Deal Alert: Boston and Chicago to West Coast From $98 Round-Trip

West Coast, Best Coast, right? Find out for yourself this fall with cheap flights to Los Angeles (LAX) and Portland (PDX) from both Chicago or Boston (and vice versa). The cheap fares are available on American and United from late October through early November for as little as $98 round-trip. Do your research on Google Flights and then you can complete booking through an OTA like Expedia or Orbitz. LEARN MORE!

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Nonstop Flights: New York/Newark to Hong Kong $585 r/t – United

United has round-trip flights from New York/Newark (EWR) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $585, NONSTOP. Flights on Weekdays, September to November 2017 and also January to May 2018. Holiday blackouts apply. 7-day minimum stay required.
Example Dates: (Priceline / BookingBuddy) Sep 20 – Sep 27 / Sep 28 – Oct 05 / Oct 04 – Oct 11 / Oct 11 – Oct 18 / Oct 19 – Oct 26 / Oct 26 – Nov 02 / Nov 02 – Nov 09 / Nov 09 – Nov 16 / Nov 16 – Nov 23 / Nov 23 – Nov 30 / Nov 30 – Dec 07, 11, 14, 20 / NONE IN DECEMBER / Jan 10 – Jan 17 / Jan 18 – Jan 25 / Jan 25 – Feb 01 / Feb 08 – Feb 15 / etc… (Pick any 7-day date pair in any other month must depart/return midweek.) Other dates: There are more dates available than the ones we list here, experiment on your own. LEARN MORE!

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Flights to the US Virgin Islands in the $200s/$300s roundtrip, incl. winter time!

Sweet fares to the US Virgin Islands of St. Thomas and St. Croix!
Bag fees are going to be $25, but do you really need to pack much more than a swimsuit?
How to book: Reminder: Scott’s Cheap Flights does not receive referral fees from Google Flights, Momondo, or any other booking sites. Our only incentive is to find you a good deal 🙂 LEARN MORE!

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Why One-way Plane Tickets Are Getting Cheaper

Antalya, Turkey JULY 12, 2017: Turkish Airlines charter airplane is landing to Antalya International Airport

One-way plane tickets are growing in popularity, according to a study from the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC). Over the past three years, there has been a dramatic increase in customers purchasing one-way tickets while those buying round-trip tickets have seen a correlated decline.
In 2014, only about 29 percent of air travel bought from travel agencies was one-way. Today that number is about 42 percent. (Round-trip ticketing decreased from 71 percent to 58 percent.)“In summary, the long-held belief that it is better to purchase round-trip tickets whenever possible to get the best fares, is simply no longer true,” the study said.LEARN MORE!

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Guide to Credit Card Application Rules at Major Banks

Folks in the miles & points hobby know the easiest way to get Big Travel is by earning credit card sign-up bonuses.
But each bank has different rules for things like the number of cards you can get in 1 day, sign-up bonus restrictions, and limits on the number of cards you can have.
Whether you’re new to miles & points or are just looking for new ways to earn sign-up bonuses, it’s helpful to become familiar with each bank’s policies. LEARN MORE!

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How to Maximize Your Mileage Redemption

You’ve banked those hard-earned miles and now you’re ready to redeem them. You’re probably feeling a mixture of excitement (because you’re going on your dream vacation!) and anxiety (hundreds of thousands of miles going poof! in a second). How do you make parting with your miles easier? You make sure you’re getting the most value out of your miles as possible. Here are five ways to maximize your mileage redemption:LEARN MORE!

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Flights to Paris for $399 to $564 roundtrip, incl. Thanksgiving & many nonstop! (no bag fees)

Solid fares to Paris!
Flights from Miami, Montreal, New York City, and Washington DC are all nonstop! Woo-hoo! 🙂
No bag fees, etc.
Pro-tip: If you love food, then you’re going to love Le Chalet Savoyard, where you can get a delicious, melted raclette (a giant wheel of cheese) accompanied by potatoes, fine meats, bread, and a glass of wine. Yum. LEARN MORE!

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