Alaska to Hong Kong: the best flight deals this week
The hectic holiday season is the perfect time to take advantage of airfare deals for a little getaway. Whether you want to fly across the country or halfway around the world, check out these airfare deals to California, Las Vegas, Europe, South Africa, Hong Kong, and more.
With the hectic holiday season upon us, it might be the perfect time to take advantage of these airfare deals to gift yourself with a little getaway. Or perhaps you could surprise a lucky someone with tickets to an exotic locale or favorite vacation destination. Whether you want to fly across the country or halfway around the world, check out these airfare deals to California, Las Vegas, Europe, South Africa, Hong Kong, and more.Skip to next paragraph
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Plan a European vacation around these Air France roundtrip fares to Europe (from $606, a low by $16; expires December 15). Book a flight to Istanbul, Turkey, where traditions of the East and West meet. Take a dip at a traditional Turkish bath called a hammam, and be sure to visit two of the most famous landmarks: the breathtaking Hagia Sophia and the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque. Air France discount fares also include trips to Paris (from $1,074.44), picturesque and romantic year-round, and to Barcelona (from $814.74), which offers cultural flavors of both modern and old Spain.
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Alternatively, Scandinavian Airlines is offering the best base rates we've seen this year on roundtrip fares to Scandinavian cities (from $696.66, a low by $10; expires December 9), including Stockholm, Sweden. While the sunny hours are short in Scandinavia this time of year, sights such as the Royal Palace are also spectacular in the long evenings — all the more time to take advantage of the city's rich dining and nightlife scene.
Head north with Toronto Escapes, which currently offers discounted 1-way fares to Toronto via Air Canada (from $85, a low by $21; expires December 15). Whether you want to take in a Broadway play in the Toronto Theatre District or watch the Toronto Maple Leafs in action on the ice, you're sure to find something to do in this cosmopolitan center.
Far-Flung Locales: South Africa & Hong Kong
If you're trying to escape the winter weather, check out these South African Airways roundtrip fares to South Africa (from $1,048, a low by $895; expires December 15) where it is currently summer. Explore Johannesburg, South Africa's largest city and economic hub, and discover its history with stops at Ferreira's Mine (an abandoned mine that sits under a modern bank) and the Apartheid Museum, which details the rise and fall of segregation and includes footage of the late Nelson Mandela's historic release from prison. Enjoy the warm weather with visits to the Montecasino Bird Gardens, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, and Suikerbosrand Provincial Nature Reserve, an ecotourism destination that's just a short drive from the city center.