays through September 7.  Reserve by July 10.

British Airways offers special savings for AARP members on round-trip ticket purchases made at BA.com
Save $65 in World Traveller Economy Class
Save $130 World Traveller Plus Premium Economy
Save $400 in Club World Business Class or First Class
Customer must be an AARP member or must travel with an AARP member to be eligible for this exclusive offer.  Valid for outbound travel through March 31, 2016.  Tickets must be purchased on or before October 31.  The discount does not apply to open jaw journey (only round-trip with same origin and destination permitted).  Not valid if booked through BA call center or with a travel agent or travel website.  All discounted fares will be highlighted with a red 'Discount'.


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* Disclaimer: We point you to the best deals, but we're not travel agents. Members of Team Clark, the Consumer Action Center, or the studios of WSB Radio cannot assist with booking airline tickets, other modes of travel - nor provide airline flight information. When you need assistance, please contact a professional travel agent or travel company.

NEW! One one-way rates of $43 to Chicago are valid on trips started on or after August 22.  Valid Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday.  Complete travel on or before December 16.  No Thanksgiving blackout dates.  Valid on United, nonstop.  Purchase by July 6.