Steals & Deals for 2017
I've written about travel bargains as long as I've written about business travel, which dates back to (yikes!) 1983. Nobody pays their way onto these pages. I post deals solely for the benefit of members based on my perception of what is a great price, a terrific value or a unique opportunity. Unless otherwise stated, you should be able to book these deals online, at any travel agency or directly from the listed travel supplier. And please do not suspend your inbred skepticism. Donít blame me if these deals are sold out when you try to book at these prices, but do let me know if you think that we're being scammed. It's important to expose the fakers and phonies. -- Joe Brancatelli

FEBRUARY 9, 2017
Big bargains on two business class routes from Alitalia. British Airways offers half a loaf on the new AARP discount. Hilton's 2K a day points promotion. Delta offers a rich SkyMiles tie-up with Airbnb. LaCompagnie cuts business class fares to Paris to $1,500 roundtrip. And more.

JANUARY 26, 2017
Last call for Aer Lingus' name-your-fare offer for JoeSentMe members. Hainan slashes the price of coach travel to China. Air France offers fabulous bargains on premium economy. Finnair has big deals on business class travel to Eastern Europe and Russia. National Car Rental and Southwest offer big Rapid Rewards bonuses. And more.

JANUARY 19, 2017
Cathay Pacific knocks up to 45 percent off business class to Asia. Singapore Airlines discounts is fifth-freedom "secret" routes from the United States. American Airlines offers lots of miles--and imposes lots of restrictions--for flights to Europe. There'll always be a package of English TV visits. And more.

JANUARY 12, 2017
Several European carriers slash premium economy fares. Accor cuts as much as 50 percent off hotel prices worldwide. A bizarre promotion from Club Carlson does offer a big (100,000-point) payoff. United and Hertz again offer big bonuses for car rentals. And more.

JANUARY 5, 2017
Two tickets to paradise (well, Paris in business class) for $3,000. Emirates slashes business class fares to India and other Asian destinations. Amtrak has a BOGO (well, buy three, get one) promotion. A Manhattan hotel chain cuts rates as low as $99 a night. And more.

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