Last week of August – fly somewhere!

Well, I can’t beat my last post on $50ish flights – that was an amazing sale that we probably haven’t heard the last of.

But if you’ve ever wanted to fly somewhere (in the US from our area) late August is definitely a time to try.

You know late August…many sports are done, summer activities are coming to an end, you may be looking for something new to try before school is back in.

I really can’t get over (if you have seen my last few posts) how cheap it is to fly at this time.

Cleveland can be cheaper than Detroit by a few bucks to fly out ot of so keep that in mind.

Again, most of these flights are Spirit but c’mon these prices are unreal.

I’m looking at a Google Flight map right now and here is what I’m seeing.

These are CDN round trip prices!!!!!(last week of August/3-5 day trips)

Some flights on Frontier…

Cleveland to…

LA – $206

Las Vegas $157

New Orleans $110

Denver $210

Orlando $136 (pretty much whole state of Florida under $200)

Myrtle Beach $118

Boston $151

I’m seeing Detroit prices more to significantly more depending on city.

A few places under $200 from Detroit – Boston/Philly/Myrtle/Orlando/New Orleans.

There you have some examples anyway – might be worth a try for some of you?

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Seriously. Round trip summer flights for about $50.

Well, late August has some great flight deals – we know that from my last few posts.

But Spirit has this sale which is insane. Ya, I know “Spirit Air??? C’mon”

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If you can put up with them for an hour or two and perhaps drive yourself 2 hours past Detroit – to Cleveland – you will find some great flight prices..

The short list has Myrtle Beach, Boston and New Orleans to name a few.

I mean if you are looking for a few days trip in the middle of summer – here you go – check their website for more.

This example is Cleveland – Myrtle Beach mid to late July for just over $50 US ROUND TRIP!

Check it out. There are many more examples!

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Last Week of August Flights – Ft. Lauderdale $162 CDN Round

Why not? Looking for somewhere to go last week of August? Well we have posted a few deals the last couple of weeks.

Today’s post is Detroit – Ft. Lauderdale from Tuesday August 29 – Saturday Sept. 2.

You get to FLL Tuesday morning as well so you get that day as well!

Come back Saturday morning.

It’s on Spirit – check Google Flights for more. ($120 US.)

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Last Week of August Flights – New Orleans $187 CDN

Nice deal – $70 US each way – Spirit Airlines (I hear you cheering lol)

Why not? Check out the “Big Easy”

Here is the screenshot from Google flights – check it out yourself.

You can also leave Sunday for that price for 1 extra day.

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Last Week of August Flights – Boston/Philly $160 CDN round trip.

These are out of Detroit. Boston or Philadelphia late summer for $160 CDN round trip on good ‘ol Spirit Air. ($120 US)

Hey, it’s a 90m flight – you can do it.

Just use Google flights and type in some dates or locations – it’s fun!

Here is a screenshot of the latest deal.

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Last Week of August Flights – Myrtle Beach $89 round trip

So as I’ve mentioned for a few years now it seems a really good time to fly is late summer or for us teachers/parents the end of August.

I thought I would try something a little different from my Detroit Summer Series and focus on the last(ish) week of August flights to different places.

I’ve already mentioned a few sales to Europe but this will focus more on flights within the US from places close to where we are. (Detroit/Cleveland/Flint/Toronto)

So in this post we gave Cleveland – Myrtle Beach Monday August 28 – Friday Sept. 1 for $89 US round trip.($119 CDN)

The great thing about this flight (besides being on everyone’s fave. Spirit Air) is the prices are all $44.19 right now either way any day of the week. (right now)

That is a nice short holiday on the beach to end your summer!

Check it out!

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That return price is $44.19 as well. US funds.

 

Nice Amex Changes – Students!!!

So I’ve been reading my fellow CDN and US bloggers this week and the US has a nice new credit card everyone is raving about (here is a link of many links available).

But the news here in Canada is of the 2 big changes American Express has made re. applying for cards.

Seems 1) there is now no minimum income requirement and 2) You cannot have a bankruptcy on file that is younger than two years old (down from 7).

Pointsnerd alluded to this the other night and it is now good.

For my friends and readers this may spur them on to get their grown, but younger children into this or even a partner/spouse that was hesitant to try this.

I can tell you from personal experience the Amex Canada cards are terrific for travelling for free and customer service is usually amazing.

We have a page that gets people started on this process “How Do You Do This”

https://borderfreetravel.com/how-do-you-do-this/

 

Most starters go with the Amex Gold Rewards Card that has no annual fee first year and gives you 25,000 points after spending $1500 on it in 3 months. (That is worth a minimum of $250 in travel).

Anyway, if you were thinking of getting into this “game” but were hesitant because of certain reasons, this may be your chance!

 

 

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Cleveland to Europe under $500 CDN. round trip this summer!!!DELTA.

Ok this may not last and I got it from secretflying.com but I checked a few of the links and this is legit.

Cleveland is only about 4 hours from where we live.

Here is the link for you to go to.

http://www.secretflying.com/posts/cleveland-ohio-many-european-cities-344-roundtrip/

Here is a sample screenshot.

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That’s pretty good!

 

 

Toronto-Paris $600-$700 CDN late summer (round trip)

So my sister EVA gets the credit here for finding this flight but it seems like a great deal.

If you do a google flight search for Toronto-Paris for the last week of August you will find some pretty nice prices round trip!
WOW Air will get you there for about $700 CDN with a quick stop in Iceland.

Ya, I know it’s not a direct flight but now you can say you’ve been to Iceland!

About 10 hour flights overnight, but the price is right!

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In general I always like flying somewhere the last week of August as you can find some sweet deals that week – check other destinations!

WOW – make it $610 if you come back Monday.

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100 Aeroplan gets you 88.5 Avios NOW

Sick of Aeroplan? The latest news got ya down?

I’m not going to comment on that at all – I wrote a post over 3 years ago on why I was leaving Aeroplan and going with Avios. Now, you may not agree but I did and haven’t looked back.

Even when I did collect a few thousand Aeroplan I decided to donate them to charity.

Here is my post.

https://borderfreetravel.com/2014/04/09/switching-to-avios-from-aeroplan/

Now, it’s not an easy process and it takes time and patience so…..

Anyway, my example I use is it takes 100,000 Aeroplan plus a few hundred in taxes to fly my family of 4 to Florida. It also takes 80,000 Avios plus 50 bucks to do the same thing.

This may not be for you, but it is an alternative for Canadians.

 

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