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Airlines have Travel Tuesday flight deals for 2018



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  • First, there was Black Friday, and then there was
    Cyber Monday. Now there’s
    Travel Tuesday.
  • Travel Tuesday is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and is
    slated to be the day to get a great deal on plane
  • According to airfare prediction website Hopper, the number of flight
    sales on Travel Tuesday is expected to be double that of Black
    Friday and Cyber Monday combined. 
  • Several major airlines including Cathay Pacific, Southwest, EasyJet, Aer Lingus, and Alitalia have extended their Black
    Friday sales to include Travel Tuesday.

First, there was Black Friday, and then there was Cyber Monday.
Now there’s Travel Tuesday. In recent years, the number of
airlines participating in the annual post-Thanksgiving retail
fest that is Black Friday has steadily increased. However,
airlines and the travel industry have taken a page out of Amazon
and Walmart’s playbooks with their own “day of deals.” And
it’s begun to catch on. 

Even though Tuesdays, in general, have been known as a good time
to catch a good deal on a flight, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving
is expected to be even more fruitful for bargain hunters.

Airfare prediction website Hopper expects the number of
flight sales on Travel Tuesday to be twice that of Black Friday
and Cyber Monday combined. 

The website claims it detected deals on 20% of all global routes
last year during Travel Tuesday. And it expects fare sales to be
impressive this year as well.

In fact, Hopper projects major savings on some of the world’s
most popular destinations including 41% off flights to London,
32% off flights to Paris, and 32% off flights to Hong Kong. 

Read more: Airlines are joining in on Black
Friday with major flight sales despite rising fuel

Thus far, airlines have not yet posted Travel Tuesday specific
deals. However, many major airlines have extended their Black
Friday sales to cover Cyber Monday and Travel Tuesday as well.
Here are a few of the best deals:

  • Southwest
    — Southwest is offering a $125 discount on
    US vacation packages and a $250 discount on international
    vacation packages. The discounts run through December 3.
  • Cathay
    — The Hong Kong-based airline’s deals include
    round-trip flights between the US and Asia for under $600,
    including Boston, Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles to Hong
    Kong. The deals are available through November 27.
  • Aer Lingus — Irish Airline
    Aer Lingus is offering $50 off round-trip tickets on flights to
    Europe from cities including New York, Boston, Chicago, and
    Washington D.C. West Coast cities such as Los Angles, San
    Francisco, and Seattle get a $100 discount on flights to
    Europe. This deal is available until 6:59 pm ET on November 28.
  • EasyJet — The British
    low-cost carrier is offering £50 or $64 discounts on more than
    60,000 “City Breaks” or its flight and hotel packages. For
    example, a three-night weekend trip to Barcelona from London
    including flights and hotel for just £140 or $179 per person.
    No discount code necessary. The sale ends at midnight on
    November 28. 
  • Alitalia — Italy’s national
    airline is offering discounts on its US routes including $653
    for a round trip between New York and Milan. This deal expires
    at midnight on November 27. 
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