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 April 21, 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!


  • One-way trips to Philadelphia are $48 on travel started on or after June 18.  Valid Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday.  Complete travel on or before April 21, 2016.  Valid on American, nonstop.
     
  • Travel nonstop to Miami at one-way rates of $78 on trips completed on or before April 21, 2016!  A 14-day advance purchase required. Travel any available day. No blackout dates! Surcharges may apply on peak dates/flight times. Valid on American.  Delta matches on southbound flights operating between 10:30A-1P; northbound between 11A-1P.
     
  • Travel to Ft. Lauderdale at a round-trip rate of $176 when booked 14-days or more in advance.  Travel any available day.  Travel south on flights operating between 6-8:30A or 8:30P-midnight; northbound between 5-7:30A or 5:15P-midnight.  Stay at least one Saturday night.  No expiration of travel and no blackout dates!  Valid on Delta, nonstop.
     
  • Round-trip rates of $176 to Orlando require a 21-day advance purchase.  Travel any available day.  Valid south on flights operating between 5-8:30A; north between 5:20-7A or 7-9P.  Stay at least one Saturday night.  No expiration of travel and no blackout dates.  Valid on Delta, nonstop.

BOOK AHEAD DOMESTIC DEALS


NEW! Travel to Monterey, California at a round-trip rate of $273 when departing on or after June 16 and completing travel on or before August 19.  This same great rate is offered on departures starting on or after August 25.  Complete travel on or before December 16.  Blackout dates: July 7; September 3, 4, 7; November 24, 25, 28-30.  Purchase by May 28.  Valid on American via Los Angeles.  

NEW! Purchase these one-way rates from Southwest Airlines through May 28:
$49 Akron, Orlando
$94 New Orleans
$99 Washington DC-Reagan
$109 Columbus, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Raleigh, Richmond, St. Louis, Tampa, W. Palm Beach
$110 Denver
$114 Austin, Philadelphia
$124 Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh
$139 Boston, Minneapolis, New York-LaGuardia, Oklahoma City, San Antonio
$172 Phoenix
$175 Las Vegas
$185 Los Angeles
$205 San Francisco
$223 San Diego
$252 Seattle
A 21-day advance purchase required.  Valid Tuesday, Wednesday only.  Start travel on or after June 16.  Complete travel on or before August 19.  Blackout date: July 7.  Valid on nonstop Southwest service.

NEW!  Purchase these round-trip deals from Delta Air Lines sale rates through May 28:
$202 Richmond
$216 St. Louis
$228 Detroit or Kansas City
$256 New York-LaGuardia
$266 Ontario
$308 Orange County-Santa Ana
$320 Oakland
$356 Boise
$360 Des Moines
$365 Reno-Tahoe
$383 Spokane
$404 Albuquerque
$406 Tucson
Start travel on or after August 25.  Stay a Saturday night or up to 30 days.  Complete travel on or before December 16.  Blackout dates: September 3, 4, 7; November 24, 25, 28-30.  Most Delta destinations from ATL are nonstop.  Where matching with Southwest, Delta may restrict sale rates to specific flight times. 

SUMMER SALE TO ALASKA! Purchase these round-trip sale rates by May 28:
$608 Anchorage
$627 Juneau
A 14-day advance purchase required. Travel any available day. Stay a Saturday night or up to a month. Complete travel on or before August 31. No blackout dates! Valid on Delta via Seattle to Juneau; nonstop to Anchorage. American Airlines matches with service via Dallas or Seattle.

FIRST CLASS DELTA SALE! First Class perks include luxury seats, complimentary drinks, healthy snacks and no fees for the first three checked bags.  Purchase these one-way First Class fares through May 27 (based on a round-trip purchase):
$134 Orlando
$149 St. Louis*
$154 New Orleans
$171 Ft. Lauderdale, Miami
$172 Daytona Beach
$175 Austin*, Milwaukee, Washington DC-Reagan
$185 Tampa
$188 San Antonio
$189 Chicago
$209 NYC-LaGuardia
A 21-day advance purchase required.  Travel any available day starting on or after June 3.  A Saturday night minimum stay required.  Complete travel on or before August 17.  *Blackout dates: Austin, June 4-July 8; St. Louis, June 5-8, 11-15, 18-22.  Book at Delta Air Lines.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

NEW ROUTES!



DELTA AIR LINES NEWS!  Delta will launch nonstop flights from Medellin and Cartagena in Colombia on December 19. Service will be offered daily to Medellin and three times per week to 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: June 18
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 are offered by United Airlines (American and Delta match to select destinations). There is no ticket-by date which means these rates could vanish at any moment. All destinations require one flight connection:

  • $145 Calgary, Alberta: A 7-day advance purchase required. Travel any available day through April 21, 2016.
  • $146 Halifax, Nova Scotia: A 30-day advance purchase required. Travel any available day through April 21, 2016.
  • $168 Quebec City, Quebec: A 21-day advance purchase required. Travel any available day through April 21, 2016.
  • $190 Montreal, Quebec: A 14-day advance purchase required. Travel any available day through April 21, 2016.

SOUTH OF THE BORDER



Travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina at a round-trip rate of $1,013 on trips started on or after June 1 and completed on or before July 31.  No advance purchase required.  Travel any available day.  Stay at least any three nights.  Valid on Aerolineas Argentinas via Miami with Delta.  Purchase by June 1.
 


COOL CARIBBEAN DEALS



Coming soon...


SPECIALS TO EUROPE



Take advantage of a round-trip offer from New York-JFK to Milan, Italy of $667 from Delta (nonstop).  Depart August 23-December 18 or December 25-March 1, 2016.  Add $25 per direction for Friday, Saturday outbound and/or Friday-Sunday returns.  A 7-night minimum stay required.  Purchase by June 9. Round-trip rates from Atlanta are $1,052 based on 21-day advance purchase fares to/from JFK.  Note: Milan's World Fair runs through October 31.

Round-trip rates of $837 to Brussels, Belgium are valid on September 10-October 28 departures.  Valid Monday, Wednesday, Sunday outbound; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday returns.  Add $30 per direction for other travel days.  Valid on Delta, nonstop.  Purchase by June 9.  

NEW!  Travel with American/British Airways to Frankfurt, Germany this summer at a round-trip rate of $866.  Depart by August 22.  Add $30 per direction for Thursday-Saturday outbound and/or Friday-Sunday returns.  Stay one Saturday night or stay up to six months.  Routing is via Philadelphia.  Purchase by June 2.  ​

AUTUMN IN GERMANY!  Purchase these round-trip rates through June 9:
$870 Dusseldorf, Germany
$903 Frankfurt
$933 Stuttgart
A 14-day advance purchase required. Depart September 10-October 28. Add $30 per direction for Thursday-Saturday outbound; Friday-Sunday returns. Stay one Saturday night or up to 30 days. Valid on Delta, nonstop.


DOWN UNDER DEALS



Travel to Auckland, New Zealand from Los Angeles at round-trip rates of $1,083 on departurs through June 21 or July 24-September 21. No advance purchase required. Add $25 per direction for Friday-Sunday travel. Purchase by May 28. Valid on Air New Zealand, nonstop.


AMAZING ASIA DEALS


GO NOW!  Travel from Los Angeles to Denpasar, Bali at a round-trip rate of $834. No advance purchase required. Depart now through May 31 or 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 May 26.

 


AFRICA / MIDDLE EAST / INDIA



TODAY!  Rates of $950 round-trip to Casablanca, Morocco are valid on June 8-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 May 27. Valid on Delta via Paris. Stopovers not permitted.


WHEEL DEALS



Drive a deal out of Florida! One-way car rentals from Florida to cities up the East Coast are priced as low as $9.95 per day on rentals completed by May 31. The promotion is aimed at moving a surplus of vehicles out of the state brought in by visiting snowbirds. Rent an Economy through Full size vehicle for $9.95 a day; an SUV for $19.95 or minivan for $24.95. There are no additional drop fees to locations outside of Florida (participating drop locations). Valid at participating Florida locations only. Rental rates vary by company. Book with these participating companies:
Avis
Budget
Hertz
National

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SPECIAL LIMITED-TIME OFFERS



NEW! Team Clark visited Amsterdam this month, so we know a hotel deal in this city when we see one!  On stays from July 1-September 6, rates of $148 are available through Travelzoo at the Park Hotel Amsterdam.  This is a perfectly located property with perks of a welcome drink, upgraded room with WiFi and city or canal views.

Are you sitting on unused frequent flyer miles?  Results of a new survey claim that airlines are offering the highest number of point seats since 2010 for domestic travel (redeeming for long-haul international travel is still challenging).  The survey looked at available point seats for a June-to-October window and found that 74% of the flights checked have seats open for reward reservations.  Southwest tops that chart with 100% availability followed by JetBlue at 87% and Alaska at 80% (Delta ranked 16th).  


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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.