Airlines Having A "Worldwide Distress Sale"? Time For A Vacation?

You know, we hesitate to use the term “fire sale” to describe airline prices but there are apparently some insane deals to be had right now according to the San Francisco Chronicle

Deals are everywhere you turn in the airline industry. On Tuesday, American Airlines said it is offering a fare of $299 each way, with a round-trip purchase, for off-peak travel through the end of June from any American or American Eagle city in the U.S. to any of six destinations in Argentina and Brazil. Virgin America launches service from San Francisco to Orange County on April 30, at $59 one way.

BestFares.com has a family-of-four package to Sydney that includes airfare, five nights at the 4-star Marriott Hotel and all taxes starting as low as $799 round-trip per person. It’s from $899 if you stay at the five-star Sir Stamford at Circular Bay, a few minutes’ walk to the Opera House.

“With the dollar stronger, with 50 percent off airfare, you have wiggle room” to spend more on travel, said Parsons. “You can put more shrimp on the barbie. You could buy shrimp for your whole block.”

Anyone making travel plans? Or are you broke?

Airfare bargains in ‘worldwide distress sale’ [SFGate]
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