Steals & Deals for 2019
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE DEALS
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


APRIL 4, 2019
Hainan Airlines has cut nonstop prices to China below $400 roundtrip in coach and to $2,300 in business class. Alaska Airlines cuts transcon prices in coach. Chase offers a big acquisition bonus to take a United card. And more.

MARCH 21, 2019
Qatar Airways has "prix fixe" business class prices for global travel. Accor knocks up to 40 percent off room rates. Air Italy cuts coach fares to Milan below $400 roundtrip. And more.

MARCH 7, 2019
Qatar Airways discounts its high-quality business class--but you'll have to fly through Doha. American Express, Chase and Barclays all up the ante on credit card acquisition bonuses. Alaska Airlines wants coast-to-coast flyers to get status. And more.

FEBRUARY 28, 2019
Hainan slashes its business class fares to China. Business class flights to the South of France for $1,300 roundtrip from La Compagnie. Cambridge studies for your summer holidays are available. And more.

FEBRUARY 21, 2019
This week: Swiss discounts first class flights to Europe and Tel Aviv. Amex offers 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy points for a no-fee credit card. Delta launches a premium economy sale to Asia. Hyatt offers bonus points for stays through May. Choice Hotels offers a free night after two stays.

FEBRUARY 7, 2019
TAP Air Portugal is knocking half off every seat every class every flight everywhere every day in February. Two stays earn a free night at Best Western. A big acquisition bonus for a Hawaiian Airlines credit card. Amtrak discounts winter weekends to Montreal. And more.

JANUARY 31, 2019
Qatar Airways cuts business class fares to India. Qantas discounts its premium economy cabin. Marriott knocks 30 percent off weekend rates in Europe. Air Italy and Alitalia go to war on Milan flights. Omni Hotels doubles up on AAA discounts. And more.

JANUARY 24, 2019
Airlines turn to premium economy bargains as business class fills up. Amtrak offers a BOGO in the Northeast Corridor. How to get a convoluted United MileagePlus bonus. And more.

JANUARY 17, 2019
The United Chase card offers 75,000 bonus miles. Singapore Airlines discounts in premium economy and business class. Radisson's 120,000-point winter promotion. British Airways re-ups its AARP discount. Cheap business class to China and the South of France. And more.

These columns originally appeared at JoeSentMe.com.

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