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 March 20, 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!



NEW!  One-way rates of $59 to Denver require a A 14-day advance purchase notice. Travel Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday through May 30. Valid on Frontier, nonstop
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HOT!  Travel to Dallas-Ft. Worth through June 10 at a round-trip rate of $86. A 21-day advance purchase required and a 3-night minimum stay. Blackouts: May 21-23, 25. Valid on American/USAirways, nonstop
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HEW!  Travel nonstop to Miami at one-way rates of $78 on trips completed on or before March 20, 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.
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WOW!  One-way rates between ATL and Los Angeles of $138 are valid on any available day when booked 14 or more days in advance. No blackouts and no expiration of travel. Valid on American/Alaska, nonstop. The following one-way rates carry no expiration of travel or blackouts!
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NEW! One-way rates of $153 to Quebec City, Quebec are valid on any available day of the week when booked 21 or more days in advance.  No blackout dates and no expiration of travel.  Valid on Delta via New York-JFK.
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Travel nonstop on Delta to Denver through May 30 at round-trip rates of $178. Valid Tuesday, Wednesday or Sunday. A 21-day advance purchase required. Stay a Saturday night or up to a month. No Memorial Day blackout dates.
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Round-trip rates of $242 to Los Angeles have no blackout dates or expiration of travel. A 14-day advance purchase required. Valid Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday on westbound flights operating between 10:30A-5:30P; eastbound 8:30A-5:30P. Valid on Delta, nonstop.
 


BOOK AHEAD DOMESTIC DEALS



NEW!  Travel nonstop this weekend to Newark with United Airlines at a round-trip rate of $228. Depart on flights operating after 7PM Friday, April 24 or anytime on Saturday, April 25.  Return the following Monday or Tuesday, April 27 or 28.  Purchase by April 24.
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Purchase these sale rates by April 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 will service via Dallas or Seattle.


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.
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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: May 7
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 March 20, 2016.
  • $146 Halifax, Nova Scotia: A 30-day advance purchase required. Travel any available day through March 20, 2016.
  • $168 Quebec City, Quebec: A 21-day advance purchase required. Travel any available day through March 20, 2016.
  • $190 Montreal, Quebec: A 14-day advance purchase required. Travel any available day through March 20, 2016.

 


SOUTH OF THE BORDER



NEW!  Purchase these round-trip rates through April 30:
$619 Bogota, Columbia
$652 Quito, Ecuador
A 14-day advance purchase required. Travel any available day. Stay at least any three nights. Complete travel on or before June 10. Valid on Delta, nonstop.


COOL CARIBBEAN DEALS



NEW!  Purchase these one-way rates through April 30:
$172 Cancun
$189 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Travel August 25 through October 28.  Blackout dates: September 3 south; September 6, 7 north.  Valid on Monday-Thursday to/from Punta Cana.  Travel to Cancún Sunday-Wednesday; Tuesday-Friday returns.  Flights are nonstop.  Book tickets at Southwest.


SPECIALS TO EUROPE



Take advantage of a round-trip offer from New York-JFK to Milan, Italy of $660 from Delta (nonstop). Travel any available day on departures through May 14. A 3-day advance purchase required. Stay one Saturday night and complete travel on or before May 31. Purchase by May 12. Round-trip rates from Atlanta are $946 based on 21-day advance purchase fares to/from JFK.
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GO NOW!  Nonstop travel from Newark to Oslo, Norway is priced at $647 on trips completed on or before May 31. No advance purchase required. Valid Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday. Stay at least one Saturday night. Purchase by April 27. Valid on Scandinavian, nonstop
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NEW!  Delta offers a round-trip rate of $835 to Brussels, Belgium on departures through May 14 or September 10-October 28. Rates of $1,095 are offered on May 16-September 9 departures. A 14-day advance purchase required. Add $30 per direction for Thursday-Saturday outbound and/or Friday-Sunday returns. Stay one Saturday night or up to 30 days. Purchase April 28. Service is nonstop (not daily).
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SPRING OR AUTUMN IN GERMANY!  Purchase these round-trip rates through April 28:
$870 Dusseldorf, Germany
$903 Frankfurt
$933 Stuttgart
A 14-day advance purchase required. Depart by May 15 or 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.
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NEW!  SUMMER IN SWITZERLAND!  Travel nonstop with Delta to Zurich at round-trip rates of $1,103 on May 16-September 9 departures. Add $30 per direction for Thursday-Saturday departures and/or Friday-Sunday returns. Stay one weekend or up to three months. Purchase by April 28.


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 April 30. 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 April 25.
 


AFRICA / MIDDLE EAST / INDIA


 

Travel to Cairo, Egypt at a round-trip rate of $881 on departures through May 16 or August 26-October 19. A 7-day advance purchase required. Travel any available day. Stay one weekend or up to one year. Valid on Lufthansa via Frankfurt (no stops). Purchase by April 30.
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Rates of $950 round-trip to Casablanca, Morocco are valid on departures through May 15, June 8-July 31 or August 26-October 25. 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 April 30. 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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ROAD TRIP!  Enterprise is offering deals on weekend car rentals through May 18. Rent an Economy/Compact vehicle - starting on a Friday and ending by Monday - for just $9.99 a day. The catch? You get 100 free miles per day (300 for a three-day rental) with extra miles at an additional cost. Also, the deal is only good at neighborhood locations - not at airports. Intermediate size cars are $14.99; Standard $17.99 and Full Size $19.99. Book your wheels today at Enterprise. Tip: Always opt for the least expensive vehicle. Due to smaller fleets kept at neighborhood lots, the chances are good that you'll receive a no-cost upgrade if none are available at the time of pick-up.

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.
 


SPECIAL LIMITED-TIME OFFERS



Through April 26, celebrate some of America's most beautiful natural attractions and travel destinations during National Park Week. Additional events are being held throughout the week at parks nationwide, including family-friendly programs and volunteer opportunities on Earth Day. Get inspired with these suggested trip ideas.
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WOW!  Southwest Airlines has a very special offer for Atlanta-based travelers! Fly with a friend free for the entire rest of the year! Here's what to do:
Step #1: Enroll in the free Rapid Rewards program. Already a member? Registration is required for the Companion Pass offer
Step #2: Book and complete three round-trip flights originating from and returning to Atlanta through May 17
Step #3: Earn a Companion Pass for travel through December 31. No blackout dates and unlimited reward seats!
Only Rapid Rewards Members with a valid Atlanta-area zip code are eligible for this promotion.


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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.